Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

GLENDALE — For five-plus innings Tuesday, a talented young Glendale High softball team posed a significant threat to two-time reigning Pacific League champion Burbank.But Caitlyn Brooks has made a career out of closing out league opponents and the Bulldogs finally provided the Notre Dame-bound pitcher with timely run support in the sixth and seventh innings to turn away the upset-minded Nitros in both teams' Pacific opener.

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Glendale High boys' tennis excels in doubles to turn back Hoover

GLENDALE — If there’s one area that’s of no cause for concern for the members of the Glendale High boys’ tennis team, it would be the play of their doubles lineup.

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Crescenta Valley baseball escapes from Hoover with win

GLENDALE — Three-time defending Pacific League baseball champion Crescenta Valley High went on the road to take on Hoover in both schools’ league openers and so began the real business of the season.

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La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

LA CAÑADA — La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep carry a combined 12 freshman starters on their varsity tennis squads.

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Crescenta Valley rolls through Hoover in Pacific League opener

GLENDALE — No matter what size lead Adela Alatraca had, the senior pitcher wanted to remain sharp in the circle for the Crescenta Valley High softball team.

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Residents weigh in on airport noise at Bob Hope Airport

Burbank resident Mike Moynahan said when his family lived on Evergreen Street in 1997, planes from Bob Hope Airport would shake the walls of their home during the night and wake his infant daughter.

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Groups off their endorsements for Glendale candidates

Groups off their endorsements for Glendale candidates

Clear leaders in garnering endorsements from key Glendale organizations have emerged in the three upcoming races leading up to election day on April 7.

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As election draws near, Glendale candidates collect supporters

As election draws near, Glendale candidates collect supporters

Two City Council candidates — Paula Devine and Erik Yesayan — have locked down the endorsements of three of the five members of the Glendale Community College board of trustees, though not the same three.

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Glendale celebrates Cesar Chavez's legacy

Glendale celebrates Cesar Chavez's legacy

Cesar Chavez would have turned 88 this week.

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Burbank celebrates its trees

Burbank celebrates its trees

Under an archway of green and white balloons in Burbank’s Verdugo Park, in the shade of a few trees, city officials spoke of the benefits all trees provide — cool shade, certainly, but also clean air and natural beauty.

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Crescenta Valley PTA: Mountain Avenue to present 'MACK Night Out 2015'

Mountain Avenue Elementary

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Burbank Unified looks to add more counselors across the district

Across Burbank’s middle schools and high schools, one academic counselor serves an average of more than 500 students, at least 200 more per counselor than recommended by the American School Counselor Assn., and the impetus for a new master plan by Burbank school officials for secondary counseling.

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Area police agencies compete in 'Baker to Vegas' relay event

Area police agencies compete in 'Baker to Vegas' relay event

Glendale and Burbank police both placed in the top 10 in their respective categories this year for the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay, in which they competed against other law enforcement agencies.

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Police: Over $49K in cash, checks stolen from Burbank dental office

Police are investigating a commercial burglary in which $400 in cash and several checks totaling roughly $49,000 were stolen from a dental office, police said.

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Man assaulted, phone stolen while walking near Robert Lundigan Park

Man assaulted, phone stolen while walking near Robert Lundigan Park

A 40-year-old man was assaulted while walking near Robert Lundigan Park in Burbank on Monday by two men who stole his phone and broke his camera, police said.

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Community: Local YWCA presents annual Legacy Luncheon

Community: Local YWCA presents annual Legacy Luncheon

Ah, spring is here and with it comes a multitude of fundraisers proficiently organized by the top female doers in our community.

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On the Town: Assistance League holds annual thrift sale event; Relief Society birthday dinner

On the Town: Assistance League holds annual thrift sale event; Relief Society birthday dinner

This annual event is eagerly looked forward to by Glendale bargain hunters. Last Wednesday, it was standing room only as customers lined up way before the 10 a.m. opening of Glendale Assistance League’s Thrift Alley on Harvard Street.

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On the Town: Hospital guild reorganizes its leadership

On the Town: Hospital guild reorganizes its leadership

Although Burbankers don’t experience it as dramatically as those who live in the northeastern region of our country, which was unmercifully bombarded with frigid temperatures this winter, spring is the time of change.

