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News | By Leslie Simmons | January 1, 2000
BURBANK -- One hundred years ago, a single city marshal employed by the county was all the township of Burbank required to maintain law and order. Still, it wasn't long before the demand for law enforcement grew. In fact, during the second decade of the century -- with about 1,000 people living in town -- two marshals were killed in the line of duty in a span of six years. In November 1914, City Marshal Luther Colson was shot while clearing a hobo camp at the Southern Pacific railroad tracks near Victory Place.
NEWS
March 24, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- An Alhambra jury voted Thursday to acquit a former Glendale resident accused of murder and attempted murder stemming from a 1997 argument at an apartment complex. Stepan Kozmanian, now 41, claimed the shooting death of Levon Barsegian was self-defense because Barsegian chased him through the building with a gun. "Barsegian was a thug brought in by (Sirekan) Agekian for revenge," said Kozmanian's attorney, Anthony Brooklier.
NEWS
By DAVID LAURELL | October 1, 2008
The Burbank Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall served as the venue for the unveiling of the Warrior Award this past week. Beginning with its inaugural presentation at the conclusion of the Nov. 14 homecoming game that will pit the Indians of John Burroughs High School against the Bulldogs of Burbank High, the 5 1/2-foot perpetual trophy will be presented on an annual basis to the winner of the classic cross-town rivalry. The Warrior Award is the brainchild of longtime Burbank resident Tino “T” Guerrero who is a part of the security team at Warner Bros.
NEWS
May 8, 2004
Jeff Tully Jim Sartoris has heard countless stories and tall tales about his father Henry over the years. While most of the stories involving the all-around athlete are true, some of the recollections might have been stretched a bit with the passage of time. "I think one of my favorite stories about my dad has to do with running," Jim Sartoris said. "Legend has it that he once ran 10.1 [seconds] in the 100, in tennis shoes, on a dirt track.
NEWS
March 31, 2004
The twin brother of the man accused of killing rookie Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka pleaded guilty Tuesday in Burbank Superior Court to being an accessory after the fact. James Garcia, 20, of Sun Valley, is scheduled to be arraigned April 15 in the Burbank courthouse, and is expected to serve 16 months in a state prison. Erwin DeLeon, 21, of Sun Valley, also pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact, along with being in possession of a machine gun. DeLeon is also expected to be sentenced to 16 months in a state prison next month.
NEWS
May 7, 2005
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Johnathan B. Hauptfuhrer, son of Stephan P. McIlvaine of Burbank, and Barndt Hauptfuhrer of Bronxville, N.Y., is in the middle of a routine scheduled deployment, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, homeported in Bremerton, Wash. Hauptfuhrer is a 1991 graduate of Bronxville High School in Bronxville, N.Y. and joined the Navy in June 1993. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Phil K. Flores, son of Manuela N. and Oscar A. Flores of Burbank, recently returned from a routine scheduled deployment, while assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 105 (VFA-105)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Bianca Nepales | August 8, 2007
Fire up those hot rods and slick back your hair for "Be-Boppin' in the Park," Magnolia Park's first vintage car show and street festival this Saturday in Burbank. More than 1,000 visitors are expected to view about 200 pre-1972 classic, modified or muscle cars, motorcycles and trucks during the Magnolia Park Partnership event from 3 to 9 p.m. along Magnolia Boulevard. "We hope the entire community comes out and has a good time," Magnolia Park Business Improvement District Chairman Ira Lippman said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | April 29, 2006
Linda Murphy realizes her life will be forever intertwined with volleyball. Along with being a standout player for the United States national team in the 1960s, Murphy ? a Burroughs High graduate ? was also an Olympian and has spent decades coaching and holding clinics for young players. In recent years, she has also taken up another volleyball-relayed cause. Murphy is passionate about preserving and chronicling the history of the U.S. national women's teams from throughout the years.
NEWS
By Fred Ortega | March 15, 2006
DOWNTOWN ? A Burbank resident who fled to Armenia after allegedly bilking 10 area victims out of $65,000 by selling them fake plots at Forest Lawn Glendale is back in the Southland and in custody, authorities said Sunday. Robert Ovsepyan, 35, was taken into custody by Armenian law enforcement authorities on March 8 , said Det. Tigran Topadzhikyan of the Glendale Police Department. Two members of the FBI's Fugitive Task Force, which worked with Glendale detectives in tracking Ovsepyan down, flew to Armenia's capital of Yerevan over the weekend and brought the suspect back to the Southland Saturday night, officials said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | March 3, 2010
Even before the Pacific League season, which is set to begin next week, there is a buzz about the Burroughs High boys’ tennis team. With the influx of two talented freshmen players for the Indians, coupled with a few departures from league-champion Arcadia, Burroughs looks to be the front runner in league. “With those new players, I don’t think anybody’s going to be able to tough Burroughs,” Burbank Coach Loi Phan said. “Burroughs should be the top team, followed by Arcadia.
SPORTS
By Story by Seth Amitin ?Photo by Tammy Abbott | April 18, 2009
Berit Kaesler might owe some of her athletic prowess to genetics. Being the daughter of a German gymnast probably aided in giving her the foundation she needed to become a success. “I used to be a swimmer and I used to play soccer,” said Kaesler, a standout aquatics athlete at La Cañada High. “But I was never that great at soccer, and swimming got really boring. “Water polo seemed to be the perfect fit for me. Being able to swim and outswim other girls, [and]
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | July 22, 2009
BURBANK — Six people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing five people during a private party at a production studio on Maria Street, police said. Police arrested Spartak Hovakimyan, 26, of Van Nuys; Zareh Manjikian, 21, of Van Nuys; Arman Hayrapetyan, 29, of North Hollywood; Lyubov Remenaik, 21, of North Hollywood; Areg Khachikian, 29, of Glendale; and Sayad Agadjanian, 30, of Tujunga in connection with assault with a deadly weapon, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
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