Surveillance video released of Bloomingdale's shoplifters

Surveillance video released of Bloomingdale's shoplifters

Police are searching for four suspects who were allegedly involved in stealing more than $11,000 worth of high-end belts, scarves and small leather goods from Bloomingdale’s at the Glendale Galleria.

Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

Jobless rates edge up in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank rose slightly last month with motion picture and sound recording accounting for most of the job reductions across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Flintridge Prep's Tala Ismail battles for the loose ball under the basket against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kelly Fradet in a non-eague girls' basketball game at Flintridge Prep on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Ismail, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns back Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

LA CAÑADA — There are several things that Tala Ismail does well on the court while for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer holds off gritty Flintridge Prep

LOS ANGELES — Depending on what juncture of the match was observed, the level of separation between the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep soccer teams appeared small to nonexistent.

La Cañada High's Gianna Mor takes a shot on goal with Glendale's Heather Aquino defending during a nonleague match Thursday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Early goal is all La Cañada High soccer needs to defeat Glendale

LA CAÑADA — It didn’t take long for the Glendale High girls’ soccer team to have to play catch-up against La Cañada in its nonleague match Thursday.

Jasmine De Matteis and her 18-month old, Jude De Matteis, who suffers from an unknown condition and has a feeding tube to eat, at their home in Sunland on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

818 Roundup: Parents search for diagnosis for ill 18-month-old son; Passport window upgraded

Greetings, readers! Today is Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 63 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

A new 1,500-square-foot office solely for process passport applications is now open at the Broadway branch of the U.S. Post office.

Passport office upgraded at Postal Service's Broadway branch

The passport window at the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service was recently upgraded to a 1,500-square-foot office with the goal of getting rid of long lines.

High marks for Glendale Community College chemistry teacher, students

There’s one thing that the students who take Sevada Chamras’ organic chemistry class know — that his exams are considerably more difficult than the American Chemistry Society’s standardized test — which may explain why Glendale Community College students scored in the 85 percentile after recently taking the national exam.

City Council approves Glendale Unified's ballot request

The City Council approved a request made by Glendale Unified school officials to ask for voters’ input this April to allow Glendale Unified officials to conduct elections as they wish, ultimately letting them to switch from a current “at-large” voting system to one based on district.

Glendale College #58 David Smith gets a hold of L.A. Valley College QB #5 Ellis Richardson during home game at Sartoris field in Glendale on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Glendale Community College's David Smith picks up top regional nod

After helping the Glendale Community College football team enjoy one of its most successful seasons in program history, which included an appearance in a bowl game, a group of players continue to receive postseason recognition.

Kayla Mills of USC women's soccer team.

College Update: Honors for Mills at USC roll in

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

SPCA lowers fees to celebrate 'Cat-Mas'

As part of a special holiday adoption promotion, the Pasadena Humane Society is celebrating the "12 Days of Cat-Mas" by offering special discounts on feline adoptions through Dec. 24. The Humane Society & SPCA serves residents in nine area cities, including La Cañada Flintridge.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works crews are removing about 4,000 cubic yards of dirt from the base of Devil's Gate Dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

Foundation to sue L.A. Public Works over sediment removal plan

Representatives of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and the Pasadena Audubon Society announced Dec. 10 they will file a lawsuit challenging a Los Angeles County Department of Public Works proposal to haul 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from Devil’s Gate Dam.

Jasmine De Matteis and her 18-month old, Jude De Matteis, who suffers from an unknown condition and has a feeding tube to eat, at their home in Sunland on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Boy's illness confounds doctors

Jason and Jasmine DeMatteis were desperate when they flew to Cincinnati in search of a diagnosis for their 18-month-old son, Jude.

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's kids at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's kids at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale teenagers at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale teenagers at a glance

Bill Latuf of La Crescenta is a 12-year volunteer with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Crescenta Valley station, pictured with nearly 200 bags of groceries in a Bob Smith Toyota storage area in La Crescenta on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Food and toys will be distributed to families in need this Saturday at Crescenta Valley Park. There will also be a special breakfast with Santa.

CV station adds partners to its holiday tradition

There's no place like home for the holidays, at least for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station volunteers who plan to distribute food and toys this weekend for as many as 150 local families in need.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The call to destiny is rooted in character

Is it nature or nurture? Although we are genetically predisposed toward certain temperaments, experience and perception play a critical role in behavior. DNA is not definitive. Genetics may determine the cards we are dealt, but it’s my belief that experience, perception and will determine the outcome.

Around Town: A system is in place for justice

The unsurprising revelation earlier this month that Rolling Stone magazine failed to fact-check its article on gang rape at the University of Virginia proves, once again, that campus rape charges should be sent to the police, not to the student conduct board. (Around Town, “The ‘talk’ can serve as an effective tool,” Nov. 24.)

Rockhaven Sanitarium, at 2713 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

Cerritos Elementary School students got a surprise when they were told each one would receive a Christmas gift after the winter awards assembly at the Glendale school on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The gifts were donated by Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center employees through their Mission Council group.  The group collected gifts for 455 students.

818 Roundup: Cerritos Elementary students rewarded; La Cañada Flintridge council appointments

Greetings, readers! Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 64 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Glendale Community College's Juwan Thomas takes a jump shot against Cuyamaca's Chase Parsons in the first round of the Glendale Community College's Vaquero Classic on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

GLENDALE — It’s been a tough road the first month of the season for the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

Flintridge Prep's Ari Baranian shakes hands with teammate Ramzi Beshir after scoring a goal just past Burbank High goalie Andrew Hank in a nonleague boys' soccer game on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

Crescenta Valley's Jordan Lobianco runs with the ball against Muir in the first half of a Pacific League football game at Muir High School on Friday, October 24, 2014. Lobianco was named the 2014 Pacific League co-most valuable player, along with USC-bound Taeon Mason of Muir.

Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

In a season of historical brilliance that was Crescenta Valley High football’s undefeated run to a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division title, it all started with a dominant seven-game tour de force through the Pacific League.

Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

St. Francis' John Carroll is congratulated by quarterback Jeremiah Martin after scoring a receiving touchdown against Mayfair in a first round CIF Southeast Division football game at St. Francis on Friday, November 14, 2014. The pair are this year's co-most valuable players of the Angelus League.

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.

Alyce Russell volunteers as the executive director of the Glendale Humane Society. Photographed holding Peppermint Patty Thursday July 10, 2008. 
(Alex Collins/News-Press)

NBC4 awards Humane Society with $5K

The Glendale Humane Society received a $5,000 donation from NBC4 recently to support the organization’s work to provide care for animals until they are adopted.

Film production crews arrive and begin unloading trees as other crews arrive with portable power at 4159 Commonwealth Ave., in La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 20913. Some neighbors do not like the frequency of filming at this home.

'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

Fourteen months of negotiations among residents, movie executives and weary public officials ended Monday, when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a new set of regulations governing filming inside city limits.

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