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Leader pets of the day: Amaya and Ghost

Leader pets of the day: Amaya and Ghost

Imagine this combination of beauties gazing out the window, awaiting your arrival home.

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News-Press pet of the day: Jackson

News-Press pet of the day: Jackson

Romeo, A369290, and Happy, A371842, two Pets of the Day from last week, are still available.

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Burb's Eye View: Monsterpalooza was a graveyard smash

Burb's Eye View: Monsterpalooza was a graveyard smash

The Morlock never moved.

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In Theory: Thoughts on NYC's pre-K prayer plan

In Theory: Thoughts on NYC's pre-K prayer plan

Last year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's "ambitious" free, full-day prekindergarten plan began with 53,000 children. While some programs are found in public schools, many are run by religious institutions and community-based organizations under city contract, according to the Associated Press.

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Opportunity rover completes marathon mark

Opportunity rover completes marathon mark

How long does it take to complete a marathon on Mars? About 11 years and two months – if you’ve got six wheels and a solar-powered battery.

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Glendale home of late USC baseball coach sells for $2.2 million

Glendale home of late USC baseball coach sells for $2.2 million

The longtime Glendale home of late USC Trojans baseball coach Rod Dedeaux has sold for $2.2 million, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

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Theater Review: 'Pygmalion' goes in search of subtext

Theater Review: 'Pygmalion' goes in search of subtext

“Pygmalion” was George Barnard Shaw’s unromantic basis for the romantic 1956 Lerner and Loewe musical, “My Fair Lady.” It starred Julie Andrews as Cockney guttersnipe Eliza and Rex Harrison as the phonetics professor, who, on a bet, schools Eliza into passing for one of the upper class. The musical was later incarnated, of course, as the frothy 1964 film classic with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

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Brush fire breaks out along L.A. River

Brush fire breaks out along L.A. River

A quarter-acre brush fire erupted along the Los Angeles River Monday afternoon near Victory Boulevard and Riverside Drive in Glendale, officials said.

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Police release surveillance photos of computer shop burglary suspect

Police release surveillance photos of computer shop burglary suspect

Police on Monday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of breaking into a computer repair shop in Glendale earlier this month and stealing electronics, police said.

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Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting neighbor with helmet

Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting neighbor with helmet

A 45-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her elderly neighbor with her motorcycle helmet for blocking their shared driveway, police said.

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818 Roundup: USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses vote on possible strike; 'Pretty Little Liars' at the library

818 Roundup: USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses vote on possible strike; 'Pretty Little Liars' at the library

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, March 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 55 degrees with patchy fog in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Burroughs High goalie Kate Wilke was named to the All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

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All-Area  Girls' Water Polo First Team

Crescenta Valley High first-year Coach Ricky Mulcahey was named the 2014-15 All-Area Girls' Water Polo Coach of the Year. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

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All-Area Girls' Water Polo Player of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Taylor breaks out into spotlight

Crescenta Valley High's Audrey Taylor is the All-Area Girl's Water Polo Player of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Player of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Taylor breaks out into spotlight

There’s rarely a break in the action for Audrey Taylor.

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Martirosyan on wrong end of close decision against Jermell Charlo

LAS VEGAS — Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan moved forward and stalked. Jermell Charlo stayed to the outside and danced.

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Film Review: Lawrence and Cooper can't save 'Serena'

At this exact moment in time, it's hard to imagine a film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence getting only a token theatrical release after debuting on VOD. Are there any rising stars hotter?

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Read On: Making plans for the big night

My beautiful and talented daughter Gabi is getting married two weeks from today. And it’s all great. She’s marrying a terrific guy with a fantastic work ethic and from top-notch stock. She’s 26. Not too young. Not too old. Nobody’s pregnant or anything. All is right in Hitchville.

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Leader Editorial: It's better to get a heads-up on test scores

Burbank Unified officials are cautioning all to mentally brace for the fact that tests measuring progress under the new Common Core standards will likely show lower scores than have been seen here previously. A similar warning is going out from districts across the state as everyone adjusts to the new educational standards and testing.

