Voting irregularities mar Democratic committee election

Democratic officials in Sacramento Monday ordered a redo of the election of local delegates, ruling about 15% of voters were not qualified to cast a ballot.

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Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, as well as to add further pressure on the Turkish government to officially recognize the massacres as a genocide.

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Stage Review: Ira Gershwin, a lyricist of note

Stage Review: Ira Gershwin, a lyricist of note

Ira Gershwin, older brother of celebrated composer George, wasn’t one for the limelight, despite his Pulitzer Prize-winning, decades-long success as one of the pillars of the great American Songbook.

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Film Review: Donnie Yen leads an HK cavalcade of stars

Film Review: Donnie Yen leads an HK cavalcade of stars

Donnie Yen (“Iron Monkey,” “Ip Man”) now reigns as the top martial arts star in Hong Kong cinema. Since being discovered by Hollywood, Jackie Chan’s domestic output has slowed down. (Plus Jackie is now 61, and his stunt bravado is no longer so crazy.) Jet Li is nine years younger than Jackie, but his overall output (including the American “Expendables” series) has slowed even more.

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Students to head to Costa Rica

The People to People Student Ambassador Program, a for-profit student educational program, will be taking a local junior high and high school delegation to Costa Rica in the summer of 2016 for a 10-day trip. Hilary Gregg, a 15-year veteran teacher in La Cañada, will be the primary leader for the junior high delegation.

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Casino Night tickets are available

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. The event will be held in conjunction with Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration taking place in late May under the sponsorship of the local chamber of commerce.

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Power restored to nearly 2,000 customers after outage

Crews restored power to nearly 2,000 customers after an outage was reported in north Glendale just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, officials said.

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Schiff to host Rim of the Valley town hall

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting Monday night about the National Park Service’s draft report for the Rim of the Valley Study, which was released two weeks ago and recommends an expansion of the existing recreation area.

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Dining Review: Rubio's Coastal Grill dives into new territory

Dining Review: Rubio's Coastal Grill dives into new territory

I’m breaking with tradition on two counts today. First, I’m writing about a major chain restaurant and second, I got free food there. Normally I don’t accept free food, but I wanted to go to this press event to hear a good explanation of the changes in store at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. Make that Rubio’s Coastal Grill, their new name.

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Glendale Community College baseball hosts Southwestern in CCCAA first round

Glendale Community College baseball hosts Southwestern in CCCAA first round

Not long after Glendale Community College's baseball team had defeated College of the Canyons, 8-6, on Friday evening to wrap up a fourth Western State Conference South Division title in five seasons, Vaqueros Coach Chris Cicuto predicted his team would be the No. 8 seed in the upcoming postseason.

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Sports Roundup: La Canada softball hands Monrovia first league loss

SOFTBALL

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Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley swimming's MacDougall wins 100 free at Mt. SAC

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

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Glendale Community College women's tennis' historic season concludes

It was a season full of firsts and triumphs that was likely the greatest in program history.

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While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its ambassador from Vienna.

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818 Roundup: More than 130,000 march in LA to commemorate Armenian Genocide; Reward for stolen love letters grows

818 Roundup: More than 130,000 march in LA to commemorate Armenian Genocide; Reward for stolen love letters grows

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, April 25, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Glendale Community College track team produces three conference titles

Three Glendale Community College athletes took home individual titles at the Western State Conference Championships at Santa Barbara City College.

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Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

Crescenta Valley High's Brett Klein hits a single into the outfield for an RBI in the first inning against Arcadia in a Pacific League baseball game at Stengel Field in Glendale on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

GLENDALE — More often than not, the Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia baseball teams have been accustomed to playing close games.

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Benitez, Gharabegi will represent Glendale Community College in quarterfinals

A historic season for the Glendale Community College women’s tennis team will continue for at least one more day and perhaps more.

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Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

LA CAÑADA — Occupying the top rung of the Prep League standings, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team is prepared for its share of challenges during the final stretch of the league campaign.

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Glendale Community College men's tennis makes postseason exit at Ojai

Aspirations of advancing to Saturday’s second-to-last day of the season-ending 115th annual Ojai Valley Tournament fell short for the Glendale Community College men’s tennis team Friday afternoon.

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News-Press Cartoon: Pope Francis acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

News-Press Cartoon: Pope Francis acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

Bert Ring gives us his take on Pope Francis' acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide and President Obama's decision not to use the word "genocide."

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Glendale Community College baseball takes WSC title all for itself

VALENCIA — It made no matter to the Glendale Community College baseball team what L.A. Mission was doing miles away, because the Vaqueros were intent on closing out their Western State Conference South Division business on their own accord.

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Armenian Americans span three decades of local leadership

The first Armenian American elected to public office in Glendale didn’t think that being the first was unique at the time.

