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Five arrested at DUI checkpoint SOUTH SAN...

Five arrested at DUI checkpoint

SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Burbank Police officers manning a

DUI checkpoint arrested five people on suspicion of driving under the

influence, authorities said.


Several roving patrol officers worked the area surrounding Olive

Avenue and Lake Street from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, arresting two

drivers near the checkpoint, Lt. Rick Madrid said. A third driver was

arrested at the checkpoint, which was manned from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Two more drivers were arrested after committing traffic violations to

avoid the checkpoint, Madrid said.

“We’ve found over the years that the Friday before Christmas tends

to have most holiday parties and people tend to drink alcoholic

beverages and drive more,” he said.

Jackson Bell

Washington Elementary gets new assistant principal

MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Glendale resident Arlene Mooradian, has


been appointed assistant principal of Washington Elementary School.

Mooradian, 29, was appointed by the board of education Thursday

night. She began her career in 1996 as a student teacher at

Washington before moving to Emerson Elementary School, where she has

worked as a teacher since 1998.

At Emerson, Mooradian assumed many out-of-classroom duties,

including budget preparation, class formation and staff assignments.

She served on the School Site Council, brought the Washington Mutual


Savings Program and the recycling program to Emerson, and has worked

with the Gifted and Talented Education and English Language

Development programs.

Molly Shore