Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Following a demand by the City Council last month to decrease the size of the proposed Tropico apartment project by 25%, the developer said Tuesday that such a reduction would kill it.

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Burbank health center to be run by UCLA

By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank.

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Police: Five took Nike clothing from Macy's

A group of five suspects reportedly grabbed $1,100 worth of Nike clothing from Macy’s in the Burbank Town Center on Monday and fled, police said.

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Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

The Burbank Planning Board is asking elected officials to fund a study on anti-mansionization ideas, saying the work would be the best way to show how the resident-fueled suggestions would impact the look of the city’s neighborhoods.

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School board hears concerns over shortage of nurses in Burbank schools

The Burbank Unified school board offered few assurances to the district’s head nurse Lenora Aguilera last week when she asked school officials to consider hiring three more certificated school nurses to add to the six that currently serve 15,200 students.

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State moves to reduce toxin

After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, bringing the new cap on the pollutant that has plagued Glendale water for decades one step closer to finalization.

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Woman files claim against Burbank, LAPD

A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries.

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Former police chief settles Bell case

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, who was also chief of the Glendale Police Department for several years, has repaid the city of Bell nearly half of his $457,000 annual salary earned while he worked there.

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Glendale High PTA: Wilson Middle School to host Solar Discovery Faire

Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will be the location for this year’s Glendale Solar Discovery Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Leader pet of the day: Bella

Leader pet of the day: Bella

Meet pretty, two-toned Bella. She is a 3-year-old pit bull/terrier with great black-and-white coloring and deep, expressive eyes.

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News-Press pet of the day: Dakota

News-Press pet of the day: Dakota

Dakota is a 5-year-old St. Bernard. She’s very friendly and calm, and enjoys going on walks in the park. Don’t let her size fool you; she’s a sweet gentle giant.

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Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

A Burbank Hills community faced a setback Monday in its decades-long quest to create a gated neighborhood, after the Planning Board recommended that elected officials deny the request.

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Community: Ticktockers recognized at presentation

Community: Ticktockers recognized at presentation

The Ticktocker Class of 2014 of National Charity League Glendale was honored for its years of volunteer service to the community at the Presentation Ball at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena in early March.

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Women's defense class postponed once again

Women's defense class postponed once again

For the second week in a row, city officials have postponed a free self-defense class for women as the city attorney continues to review the legality of the gender-exclusive classes.

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Burb's Eye View: Catching the Youth Art Expo's opening

Burb's Eye View: Catching the Youth Art Expo's opening

At the gala opening of her show at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, artist Thora Moeller stops a moment to allow her public a quick photo of her with her latest — and possibly most complex — creation.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Reader photo: Blood Moon lights up the night sky

Locals waited Monday night for the red hue moon to light up the sky and fall into a total lunar eclipse just after midnight. 

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Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward.

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KCETLink adds Jeffrey Levine, Dan German to board of directors

KCETLink, the struggling parent company of former PBS outlet KCET-TV, has added two more boldface names to its board of directors.

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Glendale Community College men's golf nabs second at Oakmont

GLENDALE — After a two-year break from competition, Vincent Lam came back this season refreshed with an eye on trying to help the Glendale Community College men’s golf team return to the playoffs.

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Legendary Pictures' fantasy action adventure movie "Seventh Son" is one of two forthcoming films in which China Film Co. is investing.

Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company.

The Comfort Women Statue is located in Central Park in Glendale.

818 Roundup: Comfort-women lawsuit; Police seize Samurai swords, a bow and arrow

Good morning, 818 readers. It's Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and its expected to be a sunny day. National Weather Service forecasters predict a high of 81 and low of 46 in the Glendale region.

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.

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A man waters his lawn with a hose as the sprinklers also run water onto the grass in the 1400 block of Allen Avenue, just north of Bel Aire Drive, in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014. California is in the midst of a drought.

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Montrose Search and Rescue Team responded to or assisted in nine search calls, largely for hikers gone missing or who were overdue. Members also performed five rescue missions, including saving an injured mountain biker, a cliffhanger and a horseback rider who'd gone off the side of the road.

Sheriff's officials report missing hikers, rescue and injury calls in March

March was a busy month for the Montrose Search & Rescue Team, which responded to a total of 14 calls for assistance in local mountains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. 

Glendale police officers spotted the large weapons and stopped a homeless man as he was walking along Verdugo Road near Broadview Drive in Montrose on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Police seize Samurai swords, bow and arrow from homeless man in Montrose

Police seized three Samurai swords and a bow and arrow from a 37-year-old homeless man, who was carrying them in a back pack as he walked in a Montrose neighborhood.

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Sunday, April 13, 2014, after allegedly filming another man urinating in a Terminal B bathroom.

Man arrested for allegedly filming another man urinating in Bob Hope Airport restroom

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at the Bob Hope Airport Sunday evening after allegedly filming another man urinating in a Terminal B bathroom, police said.

The Comfort Women Statue is located in Central Park in Glendale.

Attorneys for city of Glendale seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Breast cancer survivor Elaine Collins, 74 of Sunland, participates in the 14th annual Foothills Relay for Life at Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Relay for Life volunteer says 'cancer never sleeps and neither do we'

More than 200 people spent their weekend walking laps around Clark Magnet High School’s athletic field for the annual Foothills Relay for Life. One of them was 74-year-old Elaine Collins, a breast cancer survivor.

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 afternoon commute

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