First-time council candidate leads in campaign funding, reports show

A first-time City Council candidate has doubled down in the money race prior to the April 7 election, an analysis of campaign disclosure statements shows.

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R.D. White Elementary PTA celebrates 100 years

R.D. White Elementary PTA celebrates 100 years

Less than a year after R.D. White Elementary opened its doors to students in 1915, the school’s Parent Teachers Assn. was established, making it among the oldest PTAs in Glendale.

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Veterans job fair set for March 19

Job-seeking military veterans may want to polish up their resumes and have their business attire inspection-ready for an upcoming veterans job fair on March 19. The event is open to the public.

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City Council candidate forums scheduled

City Council candidate forums scheduled

The following Glendale City Council candidate forums will be held in the coming weeks, leading up to election day on April 7:

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Burbank Police name Sgt. Adam Cornils new PIO

Burbank Police name Sgt. Adam Cornils new PIO

Burbank residents will be seeing a new face on the news, as Burbank Police Sgt. Adam Cornils was recently named public information officer of the Burbank Police Department.

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Students get free dental care, brushing tips

Students get free dental care, brushing tips

Hundreds of students at Joaquin Miller Elementary received free dental care and tips recently through the Burbank-based Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, which provides free care to children at up to 60 schools each year.

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Grand View's hours of operation expanded as cemetery begins renovations

Grand View's hours of operation expanded as cemetery begins renovations

For several years, the only chance families could visit their late relatives at Grand View Memorial Park was during a small window of time on Sundays.

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Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life

Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life

Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is preparing for its annual Scholarship Social for high school senior girls to learn about college sororities and scholarship opportunities.

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Community: Authors Luncheon is a delicious escape

Community: Authors Luncheon is a delicious escape

For those of us who have a family and a career, finding time to explore a good book is a luxury.

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Pair accused of drug possession

A traffic stop Monday evening led police to seize 180 marijuana plants as well as ecstasy pills, police said.

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Crescenta Valley PTA: Valley View to host annual Reading Night

Valley View Elementary

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Burb's Eye View: Small change as a token of the bigger kind

Burb's Eye View: Small change as a token of the bigger kind

Last week, I received my first personal email from my 6-year-old nephew, Owen. He’s the oldest of his siblings and cousins, which means he will be the first of his generation to try new things.

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False alarm leads to discovery of potentially explosive honey oil lab

False alarm leads to discovery of potentially explosive honey oil lab

A false panic alarm led police to a potentially-explosive honey oil lab inside a Glendale home, from which authorities seized 50 pounds of marijuana trimmings, police said.

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On the Town: Police luncheon fetes the department's best

On the Town: Police luncheon fetes the department's best

The Burbank Police Foundation, working in conjunction with the Burbank Police Department, presented the inaugural Burbank Police Awards Luncheon at the Airport Marriott this past Thursday.

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Letter: Crosswalk confusion and potential delays

Re: “New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose,” Feb. 21-22. I drove through this intersection at noon on Friday, Feb. 27. Traffic on Ocean View Boulevard was backed up to the intersections of Florencita Avenue to the north and Broadview Drive to the south. Drivers waiting to turn left onto Honolulu Avenue in both directions had to wait two signals to get through. Was the green light for Ocean View Boulevard traffic shortened to accommodate the diagonal crosswalk?

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Letter: Look into proposed changes to voting

City Council and school board candidates have organized campaigns with a manager and a treasurer, to raise money to promote their name and vision to the voters. But what about charter amendments D and E, the ballot measures that ask the voters to consider electing City Council and school board members by district? Where is the leadership for these two important ballot measures?

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Letter: Excited about the election edition

Congratulations on the Saturday-Sunday (Feb. 28-March 1) edition of the Glendale News-Press. The front page stories were terrific, from Dan Evans’ article about Glendale City Council candidates' legal financial woes to Arin Mikailian’s piece on Glendale’s building boom to the excellent Q&As of candidates for the school board, City Council and the community college.

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Letter: There's more to come at the Alex Theatre

It is hard to imagine a better place to live than Glendale. From the quality of schools to our beautiful neighborhoods and community institutions, we should all be proud of this place we call home.

