Burb's Eye View: Having two cities to call home

Burb's Eye View: Having two cities to call home

Recently — in the last year maybe — I stopped telling people I was “heading back home” when visiting Mom and Dad. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it just kind of happened. I’ve settled so comfortably in the Burbank area, and aspects of it remind me so much of where I grew up that it’s only natural I’ve begun to call it home.

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Young hiker bitten by rattlesnake in La Cañada Flintridge park

Young hiker bitten by rattlesnake in La Cañada Flintridge park

A young girl was recovering Tuesday after being bitten on the leg by a rattlesnake while hiking in the Hahamongna Watershed Park the day before with a group from Tom Sawyer Camp, according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

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Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

A field of 84 golfers from across the Southland will take to the Oakmont Country Club to participate in the 116th rendition of the Southern California Amateur Championship, which will be held Friday through Sunday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

One of the most prestigious and long-standing tournaments in the state will make its return to scenic Oakmont Country Club for the first time since 1980.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Brutus

News-Press Pet of the Day: Brutus

Brutus is a 2-year-old, neutered male pit bull. This handsome 75-pound guy walks well on a leash and loves going to the park with volunteers. He also enjoys playing with toys. Brutus is learning some basic commands and would love to find a home where he can continue his training.

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Grandson charged in murder of Glendale couple

Grandson charged in murder of Glendale couple

Capital murder charges were filed Tuesday against a 34-year-old man accused of using an ax to kill his elderly grandparents in their Glendale home, officials said.

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On the Town: Starlight Bowl hosts Fourth of July celebration

On the Town: Starlight Bowl hosts Fourth of July celebration

It was an evening of patriotism, picnics, pyrotechnics, musical kings and military heroes for the sell-out crowd that celebrated the Fourth of July at the Starlight Bowl this past Saturday.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Maya

Leader Pet of the Day: Maya

One look at Maya, and it’s clear why some ancient people worshipped cats.

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In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In a column published online by the Religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin addressed the murder of nine people on June 17, 2015 at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Jury sides with police in Glendale man's excessive force lawsuit

A federal jury sided with Glendale police in an excessive force case brought on by a Glendale man claiming he was assaulted and wrongfully arrested outside of a house party two years ago.

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Dining Review: Seeking a different kind of breakfast

Dining Review: Seeking a different kind of breakfast

According to a food marketing website, one of the hottest trends of 2015-16, just after “Continued Rise of Fermentation” and “Secret, Off-Menu Items,” is “Around the World at Breakfast.”

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Film Review: Only Arnold impresses in latest 'Terminator' film

Film Review: Only Arnold impresses in latest 'Terminator' film

The titular villain in James Cameron’s original “Terminator” wasn’t kidding when he said, “I’ll be back.” Shot, smashed, incinerated, he kept coming back (even when he didn’t promise to). It might as well have been the franchise talking. From 1984 to 1991 to 2003 to 2009 to this week, “The Terminator” seems as unstoppable as the Terminator.

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Huntington exhibit spotlights period of British artwork

Huntington exhibit spotlights period of British artwork

The little room on the second floor of the Huntington Library’s European Gallery currently displays a grouping of one-dimensional art that opens a window onto a fleeting time in England.

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DVD Review: Newest release of 'The Killers' offers multiple versions

With the possible exception of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “The Killers” is Ernest Hemingway’s best known short story. It is the quintessential stripped-down hard-boiled story: Two hit men show up at a small town diner to kill one of the regular customers, a former boxer. They bully everybody and then leave when their target doesn’t show up. One of the customers goes to the boxer’s apartment to warn him, but the latter is tired of running. We never learn what misstep he made in the past. End of story.

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News-Press Cartoon: Not your ordinary walk in the park

News-Press Cartoon: Not your ordinary walk in the park

Bert Ring gives us his take on the potential Space 134 project, which envisions constructing a cap park over the Ventura (134) Freeway.

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Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Roughly 50 firefighters knocked down a quarter-acre brush fire at the Bel Aire Ballfield in Burbank, officials said.

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Slain Glendale couple died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police say

Slain Glendale couple died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police say

The elderly couple found dead in their Glendale home last Sunday both died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police said.

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Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

While several different songs and a few particular genres of music were playing throughout weightlifting sessions this summer at Glendale High, perhaps the Nitros are better served at adopting a classic as their unofficial anthem.

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College Update: Frazier, Kropp conclude decorated careers

College Update: Frazier, Kropp conclude decorated careers

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

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At 109 years old, Glendale resident has seen plenty of changes

At 109 years old, Glendale resident has seen plenty of changes

One of Glendale’s oldest residents — if not the oldest — was born the same year the city was founded.

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Hiker rescued in Angeles National Forest

A hiker who became lost in the Angeles National Forest area north of La Cañada Flintridge Saturday afternoon was located and airlifted to safety by search-and-rescue team members about one hour after he called for help, according to an official at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

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Editorial: Offering respects to memory of Nelson

The unthinkable happened last week to a well-liked and respected young man who had left his imprint on Burbank: David Nelson, just 26 years old and a police officer with the Bakersfield police department, died in a car crash while pursuing a suspect.

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Read On: Hoping for the two Americas to come together

Read On: Hoping for the two Americas to come together

So we’ve arrived at America’s birthday, the day she gained her independence. And while in nation terms, she’s still relatively young, the United States is looking every one of its 239 years about now.

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La Crescenta firework show honors America, vets

La Crescenta firework show honors America, vets

Montrose resident and United States Air Force Reservist Major Jennifer Burghdorf had plans to leave for a two-week assignment in South Korea on Sunday, but before she left, she made one special stop in La Crescenta Saturday evening.

