818 Roundup: Glendale ponders adding council seats; some stolen iPads recovered

818 Roundup: Glendale ponders adding council seats; some stolen iPads recovered

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, August 28, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 97 and a low of 71, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Flintridge Prep offensive/defensive linemen Arthur Chang and Warren Hosseinion figure to play a large role in the Rebels' success this year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Chang, Hosseinion serve as important building blocks for Flintridge Prep

Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing in at about 205 pounds, Flintridge Prep senior quarterback Andrew Tsangeos is hard to miss.

<p>Flintridge Prep C/DT senior Arthur Chang, right, goes for a tackle during a summer practice on the school's field on Aug. 15. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Anticipation for special season builds for Flintridge Prep football

There’s a certain undeniable feeling at Flintridge Prep this summer.

<p>Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis doubes player Margaux Blain returns this season for the Sunshine League champions. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Girls' Tennis Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy aiming for back-to-back league titles

No longer concerned with having to end a league championship drought, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis team are now focused on looking to stay atop the Sunshine League.

<p>Glendale Community College men's soccer players Luis Haro, left, and Dearin Robateau, right, battle for the ball during practice at the school's field in Glendale on Aug. 18. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Depth will be key to Glendale Community College men's soccer success

From a series of dribbling drills to a machine rifling shots from various angles at a handful of goalkeepers, there turned out to be plenty of action going on at Sartoris Field while the members of the Glendale Community College men’s soccer team conducted a recent practice.

<p>Wendy Sinnette, superintendent of schools for the La Canada Unified School District, talks to Kiwanis Club members and parents at a recent Kiwanis meeting at Descanso Gardens.</p>

La Cañada Unified superintendent defends start date

La Cañada Unified Supt. Wendy Sinnette on Tuesday defended schools starting in mid-August in the wake of a recent wave of social media fervor, including an online petition, suggesting the district push back the start date.

<p>City of Glendale city council, left to right, Vartan Gharpetian, mayor Ara Najarian, Laura Friedman, Zareh Sinanyan and Paula Devine, stand with Glendale library director Cindy Cleary, far &nbsp;right, and book characters during the Glendale Central Library renovation groundbreaking ceremony at the library in Glendale on Thursday, July 16, 2015.&nbsp;city officials are looking into expanding the City Council to seven at-large members and moving municipal elections to November.</p>

Glendale ponders having larger council

Almost four months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to split the community into voting districts, city officials are looking into expanding the City Council to seven at-large members and moving municipal elections to November.

Glendale youth event centers on interactions with police

A workshop geared toward teaching Glendale’s youth their rights when approached by police drew a handful of teenagers to the Pacific Community Center on Wednesday.

<p>Former two-time mayor Robert Garcin has passed away at the age of 86.</p>

Robert Garcin, former Glendale mayor and city councilman, dies at 86

Former Glendale City Councilman, two-time mayor and retired lawyer Robert Garcin, who served when the Glendale Galleria first opened its doors, has died. He was 86.

<p>Neighbors Mike Schloessmann, left, and Philippe Hartley, right, show how large a recently-replaced power pole is right in between their multi-million dollar homes on the 1200 block of Flanders Road in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.</p>

La Cañada residents prompt city review of power poles

When Philippe Hartley got a notice from Southern California Edison in June that his Flanders Road home would go dark while a nearby power pole was replaced, he figured there was nothing he could do.

<p>A woman returned home Thursday, Aug. 20 at around 9:10 p.m. to find two men reportedly burglarizing her home in the 4800 block of Castle Road. One of the men kicked her, knocking her to the ground. The two men fled the scene in a white hatchback car.</p>

Crime Report: Safe pried open, jewelry stolen from home; Homeowner attacked during robbery

La Cañada Flintridge

INFOGRAPHICS: Paying the rent in the 818

INFOGRAPHICS: Paying the rent in the 818

<p>The new La Canada Village Shopping Center in the 2100 block of Foothill Boulevard in August 1955, anchored by the first Ralphs supermarket to be built in the town. Generous prizes were offered during the grand-opening celebration, including a $1,000 mink stole. Today a Ross Dress for Less store occupies the site.</p>

La Cañada History: Ralphs supermarket opens; local firefighters help after Hurricane Katrina

Ten Years Ago

Business Briefs: Organic yogurt bar opens; Tory Burch coming to Americana at Brand

Organic yogurt shop opens

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada High's Andrew Sarceda and his teammates open the season Friday at home versus Verbum Dei. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)</p>

Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep ready to kick off season

Even though every area football team has at least nine games on its schedule this season, maybe no contest is given the same amount of significance as does the season opener.

