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By Lauren Hilgers | March 1, 2006
LOS ANGELES ? A Los Angeles jury recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Burbank man on Tuesday after he was found guilty of the murder and kidnapping of an aspiring model. The combination of the two offenses made David Rademaker, 42, eligible for the death penalty after his conviction two weeks ago. The jury of eight men and four women, however, concluded that Rademaker did not deserve death. Judge Michael Johnson will make the sentence official on March 30, said Sandi Gibbons, spokesperson for the District Attorney's Office.
LOCAL
April 1, 2006
Burbank man formally sentenced Burbank man David Al Rademaker was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for the 1992 killing of a Northridge woman, confirmed Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District's Attorney's Office. Judge Michael Johnson imposed the life sentence, which the jury recommended when Rademaker was found guilty in February. The conviction could have carried a death sentence. The jury of eight men and four women convicted Rademaker on Feb. 15 for the murder Kimberly Pandelios.
NEWS
September 28, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Burbank and Glendale firefighters are helping battle a blaze that is raging out of control through more than 35,000 acres of dry, brittle brush in the Angeles National Forest. The Williams Fire has destroyed more than 70 structures since it broke out Sunday in the San Gabriel Mountains above Azusa, sending smoke pouring over the mountains and foothill areas. Three strike teams composed of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena firefighters were sent to assist with structure protection, and officials have said the blaze could burn as long as a month.
NEWS
By: | October 8, 2005
o7Here are a few of the issues the council will consider Tuesday night: f7 MUTUAL FIRE AID AGREEMENT The City Council will consider an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for mutual fire assistance with the city. The close proximity of the Angeles National Forest to the city necessitated an agreement with the forest service. There will be little fiscal impact on the city from the agreement. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will most likely approve the agreement.
NEWS
July 11, 2009
Cutting back on public safety services is always a politically untenable wire to walk. They take up the vast majority of a city’s budget, and so when hard times come knocking, it makes the most fiscal sense to go there first for cuts. But try telling that to residents, who understandably would rather be assured maximum possible response to crime and fire emergencies than see libraries maintain status quo hours. When fire officials, as part of their effort to cut $1.27 million from their budget, recommended taking Engine 14 out of commission, the response was less than enthusiastic.
NEWS
December 1, 2001
Four high school musicians presented a check for $1,245 to the L.A. County Fire Department station in La Canada Flintridge on Nov. 18, proceeds they raised by presenting a concert on Oct. 27 dedicated to the fallen heroes of the East Coast terrorist attacks. The young pianists are Janice Lee of Burbank High School, Joanne Lim of La Canada High School and Suzie Kim and Lena Song of Crescenta Valley High School. They are students of Juli Kim of La Crescenta.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Robert Chacon Rep. Adam Schiff is taking another shot at more than tripling the size of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, partly by including thousands of acres of local open space. The move would ensure that the mountainous area would be protected from development. Schiff on Tuesday introduced the Rim of the Valley Act, which directs the Interior Department to study expanding the recreation area by adding the Rim of the Valley Corridor, a 491,000-acre mountainous region that stretches from the eastern border of the Santa Monica Mountains to Pasadena, including the San Gabriel and Verdugo mountains above Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 30, 2009
LA CAÑADA — Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate their homes during the weekend after an approximately 35,200-acre, quick-moving brush fire came dangerously close to communities. The blaze is only 5% contained and has destroyed three homes in the Angeles National Forest and 30 cabins, fire officials said. Three residents in the Big Tujunga area and Highway 2 were burned after they reportedly refused to leave during evacuations, fire officials said. The injured residents were flown by helicopter to area hospitals . More than 10,000 residents have asked to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.
NEWS
December 26, 2009
Area leaders welcomed calls from local representatives for an inquiry into the U.S. Forest Service?s response to the Station fire, particularly the decision to keep back water-dropping aircraft during the decisive second day of the inferno. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the announcement after a Los Angeles Times report Monday found that documents contradict the U.S. Forest Service?s position that rugged terrain prohibited the use of helicopters and tanker planes to douse the fire in the hours before it raged out of control, eventually tearing through 160,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest and surrounding areas.