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Letter: Bill raises concern about training

Re: “Bill envisions expanding health services,” Op-ed, July 1. The op-ed writer Lilia Babakhan, a second-year optometry student, supports SB 622 allowing her the potential to perform “minor procedures.” However, those procedures are anything but “minor” — they are eye surgeries with real potential complications, including, for example, the spread of cancer. Yet, after just 25 hours of additional course work following optometry school and performing a small number of training cases the bill would allow her to become “certified” to do either laser eye surgery for glaucoma and after cataract surgery, or scalpel surgery to remove or destroy eyelid lesions and medication injections, including into the eye.

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Burbank celebrates Independence Day at the Starlight Bowl

Burbank celebrates Independence Day at the Starlight Bowl

Every Fourth of July for the past five years, the Vice family of Burbank sets their sights on a single destination — the city's Starlight Bowl, which annually plays host a spectacular fireworks display.

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Burbank airport rebranding to be discussed

The operations committee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is slated to meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. inside the Airport Skyroom of the Bob Hope Airport, 2676 Hollywood Way, to discuss potential rebranding of the airport as “Los Angeles Burbank Airport.”

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City, Burbank airport to meet on joint meeting agenda

The Burbank City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday at 6 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., for a discussion about the agenda and format of joint public meeting with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

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BWP to step up water saving efforts

With Burbank facing a state mandate to reduce water consumption by a billion gallons between June and February, Burbank Water and Power is stepping up efforts to identify leaks and improper water use.

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Photo Gallery: Seniors enjoy a Fourth of July luncheon

Photo Gallery: Seniors enjoy a Fourth of July luncheon at Joslyn Adult Center

Photo Gallery: Seniors enjoy a Fourth of July luncheon

Seniors and staff at Joslyn Adult Center dressed up in red, white and blue for a patriotic lunch on Thursday. 

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Firefighters knock down brush fire south of GCC

Firefighters knock down brush fire south of GCC

Firefighters from Glendale and surrounding communities knocked down a one-acre brush fire south of Glendale Community College Saturday evening, officials said. 

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Op-Ed: Government must step in for vaccinations

When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."

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Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

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GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

As Glendale Community College officials gear up for a new academic year in the fall, they are hoping for a boost in enrollment after figures for the past academic year were relatively flat.

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Resident honored with veteran award

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) honored Staff Sgt. Gerald Collins, a veteran from both the U.S. Army and California National Guard, as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly district during the 2015 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon last week.

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Local officials react to vaccine law

A new law that would require essentially all California students to get vaccinated before starting school will have a tiny impact on Glendale and Burbank as nearly all children have been immunized, but some local officials believe the law, while based on good intentions, goes too far.

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Couple's grandson arrested in their double homicide

A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of murdering his grandparents, who were found dead Sunday in their Glendale home.

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One City, One Book favors one of its own

La Cañada author Mark Salzman’s 1986 memoir “Iron & Silk,” the story of a young man’s search for meaning and self-mastery during a teaching assignment in Central China, has been selected as this year’s One City, One Book title.

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Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

As residents make plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.

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818 Roundup: Statewide residential water use drops; Glendale police seizing more guns

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 86 and a low of 63, according to the National Weather Service.

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Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash.

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<p>This October 2012 file photo shows guns seized by police, including an AR-15, as well as&nbsp;cash and drugs taken from a Los Angeles apartment.&nbsp;</p>

More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

Glendale police have seized more guns in the first half of this year than during all of last year, prompting police officials to consider beefing up firearms training, officials said.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The other day, my son was practicing his guitar playing with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith’s “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” you know, the 1832 patriotic song that is not “America the Beautiful” and whose melody is the same as England’s “God Save the Queen.”

<p>Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus was honored with an award for landscape architecture at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards.</p>

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

When Burbank Water and Power renovated its EcoCampus along Magnolia Boulevard, officials could have chosen to totally remove elements of the old power substation there, but instead retained them and incorporated them into the landscape design.

<p>Fireworks display for thousands at La Crescenta Elementary School in La Crescenta on Wednesday July 4, 2012.</p>

Annual fireworks set to light up La Crescenta

The skies above La Crescenta will light up with a Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, and tickets for the event are still available.

<p>Water runs from a pipe for children at the Tom Sawyer Camps in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&nbsp;on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.</p>

Local water consumption declines 27%

As local water agencies await specifics on fines and punishments that could be levied by the state against wasters and districts failing to meet reduction mandates, officials are hopeful recent increased efforts to educate consumers will hold water.

<p>Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's proposed 710 Freeway tunnel march in protest of the proposed project during the Festival of Balloons Parade in South Pasadena on July 4, 2014.</p>

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.”

<p>For about a week-long stretch, squads from La Crescenta, Glendale, Burbank and Tujunga will look to eliminate one another across four divisions with the goal of advancing to the Section 2 Tournament. Pictured the Burbank Dukes Ricky Perez. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

<p>Dante Araratyan, 7 of Glendale, left, and Veronica Toscano, 8 of Hollywood, scrimmage at soccer camp held by Glendale High School soccer coach Artur Aghasyan at Glorietta Park in Glendale on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.</p>

Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

GLENDALE — Sophia Beers didn’t have an interest in soccer until she attended a friend’s birthday party several months ago. She’s become curious about the game and the fundamentals surrounding the sport since the festivity concluded.

Hoover dips into past to name Moreno new baseball coach

Having served more than a decade as an assistant baseball coach at the high school and junior college level, Mickey Moreno examined the possibility of moving up the coaching ladder and taking charge of a team.

Oakmont's Kennedy qualifies for PGA Championship

Thanks in part to a superb short game, Ryan Kennedy will now be making some new travel plans later in the summer.

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