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May 22, 2012
This post has been updated. Crews are working to restore service to 300 customers who lost electricity Monday night when a small plane crashed in the front yard of a North Glendale home, taking out three power poles. It may take until 2 p.m. to restore power as crews replace the poles, according to an announcement issued by the city this morning. The power outage initially affected more than 2,000 customers. No homes were damaged and no one on the ground was injured when the plane went down shortly after 8 p.m. The 55-year-old pilot was able to get himself out of the wreckage and speak with emergency responders.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
GLENDALE — A 40-year-old Glendale woman was killed Sunday when the small plane she was in crashed near Santa Paula Airport, but officials said the cause of her death hasn’t been determined pending toxicology reports. Kristin Keppel was a passenger in the Cessna C-180, which had just departed from the airport when it crashed about 8:30 p.m. into a power line, then into the Santa Clara riverbed and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot, James McCaughley Jr., 43, of Santa Paula, was also killed in the crash, officials said.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | May 22, 2012
One moment, Mourad Halabi and his daughter were unloading groceries from the trunk of their Lexus. The next, there was a crash, bang, flash and an airplane next to their front yard. “I was shocked. The noise was very loud,” Halabi said Tuesday morning as utility crews worked to replace three power poles taken down by the single-engine Cessna when it crash-landed at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The plane came to rest upside-down in a front yard of the house next door to Halabi in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road.
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By Brian Crosby | May 23, 2012
I'd like to acknowledge the work of two of my journalism students who did a yeoman job last Monday night by covering the small plane that crashed on Glenwood Road in Glendale. Agnessa Kasumyan, who has been on Hoover's High School newspaper The Tornado Times for all four of her high school years, and Harut Kazaryan, who reports for Tornado TV, both went to the crash scene on their own. Harut shot video using his phone and Agnessa interviewed a fire battalion chief. You can see their report at tornado-times.com under “news.” What makes me most proud of them is that they decided to cover the story without me asking them to. This shows that they are true journalists; they sensed a story was there and went after it. It is easy to criticize young people, but I am fortunate to work with some of the best kids out there.
NEWS
December 30, 2013
Good morning readers! Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the penultimate day of 2013. As you wake up from that long winter's nap, check out these headlines.  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone finding jewelry t hat made by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father, Joseph, to come forward. Joseph Gatto was shot to death in his Los Feliz home last month. Glendale News-Press A runaway horse, found on a trail near the equestrian center in Burbank , injured six people before being caught.
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April 1, 2006
Officials investigating plane crash The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of a plane crash Thursday afternoon in the Angeles National Forest that left one dead. The pilot of the single-engine plane en route to Las Vegas was the only person aboard the four-passenger Rockwell International Commander when it went down in dense forest near the Arroyo Trail, about three miles north of La Cañada Flintridge, at about 3 p.m. According to the Federal Aviation Administration's website, the plane, manufactured in 1977, was registered to John G. Rice of Las Vegas.
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May 20, 2005
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By Melanie Hicken | April 26, 2010
GLENDALE — While serving in the Vietnam War, Glendale resident Gary Griffith saw his best friend die in a fiery plane crash. More than 40 years later, Griffith has found a way to help him move past that painful memory. For the past 2 1/2 years, he has visited holistic health center Wellness Works, where he has tried acupuncture and meditation. “I jokingly call it my place of Zen,” he said. “I can come here to decompress.” Griffith and his wife were among several dozen people who visited the center Saturday for a free clinic dedicated to military veterans and their families.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andy Klein and By Andy Klein | January 27, 2012
"The Grey” was probably pitched as something like “'Alive' Meets Jack London's 'To Start a Fire' Meets 'Wolfen,'” or maybe “Jaws - But Wolf Jaws, Not Shark Jaws.” It combines aspects of all of these and a bunch more. Whether you'll warm to this frigid Arctic (or sub-Arctic?) adventure will depend largely on your feelings about the genre. Director/co-writer Joe Carnahan (“Narc,” “The A Team”) doesn't waste much time setting things up. Ottway (Liam Neeson) is a sharpshooter at an isolated oil rig, charged with picking off any predatory animals who endanger the roughnecks.
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December 30, 2013
Good morning readers! Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the penultimate day of 2013. As you wake up from that long winter's nap, check out these headlines.  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone finding jewelry t hat made by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father, Joseph, to come forward. Joseph Gatto was shot to death in his Los Feliz home last month. Glendale News-Press A runaway horse, found on a trail near the equestrian center in Burbank , injured six people before being caught.
