Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

BURBANK — For a team that doesn't have any seniors, the Providence High baseball team made some strides this season.

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UFC 187: Travis Browne faces old friend Andrei Arlovski in heavyweight slugfest

When Andrei Arlovski was preparing for his previous Ultimate Fighting Championship bout, he was doing so while residing in the welcoming confines of Travis Browne’s home.

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Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

Flintridge Prep's Hamilton Evans tries to score a run with Foothill Tech catcher Josh Ellison applying the tag during a CIF-SS Division VI playoff game on Friday. The Rebels won, 4-3. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

GLENDALE — A one-out single from catcher Cole Pilar in the seventh inning delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Ventura Foothill Tech in Friday’s first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs at the Glendale Sports Complex.

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Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

Crescenta Valley High pitcher Brian Gadsby fires a fastball against Ventura during a CIF-SS Division II playoff game on Friday. The Falcons won, 4-0. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

GLENDALE — Following seven innings of brilliance on the mound, Crescenta Valley High’s Brian Gadsby did what he always does.

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La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

Not content to let city trees die amid state mandates banning the use of potable water for street medians, La Cañada Flintridge is securing truckloads of recycled water from the city of Glendale to get the job done.

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Burbank to host Memorial Day service at McCambridge Park

Burbank to host Memorial Day service at McCambridge Park

In commemoration of the Americans who’ve died in service to the country, Burbank will host a Memorial Day service Monday at 11 a.m. at McCambridge Park.

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Burbank school board says OK to Burroughs student's Air Force graduation sash

Burbank school board says OK to Burroughs student's Air Force graduation sash

A 17-year old Burroughs High senior received tentative approval to wear a U.S. Air Force sash during her graduation, a reversal of district policy that forbids wearing honors unrelated to school during the ceremony.

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Commissioners OK bare stairway at Masonic Temple

Commissioners OK bare stairway at Masonic Temple

A city staffer and members of the Historic Preservation Commission were divided this week on the issue of whether a proposed outdoor stairway that’s part of a rehabilitation project for the former Masonic Temple should be left open or covered.

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Students put patriotism on display during Memorial Day assembly

Students put patriotism on display during Memorial Day assembly

First- and second-grade students serenaded their fellow classmates and parents at John Marshall Elementary School Friday morning with patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Land is Your Land” during the school’s annual Memorial Day assembly.

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New garden at Disney Elementary honors former student

New garden at Disney Elementary honors former student

Drops of rain fell in Burbank the day before Danielle Granados passed away, but her spirit will live on through a new garden at Disney Elementary School, where she was a second-grader.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Frank

News-Press Pet of the Day: Frank

Frank is a 10-year-old, black-and-brown, smooth-coated Chihuahua and miniature Pinscher mix.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Betty

Leader Pet of the Day: Betty

Well... hello, Betty. You sweet li’l thing, you. You've got 12 years under your belt and seek an owner who is compassionate and loving.

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Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Since 2004, Julie Hoppe has been a staple among the coaching ranks at Hoover High.

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Glendale man arrested for alleged sexual assault of minor

A Glendale man was arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a boy in the dressing-room area of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, police said.

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Jobless rates drop slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with leisure and hospitality as well as professional and business services driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

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City to talk sharing consultant cost

As La Cañada school officials continue to negotiate with their counterparts in Glendale the terms by which students living in the city’s western edge might be peaceably transferred into LCUSD boundaries, city officials are considering how they might help.

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Crime Report: Woman threatened with arrest by caller for missing jury duty, demands money

A woman reported that she'd received a call from a man with the title of lieutenant informing her that she had failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.

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Valley Beautiful: May 2015

Valley Beautiful: May 2015

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818 Roundup: Burbank approves utility rate increases; Glendale proposes $800M budget

818 Roundup: Burbank approves utility rate increases; Glendale proposes $800M budget

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, May 22, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 56 degrees with a 20% chance of showers during the day and mostly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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La Cañada golf's Morikawa moves on

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — With three holes remaining in his round Thursday and winds continuing to gust in excess of 35 mph at Mission Lakes Country Club, La Cañada High senior Collin Morikawa was on the verge of seeing his final season blown away at the CIF Southern Section boys’ golf championship.

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Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

LA CAÑADA — Sammy Jedrey liked the chances of the La Cañada High softball team to mount a comeback bid after she hit a towering home run in the fourth inning in an opening-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs Thursday.

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Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

When the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships get underway Friday morning at West Clovis High, there will be an interesting void.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball goes through Fillmore to get to second round

FILLMORE — It began with a move to the Sunshine League, a subsequent trip south to CIF Southern Section Division V and finally a journey to Fillmore.

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Major League Baseball Update: Bergman handling role well with Colorado Rockies

Major League Baseball Update: Bergman handling role well with Colorado Rockies

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

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Crescenta Valley softball done in by Redondo Union

REDONDO BEACH — It was two spectacular efforts that helped eliminate the Crescenta Valley High softball team from the postseason Thursday afternoon.

