Youth Roundup: La Cañada Gladiators win two conference titles

2014 Midget Champs. La Cañada Gladiators. (Courtesy of Kevin Lacey)

Youth Roundup: La Cañada Gladiators win two conference titles

For the first time in the 48-year history of the La Canada Gladiators, two teams brought home conference championships.

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Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Flintridge Prep's Jack Van Scoter heads to Fresno's Woodward Park after winning the CIF-SS Division V individual championship last weekend at Mt. SAC. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Perhaps it’s an already all-too familiar narrative, but history is on the line once again for the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s three surviving cross-country schools at Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

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Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Arriving from Arizona, Glendale and Burbank police last week flew in their new shared helicopter, which is equipped with updated features for more efficient and effective police work, officials said.

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New ad campaign takes flight at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Burbank Bob Hope Airport officials are following a marketing playbook that they hope will help raise awareness of the airport by targeting college sports fans throughout the country with bowl season around the corner.

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Buffalo Wild Wings, L.A. Fitness eye Glendale Marketplace

L.A. Fitness and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will be setting up shop in the Glendale Marketplace, which has seen several businesses close. However, their grand openings likely won’t happen until the end of next year.

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Burroughs High gets new principal

Deborah Madrigal will take the helm of John Burroughs High School in December, Burbank educators announced this past Thursday during a meeting of the Burbank Unified school board.

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Homework talk sparks 'spirited debate'

Guidelines that suggest how long students should spend on homework were reviewed by the Burbank Unified school board last week during a meeting that had a teacher and former student speak out against them.

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Drop-off boxes at Broadway post office to be relocated

Two drive-thru drop-off mailboxes in the alley behind the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service will be relocated for three months due to a construction project.

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Rink to reopen for season

Rink to reopen for season

Pull those Christmas sweaters out of the closet — and some leg warmers, while you’re at it. A temporary skating rink will return to downtown Burbank on Friday with a schedule of special events that includes Ugly Sweater Mondays and ’80s Night Wednesdays.

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Youngsters learn about business world

Youngsters learn about business world

From brainstorming ideas to targeting consumers, youth tapped into their business skills for a two-day “Youth in Business Entrepreneurs’ Day” this past weekend.

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Burb's Eye View: A message helps make a happy home

Burb's Eye View: A message helps make a happy home

When she moved into her new home on Lincoln Street this month, Elana Helgesen discovered a welcome surprise message: “Will you marry me?”

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Community: GCC's Patrons Club presents annual fashion show

Community: GCC's Patrons Club presents annual fashion show

John Davitt, former superintendent/president of Glendale Community College, was remembered for his longtime support of the college’s Patrons Club during the annual fashion show earlier this month at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

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Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Glendale Community College football duo earns honors

Glendale Community College's Dante Shipman was named the team MVP after intercepting eight passes this year and finishing with the school career record of 14. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Glendale Community College football duo earns honors

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the 12th and final meeting of the year.

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Community: Weathercaster is also Santa's elf

NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman will be broadcasting his 5 and 6 p.m. segments live at several locations throughout December. He will visit the Americana at Brand from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, and then pack up his “sleigh” and head for Toluca Lake, where he’ll stop at the 7 p.m. neighborhood tree-lighting ceremony at the corner of Riverside Drive and Forman Avenue.

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Community: Top SoCal choral singers perform

Local high school choral members performed with their peers last Saturday during the Southern California Vocal Assn.’s High School Honor Choirs event at Santa Monica High School. The evening performance culminated two days of intense rehearsals by students representing high schools throughout the Southland.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Matilda

News-Press Pet of the Day: Matilda

From last week, Melody (A366120) is still available and Humphrey (A367559) has gone to a rescue.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Sylvester

Calling all chocolate lovers... chocolate pit bull terriers, that is. Introducing pretty-eyed Sylvester. This energetic 3-year-old boy is a handsome lad with a sweet and playful spirit.

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Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and reaffirming support for a plan to equip law enforcement officials with body-worn cameras.

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In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral who had helped arrange for the service to promote religious tolerance, said he "hoped the service would serve as the start of more efforts to work together for good." Although security was tight for the event, one heckler turned up, decrying the use of the cathedral by Muslims. The day before, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. had made a Facebook post in which he wrote about the event that it was "sad to see a church open its doors to worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible." The critics' sentiments resonated with some Americans, but not with others.

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Underwater portraits with Santa at Sport Chalet

Anyone looking for a fun alternative to the annual mall Santa portrait will find a welcome respite at La Cañada’s Sport Chalet on Dec. 6.

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Burglary suspects arrested with parking-control officer's help

Police tied three people to a residential burglary that occurred last month using records from a parking-control officer who had noted the suspect vehicle’s license plate while on parking duty, authorities said.

"London, 1960," a photograph part of the exhibition "Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland" now at the Huntington.

An American captures a changing UK

In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting a lot of unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson was carrying wads of cash.

Shamma, MacVaugh and Blain eliminated in second round of tournament

Throughout the regular season, Natalie Shamma, Holly MacVaugh and Margaux Blain proved they could match up against some of the top talent in their respective leagues.

Crew member Angie Zavala shows off the Ox Box, which includes double beef, jasmine rice, sauced-tossed veggies, caramel egg, all toppers, at Asian Box in Burbank.

Dining Review: Dining options after the turkey's put away

Thanksgiving vacation is near. The family is coming to town. Thursday, everyone will be busy preparing food, talking and eating. What about Friday through Sunday? How will you keep them entertained?

Alleged drunk driver arrested for crashing into parked cars

A 34-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly crashing her car into several parked cars while drunk, police said.

A Monarch butterfly on a daisy at the Oak Woodland and California Meadow Project at Descanso Gardens in La Ca-ada Flintridge on Monday, November 10, 2014. The 5-acre project officially opens this Saturday and features the historic Boddy Lodge, native grasses, meadow plants and trees.

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

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

The new album from Van Dyke Parks, "Super Chief: Music For the Silver Screen," is constructed of orchestrated scraps from the Pasadena-based composer and songwriter's three decades of work as a film composer.

Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks

The train was decidedly not bound for glory. It was only going to Hollywood. Pasadena, actually. But that three-day journey — taken in 1955 by 12-year-old Van Dyke Parks, aboard the ultra plush Super Chief from Princeton Junction — nevertheless provided compelling narrative grist for the composer’s latest musical adventure.

After giving the opening prayer, Glendale Fire Dept. Chief Harold Scoggins is all smiles during the annual Kettle Kick-off Breakfast at the Salvation Army Glendale Corps location in Glendale on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

818 Roundup: Salvation Army kettle campaign kicks off; 'Holiday in the Park'

Good morning, 818! It's Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 52 degrees.

Flintridge Prep's girls' cross-country team repeated as CIF Southern Section Division V champion on Saturday.

Flintridge Prep cross-country girls repeat as Division V champs

WALNUT — It was the fleet feet of Natalie O’Brien that led the way, but it was the Flintridge Prep pack shortly behind her that won the day.

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