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.
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