Glendale Fighting Club's Browne on wrong end of slugfest with Arlovski

In what is likely to go down as one of the wildest rounds, if not fights, in Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight history, Travis “Hapa” Browne had the misfortune of being on the wrong side of the thrilling bout.

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Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

NORWALK — While the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships proved once again unkind to the majority of area athletes, there were a few one-of-a-kind efforts that led the way.

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Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

NORWALK – For the city of Burbank, the end of the high school track and field season came at the CIF Southern Section Divisional Finals at Cerritos College on Saturday afternoon.

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Six Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Six Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Don Yoon (“Eric”) Han, Felix Park, Michael Jihoon Park, Suraj Jayesh Patel, Thomas Rhee Jr. and Dean Wyrzykowski, all members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 398, will be feted at a Court of Honor that will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 Foothill Blvd. A reception will follow the ceremony.

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A Word, Please: The dummy word that holds things together

A Word, Please: The dummy word that holds things together

Have you ever thought about the word “do”? My advice is don’t. The word “do” is one of the bugbears of English that make our language incredibly difficult to master — for nonnative speakers and even for people born into the English-speaking world. Almost no one fully understands “do.” The people who use it correctly do so through osmosis, not understanding.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

This week, I attended my youngest son’s spring dance at his elementary school. After 12 spring dances (counting my oldest son’s tenure), this was my final one.

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News-Press Editorial: Stepping needlessly into a mess

News-Press Editorial: Stepping needlessly into a mess

City officials for the past few months spent time either defending or decrying — depending on which bureaucrat was doing the talking — the apparently clueless installation of diagonal crosswalks at a single intersection in Montrose. Thankfully, since the crosswalks at Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard were removed and the traffic lights re-timed under public pressure this week, that controversy can fade into everyone’s memories.

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Leader Editorial: Saluting a reasonable decision

Leader Editorial: Saluting a reasonable decision

Although it took some hemming and hawing, Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz on Friday ultimately came to the right conclusion: It’s OK to alter policy and allow military sashes to be worn over graduation gowns by students who have enlisted in the armed forces.

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Read On: Earning money as test subject

Zane Johnson is a healthy and strapping 31-year-old guy who is spending Memorial Day weekend as a hospital patient. And if that isn’t surreal enough, they’re also paying him to be there.

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Leader Cartoon: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Bert Ring on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

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<p>Carla Buffa performs near the Gap Outlet store in downtown Burbank on May 18. It was Buffa's first time performing there, but the area has become a hotspot for street performers, some of whom have drawn the ire of nearby business managers who have complained about the volume of their performances.</p>

Street performers drum up noise complaints

Jerry McQueen lives in Sherman Oaks, but he was in downtown Burbank enjoying a bite to eat Monday while watching Carla Buffa sing and play guitar at a spot he recommended at the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Court — the pedestrian area that was formerly part of Palm Avenue.

<p>The Brisket dinner with brisket, mashed potatoes, baked beans, and corn on the cob at The Pit Brothers Smoked BBQ in Burbank on Thursday, May 21, 2015.</p>

Dining Review: Cooked the Texan way

One of the items on my bucket list is to travel to the barbecue capitals of the USA, learning the nuances between regional BBQ styles. I want to know the real difference between Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina and Texas barbecue. Until that day comes, I'll be satisfied with the Texas barbecue found at the Pit Brothers Smoked BBQ in Burbank.

Burbank Community Band gives musicians an opportunity

Burbank Community Band gives musicians an opportunity

Burbank resident Sally Hallada loved music when she was younger and played saxophone in a number of concert bands growing up, including the New Jersey State Jazz Ensemble. However, at some point, she put the instrument on a shelf and eventually got rid of it.

<p>A developer has submitted an application to replace the World Gym at 1001 E. Colorado St. with a 4-story Holiday Inn Suites. Photographed on Friday, May 23, 2015.</p>

New 134-room Holiday Inn hotel proposed for East Colorado Street

A developer is looking to replace a gym on Colorado Street with a Holiday Inn down the street from a series of older hotels and motels that a city official hopes could be inspired by the new project to upgrade their own buildings.

<p>A sign posted roadside warns passing motorists of the Water Conservation Alert Status on April 8, 2015 in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge, Calif.</p>

818 Roundup: La Cañada to purchase recycled water from Glendale; Burbank school board reverses course on graduation sash

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, May 23, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 70 degrees and a low of 56 degrees with patchy fog in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

BURBANK — For a team that doesn't have any seniors, the Providence High baseball team made some strides this season.

UFC 187: Travis Browne faces old friend Andrei Arlovski in heavyweight slugfest

When Andrei Arlovski was preparing for his previous Ultimate Fighting Championship bout, he was doing so while residing in the welcoming confines of Travis Browne’s home.

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

GLENDALE — A one-out single from catcher Cole Pilar in the seventh inning delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Ventura Foothill Tech in Friday’s first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs at the Glendale Sports Complex.

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

GLENDALE — Following seven innings of brilliance on the mound, Crescenta Valley High’s Brian Gadsby did what he always does.

<p>A sign posted roadside warns passing motorists of the Water Conservation Alert Status on April 8, 2015 in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge, Calif.</p>

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

Not content to let city trees die amid state mandates banning the use of potable water for street medians, La Cañada Flintridge is securing truckloads of recycled water from the city of Glendale to get the job done.

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