Burb's Eye View: Having two cities to call home

Burb's Eye View: Having two cities to call home

Recently — in the last year maybe — I stopped telling people I was “heading back home” when visiting Mom and Dad. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it just kind of happened. I’ve settled so comfortably in the Burbank area, and aspects of it remind me so much of where I grew up that it’s only natural I’ve begun to call it home.

Young hiker bitten by rattlesnake in La Cañada Flintridge park

Young hiker bitten by rattlesnake in La Cañada Flintridge park

A young girl was recovering Tuesday after being bitten on the leg by a rattlesnake while hiking in the Hahamongna Watershed Park the day before with a group from Tom Sawyer Camp, according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

<p>A field of 84 golfers from across the Southland will take to the Oakmont Country Club to participate in the 116th rendition of the Southern California Amateur Championship, which will be held Friday through Sunday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

One of the most prestigious and long-standing tournaments in the state will make its return to scenic Oakmont Country Club for the first time since 1980.

<p>Brutus (A376853) is a 2-year-old, neutered pit bull. This handsome 75-pound guy is learning some basic commands and would love to find a home where he can continue his training.</p>

News-Press Pet of the Day: Brutus

Brutus is a 2-year-old, neutered male pit bull. This handsome 75-pound guy walks well on a leash and loves going to the park with volunteers. He also enjoys playing with toys. Brutus is learning some basic commands and would love to find a home where he can continue his training.

<p>An investigation at a Glendale home in the 600 block of Alexander Street on June 29, where the bodies of a couple&nbsp;were found the day before.</p>

Grandson charged in murder of Glendale couple

Capital murder charges were filed Tuesday against a 34-year-old man accused of using an ax to kill his elderly grandparents in their Glendale home, officials said.

<p>Welcoming guest of honor, retired Lt. Col. Bob Friend, to the Starlight Bowl are representatives of Burbank's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, Kristen Smith, from left, Victoria Cusumano and Judie Wilke.</p>

On the Town: Starlight Bowl hosts Fourth of July celebration

It was an evening of patriotism, picnics, pyrotechnics, musical kings and military heroes for the sell-out crowd that celebrated the Fourth of July at the Starlight Bowl this past Saturday.

<p>Maya is a 1 1/2-year-old, black and brown Burmese with green eyes. She is available for adoption through the Burbank Animal Shelter.</p>

Leader Pet of the Day: Maya

One look at Maya, and it’s clear why some ancient people worshipped cats.

<p>People look on as mourners file into the funeral of Cynthia Hurd, 54, at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where she was killed along with eight others in a mass shooting at the church on June 27, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.</p>

In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In a column published online by the Religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin addressed the murder of nine people on June 17, 2015 at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

Jury sides with police in Glendale man's excessive force lawsuit

A federal jury sided with Glendale police in an excessive force case brought on by a Glendale man claiming he was assaulted and wrongfully arrested outside of a house party two years ago.

<p>Tapsilog, served at Bicol Express in Glendale on Thursday, July 2, 2015.</p>

Dining Review: Seeking a different kind of breakfast

According to a food marketing website, one of the hottest trends of 2015-16, just after “Continued Rise of Fermentation” and “Secret, Off-Menu Items,” is “Around the World at Breakfast.”

<p>The T-800 Robot in "Terminator Genisys" from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions.</p>

Film Review: Only Arnold impresses in latest 'Terminator' film

The titular villain in James Cameron’s original “Terminator” wasn’t kidding when he said, “I’ll be back.” Shot, smashed, incinerated, he kept coming back (even when he didn’t promise to). It might as well have been the franchise talking. From 1984 to 1991 to 2003 to 2009 to this week, “The Terminator” seems as unstoppable as the Terminator.

<p>John Minton's "Derelict Farm Machinery" (1948), composed in black pen and watercolor with touches of white heightening.</p>

Huntington exhibit spotlights period of British artwork

The little room on the second floor of the Huntington Library’s European Gallery currently displays a grouping of one-dimensional art that opens a window onto a fleeting time in England.

DVD Review: Newest release of 'The Killers' offers multiple versions

With the possible exception of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “The Killers” is Ernest Hemingway’s best known short story. It is the quintessential stripped-down hard-boiled story: Two hit men show up at a small town diner to kill one of the regular customers, a former boxer. They bully everybody and then leave when their target doesn’t show up. One of the customers goes to the boxer’s apartment to warn him, but the latter is tired of running. We never learn what misstep he made in the past. End of story.

News-Press Cartoon: Not your ordinary walk in the park

News-Press Cartoon: Not your ordinary walk in the park

Bert Ring gives us his take on the potential Space 134 project, which envisions constructing a cap park over the Ventura (134) Freeway.

