Crescenta Valley All-Stars outlast Burbank for tournament title

Crescenta Valley's Michael Chung shows he has the ball after picking off Burbank's Brandon Martinez, who was caught between second and third base on a hit to third base, in the District 16 junior championship at Scholl Canyon Ball Fields on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley All-Stars outlast Burbank for tournament title

GLENDALE — It took a third meeting between the Crescenta Valley and Burbank Junior All-Stars to decide who would represent District 16 at the upcoming Section 2 baseball tournament.

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Zero week game against Hollywood only change for Hoover High football in 2014

Hoover High football coach Matt Andersen (left) and his Tornadoes don't have much of a change to their football schedule this upcoming season. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Zero week game against Hollywood only change for Hoover High football in 2014

No matter if it is scheduled to play a game at home or on the road, the Hoover High football team can count on boarding a bus to reach its destination.

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Glendale City Council approves another mixed-use project

Glendale City Council approves another mixed-use project

Another mixed-use apartment complex may be headed to Glendale as a 180-unit project featuring restaurant, retail and live-work components passed the first round of City Council design review on a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon.

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Menu change in Montrose: Louisiana fare to replace Three Drunken Goats

Menu change in Montrose: Louisiana fare to replace Three Drunken Goats

With some businesses moving on and others moving in, Montrose’s main business district is getting a makeover this summer.

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Police seek trio suspected of starting Brand Park fire

Police seek trio suspected of starting Brand Park fire

Police are looking for three men suspected of starting a fire in the hills above Brand Park Library in June that burned 150 acres and took three days to extinguish.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Winning lottery ticket sold at La Crescenta deli; Old West day at La Crescenta Library

A Fantasy 5 lottery ticket was sold at Gardenia Market & Deli in La Crescenta, earning one man $286,539.

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Spartan Basketball Camp still a show on floor

Spartan Basketball Camp still a show on floor

LA CAÑADA — One session being taught the fundamentals of basketball wasn’t enough. Neither was a second.

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Arat helps Long Beach capture gold

Fighting the rush-hour commutes six days a week from La Cañada Flintridge to Long Beach might leave most motorists irritated. Not so for Jared Arat.

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Authorities investigate five car burglaries in La Cañada

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a series of car burglaries in the Foothills they believe were committed by the same person or persons.

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Glendale school officials delay Sagebrush vote

Glendale school officials delay Sagebrush vote

The Glendale school board postponed a vote regarding a controversial transfer of the Sagebrush territory to La Cañada Unified after Supt. Dick Sheehan asked for more time to negotiate with the affluent district’s leaders.

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Intersections: Sweetness bears fruit in an ancient land

Intersections: Sweetness bears fruit in an ancient land

In the summer in Armenia, fruit is a part of my daily life. I think about how it tastes, how long it lasts, where the best open air markets are located across the city to acquire the freshest of berries and apricots, and how many varieties of mulberries I can manage to sample in the time that I’m here.

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Groups weigh whether to roll camera or call cut in La Cañada

Groups weigh whether to roll camera or call cut in La Cañada

When the movie "Jersey Boys" opened in theaters late last month, viewers watched as music phenom Frankie Valli was brought to life on screen.

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Sound wall mural depicting life in the Foothills underway

Sound wall mural depicting life in the Foothills underway

Artist Miriam Balcazar has been hard at work on a porcelain tile mural on a sound wall between Indiana Avenue and Union Street along the south side of Curran Street in La Cañada Flintridge.

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La Cañada officials talk neighborhood aesthetics

Faced with a light summer agenda Monday night, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council sought to refine city development standards alongside Planning Commission members and later denied a Glendale resident's claim the city violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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 The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'

The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'

That grand flag of our nation had its big day of celebration last Friday. I was up north in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit my kids, Chris and Heather and their offspring, Aidan, 13; Lucan, 11; Catherine, 10; Ryan, 7 and Morgan, also 7. Just before the big day, we were running around Palo Alto doing a multitude of errands in order to get ready for our own party. Heather's kids, Catherine and Ryan, surprised me by singing "You're a Grand Old Flag." I didn't know they even knew that song, which has always been a favorite of mine.

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Around Town: Checking out mysteries of mixology

It was 4:45 p.m. on a hot Monday night in La Cañada Flintridge. I was at a pub decorated with local historical memorabilia and riding equipment, waiting for some friends.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Experience is a great teacher

I would not say Capt. Mulcahy was a fair man. However, for some reason he indulged my eccentric fantasies. I’m sure being a golden gloves contender had something to do with his benevolent and tolerant attitude. Mulcahy commanded the 41st police precinct, known as Fort Apache, the Bronx. I was his street gang worker from the Police Athletic League. I kept the Savage Skulls and Ghetto Brothers from killing each other, an unlikely task for a guy who weighed a mere 145 pounds. However, I hired the toughest dudes in the neighborhood as assistants; consequently we did pretty well.

