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October 18, 2013
Re: “Police cite 29 in crosswalk sting,” Oct. 11. Not too long ago, I was driving on Glenoaks Boulevard when I came to a crosswalk but with no signal. There was a man standing on the curb as if to cross the street. I stopped and waited but he didn't move. So I started up, slowly, and he stepped off the curb. I waited again and he stepped back up on the sidewalk and stood there. I started to move again and he did the same thing. So I turned off the motor, got out of the car and said, “Are you going to cross the street or not?
NEWS
April 2, 2012
Eight people were arrested Friday during a police operation focused on looking for motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, officials said. Glendale police officers arrested six motorists on suspicion of drunk driving, while the remaining two drivers were taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs , according to Glendale police reports. Police stopped 48 vehicles as they roamed the city in search of DUI drivers, performed 12 field sobriety tests and impounded five vehicles during the operation.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | April 1, 2010
CENTRAL GLENDALE — The large furry rabbit walking between Central and Garfield avenues Wednesday was no hallucination, especially for drivers who failed to yield. For an hour and a half, Glendale Police Officer Tom Broadway donned the eye-catching costume during an enforcement sting aimed at educating motorists to yield for pedestrians walking along unmarked crosswalks. Police cited 24 motorists on suspicion of failing to yield to Broadway as he walked across Central.
NEWS
By: Lauren Vane | July 26, 2005
Swarms of jellyfish that have been appearing at Orange County beaches since last week continue to sting beachgoers as lifeguards all along Newport's beaches report seeing "hundreds of thousands" of the creatures floating near shore. The threat of being stung was enough to keep some people out of the water Monday afternoon. Instead of the throngs of people usually seen swimming in the water on a hot day, the sandy shore was crowded with cautious onlookers, searching the surf for jellyfish.
NEWS
September 4, 2003
Darleene Barrientos On her way home to Los Angeles after visiting her parents in Glendale, Lillian Anjargolian said she was driving toward the Glendale (2) Freeway when she swerved to avoid a man who stepped off the curb near Verdugo Boulevard and Park Place. A Glendale Police officer immediately pulled over Anjargolian for failing to yield to a pedestrian. The incident occurred during one of the department's four pedestrian sting operations held in the past three months.
NEWS
March 28, 2011
More than 80 people were cited Friday on suspicion of talking or texting on hand-held cell phones while driving in South Glendale’s rush hour traffic, police said. Glendale police issued citations to 77 drivers who were allegedly talking on their cell phones while behind the wheel, Sgt. Dennis Smith said. Another six motorists got tickets for allegedly texting while driving, he added. “Most people do recognize that it is wrong,” Smith said. Friday’s sting was the first grant-funded operation to be conducted during rush hour traffic, he said.
NEWS
May 10, 2000
Alecia Foster DOWNTOWN -- Several contractors who turned out Tuesday to bid for work on a Glendale got more than they anticipated. Six of the 10 contractors walked away with citations from the California Contractors State License Board for various violations, including operating with out a license. The citations were handed out as part of a sting by state board officials conducted in conjunction with the Glendale Police Department. Fifteen to 16 contractors were called and asked to bid for work on a the home on the 800 block of East Elk Avenue.
FEATURES
April 20, 2010
Well, I am not certain how many letters have been written about the “bunny sting” and the outrage people have expressed here in Glendale, but I for one am in complete agreement with Glendale Police Department (“Sting like a bunny,” April 1). I lived in the valley for more than 30 years before moving here. The LAPD did this kind of thing to get the public’s attention with great success every year in different locations. Oh yes, they used costumes like a bunny, Santa Claus or Abe Lincoln.
NEWS
July 31, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- A Glendale Police sting operation on illegal street vendors netted two arrests over the weekend. An officer patrolling Palmer Park made an additional arrest Saturday. The sting, which was held Saturday, was in response to complaints officials have received about vendors selling food from pushcarts without city permits, police said. The permits, which require the applicant to pass a county health department inspection, are intended to protect residents from hazards like undercooked food, officials said.
NEWS
April 19, 2008
I don?t usually shoot nature photos. When I got a last-minute assignment to shoot Montrose resident Susan Stone and the honeybee hive in her backyard, I was a little apprehensive about the potential sting operation. Stone took me to the backyard where the bees were and showed little fear in moving close to the hive, telling me to move slowly. I followed her advice and got in closer. The bees were buzzing around, occasionally bumping into me. I got my shot of Stone next to the hive and started to look around for a detail shot of one of the bees.
