July 29, 2009
GLENDALE — A former Armenian consul, three Glendale residents and a substance abuse counselor have been arrested for allegedly selling immigration letters to undocumented convicted felons, including murderers and rapists, that allowed them to stay in the United States and avoid deportation. The defendants — former Armenian consul Norair Ghalumian, 52, of Burbank; and Glendale residents Hakop Hovanesyan, 54, Margarita Mkrtchyan, 41, Elvis Madatyan, 47, and Valencia resident Oganes Nardos, 36 — were named in four separate criminal complaints for obstructing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement proceedings, federal officials said.
February 28, 2001
Tim Willert SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A Burbank man convicted of burglary then deported for his crime was arrested on suspicion of violating his parole, police said. Burbank police stopped 26-year-old Juan Carlos Trujillo about 5 p.m. Feb. 10 near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Providencia Avenue, Burbank police Sgt. John Dilibert said. "They recognized this guy from previous contacts," Dilibert said. "He was cruising the area where he was caught before."
April 22, 2006
Written, produced and directed by filmmaker Andrew Goldberg, "The Armenian Genocide" is a well-researched, well paced and rather interesting historical documentary. The film deals, for the most part, with events that unfolded in Turkey during and just after the first world war. Although Armenian people had lived in eastern Anatolia for centuries, the overwhelmingly Muslim population had never allowed the Christian Armenians to be truly integrated into Turkish society. Armenians lived under restricted citizenship and were not permitted, among other things, to join the military.
August 18, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, August 18. President Obama is giving young immigrants a two-year break from deportation, but does that mean they qualify for a driver's license? On Friday, DMV reps said they are still reviewing the issue . L.A. Times One of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon aide's was charged yesterday for allegedly hitting and killing a homeless man while driving a city-owned car in North Hollywood. KPCC Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a Chatsworth woman . The man is the one who called 911 to report the incident on Thursday, according to the Daily News . A judge said on Friday that he might order a review of how a Walmart would affect Burbank before construction can start.
June 27, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Carol Flesher would like for people to think of her as a great collaborator. Flesher, Burbank's 2001-02 Teacher of the Year, is spending her summer preparing to participate in the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year program, an honor she says is incredibly flattering. "My philosophy on teaching is much like my philosophy on life," said Flesher, who has taught at John Muir Middle School for 24 years. "If you're not hungry, you won't eat. Students need to see why they are learning something to be drawn into it."
July 12, 2006
Since Rep. Brad Sherman appeared in Burbank On Parade this year, he is getting more press. The voters on the western edge of Burbank inherited him after the 2000 U.S. Census. Since then, I have watched his finger in the wind. Recently he has been pointing this finger toward the Bush administration's failure to secure the nation's border. To be sure, this is the obvious situation, but let's look at his voting record in the U.S. House of Representatives. When the House was voting on legislation in response to the 9/11 Commission recommendations for a more secure America, Sherman voted to strip out powerful deportation language.
April 10, 2004
Mark R. Madler When the Nazis invaded his native Denmark in 1940, Bent Lerno was not much older than the group of eighth-graders he spoke to at Luther Burbank Middle School. A Danish Jew, Lerno went into hiding with his brother and father after orders came down in 1943 for the Nazi occupation force to round up the country's Jews for deportation to concentration camps. Lerno, now 77, escaped to Sweden but his mother and three other relatives weren't so lucky.
August 9, 2003
Ben Godar Nine people employed by businesses that serve the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport were arrested for immigration violations during a two-week investigation by federal agents. Officials with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the arrests late Thursday. The nine employees worked in a variety of areas including retail sales, baggage handling, construction, parking and catering. Some were even working for private security firms on airport property, bureau spokesman Francisco Arcaute said.
June 7, 2006
If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, we are probably all aliens and should pause to understand the complexity of those marching for recognition and opportunity. It's not a simple situation. I know some Venutian women who came to this Earth nearly two decades ago and have been law abiding, tax-paying Earthlings. They've been Earthlings in spirit, if not legally. The children of Venutian mothers and Martian men born in this planetary oasis are, by law, Earthlings. That makes the calls for deportation quite complicated.
April 25, 2007
It's been more than 90 years, and the United States has not come to terms with what Argentina, France, Canada, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the European Parliament, Uruguay and Armenia recognize: that the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks were more than the collateral damage of war. The time is long overdue for the federal government to officially recognize that...