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Glendale High boys' soccer completes sweep of Burroughs

BURBANK — After completing a sweep against the reigning Pacific League champion, the members of the Glendale High boys’ soccer team said it wasn’t an easy task.

Crescenta Valley boys' basketball shoots down Muir

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ basketball team’s shooters have retained their reputation with consistent pure shooting from behind the arc.

Glendale High boys' basketball overcomes large deficit to beat Burroughs

BURBANK — Overtime games have been the norm this season in the head-to-head matchups between the Glendale High and Burroughs boys’ basketball teams.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo defeated Glendale, 16-6, on Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley girls' water polo downs Glendale in first-place matchup

GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team has been flourishing as of late no matter what opposition has faced it.

Flintridge Prep's #10 Katherine Pinney moves the ball upfield vs. Pasadena Poly in away game at Poly's Babcock Field in Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

PASADENA — The first time Flintridge Prep played Pasadena Poly this season in girls’ soccer, the host Rebels lost and left Prep Coach Esteban Chavez unhappy with the effort of his squad.

Candidates win fans in high places

For Juan Guillen, a candidate for the Burbank City Council in the Feb. 24 primary election, endorsements aren’t something he’s been aggressively seeking.

Boy Scouts went through an obstacle course as part of the Scout-O-Rama event this past weekend.

Climbing toward a Scouting career

About 200 boys participated in this year’s Scout-O-Rama held at Verdugo Park in Glendale where local youth could take part in various activities and find out what Scouting is all about.

Emergency personnel stand in front of the wreckage of a Metrolink train after it derailed on Wednesday, January 26, 2005,  south of Chevy Chase.

Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community.

A no smoking sign hangs in the window of a cigarette and cigar shop advertising their products along San Fernando Blvd. in Downtown Burbank Monday evening, May 5, 2008.

Burbank earns 'B' grade for tobacco-control policies

In its annual report card grading California cities and counties on their antismoking laws, the American Lung Assn. gave Burbank a B grade for the sixth time since it began keeping score in 2009.

Principal Rebeca Witt, 2nd from left, along with several students has a small prototype of the Mars Rover driven over them by JPL senior engineer Steve Schroeder. This was  during the Mountain Avenue School Science Fair, Saturday, January 24, 2015 in La Crescenta.

Fun as a catalyst for learning science

Mountain Avenue Elementary students gladly went to school on a Saturday to play catch with a robot, use Red Vines to create DNA helixes and get a hair-raising lesson on electrical fields — all in the name of science.

Interest in Glendale Unified's dual-language, magnet programs continues to grow

A computerized program will soon determine which students will be placed in Glendale’s elementary dual-language and magnet-school programs for the next school year, when the window to enroll comes to a close later this week.

Bond funds eyed to meet class size demand

To meet a state mandate to have class sizes at an average of 24 students to one teacher by 2019, Burbank Unified may need to pay for new classroom buildings or portable rooms with bond funds, according to school board member Larry Applebaum.

The emergency entrance at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The hospital was one of three in Glendale and Burbank to earn a "C" grade from the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was outdated.

Among the featured authors at last week's Book'd in Burbank were romance writers KB Alan, left, and Ruth Clampett.

On the Town: Book'd in Burbank hosts its first event of year

If people aren’t reading books these days, no one told that to the attendees that filled Theatre Banshee on Magnolia Boulevard for the first Book’d in Burbank event of 2015 this past week.

Surveillance footage released of suspect who punched Nordstorm Rack security guard

Surveillance footage released of suspect who punched Nordstorm Rack security guard

Police on Tuesday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing two pairs of sunglasses from Nordstrom Rack in Glendale, and later punching a security guard who confronted him, police said.

Susan Hodgson is the editor and illustrator of the new "Burbank Historical Cookbook" that will be unveiled during a release party and taste off at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Burbank Museum.

Community: Cookbook's special ingredient is history

The Burbank Historical Society has cooked up a fundraiser that should please the palate and shed light on the city's past.

Burb's Eye View: A channel bikeway and backyard politics

A sand-colored cinder-block wall separates the Western Channel Bikeway from a home on Elm Street. It blocks the view of the path, but not the cigarette smoke that wafts into Jorge Pineda's house.

