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Christine Pelisek and Charles Rappleye

Pet Shop Murder

It was closing time, and Sarkis Antonyan sat behind the front counter of his Pets R Us store on Victory Boulevard in Burbank. As ever, he was sharply dressed: black shoes, black Italian slacks, a black belt, and a gleaming yellow short-sleeved turtleneck that set off swarthy skin and a......

Fair Questions

A steady stream of Silver Lake residents and business owners lumbered into the i2i World Cafe last Saturday morning for a neighborhood meeting they considered long overdue. At issue was the Sunset Junction Fair, the annual height-of-summer street bash that takes place this weekend in Silver Lake. Inevitably in recent......

Troubled Help

In a critical audit that has cast a shadow over the citywide gang-prevention program L.A. Bridges, Controller Rick Tuttle reported poor management, lax oversight and wasteful spending. Yet Tuttle‘s final report made no mention of the darkest chapter in the brief history of the program. That episode took place at......