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July 2, 2012
"Sometimes we feel we straddle two cultures; at other times, that we fall between two stools," wrote Salman Rushdie. His words are the essence of what it means to be part of a diaspora, a word with Greek origins meaning “scattering.” It is the quintessential feeling that arises when someone, somewhere asks me the question, “Where are you from?” and expects a short, one word answer. If you're part of a diaspora, there is no short answer, there is no one place and no simple explanation as to how you ended up where you did. “Where are you from?
NEWS
April 7, 2014
Los Angeles County Coroner's officials said Monday that the 66-year-old man who died last week during a massage at a Glendale spa still wasn't identified and the cause of death remains pending. The man died Thursday while receiving a massage at a newly opened business in the 500 block of East Broadway in Glendale, police said. He was reportedly lying on his back while getting the massage at about 10:40 p.m. when he suddenly coughed and became unresponsive, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 27, 2011
A 49-year-old Glendale man is expected to appear in court today on suspicion of stealing the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 90 Korean-Americans, police said. Dong Ho Han, who is being held in lieu of $4.6-million bail, was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft, possessing a forged driver's license or identification card and possessing pills without a prescription, according to Glendale police reports. “There is no indication of what he was going to do with them,” Financial Crimes Sgt. Harley Wing said.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | November 9, 2012
NORTHEAST GLENDALE - With a seemingly endless string of turnovers and lackluster defense in the first half, the Glendale Community College men's basketball team got its season opener off on the wrong foot Friday afternoon. It didn't take long for the other shoe to drop, as the Vaqueros, who had played their way back from a double-digit deficit to within six points by halftime, were run out of their own gym by El Camino Compton College after a horrendous start to the second half.
NEWS
April 30, 2003
Keeps you guessing Kathleen Marcellino of Burbank is a retired property manager. At first blush, "Identity" looks like a regular who-dun-it, but James Mangold's thoughtful direction and Michael Cooney's tightly written script produces a gem of a thriller: Just when you think you've guessed the killer, they, too, wind up dead. Ten travelers seek refuge at a seedy Nevada desert motel from a violent thunderstorm that has made the highway impassible.
NEWS
December 21, 2002
PROTECT YOURSELF Shred all items with personal information before disposing of them. Drop off outgoing mail at the post office instead of leaving it outside your home for pick-up. Scrutinize credit-card statements and receipts, and never release information over the phone. Watch who handles your credit card and where it goes. Contact credit bureaus annually to monitor your credit reports. IF YOU ARE A VICTIM Report the crime to police immediately.
NEWS
June 29, 2000
Judy Seckler Marlin Miller, a literature and history teacher at Montrose Christian Montessori School, whipped his fourth- and fifth- grade students into shape for a class production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." While the middle school version of the bard's comedy was shorter, the play's language was left intact for the students to enjoy. Kids loved the humor and the sword fights throughout the play, Miller said. Much foraging at vintage shops helped the class create a slew of funky costumes.
NEWS
By: | October 13, 2005
Adams Avenue: A Honda Accord was reported stolen in the 9800 block at 4:35 p.m. Thursday. Amberleaf Circle: A prowler was reported in the 7600 block at 2:53 a.m. Saturday. Atlanta Avenue: A sign was reported stolen in the 9000 block at 10:22 a.m. Friday. Aspen Circle: Vehicle theft was reported in the 14500 block at 6 p.m. Saturday. Aquatic Lane: Identity theft was reported in which the reporting party suspected a babysitter in the 20700 block at 3:35 p.m. Sunday.