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Letter: A surprise return on an investment

I had the misfortune to drop my wallet at the local Vons parking lot last week. You can image my dismay as all of my identity was in it as well as a considerable amount of money. I immediately called Vons and had no luck. I then proceeded to call the police department to notify them and then went on to notify all of my credit card holders. The police said that they would be coming by to take the information that they needed for a report. The doorbell rang and there stood a Girl Scout, holding my wallet with all its contents intact.

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Letter: Suggestions ahead of the election

Well, it's down to the real nitty gritty in our Burbank City Council election. Let's put some real brains and muscle into City Hall. The times are a-changing, so join me in voting for Messrs. Christopher Rizzotti and Will Rogers.

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Letter: She supported the neigh sayers

One year ago, Burbank lost one of its most ardent supporters, my mom, Floran Frank. As a founding member of the Burbank Rancho Homeowners Assn., she spent countless hours and many years talking to the neighbors and going to city council meetings for the benefit of keeping horses in the backyards of fellow horse enthusiasts. She wasn’t about to let anyone or anything stop her life-long dream by a few complaints about flies or the smell of horse manure. Horse parties, people parties and attending any event promoting Burbank horses turned into her life’s mission.

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Letter: Election photo said more than it meant

If a picture and caption are worth a thousand words, the Burbank Leader’s front page photograph on Wednesday, Feb. 25 says it all. You have Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy with Councilman Jess Talamantes at Councilman Gary Bric's the Ramp restaurant on election night. It’s demoralizing and a snub at us, the Burbank community. We deserve unbiased deliberation on the projects that affect us. These three OK’d the Talaria mixed-use project, giving the builder 18 extra apartment units and a nearly 70% discount on the appraised value of the land, and turned a deaf ear to the residents and the mayor who opposed it. They also pushed through the IKEA project despite its impact on the residents and all the related problems that this huge IKEA will have on all of us in the future.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Wallace

News-Press Pet of the Day: Wallace

Panda (A372478), a Pet of the Day from last week, was adopted, while Patty (A962998), another Pet of the Day from last week, is still available.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Bixby

Leader Pet of the Day: Bixby

Get excited, because it’s puppy time! Bixby is just 11 months old and full of sweet, playful doggy energy. He is a pit bull/Rottweiler mix with a lovely, multihued brown coat and the most darling face.

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In Theory: Should news organizations begin investing in reporters with intimate religious understanding?

In a Feb. 16 column in the Catholic Herald, writer Conor Gaffey argues that news organizations need to begin investing in journalists who have an intimate understanding of religion.

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State lawmakers to question former PUC president Michael Peevey

State lawmakers to question former PUC president Michael Peevey

California lawmakers are wading into an unfolding scandal at the Public Utilities Commission, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

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Neighbor's call helps police catch home burglars

Neighbor's call helps police catch home burglars

Two suspected home burglars were caught allegedly breaking into a Burbank home Monday after a “good neighbor” reported the suspicious activity to authorities, police said.

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Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Citing the need for time to grieve following the death of his mother, Jerry DeLaurie said Monday he stepped down as boys' basketball coach after guiding Burbank High for three seasons.

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818 Roundup: Dawn spacecraft prepares to make history; Ronda Rousey beats 'toughest opponent yet'

818 Roundup: Dawn spacecraft prepares to make history; Ronda Rousey beats 'toughest opponent yet'

Good morning, 818! Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 67 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'

Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'

Once it enters orbit Friday, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to be the first to successfully visit a dwarf planet. 

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Firefighters rescue woman from L.A. River

Firefighters rescue woman from L.A. River

Glendale firefighters rescued a woman from the Los Angeles River Monday evening, authorities said.

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing ex-employer's car

A 26-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly stealing his ex-employer’s car, police said.

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Man arrested after allegedly hitting another man with a skateboard

A 22-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday after allegedly bashing another man’s head with a skateboard, police said.

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LCHS Spring Festival Concert to take place Thursday

La Cañada High School’s Choral Music Program will hold its annual Spring Festival Concert this Thursday, featuring its ensembles, choir and chamber singers.

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Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank home

Firefighters knocked down a blaze Sunday evening that apparently crept into a Burbank attic through the outside vents, officials said.

