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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Area residents this weekend were given a chance to dispose of unused prescription drugs as federal officials work to curb a growing abuse problem. During the national "Take-Back" event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency Saturday, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station was one of hundreds of drop-off spots nationwide as a part of the federal agency's new campaign. "We are aggressively reaching out to individuals to encourage them to rid their households of unused prescription drugs that pose a safety hazard and can contribute to prescription drug abuse," acting Deputy Atty.
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Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2011
Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room where Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, was discovered dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills, law enforcement sources said. An autopsy will determine how the 47-year-old Redondo Beach resident died, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. Lane's body was found about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a room at a Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. “He was discovered unresponsive," said Coroner's Deputy Chief Ed Winter.
NEWS
February 4, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4. National Weather Service  forecasters anticipate a high of 63 and low of 42 in the Glendale area.  Here are some of the top news stories in your region: 'Beautiful Downtown Burbank' is experiencing a loss . The 'Tonight Show' has only a few days remaining at its west coast home for more than 40 years and its most recent host, comedian Jay Leno. The show's role in the community - and Leno - are likely to be missed, the Los Angeles Times reports .    Police say 10 bottles of pain medicine are missing after someone  punched a large hole in a wall and then crawled through it at a Burbank pharmacy on Friday.    Are you a voter within the La Cañada Unified School District ?
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August 23, 2004
Robert Chacon Residents will get a chance to get on a train headed to Vancouver on Monday to buy prescription drugs for 30% to 50% less money. The chartered train will leave San Diego on Monday morning and make more than three dozen stops on its way to Canada, picking up senior citizens along the way. Twenty-five passengers have already purchased tickets for the trip, and a couple will board the train in Glendale, where it will stop at 10:33 a.m. for about five minutes at the Amtrak depot, 400 W. Cerritos Ave. "The point of this trip is to make a statement that we shouldn't have to go to Canada, or across any border, to buy less expensive prescription drugs," said Jerry Flanagan, a spokesman for The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights, which is sponsoring the trip.
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February 13, 2004
Ryan Carter A legislative package that would decrease the cost of prescription drugs across the state was unveiled by a group of legislators Thursday, including Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale). "It's a proposal for relief from the high costs of prescription drugs for taxpayers," Frommer said. "Americans are paying more for prescription drugs than anywhere else." The package of five bills and two resolutions -- known as the Affordable Prescription Drug Act of 2004 -- was introduced by Frommer and Assembly members Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles)
NEWS
October 1, 2004
Robert Chacon Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday vetoed two bills by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) meant to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Californians. Frommer's bills were in response to the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. and sought to allow Californians to buy their drugs from Canadian pharmacies. Schwarzenegger, instead, sought to tout his own plan, which he said would also lower the cost of prescription drugs.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 23, 2009
When most people think of their child coming in contact with drugs, they think of a wild party or a dark alley where drugs and money are exchanged, and the drug user walks off with a cellaphane bag. But more and more the scene is a child reaching into the medicine cabinet at home, taking pills from mom or dad, hiding them in a pocket or backpack and walking to school as if nothing were out of the ordinary. According to a survey released in 2008 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 15.4% of 12th graders reported using a prescription drug non-medically within the past year.
NEWS
February 15, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman GLENDALE -- A drug bust by Glendale narcotics officers yielded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of steroids and led to the arrest of two people suspected of shipping drugs across the country, police said. Bryan Heygood, 27, allegedly admitted selling drugs over the Internet and had been receiving $8,000 worth of steroids and prescription drugs from Mexico every week or two, police said. Officers who searched his Northridge home last week found $25,000 in cash and a large quantity of marijuana and mushrooms in a safe, Glendale Police Detective Tim Feeley said.
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October 13, 2000
I'm afraid some of your readers like Lisa Miller and Lori Hartwell have it just plain wrong on prescription drugs and Medicare. They seem to have bought into state Sen. Adam Schiff's big-bureaucracy approach to problems in this country. Fortunately, Congressman James Rogan understands that government should help needy seniors get prescription drugs, but that we don't need another huge bureaucratic entitlement program to do it. Miller and Hartwell conveniently forget that Rep. Rogan and the Republican Congress, not the Democrats, offered the only plan to give needy seniors prescription drugs in more than 40 years.
NEWS
September 20, 2000
Thousands of seniors living in the 27th Congressional District, which includes the foothill communities of Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale and adjacent areas, face discrimination by pharmaceutical manufacturers. A price survey of 28 randomly selected area pharmacies, conducted by the Congress of California Seniors, shows local seniors are being charged retail prices that are on average more than double the prices charged by prescription drug makers to HMOs, large insurers and federal agencies.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
Authorities will collect unwanted and expired prescription drugs Saturday from residents looking to get rid of their supplies. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, Glendale Police Department and CV Alliance, a local nonprofit drug and alcohol prevention organization, will oversee four drop-off sites from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The no-questions-asked collection is part of a nationwide one-day event aimed at preventing pill abuse and potential...
