Man Sentenced in Spree of Trader Joe’s Robberies

First published in the Jan. 8 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

A Huntington Park man was sentenced Monday to 21 years behind bars for carrying out a string of armed robberies or attempted armed robberies of Trader Joe’s markets throughout the Southland — two of which involved his son as the getaway driver.
Gregory Johnson, 44, pleaded guilty in May to one federal count each of interference with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
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LCHS, Flintridge Prep Capture League Crowns

Photo by Eric Danielson / Outlook Valley Sun
The LCHS girls’ soccer team won the Rio Hondo League championship and clinched a CIF-SS Division 4 playoff berth.

The La Cañada High School varsity girls’ soccer team closed out the regular season with an emphatic 4-0 victory over visiting Monrovia last week.

The Spartans won the Rio Hondo League championship with a record of 6-1-1 and hosted Santa Ynez in a CIF Southern Section Division 4 first-round playoff match on Wednesday. Should LC come away victorious, it would advance to face either Shadow Hills of Indio or Anaheim Katella on Friday, May 14.

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La Cañada Captures League Championship

Photo courtesy Razmik Ignatian
The seniors on the La Cañada High School varsity boys’ soccer team were honored prior to the Spartans’ 1-0 victory over Pasadena Blair last week. Pictured above are Luka Jovanovic (from left), Garrett Morikawa, Andrew Ignatian, Jonah Garland, head coach Bruno Costa, Connor Grogan, Daniel Pinski, Noah Truong, Kiven Nessim and Luke Hong.

The La Cañada High School varsity boys’ soccer team narrowly defeated visiting Pasadena Blair, 1-0, to capture the Rio Hondo League championship outright last week.

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