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NEWS
January 30, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. We're rounding up some of the top headlines in the region: A 55-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years to life in prison for the deaths of a Glendale woman whose dismembered body was found in Mexico and another woman whose body has never been found. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli, who had previously viewed photographs of Esperanza Torio's dismembered body, called convicted killer Aurangzeb “Simon” Manjra's case “absolutely sickening” before sentencing him. Police cited more than two dozen motorists Wednesday during an undercover operation aimed at those who failed to stop for pedestrians.
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SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 22, 2013
LA CAÑADA - When St. Francis High quarterback Ty Gangi let fly on a 36-yard pass into the end zone, his Golden Knights were down by a touchdown. When Golden Knights receiver Dylan Crawford cradled the beautiful scoring catch, St. Francis was just an extra point away from tying the game. While the play only served to tie Friday night's game, in retrospect it was very much the beginning of the end for fourth-seeded Camarillo The spectacular play brought the St. Francis faithful to its feet, swung the momentum firmly in favor of the Golden Knights and began a 28-point run that ended with St. Francis in the semifinals after a 42-21 win over the visiting Scorpions in a CIF Southern Section Western Division quarterfinal game at a packed Friedman Field.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
Five men were cited and released Thursday during an undercover prostitution sting in Glendale, police said. Few details about the sting were released, but it occurred between noon and 4 p.m. at two locations - one on Colorado Street and another on Victory Boulevard, according Glendale police officials. The men reportedly were arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution after engaging with female Glendale officers who posed as sex workers, police said. One of the five men was also arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
Re: “Police cite 29 in crosswalk sting,” Oct. 11. Not too long ago, I was driving on Glenoaks Boulevard when I came to a crosswalk but with no signal. There was a man standing on the curb as if to cross the street. I stopped and waited but he didn't move. So I started up, slowly, and he stepped off the curb. I waited again and he stepped back up on the sidewalk and stood there. I started to move again and he did the same thing. So I turned off the motor, got out of the car and said, “Are you going to cross the street or not?
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 10, 2013
Officer Larry Ballesteros wasn't wearing his typical blue uniform as he strolled along an unmarked crosswalk in a busy Glendale intersection on Thursday when suddenly the driver of a white van stopped, made hand gestures and yelled at him. This incident was just one of several close calls Ballesteros encountered while working undercover during a pedestrian sting operation that netted 29 citations to drivers for allegedly failing to yield to pedestrians....
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 14, 2013
Seven people were arrested Tuesday as part of an investigation into a sophisticated identity theft ring targeting thousands of victims, whose credit card information was stolen to purchase gas, police said. VIDEO: Glendale Police Department busts identity theft ring The men - Edgar Alaverdyan, Karen Nazaryan, Serob Yegoyan, Edvard Martirosyan, Levon Mkrtchian and Emil Morkus - were allegedly making card-skimming devices, which were used to steal victims' account information.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 3, 2013
A 21-year-old Elk Grove woman was arrested this week on suspicion of soliciting sex in exchange for cash to an undercover Glendale detective during a sting at a local hotel, police said. Glendale detectives were investigating possible prostitution advertisements on Backpage.com Monday night when they contacted Mallory Osta, who had listed her phone number in an ad, according to police. Osta, who police said went by the name Giana, allegedly told detectives she had just got off work and was available to hang out. After an undercover detective indicated he would only be available to hang out for 30 minutes, she told him it would cost $140, police said.
NEWS
December 18, 2012
Eight people were cited last week for allegedly contracting without a license during an undercover sting at a vacant hardware store in Glendale, officials said. Posing as property owners, members of the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team obtained bids from the men for floor covering, concrete work and interior and exterior painting, according to the California State License Board. The contractors were Luis Dominguez of Winnetka, Jose Medina of Pico Rivera, Semisi Moala of Montclair, Juan Manuel Ortega Sanchez of Fontana, Enrique Felix-Salinas of Alhambra, Jose Miguel Giraldo of Palmdale, Jose Antonio Giraldo Zelada of Palmdale and Abel Contreras of Granada Hills.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | December 7, 2012
LA CRESCENTA - Not all losses are created equal or at least that was the outlook Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball Coach Shawn Zargarian took after his team fell to Westlake, 86-78, in the third-place game of the Falcon Classic on Friday. Even though the Falcons suffered their second loss in a row, their resilience and energy in battling back from a huge early deficit to get withing four points late was a bit of a victory in itself. “Flat out energy and effort,” Zargarian said when asked about the difference between Friday's loss and Thursday night's 58-55 loss to Kennedy in which the Falcons squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
NEWS
April 2, 2012
Eight people were arrested Friday during a police operation focused on looking for motorists driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, officials said. Glendale police officers arrested six motorists on suspicion of drunk driving, while the remaining two drivers were taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs , according to Glendale police reports. Police stopped 48 vehicles as they roamed the city in search of DUI drivers, performed 12 field sobriety tests and impounded five vehicles during the operation.
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