Crescenta Valley High's Davo Hakobyan has quickly become a force for Falcons

Crescenta Valley High lineman Davo Hakobyan has transformed himself into a force for the Falcons. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High's Davo Hakobyan has quickly become a force for Falcons

Crescenta Valley High football’s high-flying, high-octane, high-scoring offense commands plenty of attention and accolades. And rightly so.

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Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

La Cañada High's Leo Neat, left, here taking on Redondo Union's Garrett Lash in a CIF-SS Division III first round boys' water polo match, will attempt to lead the Spartans deep into the postseason again. (File Photo)

Boys' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High boys' water polo returns with high aspirations

LA CAÑADA — Even though the city of La Cañada Flintridge possesses only a pair of water polo programs, the La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep squads are two of the most successful teams within the area.

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DUI checkpoint in Burbank yields one arrest

A grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted in Burbank Saturday night yielded one drunk-driving arrest, though more than 800 motorists were screened, police said.

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Burbank City Council OKs contract to fix streets

Plans to resurface 96 blocks of residential streets in Burbank are underway, with the Burbank City Council last week unanimously approving a contract to start the $2.7-million project.

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Man suspected of false ID, drug possession

A Van Nuys man was arrested Saturday for allegedly lying about his identity to a police officer and later methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia were reportedly found in his car, police said.

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Glendale invites residents to talk infrastructure funds at meeting

Residents can make suggestions on how to spend $14.25 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements, primarily in south Glendale, over the next five years during a meeting slated for the end of the month.

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Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

Burbank High's Irene Maemura putts from the fringe toward the hole during Pacific League play at the La La Cañada Country Club on Tuesday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High's Maemura shares medalist honors in league opener

LA CAÑADA — Leading up to the first Pacific League match of the season Tuesday, Irene Maemura had some time to spare.

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First-ever L.A. Boat Race held at Glendale Narrows

First-ever L.A. Boat Race held at Glendale Narrows

Water enthusiasts flocked to the Los Angeles River last weekend for the first-ever L.A. Boat Race that tested the skills and speed of paddlers, but drew some criticism from those against the river’s use.

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Burb's Eye View: Saving water is another important challenge

Burb's Eye View: Saving water is another important challenge

By now you may have seen the videos on the Internet of the "Ice Bucket Challenge," a fundraiser that's pretty straight-forward:

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On the Town: Burbank Arts for All Foundation holds fundraiser

On the Town: Burbank Arts for All Foundation holds fundraiser

What could be better than being poolside in a beautiful twinkle-light-illuminated backyard, mingling with friends over cocktails, and listening to live music on a warm summer night? Perhaps, only one thing: doing all those things while raising funds for a wonderful cause.

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Train collides with car in Burbank

Train collides with car in Burbank

[UPDATE 8:01 p.m.] A southbound Metrolink train reportedly collided with a vehicle at the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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In Theory: Are worship centers good polling places?

Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days after protesters objected to specific stances it has taken on run-ups to past elections, including political views on signage and a pro-life memorial for the unborn situated adjacent to the entrance to the polling place.

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Man arrested for alleged drunk driving with 4-year-old son in car

A 42-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly driving drunk on the wrong side of the street with his 4-year-old son in the car, police said.

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Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Make no mistake, Crescenta Valley High’s football team is very much looking forward with aspirations for an ultra-successful 2014 campaign.

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818 Roundup: Glendale man arrested for allegedly peeping into hotel window; LACO gears up for local performance

818 Roundup: Glendale man arrested for allegedly peeping into hotel window; LACO gears up for local performance

Good morning readers! Today is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 84 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 66.

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Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

The newly formed Business Evening Kiwanis Club, a subsidiary organization of La Cañada’s noon Kiwanis group, meets monthly at various restaurants in the city. This month they met at Dish restaurant.

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Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

There aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can be sipping wine and nibbling appetizers when all of a sudden, 20 feet away, a train roars by. That's just one of the little thrills you can expect at the brand-new restaurant Momed in Atwater Crossing, the creative-arts district just over the Glendale border.

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Man arrested for pointing handgun at neighbor while drunk, police say

Man arrested for pointing handgun at neighbor while drunk, police say

A 60-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly, while drunk, pointed a handgun at his neighbor who had asked the man if he sprayed the victim’s car while watering the lawn, police said.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Music enthusiasts and fans of "big canvas" performances should expect nothing less from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's opening night performance this September.

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Glendale man arrested after allegedly peeping into hotel window

Glendale man arrested after allegedly peeping into hotel window

A 34-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Friday morning after police reportedly observed him peeping through a window at the Extended Stay Inn in Burbank, police said.

