One killed, one injured in shooting at Burbank storage facility

One killed, one injured in shooting at Burbank storage facility

[UPDATE 3:54 p.m.] Police are investigating a shooting in which one man was killed and a female injured, police said.

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Weekend freeway delays expected due to construction

Motorists can expect delays this weekend due to closure of the on- and off-ramps for the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Verdugo Avenue, state transportation officials said.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your forecast for Monday

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

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Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

Glendale Community College's Chris Riley celebrates a touchdown after an interception in an American Conference Pacific Division game versus Antelope Valley College on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

GLENDALE — Behind the strength of perhaps its strongest defensive effort this season, if not ever, the Glendale Community College football team returned to both its dominant and winning ways Saturday evening.

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Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

LA CAÑADA — Navigated by the fleet feet and clutch play of junior Andrew Tsangeos, the Flintridge Prep football team founds its way to a thrilling homecoming victory Saturday night.

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818 Roundup: Fundraiser benefits children worldwide; Local baker opens new restaurant

818 Roundup: Fundraiser benefits children worldwide; Local baker opens new restaurant

Good morning, 818 readers! We hope you all had a terrific weekend. Today is Monday, October 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 56 with patchy fog throughout the day.

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Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Dozens of volunteers and supporters gathered in Glendale Saturday to kickoff a fundraiser benefiting thousands of children across the world.

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Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Calling the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project proposed in the city's Media District "too dense" and "not appropriate," Burbank Mayor David Gordon chastised his City Council colleagues for supporting the development on Tuesday. Gordon cast the lone dissenting votes in a series of 4-1 votes to approve four measures that cleared the way for the proposed 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods to move forward..

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College View to go solar

College View to go solar

After committing about $12.7 million to install solar panels at 13 campuses in the last two years, Glendale school officials are now looking to to add them to College View School.

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Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

Burroughs High's Chance Bell points to his teammates after scoring the first touchdown of the game against Pasadena in a Pacific League football game at Pasadena High on Friday. Burroughs won, 17-14. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

PASADENA — With its starting quarterback shelved for the third consecutive game with a concussion, the Burroughs High football team still liked its chances with its ground attack Friday night against Pasadena.

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La Cañada High football routs Blair, 36-0

PASADENA — Despite showcasing superior play through two quarters, the La Cañada High football team looked less than thrilled going into the halftime break.

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St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

St. Francis High's John Carroll runs the ball with Cathedral's Steven Asante in pursuit during a key Angelus League game Friday. St. Francis won, 52-41. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

LOS ANGELES — Facing its most arduous test thus far, the St. Francis High football team responded with its most clutch performance yet.

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Defense, special teams lead way for Crescenta Valley High football in win over Hoover

GLENDALE — On an evening when the high-flying Crescenta Valley High football team’s offense didn’t contribute a point until the second quarter, the Falcons proved that such a statistical dream scenario was instead a nightmare for visiting Hoover High.

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818 Roundup: Memorial for woman found dead; Crescenta Valley Town Council candidate forum

818 Roundup: Memorial for woman found dead; Crescenta Valley Town Council candidate forum

Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, October 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 77 degrees and a low of 58 with patchy fog in the evening. 

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Glendale police seek alleged hit-and-run driver

Police on Friday were searching for a hit-and-run motorist who reportedly struck a pedestrian crossing the street in Glendale.

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Lawsuit alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker

An antismoking advocate who claims Ara Najarian got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center after he spoke out against the councilman’s proposal to loosen smoking rules at restaurants is scheduled to have his day in court next spring.

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OktoBURfest on tap downtown

A little bit of Bavaria comes to Burbank this weekend when an outdoor biergarten opens Saturday on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive and Angeleno avenues downtown.

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Meeting considers the potential of south Glendale

During a special meeting Thursday, Glendale City Council members engaged in a discussion with about 25 residents at the Pacific Community Center about the future of south Glendale.

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Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council.

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The Murset family, including Sierra, 15, left kneeling, and her father Gregg Murset, center, helped clean Nicholaus Klein's apartment at Casa de la Providencia in Burbank on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The Murset family, from Queen Creek, Arizona, travels throughout the USA on their vacations and help clean people's homes.

Family's road trip is driven by philanthropy

In his 25 years as a financial planner in Phoenix, Gregg Murset noticed two things his successful clients all had in common: They worked hard and they were smart with their money.

Photos of 35-yr. old Andrianna Vaccare were on a tree next to a small candle memorial at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Vaccare, who had run-ins with law enforcement in the past, was found dead next to the tree on Monday.

Woman found dead outside Joslyn Center remembered

Andrianna Vaccare was remembered by loved ones as a “beautiful soul” who loved her two daughters, could recite every U.S. president and was a huge fan of Eric Clapton.

A Word, Please: Taking a deeper look at the passive voice

Does the passive voice lend itself to biased, manipulative writing? A reader named Richard wanted to know after witnessing a discussion about a news article.

News-Press Editorial: Vote in favor of demolition holds together

Emotions can run high when any historic property faces the wrecking ball. Even more so when preservationists believe an entire neighborhood is safe because a special district has been established to protect vintage homes from demolition. So we understand the dismay some are feeling this week over the City Council’s decision to allow a couple to demolish their 1954 ranch-style home in the Brockmont Park Historic District and replace it with a Spanish Colonial revival-style house.

Glendale Community College cross-country drops uphill battle at Mt. SAC

A four-race winning streak and an air of invincibility ended for the Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team Friday morning at Mt. San Antonio College.

Morty (A366056) is a 4-year-old orange and white cat available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Morty

Morty is a 4-year-old, orange-and-white cat. She is sweet, calm and affectionate.

Sisters Blackie (A059822) and Dancer (A059823) are just 1.5 years old and ready to be adopted.

Leader Pets of the Day: Blackie and Dancer

It’s “Here kitty, kitty... girl time.” There’s no denying these two kitties are sisters. Blackie and Dancer are just 1 1/2 years old and ready to be transported to their new life.

Hospital head is board recertified

Jack Ivie, president of Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, recently earned board recertification in healthcare management.

Jazz singer Perlene Thurston in Toluca Lake on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Thurston performs a weekly show every Saturday at the Backstage Café in Burbank with the Jazz Guitarist Doug MacDonald and Vocalist Perlene Thurston show. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend

Saturday mornings in Burbank have gotten a lot cooler recently, thanks to jazz singer Perlene Thurston’s free, weekly 11 a.m. gigs at Olive Avenue’s Backstage Café. Teamed with the veteran guitarist Doug McDonald, Thurston’s brand of straight ahead jazz vocals are lush and evocative, fraught with warmth and emotion and communicates volumes of psychic information with an instinctive artistry that’s near mesmerizing.

Bountiful Bakery owner Denise Assad shows off the sea salt chocolate chip cookies at her eatery on the 3500 block of N. Verdugo Rd in Glendale on Thursday, October 9, 2014. The bakery opened in Mid September.

Dining: Trip to Bountiful Bakery is sweet indeed

The economic downturn of 2008 was a curse and a blessing for Denise Assad. After a prestigious career in advertising and design, she lost her job. Using her unemployment checks as start-up cash, she began baking and selling the fruits of her labor to parents at her son’s preschool. By 2009, she’d earned enough to join the Brentwood Farmer’s Market where her baking business really took off.

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