Salvation Army puts the kettle on

Salvation Army puts the kettle on

The bells of the Glendale Salvation Army’s kettle campaign will start ringing next week as the monthlong effort kicked off with a breakfast fundraiser Friday morning.

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Motorcyclist killed following short chase, collision early Saturday morning

Motorcyclist killed following short chase, collision early Saturday morning

A 40-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a hydrant and lightpole in Burbank, officials said.

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 Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

EAST LOS ANGELES — For a team that lost its two perennial skill players for most of the season, it might have been a surprise to some that the Burbank High football team got as far as it did this season.

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Crescenta Valley High football pulls away from Paramount to reach semifinals

PARAMOUNT – With balance on offense and stout play on defense, the Crescenta Valley High football team proved itself worthy of one of the deepest playoff runs in recent memory.

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No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

WHITTIER — In the end, it was not a 17-point deficit that was too much to overcome.

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818 Roundup: Glendale shooting suspects pleads not guilty; Burbank Army medic competes

818 Roundup: Glendale shooting suspects pleads not guilty; Burbank Army medic competes

Good morning, 818! It's Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with partly clouds skies in the evening.

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Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

A two-story house that was once owned by legendary pro baseball manager Casey Stengel took a big step toward securing its place in history this week after being added to the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.

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Burbank native competes for Army's 'Best Medic' title

Burbank native competes for Army's 'Best Medic' title

It’s been said that soldiers in the U.S. Army do more by 9 a.m. than most people do all day, and a 72-hour competition earlier this month to find the best of the Army’s medics tried to prove just how much they could fit into each day.

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Voting change could reach ballot

Community members Thursday night talked about the pros and cons of ditching the city’s at-large voting system in favor of council districts, an issue the City Council will next month consider putting on the spring ballot.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Molly

Leader Pet of the Day: Molly

Imagine being a domesticated bunny and found as a stray. That's what happened to adorable little Molly.

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Leader Editorial: An idea that may travel well

As we reported this week, a proposal was given a tentative green light by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board that shows promise toward easing traffic while closing a gap in transit options for travelers who need to make their way to Burbank Bob Hope Airport. The idea is to expand bus service in order to connect the Metro Red and Orange Line station in North Hollywood to the Lake Avenue Gold Line Station in Pasadena, creating a loop that could make it much easier for people to get from the airport to Pasadena and vice versa.

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Parents raise concerns over report cards

After new report cards were sent home with elementary students last week, some parents raised concerns about the new language identifying students’ achievement levels as “thorough” and “adequate” at best.

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Thanksgiving serves up lessons and a feast

Thanksgiving serves up lessons and a feast

John Marshall Elementary hosted an early Thanksgiving feast on Friday for students and young adults with special needs who have been bonding for months and learning valuable lessons from each other.

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Hebrew school OK'd to expand

Burbank resident Victoria Sabonjohn was nine months pregnant when she and her husband moved into a home near Jefferson Elementary School, about a mile from Burbank Temple Emanu El, which has a preschool.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Teacher salaries say something about society

The Whiteboard Jungle: Teacher salaries say something about society

Back in 1998, when I was embarking on my 10th year as a teacher, I had an op-ed piece published in the Times about paying good teachers six-figure salaries as a way to attract and retain higher qualified people.

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A Word, Please: There's correct, and then there's also correct

A Word, Please: There's correct, and then there's also correct

Sometimes it seems like grammar is all darned-if-you-do, darned-if-you-don’t propositions. If you say “Who are you visiting tomorrow?” some people will look down on you for not using “whom.” But if you use “whom,” others will think you’re out of touch (at best).

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Valley Beautiful awards: November 2014

Valley Beautiful awards: November 2014

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Diane Fazzi honored for distinguished service

Diane Fazzi honored for distinguished service

La Cañada resident Diane Fazzi was among five individuals honored Nov. 14 at the Cal State L.A. 25th Annual Distinguished Educator Award Dinner, held in the university’s Golden Eagle Ballroom. The local woman was named the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award.

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Big Al's to help out book and toy drive

Allen Lund Co. is hosting at its La Cañada headquarters a book and toy drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Donors will find “Big Al,” the transportation firm’s mascot truck, parked in the lot at 4529 Angeles Crest Highway to serve as a collection site between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12.

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Crime Report: Izzy Cycles burglarized

Deputies responded to an audible burglary alarm at Izzy Cycles that was activated at around 3:30 a.m.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Humphrey

News-Press Pet of the Day: Humphrey

Humphrey is a 2-year-old, male Parson Russell terrier.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart, Glendale march to individuals

Flintridge Sacred Heart, Glendale march to individuals

After winning a league championship or finishing runner-up, a trio of local girls’ tennis players are set for the next stage of competition.

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Glendale Community College football gears up for Patriotic Bowl

Glendale Community College football gears up for Patriotic Bowl

With his team enjoying its best season throughout his seven-year tenure, Glendale Community College football Coach John Rome was asked if he thought his Vaqueros, a member of the American Division Pacific Conference, could complete at a higher level, say the National Division.

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Photo Gallery: Descanso Gardens cuts ribbon on new Oak Woodland

Photo Gallery: Descanso Gardens cuts ribbon on new Oak Woodland

Photo Gallery: Descanso Gardens cuts ribbon on new Oak Woodland

Descanso Gardens cuts ribbon on the new oak woodland area, designed to provide a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th-century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern Californian landscape.

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Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

A 40-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he shot a 34-year-old man multiple times outside the victim’s Glendale home, leaving him in critical condition, authorities said.

