Glendale reviews water rates

As the City Council took the first step to hike water rates — albeit lower than proposed — some on the dais grilled their newest colleague for opposing increases altogether.

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Soccer royalty Real Madrid offers camp in Glendale

Soccer royalty Real Madrid offers camp in Glendale

GLENDALE — It was a meeting of the elite and the eager at the Glendale Sports Complex this week.

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La Cañada locals keep cool in water

La Cañada locals keep cool in water

On Wednesday afternoon, as outdoor thermometers throughout the city registered temperatures in the upper 90s, local kids — and some parents — took advantage of the cooling effects of the swimming pool at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

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818 Roundup: Gatto gains support for hit-and-run bill; GCC student success rates released

818 Roundup: Gatto gains support for hit-and-run bill; GCC student success rates released

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, July 24. The high is expected to reach 94 and a low of 69 in the Glendale region.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your Thursday forecast

Weather: Your Thursday forecast

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Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

Carlos Casanova of Glendale puts the ball during the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship at Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale on Wednesday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — For someone who has played golf for about two years, Jake Ledbetter caught the attention of the field Wednesday during the qualifying round of the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship.

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Privately run summer schools debated

Members of the La Cañada Unified school community are reacting to a recent Los Angeles Times article that questioned the merit of public school districts benefiting from summer school programs operated privately by their educational foundations.

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Area trails receiving an improved look

Crews from Los Angeles County’s Parks and Recreation Department set their sights this summer on making trail improvements in and around La Cañada, and are currently working in several sections of the city through July 31.

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Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

A proposed state bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would utilize digital signs along freeways typically used for displaying Amber Alerts in order to help identify hit-and-run suspects earned support from the Los Angeles City Council.

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Glendale looks to less harmful rodenticide for city parks and wildlife areas

Glendale is set to swap a poison that parks maintenance workers use to kill mice and rats for one that’s less dangerous to other wildlife that may eat the rodents, following City Council review this week.

College educators examine success rates

At Glendale Community College, 54% of students who were tracked from 2007 through 2013 went on to earn a certificate, degree or transfer to four-year school, according to data released this week showing the college’s student success rates.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Local grad earns full ride to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Montrose Food and Brewfest

Crescenta Valley High School graduate Max Burton, 18, received a full scholarship from Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Intersections: Life in the time of grief and the kindness of strangers

A few months ago, my grandmother passed away. It was a slow, agonizing end, one of those things that began with a trip to the hospital and only became progressively worse as the months wore on. In some ways, she knew that once she went in, she would not be coming out. In some ways, we did, too.

Piece of Mind: Educational foundations provide valuable service

Education inequality — such as undeniably exists between schools in affluent communities and those in poor areas — is of concern to anyone who has compassion for others and who understands the value of good schooling to the future of our civilization. If all children, from the most tender age, could be guaranteed a solid education, our society would benefit in countless ways. Aristotle and Plato had that right.

John Kilpatrick and Gabrielle Wagner were two of the singers singing carols at the "Christmas in July" mixer. Behind them is the buffet set up for a complete holiday dinner, including turkey, stuffing and cranberries.

The Valley Line: Chamber's mixer celebrates 'Christmas in July'

My goodness we are speeding through summer. It's hard to believe we are almost done with July and on to August. In just weeks the local kids will be back to school.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Sharing the story of two travelers

Cecilia Del Valle Navarro is from the picturesque town of Alcazar de San Juan, located in the Castile-La Mancha region of Central Spain. The plains of La Mancha entice one into the world of Don Quixote de La Mancha created by Miguel de Cervantes. Alcazar de San Juan is a town of windmills, castles, churches and markets steeped in a land of culture, tradition, fable and literary significance. She is from a land of considerable depth, which has defined her European character.

Around Town: Continuing tales from the Proper

The summers are long in La Cañada Flintridge.

San Gabriel Valley's Justin Cage it tagged out at first base during Babe Ruth League SoCal Regional Championships action versus Long Beach Heartwell at Stengel Field. (Photo by Mike Mullen)

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars gear up for regional

After going the distance to win the three-game Babe Ruth 18-and-under Southern California Regional, the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars celebrated briefly before refocusing.

Glendale hires firm to market cell towers

Glendale is set to partner with a company that will actively market public buildings to telecommunications companies searching for locations to install cell towers.

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