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<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.

<p>St. Francis High senior running back Areg Nazarian is looking to have his best season yet. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

St. Francis' Nazarian poised for biggest season yet

At first glance, the 5-foot-7, 185-pound Areg Nazarian might not look all that special and certainly not intimidating.

<p>Crescenta Valley High's Vasil Halchev shoots at a summer water polo practice at Crescenta Valley High on Monday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Boys' Water Polo Preview: Pacific League might be up for grabs

Two traditional powerhouses fought to the last minute before ultimately sharing the Pacific League championship last season. In doing so, the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ water polo teams raised the bar and forced other teams throughout the league to take notice.

Burb's Eye View: A thank you to the readers for making this 'view' enjoyable

Burb's Eye View: A thank you to the readers for making this 'view' enjoyable

In 2011, I knew two things about Burbank: Its historical society celebrates Johnny Carson and motorsports in almost the same room, and “beautiful Downtown Burbank” had largely remained untouched since the days when “Leave It to Beaver” was filmed on its streets.

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