Oped: Government must step in for vaccinations

When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."

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Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

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GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

As Glendale Community College officials gear up for a new academic year in the fall, they are hoping for a boost in enrollment after figures for the past academic year were relatively flat.

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Resident honored with veteran award

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) honored Staff Sgt. Gerald Collins, a veteran from both the U.S. Army and California National Guard, as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly district during the 2015 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon last week.

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Local officials react to vaccine law

Local officials react to vaccine law

A new law that would require essentially all California students to get vaccinated before starting school will have a tiny impact on Glendale and Burbank as nearly all children have been immunized, but some local officials believe the law, while based on good intentions, goes too far.

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Couple's grandson arrested in their double homicide

Couple's grandson arrested in their double homicide

A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of murdering his grandparents, who were found dead Sunday in their Glendale home.

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One City, One Book favors one of its own

One City, One Book favors one of its own

La Cañada author Mark Salzman’s 1986 memoir “Iron & Silk,” the story of a young man’s search for meaning and self-mastery during a teaching assignment in Central China, has been selected as this year’s One City, One Book title.

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Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

As residents make plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.

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818 Roundup: Statewide residential water use drops; Glendale police seizing more guns

818 Roundup: Statewide residential water use drops; Glendale police seizing more guns

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 86 and a low of 63, according to the National Weather Service.

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Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash.

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More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

Glendale police have seized more guns in the first half of this year than during all of last year, prompting police officials to consider beefing up firearms training, officials said.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The other day, my son was practicing his guitar playing with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith’s “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” you know, the 1832 patriotic song that is not “America the Beautiful” and whose melody is the same as England’s “God Save the Queen.”

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Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

When Burbank Water and Power renovated its EcoCampus along Magnolia Boulevard, officials could have chosen to totally remove elements of the old power substation there, but instead retained them and incorporated them into the landscape design.

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Annual fireworks set to light up La Crescenta

Annual fireworks set to light up La Crescenta

The skies above La Crescenta will light up with a Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, and tickets for the event are still available.

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Local water consumption declines 27%

Local water consumption declines 27%

As local water agencies await specifics on fines and punishments that could be levied by the state against wasters and districts failing to meet reduction mandates, officials are hopeful recent increased efforts to educate consumers will hold water.

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Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.”

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Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

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Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

GLENDALE — Sophia Beers didn’t have an interest in soccer until she attended a friend’s birthday party several months ago. She’s become curious about the game and the fundamentals surrounding the sport since the festivity concluded.

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Hoover dips into past to name Moreno new baseball coach

Having served more than a decade as an assistant baseball coach at the high school and junior college level, Mickey Moreno examined the possibility of moving up the coaching ladder and taking charge of a team.

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Oakmont's Kennedy qualifies for PGA Championship

Thanks in part to a superb short game, Russ Kennedy will now be making some new travel plans later in the summer.

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Crime Report: Security spots woman 'returning' new items for in-store credit

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<p>This side-by-side image of surveillance stills, shows a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a Glendale bike shop on June 16.</p>

Police release images of Glendale bike theft suspect

Police on Thursday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a store after requesting a test ride, police said.

<p>Ani Sarkissian, center, recently accepted a 2015 Mary Ellen Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship from Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic. She is flanked by Janice Paul, left, president of the organization, and Lynne Graves, Scholarship Committee member. Sarkissian is a La Ca&ntilde;ada&nbsp;High School graduate who will attende Cal State San Luis Obispo to major in civil engineering.</p>

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a community-based organization encompassing the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 scholarship awards.

<p>Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will be honored by the Ca&ntilde;ada Crescenta Democratic Club during its 10th anniversary barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12.</p>

Democratic club to honor Liu, Schiff

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the La Cañada home of state Sen. Carol Liu and Michael Peevey.

Council grants $295K in funding to community organizations

On Monday, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council granted a combined $295,725 to help nine local organizations build or maintain projects and community programs intended to enrich the lives of La Cañada youths, adults and seniors.

City officials express relief over exclusion of AB 113 from state budget

City officials are breathing a sigh of relief the recently-adopted state budget didn’t include a bill that could have siphoned millions of dollars that Glendale won in a court case against Sacramento, but at least one official up north is claiming the piece of legislation will return.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Taking down the 'Stars and Bars'

When I got to Vietnam I learned the only thing worse than being a second lieutenant was being a second lieutenant from New York City. A Yankee! I was consumed by college boy idealism. However, my opinions would soon collide with reality.

<p>Anita Brenner</p>

Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results

After months of procrastination, I finally made it back to Koreatown. My destination was the Kae Sung Market.

<p>Palbearers remove the casket from the hearse at the funeral for Bakersfield police officer David Nelson at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.</p>

818 Roundup: Officers pay tribute to former Burbank cadet; traffic stop leads to credit card fraud bust

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, July 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 65 with a slight chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Homeless man sues Glendale hospital, alleges patient dumping

A mentally-ill homeless man who was hospitalized after a suicide attempt is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center after being allegedly discharged from the hospital against his will and dumped on Skid Row.

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