December 2, 2013
A 55-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to charges that several years ago he killed two missing women, including one from Glendale whose body was discovered in trash bags along a roadside in Rosarito, Mexico. Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra took a plea offer in exchange for pleading guilty to the first-degree murder of Glendale resident Esperanza Torio, and the second-degree murder of 44-year-old Los Angeles resident Maria Santos, according to Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
November 28, 2013
When homeless outreach workers David Broadway and Alfred Hernandez went to pick up a homeless client to give him a ride to his psychiatrist in Glendale last week, the man didn't show up at the meeting spot on Colorado Boulevard. The duo waited outside Yum Yum Donuts in Eagle Rock in the rain for about 10 minutes and then hopped back in their van to search for Ricky Hastings, who had been out of the system - with no birth certificate and no Social Security card - for three decades before Broadway spent months trudging through layers of bureaucracy to get him food stamps and a monthly subsidy for impoverished adults of roughly $200 a month from Los Angeles County.
August 8, 2013
After over a year of construction , Glendale's Five Star Cinema is open and its owners are betting that Glendale residents are ready to pay premium prices, such as almost $20 per ticket, for a luxury movie-going experience. The theater, which was originally slated to open in autumn of 2012, has taken over the former Mann 10 theater complex at Maryland and Wilson avenues and an adjacent restaurant, turning the roughly 60,000-square-foot location into a complex with 10 screens, two full bars and a restaurant.
April 19, 2012
Tobias Lewsaddler grabbed this photo overlooking Glendale Thursday evening, capturing, as he put it, "another amazing Southern California day. "
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.
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.
March 7, 2013
A Hollywood woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling bogus Disneyland tickets on Craigslist in Glendale to at least half a dozen families, some of whom didn't learn of the fakery until being turned away at the theme park's gates. The woman, Alisa Yenokyan, 22, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. after she agreed to meet officers who posed as potential Disneyland ticket purchasers at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, Police Det. Jonathan Owen said. The officers responded to one of her Craigslist ads and offered to buy two adult and two child tickets for $50 each, he said.
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.
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