November 21, 2009
LOS ANGELES ? Religious hate crimes, including a tagging incident at Glendale?s St. Peter Armenian Church, increased last year throughout Los Angeles County, according to a county report released Thursday. Religion was the basis for the third-largest group of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County in 2008, according to the county?s Commission on Human Relations annual report. Hate crimes based on a person?s race or sexual orientation made up the largest and second-largest groups, respectively.
May 10, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Volunteerism and community spirit has paid off for two St. Francis Xavier Catholic School students. Eighth-graders Jennifer Lorraine Farah and Christopher George Khoury were named California Junior Scholarship Federation Outstanding Students in April. Both students received plaques nad $500 savings bonds. "It's rare to have both recipients from the same school. This shows the school's excellence," said Linda Raabe of the federation.
August 2, 2000
Summer Grindle of La Crescenta is a sophomore at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Get on board for "Thomas and the Magic Railroad." It's great fun for children, and the talking train models, with their stop-action reaction shots, make the movie artistically interesting. Although set in an alternate universe, full of anthropomorphic trains, and magic gold dust used for transportation, some of the human-to-human relationships are hard to believe.
July 25, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Elan Lixander, a 14-year-old Burbank resident, received a merit award for outstanding achievement in theater at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Chosen among nine other first-year winners, Lixander is a martial arts Junior Olympic medalist and has been acting since he was 4. He performed in the play "Journeys Under Milkwood" at LACHSA and just completed performing in "Hollywood Latinos Offspring," a docu-drama about Latinos in the acting industry.
September 4, 2009
HANSEN DAM PARK — An ongoing homicide investigation cast a cloud over a prayer gathering at the Station fire interagency command center here early Friday for two firefighters who died battling the massive blaze, which authorities now believe was deliberately set. After firefighters met for the brief service, Incident Commander Mike Dietrich briefed reporters on the status of the 148,258-acre blaze and denounced the deadly act of arson that...
November 3, 2007
The council voted unanimously to buy five new Compressed Natural Gas buses. The city will receive a more- than-$1-million grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with a local match of $450,000. The funds are part of a special grant program made available to all cities within Los Angeles County to replace older, diesel-fueled buses. There is no timetable for when the city must purchase the buses, but officials said they would like to do it ?
May 26, 2010
Dr. Richard Merkin, president and chief executive of Marina Del Rey-based Heritage Provider Network, has been honored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce for his contribution to health care in Los Angeles County. Gary Olson, president and chief executive of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, honored Merkin in recognition of his "outstanding contributions to the healthcare of the residents of Burbank and Los Angeles County." In 2009, Burbank-based Lakeside HealthCare was purchased by Heritage Provider Network, creating a medical group that will serve more than 600,000 patients, according to the company.
October 28, 2000
Measure A on the Nov. 7 ballot concerns the powerful but "invisible government" called the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. The basic question is: Should only five elected supervisors represent the 10 million residents of this, the largest county in the United States? Is this adequate representation? Do you, the voter, want more effective, accountable and visible leadership to manage this year's $15-billion county budget and set the salaries of 84,000 county workers?
December 16, 2009
Teen to stand trial for father?s death A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of his father was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for one felony count of involuntary manslaughter. Noah Timothy Loock, of Burbank, was ordered to appear Jan. 15 in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pasadena for a second arraignment following the 2008 death of his father, Timothy Loock, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley. Timothy Loock, 48, was rendered unconscious during a fight at his home Nov. 29, 2008, and taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.