Glendale man pleads guilty to laundering $1.1 million in Medicare fraud scheme

A 47-year-old Glendale man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he helped launder $1.1 million in proceeds from a healthcare fraud scheme, officials said.

Four motorists arrested at Glendale DUI checkpoint

Four motorists arrested at Glendale DUI checkpoint

Four people were arrested for driving under the influence during a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted on Saturday evening, police said.

A vinyasa flow class taught by Christy Marsden at Yoga Blend in Burbank.

Yoga Blend in Burbank emphasizes community-minded, noncompetitive atmosphere

You can probably guess that Yoga Blend, a friendly studio in Burbank, has classes influenced by the various schools of yoga.

<p>Los Angeles County Sheriff&rsquo;s homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 73-year-old man who was found dead at a home in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue in La Crescenta on Friday, July 24, 2015, according to authorities.</p>

Elderly man found dead in La Crescenta home identified

An elderly man found dead in his La Crescenta residence Friday has been identified, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

<p>A conceptual rendering, produced as a collaboration between Woodbury University architecture professor Katherine Harvey and her students, shows a design for a proposed community garden at the corner of Chandler Boulevard and North Pass Avenue with a shade trellis, an amphitheater, California native plants and 4-foot-by-10-foot plots Burbank residents could lease and cultivate.</p>

818 Roundup: Burbank shows movement on community garden; Suspicious death investigation

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, July 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 84 and a low of 63, according to the National Weather Service.

Burbank softball drops to 0-2 in West Region Tournament

It’s been a phenomenal summer for the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team.

Leader Cartoon: Letters to the innocent in Burbank

Leader Cartoon: Letters to the innocent in Burbank

Last week, Burbank City Manager Mark Scott apologized for some watering warning letters, which he said were mailed out not only to those watering on the wrong days, but also to customers watering on the proper days who were not violating the water-saving ordinance, but who appeared to using among the highest volumes of water on those days. several hundred residents who received those letters have complained that they were doing nothing wrong, and the utility had to put more staff on duty to handle the volume of complaint calls.

<p>Michael Angarano (Christopher Archer), Jesse Carere (Paul Beattie/5704), Brett Davern (Hubbie Whitlow/7258), Tye Sheridan (Peter Mitchell/819), Johnny Simmons (Jeff Jansen/1037), Ezra Miller (Daniel Culp/8612), and Chris Sheffield (Tom Thompson/2093) in Kyle Alvarez's&nbsp;"The Stanford Prison Experiment."</p>

Film Review: Cast buoys film of errant psychology experiment

Academic experiments rarely achieve fame, but, of the few that have, the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment — the subject of a new like-titled movie from director Kyle Patrick Alvarez — is only equaled by the earlier Milgram study, which dealt with similar issues in a smaller, more controlled way.

<p>Pedestrians walk past the Alex Theatre on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.</p>

Show goes on for Glendale's Alex Theatre

The 90-year-old Alex Theatre in Glendale has survived through generations of moviegoers and live entertainment, as well as a period of uncertainty as developers hungrily vied for the prime downtown property.

<p>"Anthony Edwards in "Miracle Mile."</p>

DVD Review: Dreaming of the apocalypse in 'Miracle Mile'

Start the Presses: Midsummer notes around town

Start the Presses: Midsummer notes around town

Open house slated at Burbank City Hall

In place of its regularly scheduled open meeting, the Burbank City Council will host an open house at City Hall on Tuesday.

Contractor sets new finish date for Glendale Community College lab

After nearly two years of construction, the structure that will become Glendale Community College’s largest building will not be open to students before the spring semester as college officials had hoped.

<p>Dionne (A380913) is an incredibly affectionate three-year-old, spayed female, medium-hair. She has recovered from an injury and is now ready for her "purrfect" home.</p>

News-Press Pet of the Day: Dionne

Dionne is an incredibly affectionate 3-year-old, spayed, female medium-haired cat. She is always at the front of her kennel looking for people to pet her. She purrs upon touch and will rub against your hand.

<p>Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison performs Sunday at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena. Free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena continue through Sept. 20.</p>

Levitt Pavilion series offers a variety of concerts

One of the greatest features of Southern California living in the spring and summer seasons is the many free music festivals and series that take place all over the Southland. With enough free time, to say nothing of gasoline, a music lover can seemingly find an open-air music event every night of the week.

