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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.
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.
March 24, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
We think of Wilshire Boulevard as synonymous with Los Angeles - as our Main Street. But Wilshire has always stood apart from the city it slices through. It is denser and more urbane, its architecture more vertical. No, rather than act as a perfect symbol of Los Angeles, Wilshire has operated as a proving ground for new ideas about architecture, commerce, transportation and urbanism in Southern California. For nearly a century Wilshire has been L.A.'s boulevard of prototypes, a string of hypotheses 16 miles long.
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
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;
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