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July 30, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
A 34-year-old Glendale man who prosecutors say planned the brutal killing of his estranged boyfriend to collect his life insurance policy was charged in court Monday with murder and attempted kidnapping. Los Angeles County prosecutors allege that Hovanes “John” Maskovian -- along with his brother, Hachik “Kriss” Maskovian, 29, and a third defendant, Nazaret “Nick” Bayamdzhyan, 19 -- planned the slaying of his ex-boyfriend, Joshua West, who was beaten, shot, run over and left for dead April 24 in the 10200 block of Penrose Street, the Glendale News-Press reported . The three were charged with one count each of murder and attempted kidnapping, according to the district attorney's office.
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BUSINESS
July 8, 1986
Trust Co. of the West, based in Los Angeles, has named Charles M. Stockholm managing director of the firm's new San Francisco office.
OPINION
February 16, 2012 | By Timothy Garton Ash
Individuals make history. If the last leader of the Soviet Union had not been Mikhail Gorbachev, the world would be a different place. So the character and views ofChina's leader-designate, Xi Jinping, who is visiting the United States, do matter. After spending several years failing to answer the question "Who's Hu?" we must now ask "Who's Xi?" The best thumbnail summary that I have read comes in a forthcoming book by Jonathan Fenby called "Tiger Head, Snake Tails. " (The title refers to modern China, not Xi.)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1994
Veteran screenwriter Doran William Cannon's new school for writers, the Writing Academy, 3405 Cahuenga Blvd. West., will begin its Three-Month Writer's Immersion Program Nov. 9. Information: (213) 851-3705.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2011
Kristian Hoffman plays "FOP" The Steve Allen Theater @ The Center for Inquiry, West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. 8 p.m. Friday $10 (323) 666-4268; http://www.steveallentheater.com
SPORTS
September 28, 1985
If Ted Tollner doesn't get with it, he will soon be known as the Gerry Faust of the West. FRANK J. PETERS Los Angeles
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