Burb's Eye View: The pumpkin glut can only mean one thing

My local Trader Joe’s has once again transformed into a purveyor of all things pumpkin. It’s as if the Pumpkin Innards Fairy launched itself from its pumpkin patch, gathering the masses of discarded jack-o’-lantern glop to insert them into every baked good, coffee product and scented candle she can find.

Among the committee members who wrangled up at last week's Realtor Round Up were Marion Chase, from left, Lisa Matzner Eaton, Jodi Borelli, Shelley Valencia and Meegan Bevere.

On the Town: Supporters gather for Realtors' charitable auction

While the parking lot adjacent to the red-brick-walled building at 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd. is just about as inconspicuous as a parking lot can be, it took on a very different look as it was transformed into a western ranch as the Burbank Assn. of Realtors staged its annual Community Service Foundation auction this past Thursday evening.

Patsy is a 2-year-old West Highland white terrier mix up for adoption.

Leader pet of the day: Patsy

There's cute and then, there's super cute. Patsy is super cute. She is a 2-year-old West Highland white terrier mix with fun, perky ears and a lively coat.

A 46-year-old Arleta woman was arrested Monday night after police reportedly discovered methamphetamine in her car with her four children in the parking lot of the Logix Federal Credit Union in Burbank.

Woman arrested for possession of drugs with children in car

A 46-year-old Arleta woman was arrested Monday night after police reportedly discovered methamphetamine in her car with her four children, police said.

In Theory: Reflections on 'What's it all for?'

The British Humanist Assn. recently began a poster campaign in the London Underground offering a daily “Thought for the Commute,” not only to garner attention for the association, but also to get commuters to ponder the meaning of life.

Matt and Stephanie Weber, from left, Bob and Julie Turner, and Allison and Jeff Carmeck enjoy the festivities at the Wine and Food Tasting.

The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds

It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, Le Petit Vendome, La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce.

Hikers rescued near La Crescenta

Two stranded hikers were rescued from the side of a cliff near La Crescenta on Monday night, authorities said.

Two die in motorcycle crash during CHP pursuit

Two die in motorcycle crash during CHP pursuit

Two people died in a motorcycle crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway Monday night while they were being chased by the California Highway Patrol, authorities said.

Circus Vargas will be returning to Burbank this October.

818 Roundup: Circus Vargas to return to Burbank; Brothers arrested for pot sales

Good morning, locals! Today is Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 61.

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

IAMX frontman Chris Corner (formerly of the Sneaker Pimps) begins an October residency at the club Complex in Glendale.

IAMX turns a Corner at Complex

"It's going to be a different show each night," says IAMX (pronounced "I Am X") frontman Chris Corner, speaking about the four Sunday evening performances at Complex in Glendale that are scheduled to begin Oct. 7. These will be IAMX's first local shows since they sold out the Henry Fonda Theatre in May 2013.

Circus Vargas will be returning to Burbank this October.

Circus Vargas makes a return to Burbank

Children and adults of all ages can visit a "big top" production that will make its home in Burbank next month. Circus Vargas returns Oct. 3 through 13, raising its big tent by the Golden State (5) Freeway, near the Burbank Boulevard exit.

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns will light up Descanso Gardens during varying evening hours for 23 nights between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2, 2014.

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns returns to Descanso Gardens

More than 5,000 artist-carved jack o’ lanterns will be on display in the Rose Garden of Descanso Gardens between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2, 2014.

Brothers arrested for allegedly trying to sell pot to passersby

Two brothers from Queens, N.Y., were arrested Friday after reportedly asking people to buy marijuana from them and smoke it in front of Burbank City Hall, police said.

Two women arrested for allegedly stealing children's clothes, dishes

Two 30-year-old women were arrested after allegedly, with two young children in tow, stuffing $1,071 worth of children’s clothes and dishes from Macy’s in Burbank Town Center into a stroller and leaving without paying, police said.

Triple-digit heat wave to return to the Southland

Triple-digit heat wave to return to the Southland

The shot of fall weather the Southland got over the weekend is expected to wear off by midweek as hot, dry conditions return once again and push temperatures 20 degrees above normal, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The historic Glendale Train Station, built in 1924, served as the starting point for a morning tour of the historic and iconic locations of Glendale
on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  September 27, 2014.

Cyclists explore Glendale on two wheels

About 100 cyclists pedaled their way through Glendale Saturday, exploring the city without the hassle of traffic.

Manny Gamburyan defeated Cody Gibson on Saturday at UFC 178 in his bantamweight debut.

818 Roundup: Manny Gamburyan victorious; Bentley thief sentenced

Good morning, locals! Today is Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 63.

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

Glendale Community College football gets bit of revenge in big way at Los Angeles Pierce

WOODLAND HILLS — Stop No. 2 in what is fast becoming the Glendale Community College football team’s 2014 revenge tour reached Los Angeles Pierce College on Saturday evening.

Manny Gamburyan defeated Cody Gibson on Saturday at UFC 178 in his bantamweight debut.

Manny Gamburyan squeezes out dramatic UFC 178 win over Cody Gibson

Just when it appeared all was lost for Manny Gamburyan, he squeezed out a dramatic, comeback victory.

Flintridge Prep running back Derek Okuno had two touchdowns in Saturday's Rebels' win over Mountain Empire.

Flintridge Prep football rolls over Mountain Empire

LOS ANGELES — Momentum was the prevailing motivation for the Flintridge Prep football team entering Saturday’s nonleague contest.

Jillian Michaels, former trainer on NBC's "The Biggest Loser." (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Man sentenced for stealing celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels' Bentley

A man who stole a Bentley from the Malibu driveway of celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels and later caught in Burbank was sentenced Friday to 17 years in state prison.

News-Press Cartoon: People driving badly

News-Press Cartoon: People driving badly

Bert Ring gives his take on Glendale, again, being tagged with some of the nation's worst drivers.

Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.

I have to admit that when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States back in 2008, it seemed not only historic but incredibly exciting to everyone in my liberal-minded circle. A black president, in our lifetime. It was glorious. I felt fortunate to be alive to witness it.

Burbank home prices up, number sold down

The median prices for single-family homes and condominiums in Burbank were up last month, compared to the same time last year, but the number of homes sold dropped, according to the latest real estate report.

Gregory Brown, of Burbank, above the pool at his apartment complex in Burbank on Monday, September 22, 2014. Brown, who graduated from Monterey High School earlier this year, rapped an original song at graduation, and has recently signed with a record company label.

Burbank artist puts faith in rap

Gregory Brown was 17 and nearing the end of his high school years in Burbank when he seemed to lose hope.

Burbank High football begins league with win against Pasadena

PASADENA — After the final game of Pacific League football last season, Burbank High and Pasadena were at very different places. Pasadena finished a one-win season, whereas Burbank won its last four in league to secure a share of second place in the Pacific before a run to the CIF semifinals with quarterback Ryan Meredith and Division-I-bound tailback James Williams returning for their senior years.

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