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Motorist Gets Probation for Killing Elderly Pedestrian While She Text Messaged From Behind the Wheel
It's three years' probation for a young woman who took the life of an elderly pedestrian in Glendale last year while she used her cellphone to text message while behind the wheel.
When then-20-year-old motorist Ani Voskanian of Tujunga was arrested in December for her role in the September, 2010 death of an elderly pedestrian, Glendale mayor Ara Najarian said their city was suffering from a "distracted driver epidemic."
Voskanian pleaded no contest today to the charge of gross vehicular manslaughter. The District Attorney, however, said the prosecution objected to the plea being accepted today, because "this is not a case that is appropriate for early disposition."
However, Burbank Superior Court Judge Patrick Hegarty took Voskanian's plea and ordered the probation. As part of probation, Voskanian must do 300 hours of community service, including talking to junior and senior high school students about the dangers of texting and driving. She also is not allowed to use a cell phone while driving, explains officials from L.A. County.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.