LOCAL
By Zain Shauk and Veronica Rocha | September 2, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — The raging Station fire that earlier this week had threatened to bear down on a wide swath of foothill homes changed direction Tuesday away from La Crescenta as firefighters achieved 22% containment of the 127,000-acre blaze. As of Tuesday evening, mandatory evacuation orders for La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge had been lifted, but remained in place for portions of Glendale where firefighters carried out controlled burns to create brush-less buffers.
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NEWS
December 26, 2009
Area leaders welcomed calls from local representatives for an inquiry into the U.S. Forest Service?s response to the Station fire, particularly the decision to keep back water-dropping aircraft during the decisive second day of the inferno. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the announcement after a Los Angeles Times report Monday found that documents contradict the U.S. Forest Service?s position that rugged terrain prohibited the use of helicopters and tanker planes to douse the fire in the hours before it raged out of control, eventually tearing through 160,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest and surrounding areas.
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NEWS
By Zain Shauk | September 8, 2009
FOOTHILLS — Authorities are cautioning residents to beware of animals fleeing burned areas of the Angeles National Forest and moving into neighboring communities. With more than a quarter of the forest burned, animals displaced by the Station fire may find their way into nearby streets and homes as they search for food and comfortable surroundings, officials said. “If you see a wild animal, be safe and keep your distance and keep your pets away from it until it leaves,” Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County’s director of public health, said in a statement.
LOCAL
By Zain Shauk and Veronica Rocha | September 2, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — The raging Station fire that earlier this week had threatened to bear down on a wide swath of foothill homes changed direction Tuesday away from La Crescenta as firefighters achieved 22% containment of the 127,000-acre blaze. As of Tuesday evening, mandatory evacuation orders for La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge had been lifted, but remained in place for portions of Glendale where firefighters carried out controlled burns to create brush-less buffers.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | August 30, 2009
LA CAÑADA — Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate their homes during the weekend after an approximately 35,200-acre, quick-moving brush fire came dangerously close to communities. The blaze is only 5% contained and has destroyed three homes in the Angeles National Forest and 30 cabins, fire officials said. Three residents in the Big Tujunga area and Highway 2 were burned after they reportedly refused to leave during evacuations, fire officials said. The injured residents were flown by helicopter to area hospitals . More than 10,000 residents have asked to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | August 29, 2009
LA CAÑADA ? Fire officials upgraded the status of the Station fire above La Cañada Flintridge to the most serious response level as it continued to burn out of control toward Altadena, with more than 5,100 acres charred as of 7:30 p.m. Friday, officials said. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday afternoon declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County. Four wildfires are currently ablaze in the foothills and other parts of the Southland, including the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
NEWS
July 11, 2009
Cutting back on public safety services is always a politically untenable wire to walk. They take up the vast majority of a city’s budget, and so when hard times come knocking, it makes the most fiscal sense to go there first for cuts. But try telling that to residents, who understandably would rather be assured maximum possible response to crime and fire emergencies than see libraries maintain status quo hours. When fire officials, as part of their effort to cut $1.27 million from their budget, recommended taking Engine 14 out of commission, the response was less than enthusiastic.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | May 6, 2009
LA CRESCENTA — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department collected 71 firearms and distributed $7,400 in supermarket gift cards Saturday at the Crescenta Valley Station as part of a countywide program that aims to get guns out of homes and off the streets. Dozens of residents participated in the anonymous, drive-through exchange that saw gun owners surrender firearms in return for $50 and $100 certificates to Ralphs supermarkets. Those relinquishing assault weapons received $200 gift cards.
LOCAL
April 1, 2006
Burbank man formally sentenced Burbank man David Al Rademaker was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for the 1992 killing of a Northridge woman, confirmed Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District's Attorney's Office. Judge Michael Johnson imposed the life sentence, which the jury recommended when Rademaker was found guilty in February. The conviction could have carried a death sentence. The jury of eight men and four women convicted Rademaker on Feb. 15 for the murder Kimberly Pandelios.
LOCAL
By Lauren Hilgers | March 1, 2006
LOS ANGELES ? A Los Angeles jury recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Burbank man on Tuesday after he was found guilty of the murder and kidnapping of an aspiring model. The combination of the two offenses made David Rademaker, 42, eligible for the death penalty after his conviction two weeks ago. The jury of eight men and four women, however, concluded that Rademaker did not deserve death. Judge Michael Johnson will make the sentence official on March 30, said Sandi Gibbons, spokesperson for the District Attorney's Office.
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