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Photo Gallery: Americana at Brand 7th annual tree lighting

Photo Gallery: Americana at Brand 6th annual tree lighting

Photo Gallery: Americana at Brand 7th annual tree lighting

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Jobless rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank edged up last month with construction and specialty trade contractors reporting the most cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

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818 Roundup: Glendale High prepares for Rose Parade; Police on the lookout for underwear thief

818 Roundup: Glendale High prepares for Rose Parade; Police on the lookout for underwear thief

Good morning, 818! It's Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the day and partly clouds skies at night.

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Glendale High dance team to perform at Rose Parade

Glendale High dance team to perform at Rose Parade

This coming New Year’s Day will mark the first in 100 years that the city of Glendale will not have a float in the Rose Parade, but Glendale will still be represented by 90 Glendale High students who will dance in the parade’s opening show.

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Local school officials march toward new voting system

Glendale Community College officials this week listened to input from an attorney as they begin to plot voting districts for upcoming elections.

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City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

A ballot measure aimed at initiating a tax on parking in city-owned lots and another to raise a tax on local hotel patrons could be brought before Glendale voters as early as this spring.

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Lawsuit alleges special needs student sexually assaulted by schoolmate

A parent filed a lawsuit against the Glendale Unified School District last week alleging that her 7-year-old daughter, a first-grader at John Marshall Elementary School with special needs, was sexually assaulted multiple times by another student.

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Glendale Community College cross-country steams into state finals

A season’s worth of practices, early morning runs and tough competition will culminate for the Glendale Community College women’s and men’s cross-country teams at Saturday morning’s California Community College Athletic Assn. Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

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Firefighters take down Glendale house fire

[UPDATE 11/21 9:52 a.m.] Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire at a hillside home in Glendale Thursday evening that resulted in structural damage of $100,000 and $20,000 in damage to property.

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Glendale police release footage of suspected underwear thief

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman caught on camera stealing colorful underwear worth hundreds of dollars from Victoria’s Secret in the Glendale Galleria late last month.

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City Council looks at unpermitted construction issue

Unpermitted construction in La Cañada has become an increasing drain on the city's time and resources, forcing city officials to find ways to prevent it and ratcheting up punishments to fit the crime.

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One woman hospitalized after firefighters extinguish Glendale house fire

Firefighters knocked down a Glendale house fire on Wednesday night that left one woman hospitalized with minor injuries, officials said.

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La Cañada Presbyterian Church burglarized

An employee of La Cañada Presbyterian Church at 626 Foothill Blvd. contacted the sheriff's department Nov. 14 after realizing someone had entered her unlocked office in the music building sometime between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. that day and took cash and checks made out to the church in the amount of $992.74.

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Genevieve Sultenfuss, local 'role model,' dies at 104

Longtime Glendale resident Genevieve Sultenfuss, who achieved several firsts for women in realty and community leadership, died on Sunday. She was 104.

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Police looking into string of break-ins at Glendale homes

Police are investigating a series of daytime break-ins and break-in attempts that occurred in Glendale homes on Wednesday, and authorities said may be related and involve multiple suspects.

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Glendale Community College freshman cross-country runner Jassmine Macon at Verdugo Park in Glendale on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Glendale Community College's Jassmine Macon finds her way back to Fresno

It seems that no matter where Glendale Community College freshman Jassmine Macon has hung her cleats over the last five years, all directions have steered her toward Fresno’s Woodward Park.

Crescenta Valley High School's Megan Melnyk, left, and Haley Witzeman run in the Pacific League cross country finals at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

Championships, state advancement on check list for local cross-country trio

While scattered across three different divisions, the goals and challenges aren’t too dissimilar for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: It's good to know the bear necessities

Bears! They're everywhere in La Cañada, stopping traffic on the 210, eating pumpkins on Viro Road and dining on trash at Baptiste Way. They've even caused lockdown situations at Paradise Canyon Elementary and Saint Francis High. It's typical of human imagination to create catastrophe regarding that which is least known.

Around Town: Let's sit down and do the math on Sagebrush

Common Core, for all its foibles, is the most misunderstood yet most effective method to comprehend the Glendale Unified School District's $23-million demand to resolve the Sagebrush dilemma.

Glendale High's Manuk Piloyan takes an unsuccessful shot on goal versus multiple in a CIF-SS Div. IV semifinal game versus Cerritos High at Cerritos College on Wednesday. Glendale ended its season with an 11-4 loss. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale High boys' water polo stopped by Cerritos in semifinals

NORWALK — Whether or not the most successful era in the history of the Glendale High boys’ water polo program ended Wednesday evening won’t really be known until next season.

A man was shot multiple times outside a Glendale residence Wednesday, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries, according to Glendale police.

818 Roundup: Suspect arrested in Glendale shooting; Attempted car thieves thwarted

Good morning, 818! It's Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 71 degrees and a low of 54 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the evening.

Lizzy Brookey, left, and Emma Kupershmidt, both 14, hold up signs for the Crescenta Valley High School Prom Plus fundraising boutique at St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church in La Crescenta on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Vendor sales boost Prom Plus fundraiser

Lance and Terri Tucker have made pit stops at swap meets and flea markets a tradition for more than 20 years. It’s no surprise their daughters, 18-year-old Kiriahna and 16-year-old Poni, tag along.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting; SAT exam practice

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Crescenta Valley Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Three men attempting to steal cars from CarMax in Burbank on Wednesday had to flee on foot after the car they crashed through the showroom window to gain entry blocked them from driving any cars away, police said.

Attempted car thieves thwarted by own vehicle

Three men attempting to steal cars from CarMax in Burbank Wednesday morning had to flee on foot after the car they crashed through the showroom window to gain entry blocked them from driving any cars away, police said.

A pedestrian was hospitalized with unknown injuries after being struck by a car at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Glendale Wednesday, police said.

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

A pedestrian was hospitalized with unknown injuries after being struck by a car in Glendale Wednesday, police said.

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