La Cañada History: Ralphs supermarket opens; local firefighters help after Hurricane Katrina

La Cañada History: Ralphs supermarket opens; local firefighters help after Hurricane Katrina

Ten Years Ago

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Business Briefs: Organic yogurt bar opens; Tory Burch coming to Americana at Brand

Organic yogurt shop opens

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Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep ready to kick off season

La Cañada High's Andrew Sarceda and his teammates open the season Friday at home versus Verbum Dei. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Weekly Football Previews: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep ready to kick off season

Even though every area football team has at least nine games on its schedule this season, maybe no contest is given the same amount of significance as does the season opener.

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Weekly Football Previews: Hoover, Flintridge Prep look to start 2015 strong

Hoover High's James Cumbucon (center) and his teammates will open the season Friday at Hollywood. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Weekly Football Previews: Hoover, Flintridge Prep look to start 2015 strong

While the Hoover High football team has had its share of difficulties, the squad will rely on its recent history when it opens the season.

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Hoover football's Quinton Smith ready to elevate signal-calling chores

Hoover High junior Quentin Smith is attempting to make the transition from running back to quarterback. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Hoover football's Quinton Smith ready to elevate signal-calling chores

On the cusp of playing in a varsity game for the first time, Quinton Smith can’t wait to begin handling the signal-calling responsibilities for the Hoover High football team.

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Hoover Football Preview: Tornadoes aiming to build winning attitude

Hoover High football head coach Matt Andersen runs offensive line drills at football practice in August. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Hoover Football Preview: Tornadoes aiming to build winning attitude

Two things will remain the same for the Hoover High football team when it lines up for Friday’s season-opening contest.

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Woman killed in Burbank home died of stab wound to neck

Woman killed in Burbank home died of stab wound to neck

The 35-year-old woman killed in Burbank on Sunday evening died of a stab wound to the neck, coroner’s officials said Thursday.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Misadventures and beyond

I had just lost five bucks in one of those dispensers in baggage claim at Midway Airport in Chicago. You know what I'm talking about. The ones that spit out those tiny, feeble metal baggage carts with the broken wheels.

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Historic Alex Theatre flashes a glimmer of restored tower lighting

Historic Alex Theatre flashes a glimmer of restored tower lighting

Onlookers on Wednesday evening got a sneak peek at the restored beacon of downtown Glendale — the highly visible tower with a spire atop at the Alex Theatre as it was briefly relit about a week ahead of the historic venue’s 90th birthday.

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Around Town: Resident to head a Marine regiment

Around Town: Resident to head a Marine regiment

For the first time in its history, the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, also known as “2/23,” headquartered in Pasadena, will be headed by a La Cañadan.

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Five iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary recovered in Long Beach

Five iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary recovered in Long Beach

La Cañada Unified officials announced Tuesday five of 39 iPads stolen from Palm Crest Elementary School last month have been recovered by sheriff’s deputies, who’ve made one arrest in what could be part of a larger theft ring.

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818 Roundup: Walmart Supercenter coming to Burbank; Deputies investigate home-invasion robbery

818 Roundup: Walmart Supercenter coming to Burbank; Deputies investigate home-invasion robbery

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, August 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 99 and a low of 72, according to the National Weather Service.

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Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz team volleys quick thinking

Crescenta Valley High's ComedySportz team volleys quick thinking

Crescenta Valley High School students were holding their first rehearsal on Wednesday as part of the school’s ComedySportz team, a comedy improv group, when the subject of their first game was determined — bananas.

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Dollar Tree sprouting from vacated Glendale site

Nationwide discount chain Dollar Tree will open its first Glendale location on Sept. 15 at the former site of a relocated Trader Joe’s.

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Glendale school district offers raises to management

The Glendale Unified school board has authorized salary hikes for its employees serving in management positions, including those who are administrators, principals, assistant principals, school psychologists and occupational therapists in what is an indicator of improved financial stability in the school district.

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City Briefs: Brand Library concert series coming to a close; teen night out planned

Teen Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday at the Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave.

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Suspect arrested after allegedly stealing from Burbank store, hitting employee with car

A 45-year-old Valley Village man was arrested after allegedly hitting an Ulta Beauty employee with his car after stealing a pair of gloves from the business, police said.

