La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

The La Cañada High football team is preparing for its season-opener Friday at Los Angeles Southwest College. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High football looks to build staying power

From a numbers perspective, the La Cañada High football team might be the smallest in school history.

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Competitiveness is job No. 1 for Hoover High football

Two offensive lineman stop a defensive lineman during a drill at a football practice at Hoover High on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Competitiveness is job No. 1 for Hoover High football

Simplicity appears to be the name of the game at Hoover High.

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Police: Federal agent threatened man with gun in downtown Burbank

A 27-year-old federal officer was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly, while drunk, approached a man in downtown Burbank while brandishing a handgun, police said.

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Girls' Tennis Preview: Lineup stability to be a key for Crescenta Valley girls' tennis team

Crescenta Valley High tennis coach Sam Hyun is hoping for a strong season from his Falcons. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Tennis Preview: Lineup stability to be a key for Crescenta Valley girls' tennis team

At least for now, things seem to be in order throughout the lineup for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis team.

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 Verdugo Views: Native American icon created his own story

Verdugo Views: Native American icon created his own story

Iron Eyes Cody, who lived most of his life as an Indian, was very active in the Scouting program here in Glendale and often shared his knowledge of Indian lore with local groups. So, it was a surprise to many when a 1996 newspaper article said that Cody was not a Native American.

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New wrinkle added for Glendale Community College women's soccer team

Glendale Community College soccer player Ceci Nicolas, left, battles for the ball versus teammate Lilia Asserrian during practice at the school's field in Glendale. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

New wrinkle added for Glendale Community College women's soccer team

In recent seasons, the Glendale Community College women’s soccer team began competition during the final week of August. Things will be slightly different this upcoming season for the Vaqueros.

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Crescenta Valley Roundup: Quarterback Club kickoff, Crescenta Commons cleanup, Prom Plus picnic

The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club will host a football season kickoff party from 5 to 8 p.m. this Thursday. The event will be held at Straw Hat Pizza, 3463 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

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Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of the measure. 

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Community: Boys and girls compete in decathlon

Community: Boys and girls compete in decathlon

Children enrolled in the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley commemorated the beginning of the new school year by competing in the organization’s annual decathlon, where they were quizzed on what they’ve learned during the summer. Children in the group for 11-year-olds and older were declared the winners.

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Student recognized for whirlwind achievement

Student recognized for whirlwind achievement

La Cañada High School senior Alice Zhai received special recognition Tuesday from the La Cañada Unified Governing Board for a science project on hurricanes that was published in an international journal and earned her a $50,000 scholarship from the Davidson Institute.

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LCUSD seeks transfer talks on Sagebrush

Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan is making the rounds to three elementary schools that could be affected by the potential transfer of the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge into La Cañada Unified School District.

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Daryl Brown, son of James Brown, visits La Cañada to talk father's biography

Daryl Brown, son of James Brown, visits La Cañada to talk father's biography

Through words and recollections, the spirit of James Brown was resurrected Monday evening as local fans came to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to learn more about a new biography penned by the famed singer's son.

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Glendale Adventist settlement fee totals $700K

Glendale Adventist Medical Center has agreed to pay a $700,000 settlement in response to a complaint alleging the hospital was illegally dumping homeless and mentally ill patients in Los Angeles’ skid-row neighborhood.

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The Valley Line: Music on the Main summer series concludes

The Valley Line: Music on the Main summer series concludes

On several occasions in recent days I had to pinch myself to remind me that it was August because we have been experiencing "June gloom" in the morning.

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La Cañada History: Firefighters knock down brush fire

La Cañada History: Firefighters knock down brush fire

Ten Years Ago

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Flintridge Prep gearing up for season opener with Blair

Flintridge Prep gearing up for season opener with Blair

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

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Local Baskin-Robbins owner named chain's Franchisee of the Year

Local Baskin-Robbins owner named chain's Franchisee of the Year

Varuzh Tirityan began scooping Baskin-Robbins ice cream in high school more than three decades ago, and he hasn’t left the company since.

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Girls' Tennis Preview:  La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

La Cañada High's Sharyse Watanabe, left, and Cassie McKenzie, right, are back in 2014 and hoping to push the Spartans to a Rio Hondo League title. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Tennis Preview: La Cañada High girls' tennis hopes talent will lead to title

It has become an interesting dynamic for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team in Rio Hondo League competition.

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Settlement talks break down in Ferraro case

Attorneys representing the family of the 15-year-old boy who killed himself at Crescenta Valley High said in court Tuesday that settlement talks broke down after Glendale Unified hired a new law firm.

