April 3, 2014
A Glendale man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attempted to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $11 million in bogus claims for unnecessary medical services. Karen Sarkissian, 43, and L' Tanya Smith, 57, of Ladera Park, were arrested Wednesday in connection with the scheme, which authorities said is also tied to money-laundering and tax-fraud operations, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Sarkissian reportedly operated Sunset Clinic in Echo Park and was working with Smith, who also pleaded not guilty.
April 19, 2012
Tobias Lewsaddler grabbed this photo overlooking Glendale Thursday evening, capturing, as he put it, "another amazing Southern California day. "
April 10, 2012
The embarrassing display of councilmen positioning themselves to be next mayor highlights the need to change the way Glendale selects its top leadership (“Glendale delays naming new mayor,” April 4.) The current practice is such a relic of the past that it's like having our own dinosaur exposition. For many years, those of us who have observed these proceedings unfold interpreted the trading of favors as preconditions to the selection of mayor. It seems to us that with Glendale's representation in the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Water District and the Bob Hope Airport commission, the game of naming the next mayor hinges on who is promised each of these coveted seats, all of which give council members a voice on big, and sometimes huge, public contracts.
August 29, 2013
For the first time in several years, the Glendale emergency winter shelter may not be located at the National Guard Armory, a downtown site that has sparked controversy in the past, in large part because of its proximity to the Central Library and shopping centers. Instead, the 80-bed shelter program is slated to be split into two sites near the city's southern border with Los Angeles. Both locations will be operated by Ascencia, Glendale's largest homeless services provider. “The armory is really not a good location for us,” said Natalie Profant Komuro, executive director of Ascencia, during a Homeless Coalition meeting at City Hall Thursday. In addition to community issues, the armory often has black-out dates when it's being used for training purposes, requiring shelter operators to find temporary housing for the homeless - often in local churches.
April 11, 2011
Legal documents firm LegalZoom agreed to add to its Glendale footprint by leasing 5,000 square feet in the ground floor of the 12-story Galleria Office Tower at 100 W. Broadway, according to commercial real estate firm Charles Dunn Co. LegalZoom moved its headquarters last year from Los Angeles to two floors in the building at 101 N. Brand, one block from the Galleria tower. Connecticut-based Travelers Insurance also agreed to a new five-year lease at the Galleria tower and expanded its office from 16,000- to 19,000-square feet.
January 24, 2012
Glendale resident and violinist Movses Pogossian received the annual Forte Award that goes to California “visionaries championing new and modern classical music” by Jacaranda, a musical organization that puts on a series of concerts. Pogossian studied violin in Armenia where he completed his doctorate. At 19, he became the youngest ever first-prize winner of the USSR National Violin Competition. Since making his critically acclaimed American debut with the Boston Pops performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in 1990, Pogossian has recorded various new music compositions and is the artistic director for the Dilijan Chamber Music Series.
September 20, 2013
Glendale police and fire responded to a two-car accident, with one reported overturned at Chevy Chase Drive and Wilson Avenue a few minutes past 4 p.m. on Friday.
September 20, 2013
Police investigated a report of shots being fired in a west Glendale neighborhood this morning, but did not find anything to substantiate the claim. Glendale police responded to a report of gunshots in the 900 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard at about 6 a.m. Friday, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Investigators did not any evidence of gunfire, he said, and cleared the call. -- Dan Evans, Times Community News Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .
October 20, 2012
Three people suffered moderate injuries Saturday after a driver accelerated into a Salvation Army store on San Fernando Road, police said. Few details were available the crash, which occurred about 1:30 p.m. at San Fernando Road and Linden Avenue. The victims were inside the Salvation Army Family store and Donation Center, when a driver accidently accelerated instead of stepping on the brake and went through the front of the store, Glendale Police Sgt. Mark Hess said. No arrests were made in connection to the crash.
April 26, 2012
Glendale police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday in an undisclosed neighborhood in the city. Officers also will be checking for valid drivers' licenses at the grant-funded checkpoint, which will start at 8:30 p.m. Friday and end at 3 a.m. Saturday. So far this year, Glendale police have made 161 more arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs than at the same time last year, according to the department's monthly crime statistics. ALSO: Woman's purse stolen on Brand contained green card, pay checks Fitch downgrades Airport Authority bonds Lanes on 134 freeway to be closed Thursday, this weekend -- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA