News-Press pet of the day: Abe

News-Press pet of the day: Abe

Little Girl, one of the Pets of the Day last week, is still looking for a home.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Op-Ed: Is bicycling the new rude?

It usually begins in Brand Park near the top of the debris basin. An initial push-off down the steep Brand Motorway approach can get a bicycle up to 40 miles per hour as it zooms past the Doctors House and finally onto the main park thoroughfare. Watch out, hikers, pedestrians and unsuspecting park visitors — no brakes allowed here!

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On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

Some 200 Glendale residents never miss the "Meals on Wheels" all-you-can-eat benefit luncheon held annually at the First United Methodist Church on Kenwood Street. In fact, Laveta Hill has perfect attendance, having gone to all 37 luncheons.

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Robbery reported at Glendale bank

Robbery reported at Glendale bank

[UPDATE 2:31 p.m.] Glendale police are looking for an unidentified male suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank in Glendale on Tuesday. 

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La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

Forty years ago: La Cañada resident Pat Rielly was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Southern California section of the PGA. Rielly was the pro at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena.

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On the Town: Police marching band gathers for reunion

On the Town: Police marching band gathers for reunion

It all started back in 1953, when the first members of the Burbank Police Boys Band would gather in a building on the grounds of McCambridge Park for their Monday evening rehearsals, and then, once a month, muster in a local parking lot to practice marching.

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Sheriff's group prepares for rummage sale

Sheriff's group prepares for rummage sale

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Volunteer group associated with the Crescenta Valley station is gearing up for a rummage sale that will be held at the station on Sept. 13 and are seeking donations of goods to sell.

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In Theory: Do children of faith have more difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction?

A study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science and reported by the Huffington Post shows that young children exposed to religion find it more difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction than do their peers being reared in secular households. The study's authors write that 5- and 6-year-olds who have been given religious teaching, "especially exposure to miracle stories, leads children to a more generic receptivity toward the impossible that is, a more wide-ranging acceptance that the impossible can happen in defiance of ordinary causal relations."

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818 Roundup: Vince De Pinto wins Glendale City Golf Championship; fire damages Glendale duplex

818 Roundup: Vince De Pinto wins Glendale City Golf Championship; fire damages Glendale duplex

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, July 29. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 88 and low of 69 in Glendale.

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Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — With just four holes left, things appeared a bit murky for Vince De Pinto.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Fire extensively damages duplex in Glendale

A fire significantly damaged a duplex on Sunday, while the occupants were able to escape without any injuries, fire officials said.

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LEGO worker arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise

An employee at the LEGO Store in the Glendale Galleria was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing toys over the course of 18 months and selling them to a man, who was later booked on suspicion of turning a profit by selling the products online, police said.

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Flappers gears up for week of laughs

Burbank Comedy Festival: Flappers gears up for week of laughs

It's been four years since comedians Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz set out to do what some people called risky: open a comedy club in Burbank, just over the Hollywood hills.

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Parolee allegedly steals breast pump, baby items at Burbank Target

A 49-year-old parolee was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal a $400 breast pump and other baby-related items from Target in Burbank, police said.

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Street closures slated near Empire Center in Glendale

Motorists this week can expect street closures near the Empire Center in Burbank as crews work on the $355-million Empire construction project on the Golden State (5) Freeway, state transportation officials said.

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Area offers wine-tasting choices

Area offers wine-tasting choices

When it comes to wine, Tuesdays are for tastings. Three area wine shops offer terrific Tuesday night tipples for a small fee. The fourth shop is strictly a Friday/Saturday thing but it's too good to omit.

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Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Incoming junior Candela Fernandez, of Burbank High School, is the 2014 girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.

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Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Burrough High senior Matt Schwartz is the 2014 All-Area Boys¿ Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Fifteen feet, nine inches.

