<p>IKEA&nbsp;employees and city officials throw the ceremonial dirt as construction begins for the new IKEA&nbsp;in Burbank on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. When completed, the new 456,000 sq. ft. store, on 22 acres on San Fernando Rd., will be the largest one in the United States.</p>

818 Roundup: IKEA breaks ground on new Burbank store; Joint police operation yields 24 arrests

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 80 and a low of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Flintridge Prep cross-country runners Sophie Gitlin, left, and Natalie O'Brien, right, give the Rebels a dynamic 1-2 punch. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Expectations vary, but are still high for city trio

Even though expectations vary for the three city girls’ high school cross-country programs, it’s clear that prosperity is to be anticipated for the Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and La Cañada squads.

<p>Members of the Flintridge Prep boys cross-country team cool down after a practice run at school during the summer. Left to right: Nikhil Poole, Jack Van Scoter, Rab Moran, Joanthan Valhala, Evan Patinelli and Shayam Patel. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Improvement is top goal for city squads

Postseason expectations are all the talk for the city’s three high school boys’ cross-country programs.

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley tennis doubles up Flintridge Sacred Heart

GIRLS’ TENNIS

<p>IKEA&nbsp;employees and city officials throw the ceremonial dirt as construction begins for the new IKEA&nbsp;in Burbank on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. When completed, the new 456,000 sq. ft. store, on 22 acres on San Fernando Rd., will be the largest one in the United States.</p>

Burbank officials take part in groundbreaking for new IKEA store

On a wide, flat swath of brown, exposed earth, local officials in business suits and IKEA employees in utilitarian blue-and-yellow garb gathered under a pair of white tents, surrounded by mounds of dirt and abutting concrete walls at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. in Burbank on Tuesday.

<p>Police recovered drugs and narcotic paraphernalia during "Operation Southeast Shaker."&nbsp;A recent spike in crime in the area over the last couple of months prompted Glendale police &mdash; in partnership with Los Angeles County probation officers, the Department of Homeland Security and Burbank police &mdash; to conduct the operation.</p>

Joint police effort leads to two dozen arrests in Glendale

Police arrested 24 people Friday night during a crime-suppression operation conducted in southeast Glendale, authorities said.

<p>St. Francis High football coach Jim Bonds instructs his squad during practice at the school's field in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge on Wednesday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

St. Francis Football Preview: Golden Knights have something to prove

St. Francis High, like every other football team at this time of the year, is looking to move forward, to pen another chapter.

Overall Glendale Unified student numbers drop

Overall, the number of students attending Glendale schools declined slightly this year compared to last year, but a growing number of students are attending elementary schools, according to district data.

Burroughs, Crescenta Valley girls' golf teams place third, fourth, respectively

PACOIMA — After one Pacific League match, Ashley Phelps already likes the makeup of the Burroughs High girls’ golf team.

Glendale Cruise Night delivers same roar

Glendale Cruise Night delivers same roar

Downtown Glendale became a classic car haven Saturday when Cruise Night rolled into town.

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