<p>Firefighters hose down the remains of a small brushfire in Burbank above Bel Aire Drive Cambridge Drive on Monday, July 6, 2015.</p>

Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Roughly 50 firefighters knocked down a quarter-acre brush fire at the Bel Aire Ballfield in Burbank, officials said.

<p>An investigation at a Glendale home in the 600 block of Alexander Street on June 29, where the bodies of a couple&nbsp;were found the day before.</p>

Slain Glendale couple died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police say

The elderly couple found dead in their Glendale home last Sunday both died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police said.

<p>Glendale's new head football coach George Maiale works with the quarterbacks at a summer football practice at Glendale High School on Monday, June 29, 2015.</p>

Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

While several different songs and a few particular genres of music were playing throughout weightlifting sessions this summer at Glendale High, perhaps the Nitros are better served at adopting a classic as their unofficial anthem.

<p>USC women's swimmer Andrea Kropp competes in the 200-meter individual medley.</p>

College Update: Frazier, Kropp conclude decorated careers

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

<p>Gertrude Ness, who turned 109 years old in April, has lived in her Glendale home for about 65 years.</p>

At 109 years old, Glendale resident has seen plenty of changes

One of Glendale’s oldest residents — if not the oldest — was born the same year the city was founded.

Hiker rescued in Angeles National Forest

A hiker who became lost in the Angeles National Forest area north of La Cañada Flintridge Saturday afternoon was located and airlifted to safety by search-and-rescue team members about one hour after he called for help, according to an official at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Editorial: Offering respects to memory of Nelson

The unthinkable happened last week to a well-liked and respected young man who had left his imprint on Burbank: David Nelson, just 26 years old and a police officer with the Bakersfield police department, died in a car crash while pursuing a suspect.

Ray Richmond columnist.  Photographed on Tuesday , August 13, 2013.

Read On: Hoping for the two Americas to come together

So we’ve arrived at America’s birthday, the day she gained her independence. And while in nation terms, she’s still relatively young, the United States is looking every one of its 239 years about now.

La Crescenta firework show honors America, vets

La Crescenta firework show honors America, vets

Montrose resident and United States Air Force Reservist Major Jennifer Burghdorf had plans to leave for a two-week assignment in South Korea on Sunday, but before she left, she made one special stop in La Crescenta Saturday evening.

Letter: Bill raises concern about training

Re: “Bill envisions expanding health services,” Op-ed, July 1. The op-ed writer Lilia Babakhan, a second-year optometry student, supports SB 622 allowing her the potential to perform “minor procedures.” However, those procedures are anything but “minor” — they are eye surgeries with real potential complications, including, for example, the spread of cancer. Yet, after just 25 hours of additional course work following optometry school and performing a small number of training cases the bill would allow her to become “certified” to do either laser eye surgery for glaucoma and after cataract surgery, or scalpel surgery to remove or destroy eyelid lesions and medication injections, including into the eye.

Burbank celebrates Independence Day at the Starlight Bowl

Burbank celebrates Independence Day at the Starlight Bowl

Every Fourth of July for the past five years, the Vice family of Burbank sets their sights on a single destination — the city's Starlight Bowl, which annually plays host a spectacular fireworks display.

Burbank airport rebranding to be discussed

The operations committee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is slated to meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. inside the Airport Skyroom of the Bob Hope Airport, 2676 Hollywood Way, to discuss potential rebranding of the airport as “Los Angeles Burbank Airport.”

City, Burbank airport to meet on joint meeting agenda

The Burbank City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday at 6 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., for a discussion about the agenda and format of joint public meeting with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

BWP to step up water saving efforts

With Burbank facing a state mandate to reduce water consumption by a billion gallons between June and February, Burbank Water and Power is stepping up efforts to identify leaks and improper water use.

<p>Marilyn Monroe impersonator Kassandra Carroll sings to Murray Slater, 71 of Burbank, right, as Ken Nichols, 84 of Burbank, left, looks on, during the pre-Fourth of July lunch at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank on Thursday, July 2, 2015. About 100 seniors enjoyed hot dogs, orange juice, baked beans, carrot raisin salad, cantaloupe and milk.</p>

Photo Gallery: Seniors enjoy a Fourth of July luncheon

Seniors and staff at Joslyn Adult Center dressed up in red, white and blue for a patriotic lunch on Thursday. 

<p>Firefighters extinguished a one-acre brush fire, south of Glendale Community College in the area around the 1200 block of Swarthmore Drive, Saturday evening, officials said.</p>

Firefighters knock down brush fire south of GCC

Firefighters from Glendale and surrounding communities knocked down a one-acre brush fire south of Glendale Community College Saturday evening, officials said.