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September 10, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A brush fire swept across the Verdugo Mountains above Glendale and Burbank on Monday, charring 800 acres and prompting evacuations of dozens of homes, authorities said. There were no injuries and no homes were damaged, fire officials said. But the blaze, of undetermined origin, was only 20% contained by 8 p.m. For a while, a column of dark smoke was visible from miles away.
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March 6, 2001 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Glendale presented a plan to federal officials Monday that would allow it to pump and deliver water from the San Fernando Valley aquifer as long as chromium 6 levels do not exceed those found in water the city imports from Northern California.
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November 23, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caught between complaints of gouging from tenants and rising costs from apartment owners, Glendale officials have scrapped a proposed city rent-mediation program in favor of one sponsored by landlords. For financial reasons, the City Council accepted an offer by Herbert Molano, president of the Glendale Apartment Assn., to develop a private, self-policing program whose mediation panel would have no legal authority to settle disputes, officials said.
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November 5, 2003 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
In the second such case this week, a Los Angeles-area business owner has admitted bilking the federal Medicare program of more than $1 million by submitting bills for services never rendered. Ernesto Penaflorida, 57, owner of a now-defunct Glendale medical laboratory, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew to defrauding Medicare by collecting on claims totaling $1.3 million for blood tests that were not performed. "This is a fairly significant fraud," Assistant U.S. Atty.
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June 1, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
The state Senate has agreed to add $290,000 to the governor's 1999-2000 budget for the Verdugo Hills Family YMCA, said state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). The money will be earmarked to buy land next to the Verdugo Hills YMCA for an expanded youth center to serve up to 150 youngsters at a time. "We've seen that when we don't provide productive activities for our youth to do after school, they get into crime," Schiff said last week.
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November 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Glendale police were searching Tuesday for a man who molested a 9-year-old girl last week after posing as a tutor to gain entry into her home. The man was described as potbellied, between 30 and 40 years old, with salt-and-pepper hair and went by the last name Freeman, Glendale Police Sgt. Bruce Fox said. On Nov. 11, the man called the victim at 9 a.m. and told her they had a tutoring appointment, officials said.
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August 27, 2005 | Natasha Lee, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors announced Friday they will seek the death penalty against a former construction worker accused of driving his SUV onto railroad tracks and causing the collision of three trains in Glendale that killed 11 people and injured almost 200. Juan Manuel Alvarez, 26, is charged with 11 counts of murder and arson in the Jan. 26 Metrolink crash in which a commuter train struck his SUV, derailed and slammed into another commuter train and a freight train.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A power outage left nearly 15,000 people without electricity for a little more than an hour Tuesday evening. Police reported traffic snarls but no serious incidents when darkness engulfed about a third of the city about 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 36-year-old woman with a prior conviction for child abuse allegedly abducted her two children from the Glendale home of their father and grandmother Saturday morning, police said. Tom Lorenz, a Glendale police spokesman, said Rosanna Remey arrived at the house in the 700 block of North Isabel Street about 8 a.m. and told her son, River, 6, and daughter, Angie, 5, that they were leaving.
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June 1, 2002 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Glendale officials said Friday that they were investigating whether power traders for the city's utility knowingly participated in controversial electricity trading ploys with Enron Corp. and another company to boost prices in California's deregulated markets. City officials said the probe would examine whether any of the city's excess electricity was used in schemes detailed in recently disclosed Enron memos, including tactics to circumvent state price caps and create false congestion.
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