March 29, 2013
A 55-year-old man who was killed Thursday when a 71-year-old motorist plowed through a cake shop in Glendale has been identified as Stepan Vardanyan. The Glendale resident was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 p.m. at Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where the collision occurred, according to Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. Vardanyan was waiting for a cup of coffee at a counter when Wanda Wong, of Glendale, drove her Lexus through the windows of the cake shop and struck and pinned him, according to Glendale police.
March 28, 2013
A man was killed shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a Lexus coupe slammed into a bakery on East Broadway , injuring five others, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at the Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale police officials said. The man was apparently hit while getting a cup of coffee, authorities said. The 72-year-old Glendale motorist who was driving the car reportedly plowed through the front windows of the shop, striking and pinning the 55-year-old man against a counter, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
April 3, 2012
Glendale police are searching for a motorist who fled this morning when officers attempted a traffic stop, officials said. The motorist, who was driving a Lexus, led police on a short pursuit on the Ventura (134) Freeway and exited near ABC-TV studios in the San Fernando Road corridor, police said. The motorist and possibly one or more passengers exited the Lexus and ran into the Verdugo Wash, near Circle Seven Drive, police said. Police have established a perimeter in the area in search of the motorist.
January 18, 2012
A 21-year-old woman and a reputed gang member who was recently released on unsupervised parole were charged Wednesday with receiving stolen property, officials said. Ryan Ogden, 24, of Canoga Park and Christina Holliday, 21, of Tujunga both face two felony counts of receiving stolen property, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. The pair, along with a 16-year-old girl, were likely driving around Glendale and breaking into cars early Monday before they were stopped by police, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
December 27, 2011
Clark Magnet High School launched a new underwater robot named “Johnny Lex” to honor local Lexus dealer Johnny Harrison. The marine robot is battery-powered and named after Harrison, who is the president and general manager of Lexus of Glendale. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department provided the robot's manipulator arm and when needed, the robot is utilized by the department and its search and rescue teams.
March 31, 2006
A three-car accident tied up traffic on the Glendale (2) Freeway Monday afternoon. The accident happened at about 3 p.m. between Fern Lane and Mountain Street. The first vehicle involved was a 2004 white Toyota Sienna driven b a 43-year-old woman from La Cañada Flintridge. The second was a black 1994 Acura Integra driven by an 18-year-old man from northeast Glendale. The third was a 2003 Lexus ES300 driven by an 18-year-old man from La Crescenta, California Highway Patrol Officer Christian Cracraft said.
March 27, 2006
Children visiting Maple Park Community Center's free computer lab were pleasantly surprised last week to find five new Dell systems, complete with flat screens and a printer, waiting for them after school. "This is pretty cool," said Serge Gevokyan, 16, of Glendale High School on Thursday as he surfed the Internet at high speeds on one of the new computers. "This was my first week here. I heard about it from my friends." Lexus of Glendale donated the new computers? which bring the lab's total to nine ?
September 15, 2005
Newport Lexus presented city officials with a $100,000 check for the Newport Beach centennial celebration at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday at the dealership's site on MacArthur Boulevard, where it's scheduled to open in late 2006. "This is a very generous gift to our centennial," Mayor John Heffernan said, standing in front of a backdrop of construction trucks decorated with balloons. In announcing the dealership's contribution to the centennial, owner David Wilson assured the crowd that Newport Lexus will be involved in the community.
November 8, 2004
Robert Chacon In a clear illustration of the "Lexus experience" touted by the owner of Lexus of Glendale, Gwen Doi, 33, sat comfortably in a high stool at a stone-gray counter, sipping soda pop and munching on a homemade chocolate chip cookie while poring over files from her work as a child psychologist. Behind her, amenities like a thermos filled with Starbucks coffee, a cappuccino machine, fresh pastries, a soft drink vending machine and a popcorn maker lined the wall of the dealership's cafeteria waiting room.
May 14, 2004
The man, a 20-year-old Los Angeles resident whose name was not released, received a compound fracture to his right elbow and facial lacerations and contusions, the CHP said. He was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment. "He's lucky he's alive," CHP Officer Vince Bell said. The driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, apparently lost control of his Lexus IS 300 on the eastbound 210 Freeway Monday at 4:15 p.m. It struck a 1992 Toyota Tercel and rolled five times on an embankment near Pennsylvania Avenue, coming to rest in the far right lane, Bell said.