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818 Roundup: Glendale Adventist settles skid row dumping lawsuit; development updates in Glendale and Burbank

818 Roundup: Glendale Adventist settles skid row dumping lawsuit; development updates in Glendale and Burbank

Good morning readers! Today is Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to jump up to a high of 91 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 67.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

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Glendale Adventist settles skid row 'dumping' lawsuit

Glendale Adventist Medical Center has settled a lawsuit it faced for illegally discharging and dumping homeless and mentally ill patients in Los Angeles’ skid row for the past four years, a neighborhood infamous for its “extreme poverty, homelessness, rampant sale and use of illegal drugs and violent crime.”

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Planning board supports proposed Talaria project

Planning board supports proposed Talaria project

Traffic impacts to surrounding neighborhoods and the displacement of a local church were among the top concerns residents brought up at a Planning Board meeting on Monday regarding a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a Whole Foods market proposed to be built in Burbank's media district.

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Burbank's AP exam pass rate exceeds state, national average

In Burbank, more students are passing advanced-placement exams than students at the state and national levels, according to data released recently.

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Residential complex has grand opening event

A ribbon-cutting event officially welcomed the 310-unit Lex on Orange residential complex to downtown Glendale and, with it, the potential of attracting professionals to live and work in the area, according to city officials.

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Animal shelter grant challenge puts animals first

The Burbank Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees through Sunday in an effort to find homes for 269 cats and dogs this week, a goal that, while lofty, will position the shelter to qualify for a slice of more than half a million dollars in grants being distributed as part of a national competition.

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Burbank school board OKs counselor

The Burbank school board unanimously approved hiring a guidance counselor last week to split their time between two Burbank schools under a pilot program that will be paid for with donations from parent booster clubs.

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Fall semester starts at GCC

Thousands of students returned to Glendale Community College on Monday, the first day of the fall semester that saw plenty of incoming freshmen getting acquainted on campus, which is nestled in Glendale's hills.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Population Changes in Glendale and Burbank

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Trump is an 8-month-old Great Dane mix up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Trump

Lucky, one of last week's Pets of the Day, is still looking for a home.

For "Simpsons" director Mark Kirkland, producing short films based on his own ideas is a change of pace and it's a hobby he shares with his wife, Letty.

Community: TV director's short honored at film festival

A curiosity of how early filmmakers went about honing their craft inspired Mark Kirkland to create his second film festival movie, “The Moving Picture Co. 1914.” It's a silent film that tells the story of a 1914 film company making silent films.

Community: Auction to support Scouting

Trips to time shares, dinners at local restaurants and sparkling jewelry await those who plan to attend the 40th annual Big Strike Auction on Sept. 6 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, presented by the Verdugo Hills Council of Boy Scouts of America. Funds support Scouting activities for boys throughout the Verdugo Hills communities.

Community: Burbank Chorale auditioning singers

The Burbank Chorale will hold auditions beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, in the group’s new rehearsal location — Woodbury University, 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank.

Doctors House Museum volunteer Sonia Montejano was honored at the Glendale Historical Society's Inaugural Gala and Benefit.

On the Town: Historical Society presents first 'Gala and Benefit'

After the Doctors House Museum in Brand Park was threatened with demolition in 1979, the Glendale Historical Society was formed to preserve the museum and other Glendale landmarks.

A cyclist checks out the tent set up to commemorate the Chandler Bikeway's 10th anniversary.

Burb's Eye View: Chandler Bikeway's 10-year anniversary celebrated

Bob Olson first strapped on a pair of skates nearly 60 years ago, but until 10 years ago, he'd drive off to Hansen Dam to use them.

Representing the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service at last week's show was Karen Young, from left, with Sandy Saenz as Rosie the Riveter and USO chanteuse Christy Ortiz.

On the Town: Aktion Club rallies locals for the troops

As they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of their organization, members of the Burbank chapter of the Aktion Club presented "Operation Red, White and Blue" — a World War II-themed fashion show fundraiser to benefit Operation Gratitude, the volunteer organization that sends care packages to overseas troops — this past Saturday.

Blaze and Ninja are a black-coated pair seeking a home big enough for two: Blaze is a Siberian Husky with a cool split-eye color, and Ninja is an Alaskan Husky mix with folded ears.

Leader pet of the day: Blaze and Ninja

It's time for some brotherly love. Blaze and Ninja arrived at the shelter together and are still seeking a home big enough for two.

PTA Column: Back to school in the Crescenta Valley

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In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence on the Korean Peninsula. “They challenge us to think about what, if anything, we ourselves would be willing to die for,” the pope said.

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