Two Glendale teenagers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they repeatedly vandalized a local Hindu temple by spray-painting racial slurs, profanity and swastikas on the building, authorities said.
The names of the suspects, who were arraigned in Los Angeles County Juvenile Court in Pasadena, were not released because of their ages. Each is 16.
One of the youths was on probation for an earlier arson conviction when he was arrested last week at his Glendale home, said Chahe Keuroghelian, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.
During a search of the home, police found Ku Klux Klan and other white power literature in the boy's room, and racial slurs painted on the walls, Keuroghelian said.