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News-Press Editorial: A salute and welcome to new citizens

Leaving your homeland to establish yourself in a new country can be fraught with challenges, as any newcomer can attest. Learning a new language can be quite difficult for some, as can adjusting to a different culture and establishing fresh networks of friends. It takes a certain amount of courage to make the leap to a new world.

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News-Press Cartoon: Council candidate's campaign HQ violates zoning, city says

Bert Ring provides us his take Glendale City Council candidate Edith Fuentes' campaign headquarters in the Montrose Shopping District, which the city argues violates zoning rules.

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Burbank's Community Day School wins $10K IKEA grant to revamp kitchen

The kitchen at Community Day School in Burbank, where students learn to cook with vegetables they grow in the school’s garden, will undergo a major renovation thanks to a $10,000 grant from IKEA.

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#818 Spotlight: A man and his drone

Alex Cervantes, of Eagle Rock, flies a DGI Phantom 2 drone at Brand Park in Glendale on Friday, March 20, 2015. Cervantes has had the drone for a few months, the last time flying it was six weeks ago. He was at Brand Park for a workout with a trainer and got there early to fly.

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A registered nurse wears a strike button during a vote to strike or not at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Verdugo Hills registered nurses of the California Nurses Association are sponsoring the vote.

Nurses fall in line on possible strike at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Nurses at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital took action in the face of contract negotiations that have dragged on since last May by taking a strike vote Thursday and Friday, and 85% of the nurses who voted supported a strike, according to the nurses union representative.

Julie Morgan of Burbank poses with a display case of props from the ABC Family show "Pretty Little Liars," which is filmed in Burbank. The props and costumes were on display at Buena Vista Library on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 for an early viewing of the show's fifth season finale, kicking off a collaboration between Warner Bros., the show's distributor, and the Burbank Public Library.

Library hosts fans of cult book and show 'Pretty Little Liars'

This week, Burbank's die-hard “Pretty Little Liars” fans got a glimpse at some of the ABC Family show's props and costumes, and to view the teen drama's fifth season finale an hour before it aired on the West Coast.

Twenty Glendale police officers -- including the police chief -- are slated to compete in a 120-mile race from Baker to Las Vegas this weekend.

Local police officers to compete in 120-mile, 'Baker to Vegas' relay race

Twenty Glendale police officers — including, for the first time in Glendale’s history, the police chief — will be hitting the pavement Saturday afternoon to compete in an overnight law-enforcement relay race through the desert.

Glendale High football players warm up on artificial turf before a game on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

818 Roundup: Glendale schools likely sticking with artificial turf; 'Empire' actress apologizes to Glendale police

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, March 28, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Election: Hopefuls' campaign war chests grow

Election: Hopefuls' campaign war chests grow

As the April 7 election approaches, challengers lead in the money race for seats on the Glendale City Council and Glendale Community College’s board of trustees, while the sole incumbent in Glendale Unified’s race has raised the most funds in that contest.

Technicolor USA Inc. to shutter Burbank film facility

Citing a shift in its priorities toward a digital-servicing platform, Technicolor USA Inc., the French-owned film processing and post-production company, announced this week it would be closing its facility in downtown Burbank.

Hearing slated for Bob Hope Airport noise program update

Bob Hope Airport will hold a workshop and public hearing on Monday on its proposed revision of a noise compatibility program for homes around the airfield.

Council candidates differ on issues at forum

Council candidates differ on issues at forum

Council candidates at the final election forum on Thursday were divided on what to do about transferring millions of dollars from a local utility to the General Fund, an issue that’s currently being decided in court.

Crime Report: Residential burglary occurs while boarder is at home

A man told deputies that he and his wife left their home at around 12:30 p.m. to get groceries. When they returned at 1:15 p.m., they noticed someone had cut open a sliding screen door.

Glendale High football players warm up on artificial turf before a game on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Schools likely to stick with crumb rubber turf

After chemical tests showed there is no hazardous amount of toxic materials in the artificial turf fields installed at several Glendale schools, officials in the Glendale school district are likely to stick with the turf material they’ve been using for the past decade.

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