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Capili lifts Burbank softball to win in playoff opener over La Mirada

BURBANK — Allyson Capili has had her share of struggles this season for the Burbank High softball team.

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City staff proposes $800M budget

A budget of nearly $800 million is proposed for the 2015-16 fiscal year, one a top city official says will include a small surplus, but the years following will entail some uncertainties stemming from a legal battle with the state as well as ongoing increases in paying for employees’ retirement costs.

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Local Memorial Day ceremonies to pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers

Memorial Day will bring a series of events to the Glendale area that will give local citizens the opportunity to pay respects to veterans, including those from the area who perished in battles overseas.

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Council approves utility rate increases

Following a contentious debate about utility rates, Burbank City Council members on Tuesday voted 4-1 to raise the rates for water, power, sewer and refuse services.

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First phase of energy upgrades will save GCC $239K annually

Two years ago, Glendale Community College officials embarked on a multimillion-dollar endeavor to reduce energy costs, and their efforts appear to be proving successful.

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<p>Tennis great Gene Mako played four years of varsity tennis for Glendale High. After graduating in 1932, he lettered at USC and went on to play championship tennis.</p>

Verdugo Views: Love for tennis drove player's success

Glendale High alum Gene Mako was a world-class tennis player and a colorful character, according to two longtime locals who knew him well: Reggie Perry and Jim Pagliuso.

<p>Dr. Jim Adams leads a tour at La Crescenta's Rosemont Preserve on July 27, 2013. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Adams will teach walkers the medicinal properties of Rosemont's native plants&nbsp; in an event hosted by the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy</p>

Walking tour to teach medicinal, food uses of native plants

The Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy will host a guided walk through the Rosemont Preserve on Saturday aimed at teaching participants about the medicinal and food uses of native plants.

<p>For the past few years, the USC mascot Tommy the Trojan and Traveler have walked in the Fiesta Days parade. Now, a La Ca&ntilde;ada resident and parade organizer wants to raise enough money to have Joe Bruin, the UCLA mascot, walk too.&nbsp;</p>

Campaign to book UCLA mascot in Fiesta Days Parade claims success

The mighty Bruins will march on to victory after a successful campaign by local fans and alumni to have the UCLA mascot featured in the Fiesta Days parade this year, remedying what they saw as an imbalance of representation with the USC mascot, Tommy Trojan, having walked in the parade the last two years.

<p>A rider gallops his horse on the trail at Bette Davis Park straddling the border of Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles on Thursday, May 14, 2015.&nbsp;</p>

#818Spotlight: Ride like the wind

A rider gallops his horse on the trail at Bette Davis Park straddling the border of Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

<p>David Chang, of Burbank, is accused in an insurance scam that involved filing fraudulent claims.&nbsp;</p>

Burbank cell phone store owner, business partner accused of defrauding insurance company of $1.3 million

A cellphone store owner from Burbank pleaded not guilty this week to charges that he, along with his business partner, scammed an insurance company out of more than $1.3 million after allegedly filing fraudulent claims, officials said.

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada High School soccer coach Louie Bilowitz holds the runner-up trophy after playing in the CIF SS Girls Div 5 final match vs. St. Margaret's High School at Corona High School in Corona, Ca., on Saturday, March 8, 2014.&nbsp;</p>

Retiring coach, former student named to LCHS hall of fame

Coach Louie Bilowitz and former Spartan Josh Henderson — whose prowess on the soccer field earned La Cañada High School national honors in 1995 — will be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony Sunday.

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada Imports Pizza & Deli's sign pole had been recently cited by the city as a code violation for being illegally built in the public right of way.&nbsp;</p>

Fate of sign, a local landmark, in limbo

No one knows exactly when the pole sign in front of La Cañada Imports Pizza and Deli was first erected, but one thing is certain — having been built in the city's public right-of-way, it has to go.

Piece of Mind: The sublimity and solemnity of Fiesta Days

An outsider dropped into our midst as this holiday weekend unfolds might wonder if our population ever rests. There will be no shortage of activities, despite what some restless kids who live in our “bubble” might want to claim.

Community members and parade participants at the Fiesta Days Parade during the La Ca&ntilde;ada Fiesta Days on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013.

Abundance of events to take place for Fiesta Days weekend

This year’s 42nd annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration kicks off Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with Casino Night at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, and the fun won’t stop until Monday night, when the band Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries gets hearts pumping with the inaugural concert of this summer’s “Music in the Park” concert series at 4 p.m.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Prom captures a moment in time

My eighth-grade teacher, Sister Delores, said, “Angels protect fools and Joe Puglia.” At the time, I wasn't sure that was a good thing; however, considering the insanity of life that was to follow: I think it was.

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