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By Veronica Rocha, | December 9, 2010
PASADENA— Jurors will begin today to decide the fate of a 20-year-old Glendale man accused of paralyzing another driver in the aftermath of a 2009 car race on Glenoaks Boulevard. Deputy Dist. Atty. Susan Navas told jurors during her closing arguments in Pasadena Superior Court that the defendant, Aren Aznavoleh, had treated his car as a weapon against the victim, Rafick Darosee. Darosee, 38, was not racing when his Nissan Sentra was struck. "On January 9, Rafick Darosee lost everything," she told jurors.
By Veronica Rocha, | October 30, 2010
GLENDALE — A 19-year-old Glendale motorist pleaded not guilty this week to hitting a car at Bel Aire Drive and Western Avenue, injuring its occupants, fleeing the crash and later reporting his car stolen, officials said. Sarmen Mehrabi on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident and two separate counts of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing injuries, said Shiara D├ívila-Morales, a Los Angeles County district attorney spokeswoman.
By Veronica Rocha, | August 10, 2010
GLENDALE — The aging Department of Motor Vehicles on Glenoaks Boulevard is about to get some work done under its hood — a major renovation that will close the branch for more than two months, officials said. Starting Aug. 20, the branch at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale will be closed through October as crews install a new heating and air conditioning unit, flooring, furniture, paint, signs, and wire and fencing upgrades, DMV spokesman Armando Botello said. The branch's 51 employees will be reassigned to nearby DMV offices to help with increased customer traffic, he said.
July 7, 2010
It's safe to say most Glendale and Burbank residents probably don't feel safe driving on the Glendale Speedway, aka Glenoaks Boulevard. It has come to the attention of many motorists that Glenoaks Boulevard has become a very common place for speeders, fast cars and young cruisers. Glendale and Burbank police have done their part in cracking down, but many residents would agree that not enough has been done. Although the speed limit is 40 mph on the boulevard, it has become more of a speed guideline as it is the average speed, which is more like 50 mph. To prevent any more accidents, such as the involving the young 17-year-old boy who crashed speeding and overtaking vehicles a couple of years ago on Glenoaks at Highland Avenue, police must do more.
June 29, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. AREA 1 1200 block of California Avenue Tisa Hernandez, 24, was arrested June 21 on suspicion of spousal assault. 300 block of West Colorado Street Rene Encizo, 21, was arrested June 22 on suspicion of robbery, burglary, possessing burglary tools and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 400 block of West Broadway Rodolfo Coria, 29, was arrested June 22 on suspicion of resisting arrest.
By Katherine Yamada | March 26, 2010
Genevieve Cowden Sultenfuss is well-known in Glendale for her “firsts.” She was the first female president of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, first female president of the Glendale Board of Realtors and the first female member of the Verdugo Club. Sultenfuss has spent most of her adult life living and working in Glendale. Born Aug. 12, 1910, in Colorado, she grew up in Burbank. “I took the streetcar to Sawyer Business School in Los Angeles after graduating from Burbank High,” she said in a recent interview.
By Veronica Rocha | October 17, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Some residents call Glenoaks Boulevard “The Raceway” due to the number of speeding motorists it attracts. But on Thursday, two teens took the street’s nickname literally — and suffered harsh results. Two 17-year-old boys, whom authorities did not identify, decided to engage in a street race on the long stretch of road traveling at a high rate of speed between lights, Glendale Police Sgt. Peter Pressnall said. When they approached Kenilworth Avenue about 5:27 p.m., one of the boys blew through a red light and crashed with a red Volkswagen Beetle that was headed north on Kenilworth, he said.
By Zain Shauk | September 26, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — When a woman drove her car through the front of Movses Golden Pastry five years ago, owner Armen Nazarian thought he could protect his store by installing steel barriers in front of the property. He was wrong. Early Tuesday, police said, a Burbank woman in the parking lot slammed on the gas pedal of her white Toyota 4Runner and barreled through the Glenoaks Boulevard corner bakery. She evaded a steel barrier and smashed through a storefront window, refrigerators, tables and chairs.
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