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By Brian Crosby | May 23, 2012
I'd like to acknowledge the work of two of my journalism students who did a yeoman job last Monday night by covering the small plane that crashed on Glenwood Road in Glendale. Agnessa Kasumyan, who has been on Hoover's High School newspaper The Tornado Times for all four of her high school years, and Harut Kazaryan, who reports for Tornado TV, both went to the crash scene on their own. Harut shot video using his phone and Agnessa interviewed a fire battalion chief. You can see their report at tornado-times.com under “news.” What makes me most proud of them is that they decided to cover the story without me asking them to. This shows that they are true journalists; they sensed a story was there and went after it. It is easy to criticize young people, but I am fortunate to work with some of the best kids out there.
NEWS
May 22, 2012
Crews have restored power to hundreds of customers in the North Glendale neighborhood where a small plane crashed Monday night, a city spokesman said. The plane took out three power poles when it crashed shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the single-engine Cessna, was treated for his injuries and has since been released. The outage initally affected more than 2,000 customers. Streets are also starting to reopen.
NEWS
May 22, 2012
This post has been updated. Crews are working to restore service to 300 customers who lost electricity Monday night when a small plane crashed in the front yard of a North Glendale home, taking out three power poles. It may take until 2 p.m. to restore power as crews replace the poles, according to an announcement issued by the city this morning. The power outage initially affected more than 2,000 customers. No homes were damaged and no one on the ground was injured when the plane went down shortly after 8 p.m. The 55-year-old pilot was able to get himself out of the wreckage and speak with emergency responders.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | May 22, 2012
One moment, Mourad Halabi and his daughter were unloading groceries from the trunk of their Lexus. The next, there was a crash, bang, flash and an airplane next to their front yard. “I was shocked. The noise was very loud,” Halabi said Tuesday morning as utility crews worked to replace three power poles taken down by the single-engine Cessna when it crash-landed at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday. The plane came to rest upside-down in a front yard of the house next door to Halabi in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road.
NEWS
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | May 21, 2012
The pilot of a single-engine plane crashed into the front yard of a North Glendale home Monday night, knocking down power lines before coming to a rest upside down, police said.  The 55-year-old pilot, who walked away from the wreckage, is expected to recover from his injuries.  Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane about 8 p.m., just after the pilot reported having engine trouble. The plane crashed shortly afterward in the 1200 block of Glenwood Road in Glendale, hitting three power poles and sheering off a wing before coming to rest, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andy Klein and By Andy Klein | January 27, 2012
"The Grey” was probably pitched as something like “'Alive' Meets Jack London's 'To Start a Fire' Meets 'Wolfen,'” or maybe “Jaws - But Wolf Jaws, Not Shark Jaws.” It combines aspects of all of these and a bunch more. Whether you'll warm to this frigid Arctic (or sub-Arctic?) adventure will depend largely on your feelings about the genre. Director/co-writer Joe Carnahan (“Narc,” “The A Team”) doesn't waste much time setting things up. Ottway (Liam Neeson) is a sharpshooter at an isolated oil rig, charged with picking off any predatory animals who endanger the roughnecks.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
GLENDALE — A 40-year-old Glendale woman was killed Sunday when the small plane she was in crashed near Santa Paula Airport, but officials said the cause of her death hasn’t been determined pending toxicology reports. Kristin Keppel was a passenger in the Cessna C-180, which had just departed from the airport when it crashed about 8:30 p.m. into a power line, then into the Santa Clara riverbed and burst into flames, officials said. The pilot, James McCaughley Jr., 43, of Santa Paula, was also killed in the crash, officials said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | April 26, 2010
GLENDALE — While serving in the Vietnam War, Glendale resident Gary Griffith saw his best friend die in a fiery plane crash. More than 40 years later, Griffith has found a way to help him move past that painful memory. For the past 2 1/2 years, he has visited holistic health center Wellness Works, where he has tried acupuncture and meditation. “I jokingly call it my place of Zen,” he said. “I can come here to decompress.” Griffith and his wife were among several dozen people who visited the center Saturday for a free clinic dedicated to military veterans and their families.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | March 3, 2010
Matthew and Gunnar Nelson are packing up their memories and taking them on the road for a concert tour that honors their father, Ricky Nelson. It’s been 25 years since the elder Nelson was killed in a New Year’s Eve plane crash. His identical twin sons have produced a show, “Ricky Nelson Remembered 25th Anniversary Tour,” which begins this week with three dates in Los Angeles. This is the best place to start the tour, they said, because it’s near the family’s backyard.
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