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All-Area 2014 Top Track and Field Marks

St. Francis High senior Eric Knowles owned the area's top marks in 2014 in the long jump (22 feet, 4 inches) and triple jump (46-5 3/4). (File Photo)

All-Area 2014 Top Track and Field Marks

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Weather: Your forecast for Monday

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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818 Roundup: Burbank man accused of killing mother fit to stand trial; IRS phone scam hits La Cañada

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Arroyo Seco Saints survive to play another day

Following a long afternoon that ended with a 10-inning loss, the Arroyo Seco Saints had a long day in store on Sunday in the Palomino West Zone Tournament.

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San Gabriel Valley All-Stars' shutout puts it in title game

Allowing two runs wasn’t quite good enough for a victory on Saturday for the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars.

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Easton Elite Dodgers unable to retain Western title

Aspirations of advancing to a second straight Stan Musial World Series were derailed for the Easton Elite Dodgers at the Western Regional Tournament in Palo Alto.

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Leader Cartoon: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Beware the bicyclists, cartoonist Bert Ring warns -- you never know who you'll encounter!

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Police investigate the crime scene where 77-year-old Maria Diaz was found dead on Monday, January 20, 2014. Her son, Moises Diaz was charged with one count of murder and was found competent to stand trial.

Burbank man accused of killing mother could stand trial

A 40-year-old Burbank man accused of killing his elderly mother was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but he intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, according to his attorney.

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Start the Presses: The Internet is written in ink

For the last two years, I have taught a journalism class at USC. Most of my students are undergraduate sophomores, too young to drink, but not too young to seriously damage their reputation online.

The construction site, with Glendale in the horizon, at Glendale Community College for the lab/college services building pictured on Friday, July 25, 2014.

GCC officials hopeful over state assistance

Glendale Community College officials are increasingly hopeful that state officials will give them money to cover the funds spent on unforeseen costs that have added up since breaking ground last year on a new lab and classroom building.

Some of the 'people movers' on the pedestrian bridge were ready to go during grand opening of the new Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Southland officials gathered Thursday and lauded a motion to start looking into the feasibility of converting Metro’s Orange Line bus system in the San Fernando Valley into light rail that could one day extend to the San Gabriel Valley, passing by Bob Hope Airport in Burbank along the way.

Jase Sadsad, 11, of Burbank, Jason Park, 11, of Tujunga, and Rocco Morse, 10, of Burbank, all take off for a basketball dribbling drill at the MVP Basketball Camp, coached by coordinator Mike Graceffo on the McCambridge Recreation Center basketball courts on Friday, July 25, 2014.

MVP Basketball Camp still going strong in Burbank

BURBANK — Even without a basketball in hand, it didn’t take long for a throng of eager youngsters to work up a sweat inside the spacious McCambridge Park gymnasium early Friday evening.

Sprinklers water a patch of grass on the sidewalk in front of a house in Alhambra, California, on July 25, 2014. Despite calls from California Governor Jerry Brown to limit water use during drought, a report released last week by the State Water Resources Control Board showed Californians have actually increased water consumption this year. Burbank residents are required to limit watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the city.

818 Roundup: Glendale water-wasters tip line and Burbank water restrictions; Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, July 26.  Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 68 in the Glendale region.

Avalon Sanders, 8 of La Canada, gives the peace sign while swimming under water at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club swimming pool on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Temperatures, in the mid 90s on Wednesday, were expected to continue rising through the week.

Weather: Your Saturday forecast

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars defeat defending champs

With five games under their belt, the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars have still just had two practices and yet they’ve produced four wins to one loss, with the latest victory coming Friday evening against San Benito, 7-2, in the second round of play in the Pacific Southwest Regional in Modesto.

A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I’ll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence (“Heart of Glass,” indeed). But the lessons from that exercise live on: Writing lyrics is hard and writing funny lyrics is even harder.

Arroyo Seco Palomino baseball team takes West Zone opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints looked to get off to a strong start in the Palomino West Zone Tournament in their quest for a third straight West Zone title. With this in mind, coach Aaron Milam sent Angel Lerma to the mound against the Police Action League Giants and his ace responded with a jewel Friday afternoon.

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