Historic season comes to end for Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball squad

Throughout the season, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team reached plenty of milestone moments.

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Public prefers Johnny Carson Park South as future site of dog park

Public prefers Johnny Carson Park South as future site of dog park

The results are in following a series of public meetings this spring about a potential off-leash dog park in Burbank, and one site fetched an overwhelming share of support from residents who attended.

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YMCA fetes its volunteers

YMCA fetes its volunteers

The Burbank Community YMCA recently honored several local volunteers, including Burbank High School junior Moah Pollas.

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Negotiations for site of proposed airport terminal leaves several businesses up in the air

Burbank and Bob Hope Airport officials are hashing out a date for a joint, televised public meeting, likely in June, to discuss each party’s proposal for an agreement on a 14-gate replacement terminal at the airfield.

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Caltrans to host open house to discuss Golden State (5) Freeway project

The California Department of Transportation will host an open house in Burbank from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to discuss an ongoing project on the Golden State (5) Freeway.

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Auto theft suspect taken into custody

A 31-year-old Glendale resident was arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing a vehicle and drug possession, said Glendale police.

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Flintridge Prep baseball utilizes huge first inning to rout Desert Christian

LANCASTER — While there may not have been a scoreboard present at Lancaster’s Rawley Duntley Park, there was no denying the opening-inning wallop delivered by the visiting Flintridge Prep baseball team.

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Ledesma, Gadsby lead Crescenta Valley High baseball to CIF quarterfinals

MISSION VIEJO – Crescenta Valley High sophomore catcher Kewin Ledesma came up huge at the right time.

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Woman accused of driving stolen car

A 43-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening after allegedly driving a stolen car containing stolen packages and methamphetamine, police said.

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Affordable-housing project unanimously approved

The city will partially fund a six-unit affordable-housing project to be built by Habitat for Humanity, making it the ninth such development in Glendale.

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Bell-Jeff graduation highlights faith

Bell-Jeff graduation highlights faith

In his homily reflecting on Saint Paul the Apostle’s two-year imprisonment, Msgr. Sabato Pilato, superintendent of high schools for the Los Angeles Archdiocese, called on the Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Class of 2015 to remain courageous as they transition into the next chapter of their lives.

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Burbank gathers to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Burbank gathers to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice

As the Burbank Community Band played the “Armed Forces Medley,” veterans stood when the anthem for their military branch was played during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the war memorial at McCambridge Park.

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Pedestrian struck by car near Crescenta Valley High School

A 20-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car near Crescenta Valley High School Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

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Community: Foothill Civitans greet spring in style

Community: Foothill Civitans greet spring in style

Family and friends filled the Pickwick Gardens Royal Ballroom recently for the Foothill Civitan Club’s 31st annual fashion show luncheon.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Titus

News-Press Pet of the Day: Titus

Einstein (A374797) and Frank (A377345), two Pets of the Day from last week, are both still available.

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Community: Road Kings toast 63rd year with cherry colas

Burbank Road Kings car club is planning to have a 63rd anniversary party from 3 to 9 p.m. on June 6 at Bob’s Big Boy in Toluca Lake.

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Community: Art show benefits Family Service

Burbank artists Alice Asmar, Nan Rae and Ton Warburton will be highlighted in a showing of more than 100 original works during an art auction and “Rooftop Dinner,” hosted by Cartoon Network Studios on June 5.

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Community: Memorial service for dear friend

Just a reminder that a memorial service is planned for Rose Essick beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood.

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In Theory: What can be done about the decline in religiosity?

In Theory: What can be done about the decline in religiosity?

The latest study by the Pew Research Center shows that the United States is less Christian than it used to be, and that fewer Americans are choosing to identify with any particular religion.

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Checkpoint yields 15 arrests for DUI, unlicensed driving and possession of drugs, handgun

Checkpoint yields 15 arrests for DUI, unlicensed driving and possession of drugs, handgun

A sobriety checkpoint conducted in Glendale Friday night yielded 15 arrests, just one of which was for drinking and driving, officials said.

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Veterans' sacrifices honored in Glendale

Veterans' sacrifices honored in Glendale

Retired Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley recalled officiating at funerals for service members who had died in uniform as he spoke at a Memorial Day event at the war memorial outside Glendale City Hall.

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GUSD superintendent expected to leave district

GUSD superintendent expected to leave district

Glendale Supt. Richard Sheehan is expected to accept a job to head up the troubled Covina-Valley Unified School District this evening. 

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Vehicle catches on fire after collision allegedly caused by street racing

Vehicle catches on fire after collision allegedly caused by street racing

A street-racing crash reported Tuesday morning closed the northbound lanes of Brand Boulevard near Maple Street, police said.

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Crescenta Valley remembers lives lost

Crescenta Valley remembers lives lost

More than 100 people paid tribute to fallen soldiers at Two Strike Park Monday morning where a Vietnam veteran told those in attendance that the purpose of Memorial Day was to honor the 1.3 million people who have died in combat — a more sobering holiday than others dedicated to celebrating America’s veterans and independence.