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Group 'Ice Bucket' challenge at Burbank gym

Group 'Ice Bucket' challenge at Burbank gym

Rachele Rivera has seen the influx of “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos on her Facebook timeline in recent weeks. And in some of those videos, friends challenged her join and raise money funding research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The fatal neurodegenerative disease causes body paralysis. 

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Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon.

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Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Sophia Coffey reaches for the ball during practice on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

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Burroughs High's Eben Britton doesn't survive chopping block

As of Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High product Eben Britton was without a home in the NFL.

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Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's girls' volleyball team practices on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

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Weather: Your Monday forecast

Weather: Your Monday forecast

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818 Roundup: High-speed rail, Victory Baptist, Shayna Baszler nears UFC debute

818 Roundup: High-speed rail, Victory Baptist, Shayna Baszler nears UFC debute

Good morning readers! Today is Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014. As you get together your grilling tools for that epic BBQ this afternoon, take a look at these headlines from around the area. 

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Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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News-Press Cartoon: Geo Listening

News-Press Cartoon: Geo Listening

Bert Ring gives his thoughts on the continued use of Geo Listening by Glendale Unified. The company watches the public social media posts of students, keeping an eye out for instances of bullying, depression, or thoughts of suicide.

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Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

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Read On: The news can be hard to bear

So this is the headline I woke up to read on my Facebook news feed on Friday morning: "Ice Bucket Fraud! ALS Foundation Admits 73% of Donations Not Used For ALS Research."

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La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.

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Burbank High football holds off Ayala in opener

CHINO HILLS — Burbank High’s football team walked off the field Friday night with a win in its season opener on the road against Ayala.

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Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

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Fallen power pole causes power outage, street closures

A power pole fell on a parked car at Rosemont and Prospect avenue in the La Crescenta-Montrose area on Friday evening, causing "fluid" street closures in the area as authorities worked to repair the damage.

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818 Roundup: Church's future in question if apartment project approved; Man arrested for test-driving cars at dealership after-hours

Good morning readers! Today is Saturday, August 30, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 92 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 68.

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Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

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Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

The Glendale Historical Society is toasting the Jewel City's history of cuisines and libations with its launch of a yearlong series that will find the group spotlighting long-standing bars and restaurants across the city.

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Doors into Victory Baptist Church in Burbank on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Members of the growing local church worry about being displaced by the proposed Talaria Project, as the city, they said, offers minimal zoning options for churches.

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Before David Golding began attending Victory Baptist Church three years ago, his life was in shambles.

The Verdugo aquatic facility and recreation center will be closed for five weeks, through Oct. 6, 2014.

Verdugo pool to close for new roof

The Verdugo aquatic facility and recreation center will be closed for five weeks, and programming will be relocated while crews install a new roof on the 66-year-old building starting next Tuesday, officials said.

Longtime DeBell Golf Club professional dies

Phillip Scozzola Jr., a longtime golf professional who oversaw DeBell Golf Club, passed away on Aug. 17 due to complications from Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 78.

Locals take part in a prayer for peace

Locals take part in a prayer for peace

Prayers for peace were shared by more than 100 people at the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta Thursday night during a candlelit vigil dedicated to Christian minorities facing persecution in the Middle East.

No shortage of learning for Glendale Community College women's volleyball

Being asked questions is considered a good sign by Yvette Ybarra. She’s glad to provide detailed answers.

Junior peewees run a drill at a youth football practice for the Glendale Bears at Eagle Rock High on Wednesday. This is the program's first year at Eagle Rock after several years, from its inception, of playing at Glendale High. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Bears make preparations for new season

Talk to Cynthia Perez and she’s got quite an optimistic outlook.

GCC aims at state transfer goal

State community college officials unveiled a new goal this week to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools, or earn certificates or degrees, and Glendale Community College will need to make some gains to reach the target.

Police have released surveillance footage from Glendale High School of a male suspect stealing items from a vehicle parked on campus.

Footage released of suspect who stole from Glendale High School cars

Police have released surveillance footage of a suspect allegedly stealing belongings from a parked car at Glendale High School last month, and he is believed to have been spotted wandering the campus previously.

Man arrested after test-driving dealership cars after-hours

A North Hollywood man was charged with trespassing this week when he was spotted wandering around a local Mercedes-Benz dealership after closing and was later found to have moved vehicles around because he was "testing" them, police said.

Traffic commission advises against change to Magnolia Park parking rules

The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their customers, as well as a lack of enforcement of parking rules.

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