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Theater Review: Music steals the show

Since its debut in Berlin in 1928, “The Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s groundbreaking, razor-edged protest against societal corruption and religious hypocrisy, has never lost its relevance. Giving it the grittiness and gut punch it needs for that relevance to hit home is the challenge. With uneven intensity, A Noise Within’s production, running through May 17, doesn’t quite get there, but it often comes close.

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Rockin' from the golden age

Pioneering Chicano rock ‘n’ roll originator Chris Montez, famed for frantic international 1962 hit “Let’s Dance,” is one of the most exciting performers still working from that era. Now 73 years old, Montez, who appears Saturday at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, projects an eerily youthful presence that’s’ completely natural and slightly mystical — it’s as if his illimitable passion for music has both nurtured and somehow preserved him. And his schedule of shows is equally remarkable.

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Photo Gallery: Glendale Galleria celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Glendale Galleria held a Chinese Lunar New Year "The Year of the Sheep" Celebration at the mall in Glendale on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

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Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.

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Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball's memorable run comes to close

LA CRESCENTA — After taking its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter, the Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball team finally shifted momentum to its side, as it prompted a timeout from CIF Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinal opponent Long Beach Millikan.

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Burroughs High girls' basketball off to semifinals

BURBANK — A few moments after they achieved a program milestone, the members of the Burroughs High girls’ basketball took a lap through a victory tunnel formed by a throng of ardent supporters inside a noisy and packed home gymnasium.

UFC fighter Jake Ellenberger grabs a hold of Josh Koscheck at UFC 184 at Staples Center on Saturday. Ellenberger, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club under coach Edmond Tarverdyan, won the match. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

LOS ANGELES — Just before the official decision was read aloud, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger let out a sigh.

UFC women's bantamweight champ "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey celebrates after beating challenger Cat Zingano in 14 seconds in the co-main event at UFC184 at Staples Center on Saturday. Rousey trains at the Glendale Fighting Club under coach Edmond Tarverdyan. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

LOS ANGELES — Just when it seems unfathomable that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey could somehow improve upon her previous bouts of brilliance, she astonished once again.

Hoover High wrestling's Shahbazyan heading to state

ONTARIO - For the second day in a row, Edmen Shahbazyan left Citizens Business Bank Arena simmering over a loss in his final match of the day Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Boys’ Wrestling Masters Meet.

Russ Newton has been named publisher of Times Community News, a portfolio of local papers that includes the Glendale News-Press, the Burbank Leader and the La Cañada Valley Sun. He will also oversee three community titles based in Orange County: The Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and Huntington Beach Independent.

Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

Readers may soon see papers in coin-operated newspaper boxes again, said Times Community News Publisher Russ Newton, a move he said will increase the availability of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to interested readers as well as highlight its worth.

Glendale police officer Michael Woolner, left  receives a Police Star Award at the first annual Burbank Police Awards luncheon on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Burbank police recognized at inaugural ceremony

When Jesus Espindola arrived on the doorstep of a Burbank home around 2 a.m. one February morning in 2013, a woman was crying for help, bleeding from her neck and body due to multiple stab wounds.

News-Press Cartoon: Glendale Arts Colony

News-Press Cartoon: Glendale Arts Colony

Cartoonist Bert Ring offers his take on the construction of the Glendale Arts Colony, a new 70-unit affordable housing project in Glendale, geared toward artists.

Read On: Getting together for a street hockey tradition

Well we lost another icon on Friday with the death of Leonard Nimoy, the incomparable Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame and by all accounts a good and decent man of real character. His looks to have been a life especially well-lived. After all is said and done, what more is there?

News-Press Editorial: Check these sources and cast your vote

Less than six weeks from now, when the April 7 Glendale Municipal Election is held, those of you who are registered voters will be asked to weigh in on who you believe will best represent you on the City Council, the school board and the community college board. You’ll also be considering a few charter amendments and Measure O, the latter of which, if approved, will raise the hotel bed tax.

Leader Editorial: Minority rules if so few cast their votes

The dust has settled on Burbank’s primary election, the field of candidates for City Council and the school board have been whittled down — with two of the school board candidates already winning outright their seats, having captured more than 50% plus 1 of the vote. Now is the time to focus on the April 14 Burbank General Election.

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