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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 20, 2014
Five people from Burbank and Glendale, including a teenager, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday in connection with the double stabbing of two fishermen at the Santa Monica Pier, police said. Witnesses reported seeing the five young suspects arguing with two fishermen, who were 43 and 30 years old, respectively, on the fishing deck at the far west end of the pier around 1:20 a.m., said Santa Monica Police Sgt. Jay Moroso. The argument escalated and the suspects reportedly attacked the fishermen, both of whom were stabbed with one or more knives multiple times in the torso and arms, Moroso said.
FEATURES
March 4, 2009
Post office is needed on west end Regarding “Post office is being shipped,” Feb. 14: I have lived in Burbank at the west end just off Magnolia Avenue since 1973. Telling me that the Magnolia Park Post Office is going to close and directing me to the Hollywood Way Post Office equates to telling me Burbank Airport is closing and directing me to LAX. The distance is extreme; however, the smaller post office I prefer over the larger one. Also, I agree with the businesspeople.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2007
The always dependable Colony Theatre Company has another winner on its hands with "Stage Struck," Simon Gray's dryly witty thriller about survival of the most cunning. From the moment this slick and fast-moving production gets underway, it's obvious there's a different kind of mystery brewing. Not quite a whodunit, "Stage Struck" is more of a "who's going to do it and how will they get away with it?" The extremely British wordplay comes off as too cerebral at times, draining some of the fun from the proceedings.
SPORTS
October 20, 2007
The Burbank High boys’ soccer program is looking for former players to take part in its alumni match. The event will take place at noon Dec. 8 at the school’s soccer field. Bulldogs alumni players — from throughout the years — are encouraged to take part. For more information, call Burbank Coach Frank Chavez at (818) 808-9394. A group is looking for Burroughs and Burbank football players from the 1970s for a get-together next month. There will be a special area near the west end zone at Memorial Field set aside for the group at the Nov. 9 homecoming game pitting Burbank and Burroughs.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 23, 2014
Three Burbank men pleaded not guilty this week to charges that they were involved in the double stabbing of two fishermen at the Santa Monica Pie r, authorities said. One man, Araik Ovoian, 24, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of attempted murder, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. The other two, Gevork Bagdasaryan, 19, and Alex Akbari, 18, each pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | August 23, 2011
In marketing class, it's called disruption: A business does something completely out of the ordinary for its industry, and customers either say, “Dude, that was weird,” or they latch on and enjoy the ride. Though it may not translate directly into sales numbers, Bob Hope Airport has something going in its disruptive marketing. First, there's its Twitter feed - if you want to see how a business can connect with its customers, check out the service you get for free by following Bob Hope Airport.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Burkin | November 7, 2007
It makes sense that Agatha Christie, the best selling English novelist of all-time, should also have written “The Mousetrap,” the world’s longest running play. Since “The Mousetrap” opened in London’s West End Theatre District 1952, it hasn’t closed once, not even in 2000 when the old set was finally replaced with, well, a set that looked like the old one. Now the Glendale Centre Theatre has added a solid production of it to its own 62-year history.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2009
Scouts wrapping for donations Boy Scout Troop 210 will be wrapping Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, birthday, Groundhog Day and other holiday gifts in exchange for donations through the end of the month, organizers said. The troop has been providing donation-based holiday wrapping at the Sports Authority at the west end of the Empire Center, 1900 E. Empire Ave., for more than 10 years, organizers said. Money raised during the campaign helps fund scouts in community projects, advancements, scholarships, equipment, camping and survival trips.
NEWS
May 11, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Flying in from the south with a rousing noise, two restored World War II bombers arrived in Burbank Friday for a weekend stopover. The B-17 and B-24 planes will be on display at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport through Monday as part of a national tour to celebrate patriotism and to honor veterans and airplane assembly workers. Claire LaValley riveted the wings, stabilizers and wheel wells of B-17s from 1943 to 1947 for Lockheed, which was based in Burbank.
NEWS
January 29, 2005
Mark R. Madler Firefighters were still cleaning hazardous materials Friday from a manufacturing company that was nearly gutted by fire Thursday. A three-alarm fire destroyed most of EnviroLution Inc, which assembles parts that are used in engine cleaning systems. Firefighters say removing the hazardous materials was a precaution to stabilize the building so an arson investigator can determine a cause. "This was not something in the air," Burbank Fire Department Capt.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 20, 2014
Five people from Burbank and Glendale, including a teenager, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday in connection with the double stabbing of two fishermen at the Santa Monica Pier, police said. Witnesses reported seeing the five young suspects arguing with two fishermen, who were 43 and 30 years old, respectively, on the fishing deck at the far west end of the pier around 1:20 a.m., said Santa Monica Police Sgt. Jay Moroso. The argument escalated and the suspects reportedly attacked the fishermen, both of whom were stabbed with one or more knives multiple times in the torso and arms, Moroso said.
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FEATURES
March 4, 2009
Post office is needed on west end Regarding “Post office is being shipped,” Feb. 14: I have lived in Burbank at the west end just off Magnolia Avenue since 1973. Telling me that the Magnolia Park Post Office is going to close and directing me to the Hollywood Way Post Office equates to telling me Burbank Airport is closing and directing me to LAX. The distance is extreme; however, the smaller post office I prefer over the larger one. Also, I agree with the businesspeople.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2007
The always dependable Colony Theatre Company has another winner on its hands with "Stage Struck," Simon Gray's dryly witty thriller about survival of the most cunning. From the moment this slick and fast-moving production gets underway, it's obvious there's a different kind of mystery brewing. Not quite a whodunit, "Stage Struck" is more of a "who's going to do it and how will they get away with it?" The extremely British wordplay comes off as too cerebral at times, draining some of the fun from the proceedings.
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