Assemblyman Mike Gatto has a new constituent close to home.
Evangelina Felicity Gatto was born to Mike and his wife, Danielle, at 9:55 PM on October 6, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long.
“I am overwhelmed with joy,” said Assemblyman Gatto.
Assemblyman Gatto’s first child, two-year-old Elliana, also said she was very excited to have a little sister to share her toys with.
Mike Gatto represents the 43rd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Burbank, Glendale (including part of Montrose), La Crescenta, the Los Angeles communities of Atwater Village, Franklin Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake and the San Fernando Valley communities of North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, and Van Nuys. He was recently appointed Chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
An 11 month-old infant died Wednesday afternoon, despite efforts of police and fire department personnel to revive the baby boy.
Burbank Police Investagators are searching this day care facility in a residence in the 200 block of West Santa Anita Ave. for clues in the tragic death of a baby Wednesday. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
At approximately 3:15 p.m., police officers and Burbank Fire Department paramedics responded to the the 200 block of W. Santa Anita Ave, for a report of a infant not breathing. When they arrived at the licensed daycare facility in a private home, they found the infant in breathing distress. They began performing lifesaving techniques, and transported the baby boy to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
Tragically, all efforts to revive the baby by the medical staff in the emergency room were unsuccessful. The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital. The parents were notified by the police, and responded to the hospital.
Detectives were at the scene, checking the home and play area of the daycare facility for clues late this afternoon and into the night. The death is still under investigation at this time.
A 38 year-old father was arrested after leaving his 14 month-old baby girl unattended in a vehicle Thursday morning around 11:45 am. Officers arrived at the Costco store, located at 1051 West Burbank Blvd, and found a baby inside the vehicle sitting in a car seat. The baby was sleeping and sweating and the vehicle was locked and had all four door windows slightly opened. Officers were able to open the vehicle and remove the baby, calling the paramedics who arrived and medically examined the baby and determined she was okay. Approximately ten minutes later, the father, identified as Edik Magardomyan (38) of Glendale, returned to the vehicle and was placed under arrest for child endangering. A heat sensor gauged the inside vehicle temperature to be 115 degrees. The child was transported to the police station and will be released to the custody of the Department of Children Services.