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February 4, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4. National Weather Service  forecasters anticipate a high of 63 and low of 42 in the Glendale area.  Here are some of the top news stories in your region: 'Beautiful Downtown Burbank' is experiencing a loss . The 'Tonight Show' has only a few days remaining at its west coast home for more than 40 years and its most recent host, comedian Jay Leno. The show's role in the community - and Leno - are likely to be missed, the Los Angeles Times reports .    Police say 10 bottles of pain medicine are missing after someone  punched a large hole in a wall and then crawled through it at a Burbank pharmacy on Friday.    Are you a voter within the La Cañada Unified School District ?
NEWS
October 2, 2012
Police collected 585 pounds of prescription pills Saturday from residents in Glendale and foothill communities as part of a nationwide drug take-back day. Four locations in Glendale - Verdugo Road, Glendale Community College, Broadway and Chevy Chase Drive and Glenoaks Boulevard and Allen Avenue - yielded 405 pounds of prescription pills, according to police. Another 180 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired prescription pills were collected from residents in Tujunga, La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge, police said.
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September 28, 2012
Police in Burbank and Glendale will be taking part in a no-questions-asked prescription drug drop-off event Saturday as part of a national campaign to reduce household access to left over medications. Prescription drugs that remain at home are prone to misuse and abuse, particularly among teens, according to police. And flushing unneeded medications down the toilet or sink can have environmental implications. In Burbank alone, Burbank police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, collected nearly 250 pounds of pills and medications at last year's Drug Take Back event, according to the department.
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By Patrick Caneday | February 17, 2012
My email inbox has been a little light lately. So I thought I'd bring up two things one should never discuss in civilized company: religion and politics. If you're still reading, count yourself uncivilized and, I hope, in good company. It's also my hope to end up in a place you didn't expect when you saw such hopelessly divisive subjects introduced. That said, I'd like to share a personal anecdote. I go to church. A Christian church. And I sometimes differ with the opinions and tactics of others who share my faith.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | November 11, 2011
More than 500 pounds of pills were collected throughout Glendale as part of the recent national prescription drug takeback, officials said this week. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's third takeback event, which was held Oct. 29, collected more than eight tons, or 16,560 pounds, of prescription pills at numerous collection sites in the Los Angeles area, according to the agency. Of that, 541 pounds were collected at six sites in Glendale. About half, 250 pounds - the largest amount collected - came from a collection site in La Crescenta, said Special Agent Sarah Pullen, spokeswoman for the agency.
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Los Angeles Times | August 12, 2011
Alcohol and prescription drugs were found in the motel room where Jani Lane, former lead singer of the 1980s glam-band Warrant, was discovered dead Thursday evening in Woodland Hills, law enforcement sources said. An autopsy will determine how the 47-year-old Redondo Beach resident died, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner. Lane's body was found about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a room at a Comfort Inn in the 20100 block of Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. “He was discovered unresponsive," said Coroner's Deputy Chief Ed Winter.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | September 27, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Area residents this weekend were given a chance to dispose of unused prescription drugs as federal officials work to curb a growing abuse problem. During the national "Take-Back" event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency Saturday, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station was one of hundreds of drop-off spots nationwide as a part of the federal agency's new campaign. "We are aggressively reaching out to individuals to encourage them to rid their households of unused prescription drugs that pose a safety hazard and can contribute to prescription drug abuse," acting Deputy Atty.
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By Mary O’Keefe | January 23, 2009
When most people think of their child coming in contact with drugs, they think of a wild party or a dark alley where drugs and money are exchanged, and the drug user walks off with a cellaphane bag. But more and more the scene is a child reaching into the medicine cabinet at home, taking pills from mom or dad, hiding them in a pocket or backpack and walking to school as if nothing were out of the ordinary. According to a survey released in 2008 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 15.4% of 12th graders reported using a prescription drug non-medically within the past year.
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By Angela Hokanson | August 19, 2008
Medications don’t belong down the drain, and the city of Glendale wants residents to know that there is a safer way to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs. Through a posting on its website, the city is encouraging residents to bring unused medicine to the household hazardous waste drop-off at the Glendale Fire Department’s Environmental Management Center in northwest Glendale, instead of flushing the drugs down the drain. “We wanted to get the word out,” said Steve Zurn, Public Works Department director.
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