<p>Hoover High's James Cumbucon (center) and his teammates will open the season Friday at Hollywood. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Weekly Football Previews: Hoover, Flintridge Prep look to start 2015 strong

While the Hoover High football team has had its share of difficulties, the squad will rely on its recent history when it opens the season.

<p>Hoover High junior Quentin Smith is attempting to make the transition from running back to quarterback. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Hoover football's Quinton Smith ready to elevate signal-calling chores

On the cusp of playing in a varsity game for the first time, Quinton Smith can’t wait to begin handling the signal-calling responsibilities for the Hoover High football team.

<p>Hoover High football head coach Matt Andersen runs offensive line drills at football practice in August. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Hoover Football Preview: Tornadoes aiming to build winning attitude

Two things will remain the same for the Hoover High football team when it lines up for Friday’s season-opening contest.

<p>Burbank police investigate the scene of a homicide in the 1900 block of Richard Street on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. A 35-year-old woman was found dead, and her boyfriend was arrested early Tuesday morning.</p>

Woman killed in Burbank home died of stab wound to neck

[UPDATE 2:22 p.m.] The 35-year-old woman killed in Burbank on Sunday evening died of a stab wound to the neck, coroner’s officials said Thursday.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Misadventures and beyond

I had just lost five bucks in one of those dispensers in baggage claim at Midway Airport in Chicago. You know what I'm talking about. The ones that spit out those tiny, feeble metal baggage carts with the broken wheels.

Historic Alex Theatre flashes a glimmer of restored tower lighting

Historic Alex Theatre flashes a glimmer of restored tower lighting

Onlookers on Wednesday evening got a sneak peek at the restored beacon of downtown Glendale — the highly visible tower with a spire atop at the Alex Theatre as it was briefly relit about a week ahead of the historic venue’s 90th birthday.

Around Town: Resident to head a Marine regiment

For the first time in its history, the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, also known as “2/23,” headquartered in Pasadena, will be headed by a La Cañadan.

<p>Authorities are looking into the theft of 39 iPad tablets, estimated at $19,500, on July 21 from Palm Crest Elementary School in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge.</p>

Five iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary recovered in Long Beach

La Cañada Unified officials announced Tuesday five of 39 iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary School last month have been recovered by sheriff’s deputies, who’ve made one arrest in what could be part of a larger theft ring.

<p>Work has begun to turn the vacant building formerly occupied by the Great Indoors at the Empire Center in Burbank into a Walmart Supercenter.</p>

818 Roundup: Walmart Supercenter coming to Burbank; Deputies investigate home-invasion robbery

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, August 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 99 and a low of 72, according to the National Weather Service.

Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz team volleys quick thinking

Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz team volleys quick thinking

Crescenta Valley High School students were holding their first rehearsal on Wednesday as part of the school’s ComedySportz team, a comedy improv group, when the subject of their first game was determined — bananas.

Dollar Tree sprouting from vacated Glendale site

Nationwide discount chain Dollar Tree will open its first Glendale location on Sept. 15 at the former site of a relocated Trader Joe’s.

Glendale school district offers raises to management

The Glendale Unified school board has authorized salary hikes for its employees serving in management positions, including those who are administrators, principals, assistant principals, school psychologists and occupational therapists in what is an indicator of improved financial stability in the school district.

City Briefs: Brand Library concert series coming to a close; teen night out planned

Teen Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday at the Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave.

Suspect arrested after allegedly stealing from Burbank store, hitting employee with car

A 45-year-old Valley Village man was arrested after allegedly hitting an Ulta Beauty employee with his car after stealing a pair of gloves from the business, police said.

<p>Palm Crest Elementary School Kindergarten student Sadie Dillard, center, and her third-grade twin sisters Maggie, left, and Mona, right, enjoy a burger during the Back-to-School Picnic event on school grounds in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge on Friday, August 21, 2015.</p>

Picnics welcome back La Cañada elementary students

La Cañada’s three elementary schools concluded the first week of the 2015-16 school year on Friday, welcoming new and returning students and their families with campuswide picnic events.