<p>The Frutti de Mare plate comes with clams, mussels, calamari and shrimp in garlic wine sauce served over linguini, from Frankie's Italian Kitchen, at 267 N. Pass Ave., in Burbank, on Thursday, July 23, 2015.</p>

Dining Review: The proof is on the plate

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen has been a Tarzana mainstay since 1993. They recently brought their unique brand of tasty, comforting fare to the Burbank media district. Situated in what was previously Luca’s Italian Kitchen, in a shopping mall anchored by a Vons, and courageously next door to a legendary Burbank Italian joint (Sardo’s), Frankie’s Italian Kitchen is already pulling in a steady stream of customers.

<p>A conceptual rendering, produced as a collaboration between Woodbury University architecture professor Katherine Harvey and her students, shows a design for a proposed community garden at the corner of Chandler Boulevard and North Pass Avenue with a shade trellis, an amphitheater, California native plants and 4-foot-by-10-foot plots Burbank residents could lease and cultivate.</p>

Burbank plots to rent space for community garden

Like some plants that take a few seasons to mature before they blossom, plans for a proposed pilot community garden in Burbank that have been nurtured since October 2008 may soon be flowering.

<p>A bicyclist makes use of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk with the city skyline in the background on Thursday, March 20, 2014.</p>

Glendale City Council approves money for the Riverwalk Project

A $1.84-million contract to build two parks along the Glendale Narrows was awarded to a company Tuesday night, but some City Council members took issue with part of the money being allocated coming from a fund they say is meant for parks and libraries in the downtown area.

818 Roundup: Special Olympics athletes train in Burbank; water use down in Foothills

818 Roundup: Special Olympics athletes train in Burbank; water use down in Foothills

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, July 25, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 90 and a low of 64, according to the National Weather Service.

Detectives investigate elderly man's death in La Crescenta

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man on Friday in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue in La Crescenta, according to authorities.

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge City Hall in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge on Monday, June 4, 2012.</p>

La Cañada Flintridge City Council weighs bump in Mills Act tax cap

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council discussed Tuesday increasing the cap on property tax reductions guaranteed by the Mills Act, a state incentives program designed to encourage the restoration and preservation of historic, privately owned properties.

<p>This 2007 file photo shows Burbank City Hall.</p>

Burbank City Council approves increase in its salary

A proposed 20% raise in salaries for Burbank City Council members got a little sweeter this week when a council majority introduced an ordinance and approved a resolution outlining the pay hike and other changes to their benefits in a pair of 3-2 votes on Tuesday. It’s the first increase in council salary since 2007.

<p>Providence's Taylor Saldana earned his way onto the All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

<p>Burroughs High's Max Chamberlain was named to the All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

Burbank Major All-Stars softball falls in West Region opener

SAN BERNARDINO — For one of the rare instances this postseason, the Burbank Majors All-Stars softball team finds itself in unfamiliar territory.

Keoni Hayashibaro walks his dog Rocky past a Burbank Police car, after Rocky stopped to sniff the squad car during the event in Burbank Tuesday August 4, 2009. (Alex Collins/ Leader)

Transparency praised in Burbank police audit

An independent audit of the Burbank Police Department, which was reviewed by city officials this week, praised the agency for its transparency while also listing several recommendations to strengthen how officers respond to certain incidents.

<p>Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso led the Rebels to the Division IV semifinals and to the state playoffs. The junior has been selected the 2015 All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year for a second straight season. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

There has been a steady stream of talented boys’ volleyball players who have done their handy work in the Flintridge Prep gym over the years.

College Update: Glendale Community College's Rodriguez, Sigman having all-star summers

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Minor League Baseball Update: Olmedo-Barrera coming through for Princeton

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Metro bus passing through at the station inside the Bob Hope Airport's Regional Intermodal Transit Center, RITC, in Burbank on Monday, January 26, 2015. The station puts passengers at the new rental car facility where there are 10 companies offering over 1,000 cars. Passengers also have access to trains, which are across the street, and a covered, moving pathway back to the airport terminals. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Study outlines potential transit improvements at Bob Hope Airport

Planes, trains and automobiles — and buses and bikes and even good-old walking.

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