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More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

A century after a genocide that left 1.5 million Armenians dead, thousands of their descendants took the streets of Los Angeles in remembrance on Friday, while also demanding recognition from the perpetrators.

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Glendale officials, residents visit Yerevan

YEREVAN, Armenia -- Former Glendale Mayor Eileen Givens, traveling with a small contingent of local residents, represented the city of Glendale during meetings with Armenian officials as part of genocide commemorations being held in that country.

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Teens host event for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Teens host event for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The community is invited to the annual TACH (Teens for the Advancement of Children’s Hospital) Bash, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 in Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd.

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Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a Burbank man whose body was recovered Thursday off Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County, near Naval Air Station Point Mugu.

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Verdugo Views: Part of the excitement as history unfolds

Verdugo Views: Part of the excitement as history unfolds

This past week has been a remarkable one, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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A Word, Please: Being an expert is all well and good

A Word, Please: Being an expert is all well and good

When someone asks how you’re doing, can you respond “I am good”? Or is the only correct form “I am well”? And why?

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare

The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare

No experience required.

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Photo Gallery: 2015 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Photo Gallery: Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Photo Gallery: 2015 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

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INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Burbank

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INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Glendale

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Crime Report: Silver and gold coins from 1988 Olympics stolen from home

The victim reported she'd left her home secured at 9:30 a.m. When she returned at 1:10 p.m. she saw that a sliding-glass door had been shattered.

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Armenian immigration to the Southland: Struggle, soujouk and the 'survivor generation'

Vartouhi Tcholakian remembers hearing bombs passing over her home when the civil war started in Lebanon in 1975.

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Reward for recovery of decades-old love letters upped to $5K

The reward for the return of decades-old love letters or information leading to an arrest has increased to $5,000, offered by the son of the 80-year-old Glendale woman whose home they were stolen from last week.

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La Ca˜ada Irrigation District manager says regular cleaning is required by law.

[UPDATED 4:39 p.m.] Several La Cañada residents were alarmed this week after witnessing mass quantities of water issuing from reservoirs near Alta Canyada Road and Harter Lane, both owned and operated by the La Cañada Irrigation District.

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Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

As California water officials met to determine how much cities will be forced to conserve in the coming year, Foothill Municipal Water District changed its own conservation status Tuesday to “orange,” warning residents of drier times ahead.

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GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian Genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched.

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818 Roundup: Crescenta Valley Water District limits lawn irrigation; Businesses close in observance of Armenian Genocide

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, April 24, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 53 with a 20% chance of showers during the day, according to the National Weather Service.

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<p>The Burbank High softball team celebrates its 8-0 win over Burroughs on Thursday, April 23, 2015.</p>

Brooks, Burbank blow by Burroughs for first place

BURBANK — If there was anyone on the softball diamond who could understand what Presley Miraglia was experiencing Thursday night, it was Caitlyn Brooks.

Jordan Lousararian and the Glendale High softball team slid past Hoover on Thursday.

Glendale softball works extra to get past Hoover

GLENDALE — There was more surrounding Thursday’s Pacific League softball game between Glendale High and rival Hoover than cross-town bragging rights.

Sports Roundup: Glendale college baseball still looking for outright title

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Benitez flourishes at Ojai Invitational for Glendale Community College women's tennis team

Following a spectacular season, which included a conference championship and a deep playoff run, the Glendale Community College women’s tennis team ventured to Ventura on Thursday to participate in the prestigious Ojai Invitational.

Glendale Community College men's tennis enjoys early success at Ojai Invitational

Throughout the season, the doubles teams on the Glendale Community College men’s tennis team have meshed well.

Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming topples Harvard-Westlake

LOS ANGELES — Harvard-Westlake was the final obstacle in the way of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team finishing the Mission League dual meet schedule on top and undefeated once again.

Crescenta Valley turns it on to turn down rival Arcadia

LA CRESCENTA — It was a bit of a shaky start for Hailey Cookson and the Crescenta Valley High softball team.

Hoover High's Luis Zamora pitches in relief in the sixth inning against Glendale in a Pacific League baseball game at Hoover High School on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Hoover baseball staves off Glendale for rivalry win

GLENDALE — Glendale-Hoover high competition in any sport is usually competitive and full of drama.

A registered nurse wears a button indicating intention to strike during a vote to consider such a move at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Verdugo Hills registered nurses of the California Nurses Association sponsored the vote, but this week, the nurses voted to approve a new contract with the hospital.

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

An overwhelming majority of the 150 nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital voted to approve a 14-month contract, a representative from the California Nurses Assn. said on Thursday, culminating a year of negotiations with hospital officials and administrators of USC’s Keck Medicine.

<p>Sprinklers water a lawn at a residence along Parnell Ave. in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 16, 2015.</p>

Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week.

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