LOCAL
December 10, 2008
Wounded man appears in court A 35-year-old Glendale man, who had fought with inmates before his hearing, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for stealing $12,400 from his roommates and forging checks, court officials said. Alen Manookian sat in court during his preliminary hearing with his mouth bloodied after two other inmates struck him in the Burbank Superior Court jail just minutes before his hearing was scheduled. Paramedics treated him and allowed him to go to his hearing.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | June 9, 2006
The United States Department of Veteran Affairs announced this week that last month's theft of personnel data concerning 26.5 million veterans may also include active duty military personnel, including those from the Crescenta Valley. 1.1 million active duty military including, 430,000 National Guard and 645,000 National Guard Reserve members may have been in the stolen data. No reports of stolen identity theft due to this incident have been reported to date. Art Napowocki, La Crescenta VFW representative, said he had received information from VFW headquarters concerning the matter.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 14, 2014
Jurors have started deliberating in the case of a Glendale man accused of bank fraud and stealing the identities of hundreds of 99 Cents Only store customers. Glendale resident Rafael Parsadanyan is one of three men, including Mher Darbinyan and Arman Sharopetrosian, on trial for their roles in the fraud schemes, which were reportedly tied to an organized crime ring called Armenian Power. But Parsadanyan's attorney Andrew Flier argued that his client, who owned a cellphone store and reportedly has no gang ties, is innocent and lumped in with the other defendants.
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NEWS
April 7, 2014
Los Angeles County Coroner's officials said Monday that the 66-year-old man who died last week during a massage at a Glendale spa still wasn't identified and the cause of death remains pending. The man died Thursday while receiving a massage at a newly opened business in the 500 block of East Broadway in Glendale, police said. He was reportedly lying on his back while getting the massage at about 10:40 p.m. when he suddenly coughed and became unresponsive, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 24, 2014
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole someone's identity to open credit card accounts to buy $6,000 in fragrances and electronic equipment throughout Glendale and Burbank. The woman used the stolen identity on Feb. 12 and 13 to open new accounts at Target, Macy's and Best Buy, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. With the new credit accounts, she allegedly bought women's perfume, men's cologne, gift cards and electronics. She was described as 5 feet 4 and 26 to 33 years old with a medium to heavy build.
NEWS
By Liana Aghajanian | January 22, 2014
“Glendale is not what it used to be.” I have lost count of the number of times I have seen that phrase written and spoken throughout my time growing up in and around this city. You can interpret it in a number of ways, but if you're from a family whose immigration to this country was fairly recent (or let's be honest, Armenian), you can't help but feel it's being unfairly directed at you. “These Americans.” That's another phrase I've often heard, and at times, I admit, have said myself.
NEWS
December 7, 2013
Glendale police have found themselves busy this week apprehending criminal teams allegedly involved in identity theft by the use of credit card readers or “skimmers” - the latter of which are surreptitiously placed in gas stations or at automated teller machines to capture the credit information and pin numbers of unwitting victims. Such thefts are common here. But despite stereotypes perpetrated in our online comment pages, no single ethnicity has the corner on this particular crime.
NEWS
December 4, 2013
Three men were arrested this week after police reportedly linked counterfeit credit cards found inside their vehicle in Glendale to card-skimming devices placed at gas station pumps in Coronado, officials said. The Southern California men - George Felix, 24, Diego Mendez, 25, and Ismael Benitez, 29, - were taken into custody about 4:15 p.m. Monday after officers stopped them at Colorado Street and Pacific Avenue for parking in a handicapped zone without a placard, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 17, 2013
State prosecutors have charged six men arrested Tuesday with multiple counts of identity theft in the wake of an alleged credit-card skimming operation aimed at purchasing and reselling gasoline . The men - Edgar Alaverdyan, of Northridge, Levon Mkrtchian, of North Hollywood and Karen Nazaryan, Serob Yegoyan, Evard Martirosyan and Emil Morkus, all of Glendale - face conspiracy, identity and access-card theft charges, according to criminal complaints...
NEWS
August 10, 2013
Glendale police are working to identify a man and woman captured on security camera footage of a food kiosk burglary at The Americana at Brand.  Break-ins at the Richie Palmer's Pizza and Häagen-Dazs kiosks occurred at around 4:20 a.m. on July 28, according to a police crime bulletin.  Video from one of the stores shows a woman opening a sliding glass service window and a man entering through it. The man hits his head on the floor, appearing...
SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | July 18, 2013
BURBANK - After suffering an eye-opening loss July 11, the Glendale High boys' basketball team put it behind them. Motivated to improve, the Nitros had four productive practices. The Nitros translated their good play in practice to their most recent game, using crisp passing and taking high-percentage shots to defeat Long Beach Jordan, 52-31, on Thursday night in a Burbank High Summer League contest. “We were able to execute well,” said Glendale Coach Steve Snodgress, who got a team-high 15 points from center Arthur Terzyan.
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