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Ing named head of cardiology division at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Frank F. Ing, MD of La Cañada Flintridge, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been named the new co-director of the hospital's heart institute and chief of its cardiology division.

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Cejudo helps propel Vaquero 11-12 All-Star team to District 16 title

GLENDALE — Handling the clean-up spot in the order doesn't appear to be a problem for Raymond Cejudo.

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A group of local singers, actors and dancers will perform in the musical "Legally Blonde" at the Lanterman Theater. The show opens on Saturday, July 12 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There is also one show on Sunday, July 13 at 5 p.m. Looking ahead to the musical are cast members (front row, from left) Annabel Fung, Irelyn Fung, Danica Eggleston, Jessie Eggleston, Jennifer Musso, Michael Clark, Dustin Bell and Pilar Wong; second row, from left, Emilia Osorio-Lowery, Maggie MacKenzie, Esme Salzman, Genny Seto, Jill Poling, Mazie Wong, Lucy Winzenried, Grace Frame, Kate Weinlein and Penelope Vallejo; third row, from left, Nicki Tobias, Elena Helvajian, Devon Clark, Julia Queen, Maggie Stein, Nikila Samudrala, Solaris Bell, Miranda DeGange, Peyton Saks, Maxwell Goss, Axel Frame and Kendall Millard; top row, from left, Jonathan Gonzalez, Kayley Gonzalez, Moriah Gonzalez, Brooke Beer, Jayca Vallejo, Franny Christensen, Ashley Peterson, Lara Friedman, Ariana Molski, Vivian Helvajian, Nicole Reynolds, Colin Lyman and Luke Naoumovitch.

'Legally Blonde' coming to stage in La Cañada

The local musical theater program for children, La Cañada Junior Theater, this weekend presents "Legally Blonde," which in 2007 won the Best New Musical award on Broadway. The story centers on a sorority girl, Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School in hopes of winning back her ex-boyfriend.

Tully Talk: Recognizing the best, and the worst, with the Tully Trophy

Summer is in full force and many local high school athletes are finally getting some time to relax, while others are competing in summer leagues or headed to compete in college after an eventful 2013-14 school year.

Chess champion Levon Aronian, who is ranked second best chess player in the world, visits the U.S. this week to teach people about chess.

Star chess player visits Glendale

The number two chess player in the world, Levon Aronian, shared his desire to increase chess' status in the United States, his road to success and his take on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a Monday night event with fans in Glendale.

Glendale police search for home invasion suspect

Police Tuesday searched for an early morning home invasion suspect who was caught in the act when residents heard him smash a window, authorities said.

Longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident Rodney W. Rood is shown in the stands at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in early July 1984, days prior to the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Rood, who was among those who formed the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, was named the lead protocol chief for the committee and was tasked with extending hospitality to visiting dignitaries.

La Cañada History: Resident appointed 'lead protocol chief' for 1984 Summer Olympics

Thirty Years Ago: Longtime local resident Rodney W. Rood, then a vice president of Atlantic Richfield Co. and vice chairman of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee board, was appointed a "lead protocol chief" for the 1984 Summer Olympics by LAOOC President Peter V. Ueberroth.

Paula Devine won the seat on the Glendale City Council in the recent June election.

Incoming Glendale councilwoman details goals for eight-month term

Incoming Councilwoman Paula Devine laid out ambitious goals for her roughly eight-month term Tuesday night, including looking into putting one-way streets in downtown Glendale and forming a “blue-ribbon panel” to tackle long-term pension reform.

With student assistant Helen McAlister cheering on at right, Tobinworld student Semaj Kennedy rides a mechanical surfboard during the Wave Surfing Adventures event at the Glendale school on in July 2013.

818 Roundup: Tobinworld students to try out surfing; Charter school misses deadline

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The high predicted for Glendale is 85 and low of 66, according to National Weather Service experts. 

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Families and children enjoy the newly added activity pool at Verdugo Park in Burbank on August 24, 2013. More than 500 guests and residents stayed cool during the hot and summer weather.

Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

This Glendale home at 1601 Capistrano, owned by Mary Boger and her husband, is included in the 56th annual Hoover Tour of Homes, shown on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

GUSD board president to step down, citing illness

Mary Boger, a longtime member of the Glendale Unified school board, announced her resignation Tuesday evening, citing a chronic condition she said made it impossible to do the work. 

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