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Photo Gallery: L.A. Zoo opens new Jaguar habitat

Photo Gallery: L.A. Zoo opens new Jaguar habitat

Photo Gallery: L.A. Zoo opens new Jaguar habitat

The Los Angeles Zoo opened its new jaguar habitat on Friday, May 22, 2015. A part of the rain-forest exhibit, the habitat is home to three jaguars. 

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818 Roundup: Street performers draw ire of some downtown Burbank businesses; New Holiday Inn proposed in Glendale

818 Roundup: Street performers draw ire of some downtown Burbank businesses; New Holiday Inn proposed in Glendale

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, May 25, 2015. Happy Memorial Day. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 76 degrees and a low of 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Glendale Fighting Club's Browne on wrong end of slugfest with Arlovski

In what is likely to go down as one of the wildest rounds, if not fights, in Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight history, Travis “Hapa” Browne had the misfortune of being on the wrong side of the thrilling bout.

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Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

NORWALK — While the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships proved once again unkind to the majority of area athletes, there were a few one-of-a-kind efforts that led the way.

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Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

NORWALK – For the city of Burbank, the end of the high school track and field season came at the CIF Southern Section Divisional Finals at Cerritos College on Saturday afternoon.

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Six Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Six Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Don Yoon (“Eric”) Han, Felix Park, Michael Jihoon Park, Suraj Jayesh Patel, Thomas Rhee Jr. and Dean Wyrzykowski, all members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 398, will be feted at a Court of Honor that will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 Foothill Blvd. A reception will follow the ceremony.

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A Word, Please: The dummy word that holds things together

A Word, Please: The dummy word that holds things together

Have you ever thought about the word “do”? My advice is don’t. The word “do” is one of the bugbears of English that make our language incredibly difficult to master — for nonnative speakers and even for people born into the English-speaking world. Almost no one fully understands “do.” The people who use it correctly do so through osmosis, not understanding.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

This week, I attended my youngest son’s spring dance at his elementary school. After 12 spring dances (counting my oldest son’s tenure), this was my final one.

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News-Press Editorial: Stepping needlessly into a mess

City officials for the past few months spent time either defending or decrying — depending on which bureaucrat was doing the talking — the apparently clueless installation of diagonal crosswalks at a single intersection in Montrose. Thankfully, since the crosswalks at Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard were removed and the traffic lights re-timed under public pressure this week, that controversy can fade into everyone’s memories.

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Leader Editorial: Saluting a reasonable decision

Although it took some hemming and hawing, Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz on Friday ultimately came to the right conclusion: It’s OK to alter policy and allow military sashes to be worn over graduation gowns by students who have enlisted in the armed forces.

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Read On: Earning money as test subject

Zane Johnson is a healthy and strapping 31-year-old guy who is spending Memorial Day weekend as a hospital patient. And if that isn’t surreal enough, they’re also paying him to be there.

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Leader Cartoon: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Bert Ring on the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

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Street performers drum up noise complaints

Jerry McQueen lives in Sherman Oaks, but he was in downtown Burbank enjoying a bite to eat Monday while watching Carla Buffa sing and play guitar at a spot he recommended at the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Court — the pedestrian area that was formerly part of Palm Avenue.

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Dining Review: Cooked the Texan way

One of the items on my bucket list is to travel to the barbecue capitals of the USA, learning the nuances between regional BBQ styles. I want to know the real difference between Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina and Texas barbecue. Until that day comes, I'll be satisfied with the Texas barbecue found at the Pit Brothers Smoked BBQ in Burbank.

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Burbank Community Band gives musicians an opportunity

Burbank resident Sally Hallada loved music when she was younger and played saxophone in a number of concert bands growing up, including the New Jersey State Jazz Ensemble. However, at some point, she put the instrument on a shelf and eventually got rid of it.

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New 134-room Holiday Inn hotel proposed for East Colorado Street

A developer is looking to replace a gym on Colorado Street with a Holiday Inn down the street from a series of older hotels and motels that a city official hopes could be inspired by the new project to upgrade their own buildings.

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<p>A sign posted roadside warns passing motorists of the Water Conservation Alert Status on April 8, 2015 in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge, Calif.</p>

818 Roundup: La Cañada to purchase recycled water from Glendale; Burbank school board reverses course on graduation sash

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, May 23, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 70 degrees and a low of 56 degrees with patchy fog in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

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.

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

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.

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

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.

<p>A sign posted roadside warns passing motorists of the Water Conservation Alert Status on April 8, 2015 in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge, Calif.</p>

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.

<p>Linda Zulager of Simi Valley, right, holds her father Army Air Corps veteran John Hollis' hand during the Memorial Day ceremony at McCambridge Park War Memorial in Burbank on Monday, May 26, 2014. Hollis, who lives in Burbank and is 92 years old, served in World War II and Korea.</p>

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.

<p>After speaking to the Burbank Unified school board, John Burroughs High School senior Frankie Baker will be&nbsp;allowed to wear a U.S. Air Force sash during her graduation ceremony.</p>

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.

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.

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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