Letter: A thank you to the police department

As a 35-year resident on Corona Drive in the Adams Hill area of Glendale, I would like to publicly thank the officers of the Glendale Police Department for their support of our community. We always enjoy their visits on National Night Out. Their response to any questions or concerns has always been prompt and informative. Thank you for your continued excellent service to our community.

Letter: An answer to a rhetorical question

Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. I was under the impression our local paper would no longer print this kind of politically biased rant about a national issue. Perhaps it agrees with the complainer, or wishes to fill its local mailbag with polarizing political “discussion.” In any event, I will answer Adams’ rhetorical question. While I agree with the opening statement, “The United States is no longer a democracy where the people are considered,” I differ as to who we are at the mercy of. Wealthy corporate interests that (thanks to the Citizens United decision) now stack the seats of Congress with representatives who will vote in their interests, compel our president (who was voted in twice by actual people) to reluctantly exercise his veto powers to protect the interests of the people....

Letter: What good are the painted signs?

I see that the city of Glendale has painted little pictures of bicycles on the pavement along South Glendale Avenue. I wonder what they are supposed to signify for the motorists roaring down that street at near-freeway speeds? Bonus points for hitting a cyclist?

Letter: On the true form of the government

Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. First a history lesson for the writer. The only democratic government in history was ancient Greece. We live in a constitutional republic in which the federal Constitution is the basis of our laws. President Obama received almost 60 million votes by citizens of the U.S. who entrusted him to lead and to follow the Constitution. Next a civics lesson. Article one, section seven of that Constitution allows the president to veto any legislation he or she deems inappropriate. Presidents have vetoed congressional legislation since the origin of our country. Ronald Reagan vetoed 78 bills.

Letter: Digging deeper into district spending

If someone in your family gave you a projected household budget four years in a row, and each year significantly underspent their budget by 25 to 40%, would you assume that the fifth year would be any different? Because in the past four years the BUSD consistently and significantly overbudgeted, yet underspent on SACS Budget Code 4000-4999: “Books and Supplies.”

Letter: Fresh faces would bring fresh ideas

I am a product of Burbank schools, and a 30-year employee of the Burbank Unified School District, so I have a personal interest in who manages our schools.

Letter: Candidates answer to developers

I would like to add my voice to recent letters regarding the City Council candidacy of Emily Gabel-Luddy. Gabel-Luddy, who was my junior high school classmate, has endorsed the candidacy of Christopher Rizzotti. Rizzotti is a member of the Planning Board and both he and then-Mayor Gabel-Luddy were involved in the approval of the forthcoming IKEA development project, which could have substantial environmental and traffic impacts on surrounding neighborhoods.

Precious is a 6-year-old white and tan female Chihuahua up for adoption.

Leader pet of the day: Precious

Oh, Precious! This happy little lady is at the shelter because her owner had too many animals. Precious didn't make the cut.

Lucy is a three-year-old brindle and white pit bull up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Lucy

Riley, one of last week’s Pets of the Day, is still looking for a home.

A statue of Junipero Serra in the graveyard at Mission San Francisco de Asis, often called Mission Dolores.

In Theory: Is Father Junipero Serra worthy of sainthood?

Pope Francis announced this month he plans to canonize and elevate to sainthood Father Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who famously founded nine of the California missions.

Cascabel restaurant is behind the front business, at 10717 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake, on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Dining Review: Small plates, small pleasures

The most prominent thing at Cascabel is the giant slithering rattlesnake painted on the walls. The image prepares you for a night of drama. Turquoise wooden tables and benches prepare you, on the other hand, for a casual fish meal like on the beach in Cozumel. Unless a trip to coastal Mexico or Spain is in your near future, try a visit to tapas-driven Cascabel in Toluca Lake.

Before fixing it, crews had to remove a large tree stump that was on top of a 12" water main that broke at the corner of Starlight Crest Dr. and Greenridge Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

Water main break interrupts service to more than 200 homes

A break to the main water line maintained by Mesa Crest Water Company interrupted water service to more than 200 households in neighborhoods near La CaƱada Flintridge Country Club Tuesday.

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