Ross named director of district service area

Foothill Municipal Water District announced last week the appointment of Kathy Ross as director of Division 5 of its service area.

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USC-Verdugo Hills workers join union

Two hundred employees at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital have voted to join a statewide union, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, it was announced Tuesday.

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College Update: St. Francis' Ian Hamilton leads way for locals during bowl season

College Update: St. Francis' Ian Hamilton leads way for locals during bowl season

Ian Hamilton (St. Francis High, 2011) University of Texas El Paso football senior: The former All-Area first-team wide receiver with the Golden Knights will kick off the festivities as his Miners get going Saturday on the first day of the bowl season.

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Crime Report: Woman alarmed by intruder, alarms intruder

A woman said she was sleeping in her third-floor bedroom when she heard a loud noise coming from the master bedroom. She walked to the room and saw a person's silhouette inside. She screamed, alarming the suspect, who also screamed and ran out onto the balcony and out of view.

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To cheers and jeers, Michael Peevey presides over final PUC meeting

To cheers and jeers, Michael Peevey presides over final PUC meeting

During 12 years at the helm of the powerful Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey took California out of an energy crisis to become a world leader in renewable energy. Amid praise and controversy, he presided over his last meeting Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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