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Picnics welcome back La Cañada elementary students

La Cañada’s three elementary schools concluded the first week of the 2015-16 school year on Friday, welcoming new and returning students and their families with campuswide picnic events.

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Crews make way for Walmart at the Empire Center in Burbank

Structural steel studs, bent and piled high in a blue dumpster at the back of the former Great Indoors store at the Empire Center in Burbank glinted in the morning sun. A skid-loading tractor dumped dusty materials into a second long receptical. Out front, a crew of demolotion workers in reflective vests donned white hard hats after a mid-morning break.

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Verdugo Views: How the 'Alexander' roared to life in the '20s

When the Alexander Theatre opened in 1925, Glendale was a growing, thriving town in the midst of the Roaring ‘20s. Memories of the Great War had faded and prosperity was back. Just about everyone had electricity and telephones; plus, autos were affordable and roads were being built. Women had the right to vote, flappers were wearing knee-length dresses and bobbing their hair, and motion pictures were all the rage.

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<p>Members of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women's Committee are, from left, Elaine Alexander, Manush Arabyan, Mari Markell and Toni Williamson.</p>

Community: Women plan 'aggressive' fundraising for hospital

Ruth McNevin, the new chair of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Women’s Council, led a brainstorming meeting to discuss fundraising earlier this month at the La Cañada home of Kate Kaneko.

<p>Mountain Avenue School in La Crescenta photographed on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. The school's "Picture Day" will be held on Friday.</p>

Crescenta Valley PTA: Picture days, school fundraisers in the works

Mountain Avenue Elementary

<p>From doubles play back to singles, La Ca&ntilde;ada High senior Cassie McKenzie returns as her team's top player.</p>

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada led by new pair of sisters

Success was certainly enjoyed when it came to high school girls’ tennis in La Cañada.

<p>A pair of women&nbsp;were arrested on suspicion of prostitution Tuesday evening during separate undercover operations in Glendale, police said.</p>

Two women arrested on suspicion of prostitution during undercover operations

Two women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution Tuesday evening during separate undercover operations held at a spa and a hotel in Glendale.

<p>Toronto Blue Jays' starting pitcher Marco Estrada throws against the New York Yankees on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.</p>

Estrada gets back to starting point with Toronto Blue Jays

ANAHEIM — As he sat in contemplation in the visiting clubhouse at Angel Stadium, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada couldn’t help but think about how much his career has changed in just over a year.

<p>A mountain lion is shown resting on the ground in this file photo.&nbsp;On Saturday, a mountain lion reportedly abducted a pet poodle from a Burbank home, police said.</p>

Mountain lion snatches pet poodle from hillside home in Burbank

Police warned residents to be on-alert after a mountain lion took off with a pet poodle from the backyard of a hillside home in Burbank on Saturday.

<p>Authorities are on the lookout for three suspects who reportedly held and bound a woman at gunpoint at her residence on Tuesday and ransacked the home while her parents were out.</p>

Suspects sought in Flintridge area home invasion robbery

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a home-invasion robbery that occurred in the 1200 block of Flintridge Avenue Tuesday night, when three suspects held and bound a woman at gunpoint and ransacked the residence while her parents were out on a walk.

<p>Burbank police investigating the scene of a homicide in the 1900 block of Richard Street in Burbank.</p>

818 Roundup: Man arrested on suspicion of woman's murder; Glendale official nixes building request

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 98 and a low of 69, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Burbank police investigating the scene of a suspected homicide in the 1900 block of Richard Street in Burbank.</p>

Murder suspect and victim appeared to be dating, police said

[UPDATE 8/26 9:16 a.m.] A 28-year-old Hesperia man was arrested early Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder, two days after he allegedly used a knife to kill his girlfriend inside a Burbank home and a day after police accused a different man of the crime.

<p>Welterweight boxer Damien Lopez, 20, of Burbank, pauses for a moment before a sparring session at Powerhouse Gym Sports Complex in Burbank on Monday, August 24, 2015. Lopez has Olympic dreams and will fight in Philadelphia for a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The attempt will be Lopez's third after two prior eliminations at the quarterfinals.</p>

Burbank boxer fights for his chance at gold

Burbank resident Damien Lopez started boxing with the Burbank Boxing Club when he was 10 years old. Now, the 20-year-old told Burbank City Council members last week he hopes to qualify for the Olympic team trials and a shot to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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