FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Man sitting on bus bench critically injured when hit by truck

Man sitting on bus bench critically injured when hit by truck

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after being struck while sitting on a bus bench by a pick-up truck whose driver, an 18-year-old Burbank woman with a learner’s permit, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

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Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

PortuCal Peri Peri, the new fast-casual eatery on San Fernando Road, has a name as peculiar as the circuitous route that brought this spicy chicken to Burbank.

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DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

Japanese director Shohei Imamura had a long, somewhat strange career. For a decade, starting in the late ’50s, he attracted attention for a series of social realist films, often with an ironic view of the American occupation. After a decade, he dropped fiction altogether, directing a number of documentaries throughout the ’70s. In 1979, he returned to dramatic film with the serial killer picture “Vengeance Is Mine”; he worked continually for the remaining 25 years of his life, twice winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal life. He's financially well off with a thriving practice. At least some of his patients have interesting neuroses. And he lives in a lovely home with the even lovelier Clara (Rosamund Pike), whose career in public relations is soaring.

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Woman struck, killed by car; marks third pedestrian fatality this year

Woman struck, killed by car; marks third pedestrian fatality this year

A 25-year-old Eagle Rock woman was killed Saturday evening when she was struck by a car while crossing the street illegally, marking the third pedestrian fatality in Glendale this year, authorities said.

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Five Acres tees up for speakeasy event

Five Acres will host its inaugural “Supper at the Speakeasy” dinner and fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Annandale Golf Club, tied to its 27th annual Golf Classic.

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Democratic club to talk education

Greta Pruitt, a former teacher and administrator, will discuss “The Privatization of Public Education” at the Sunday, Sept. 21 meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive.

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Women's Club meets at Warner Bros.

La Cañada Junior Women's Club President Kelly Chamberlain invited her new executive board members to Warner Bros. Studios for their annual retreat to discuss the upcoming 2014-15 year.

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Social club plans activities for SGV

The Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley club invite new La Cañada Flintridge residents to join in their October events.

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Connor Kamm of Nashville, TN, finishes in first place at theThanksgiving Fun Run and Food Drive, sponsored by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge on Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Community Center gets ready for run

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is gearing up early for its annual Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive and announced this week that those who register for the race by Oct. 3 can save money.

Mourners embrace at a vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on Friday, September 12, 2014. Three died in a crash in Santa Clarita last night.

818 Roundup: Lincoln Park events; Taser lawsuit settled; Reflecting on teen deaths

Today is Monday, Sept. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 64.

'Midsummer' and acrobatics on tap at Lincoln Park

Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words of William Shakespeare.

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your Monday forecast

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Leader Cartoon: Bike lane

Leader Cartoon: Bike lane

Bert Ring gives his take on longstanding animus between bicyclists and drivers.

Glendale settles lawsuit relating to Taser incident

The city will pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who claims a Glendale police officer used excessive force and Tased him after he was pulled over while on his way to a hospital to see his sick father.

Hundreds of mourners at a vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on. Three died in a crash in Santa Clarita last night.

Start the Presses: Can we stem the teen wasteland?

Last Saturday, I found myself in front of my computer in the predawn darkness, feverishly clicking online for news about the three Burbank teens who died the day before.

Haley Powell uses a sewing machine for make an outfit of her own design. (Courtesy of Nicole Butler)

Youngsters create their own style

Jaden Martin thinks preteens deserve a better selection of cool fashions and he wants to bring it to them. The Burbank resident said he had a lot of design ideas and wanted to make them a reality.

Resident faces charges in alleged home invasion

A 25-year-old Glendale man who was shot after allegedly breaking into a Van Nuys home was charged with one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and attempted grand theft auto, authorities said. 

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