BRIEFLY.Crossing guard hit by car, injured
GLENDALE - A 72-year-old crossing guard suffered a broken ankle and other injuries when he was hit by a car outside a Glendale elementary school elementary school: see school. Thursday morning, police said.
The man, who was not identified by police, also suffered head trauma, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
The man was hit by a Mitsubishi 3000 when the driver, a 17-year-old boy, was blinded by the sun, Lorenz said. The driver was not speeding, but might have been driving in unsafe conditions because of the sun.
``If you can't see because of the sun, then speed is a factor, even if you're under the speed limit,'' Lorenz said. ``If you hit someone because you can't see, then you shouldn't be driving.''
The victim was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital. He was initially listed in critical condition, but upgraded to stable condition, Lorenz said.
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Academic meet seeks volunteers
The California Academic Decathlon decathlon (dĭkăth`lŏn), in modern Olympic games, a contest for men held over two days and composed of 10 track-and-field events. is seeking volunteers to help run the state competition this month in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. .
Ken Scarberry, CAD state director, said more volunteers are needed this year than in previous years because the competition has been expanded from 50 nine-member teams to 55. The rigorous, 10-subject academic competition is set for March 17 and 18 in Los Angeles, with the award ceremony March 19.
For more information, or to volunteer, see the Web site at www.academicdecathlon.org
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Car alarm leads to burglary ring
THOUSAND OAKS Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. - A car alarm that awoke residents led to the arrest of four people and the discovery of a burglary ring targeting homes and cars from Ventura to Thousand Oaks, officials said Thursday.
Police have recovered five stolen vehicles and 233 pieces of stolen property, including cell phones, computers, tools, car stereo equipment, watches, sunglasses and stolen mail.
Ventura County sheriff's deputies were asking anyone in the area who was victimized by a car theft Feb. 24-26 to call a local law enforcement agency Noun 1. law enforcement agency - an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation - a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice to report the crime.
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Kidnap attempt suspect sought
PASADENA - Pasadena police Thursday issued a composite drawing and description of a suspect who tried to abduct abduct /ab·duct/ (ab-dukt´) to draw away from the median plane, or (the digits) from the axial line of a limb.abdu´cent
v. a 17-year-old girl in Pasadena's Old Town but was foiled when a passer-by struck him on the head.
The girl was approaching Colorado Boulevard Colorado Boulevard (or Colorado Street) is a major east-west street in Southern California, United States. It runs from Griffith Park in Los Angeles east through Glendale, the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Arcadia, ending in Monrovia. and Raymond Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the man stepped out from an alcove, grabbed the victim and pushed a weapon into her side, said Lt. Lisa Perrine of the Pasadena Police Department's Detective Division.
He forced her to walk to the area of Holly Street and Raymond, where he had parked his van. She was able to break free when a good Samaritan Good Samaritan
man who helped half-dead victim of thieves after a priest and a Levite had “passed by.” [N.T.: Luke 10:33]
See : Helpfulness
Good Samaritan who had apparently witnessed the attempted abduction Abduction
expecting inheritance, kidnapped by uncle. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped]
kidnapped at age five; taken from Scotland. [Br. Lit. hit the man on the back of his head, police said.
The suspect was described as Latino, 25 to 26 years of age, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 140 pounds, with short hair, possibly shorter on the sides and combed back, with a thin mustache and thin face with a medium complexion.
Anyone with additional information about the attempted abduction should call detectives at (626) 744-4521.
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