CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 |
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.
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.
October 29, 2013 |
Finding the right hotel in New York City is rarely easy, but it helps to have options. Here are 10 new ones -- stylish independents, thrifty Holiday Inns and spendy Hyatts, all opened in the last 10 months. Holiday Inn Express Herald Square , with 135 rooms on West 36 th St., opened in January. Holiday Inn Express NYC West Side , with 177 rooms on West 48 th St., opened in May. Holiday Inn NYC Lower East Side , with 132 rooms on Delancey St., opened in March.
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.
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
June 18, 1989
Area No. of Days Median Price Los Angeles 49 $240,000 West 91 100,000 Central U.S. 96 62,500 East 98 135,000 South 128 76,000 National average 103 85,000 SOURCE: ERA Real Estate