FBI identifies man behind string of bank robberies

FBI identifies man behind string of bank robberies

Federal investigators on Monday identified the Chase Bank robbery suspect as a 58-year-old man named Gregory Lynn Cross and are seeking the public’s help in finding him.

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Golden State Freeway closures slated for this week

Golden State Freeway closures slated for this week

Closures on the northbound and southbound Golden State (5) Freeway are scheduled for the Burbank area early this week, according to the California Department of Transportation.

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Chase Bank in Burbank robbed again

[Updated Dec. 22 at 5:54 p.m.] Federal investigators believe the man suspected of robbing Chase Bank in Burbank twice in the last 10 days is also linked to a Long Beach bank robbery and several other robbery attempts over the weekend.

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Couple chases would-be burglar after he flees their home

Couple chases would-be burglar after he flees their home

A Glendale couple chased a would-be burglar down the street Saturday after allegedly catching him climbing down a ladder leaning against their house, police said.

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Drunk driver flees scene of back-to-back car crashes

Drunk driver flees scene of back-to-back car crashes

A 24-year-old Burbank man allegedly fled the scene of back-to-back car crashes while drunk, and after getting arrested, damaged a fire sprinkler in his jail cell, police said.

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Suspicious object found at park determined to be toy prop

Suspicious object found at park determined to be toy prop

A suspicious object reported at a small park on Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge on Sunday was determined to be a toy prop left over from a birthday party, according to officials from the sheriff's station.

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Five hikers lifted to safety from ravine in Brand Park

Five hikers lifted to safety from ravine in Brand Park

Five teenage hikers were airlifted from Brand Park Saturday afternoon after getting lost in a deep ravine, authorities said.

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All-Area Girls' Golf Team

Crescenta Valley High's Lee Pope is the 2014 Girls' Golf Coach of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Golf Team

Keilee Bessho, Senior, La Cañada

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Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Burbank High senior Irene Maemura is this year's All-Area Girls' Golfer of the year. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Golfer of the Year: Burbank High's Maemura enjoys swinging success in senior season

Though Irene Maemura missed achieving her ultimate goal of competing in the state tournament for the first time in her career, she doesn’t harbor any regrets.

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La Cañada High boys' basketball's lack of experience costs team late versus Keppel

LA CAÑADA – Experience proved to be the difference and the downfall of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team in Saturday’s third-place game of the La Cañada Tournament.

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818 Roundup: 'America's first karaoke bar' Dimples to close; Tobinworld holiday show

818 Roundup: 'America's first karaoke bar' Dimples to close; Tobinworld holiday show

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 76 degrees and a low of 52 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Event, community directory is online

The Directory of Community Organizations and Special Events for 2014-15, prepared annually by the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council, is now online at lcfcc.info. The directory provides an overview of the many organizations in the city that are members of the Coordinating Council.

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News-Press Editorial: Careful wording could help to avoid a lawsuit

Having been under the threat of a lawsuit for the past year, the Glendale City Council this week agreed to ask voters in April if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts.

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Leader Editorial: No matter the election, vote early and vote often

Voting is a habit. Getting started early is vitally important to increased civic engagement and, by extension, a better life for us all. So kudos to Burbank City Clerk Zizette Mullins, Woodbury Professor Paul Sabolic and Sabolic’s students for their efforts to get more young people to vote.

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News-Press Cartoon: Holiday driving in Glendale

News-Press Cartoon: Holiday driving in Glendale

Cartoonist Bert Ring on holiday traffic in Glendale.

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Read On: Yanking 'The Interview' was inevitable

Read On: Yanking 'The Interview' was inevitable

Well, what a year, huh? Crazy stuff in politics, in sports, in entertainment. Really crazy in entertainment.

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'America's first karaoke bar' Dimples to sing itself out

Sunshine Kriegsman came out to Dimples in Burbank Thursday night to bring her marriage “full circle.”

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La Cañada High boys' basketball gets classic win over Ribet

La Canada High boys’ basketball got back to winning at its host tournament, defeating Ribet Academy, 64-43.

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St. Francis High basketball sputters down stretch against Renaissance Academy

LA CAÑADA — A return trip to the championship game of the La Cañada Holiday Classic appeared inevitable for the St. Francis High basketball team Friday night.

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818 Roundup: Burbank council approves mixed-use project; Teenage smoking study

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 66 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Architectural renderings show the development project proposed for 550 N. Third St. in downtown Burbank. The project would build a 6-story mixed-use building that features apartments on the upper floors and retail space on the ground floor.

Mixed-use project gets approval in mixed vote

A residential-and-retail development proposed for downtown Burbank won the City Council’s approval on Tuesday to exceed density limits while providing less parking than city code requires.

Jennifer Estrada, front left, sings with the elementary choir as background and student named Alex as the snowman, front right, during the annual Holiday Show and Open House at Tobinworld in Glendale on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

School ushers in holiday cheer

Just minutes before dozens of middle and high school students of Glendale’s Tobinworld broke into their rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” on Friday, the son of the school’s founder startled his mother with an unexpected announcement.

Burbank Unified uses grant money to purchase 200-plus new computers

Burbank Unified school officials have made their first big dent in a $1.4-million grant the district was awarded earlier this year to create educational pathways for students to take from school into their careers.

Glendale homeless find shelter out of town

While there might not be a winter homeless shelter in Glendale this year, those in need of a roof over their head can still be picked up locally and taken to an 80-bed facility in Pacoima.

Students work to get out the vote

With hopes of boosting voter registration and turnout, Burbank is looking to local high school and college students for fresh ideas.

Study focuses on teen smoking, e-cigarettes

More teenagers in middle school and high school reported using electronic cigarettes rather than tobacco cigarettes within about 30 days of taking a government-sponsored survey recently published by Monitoring the Future, an organization conducting an ongoing study of the behavior of secondary students across the country.

Jan Britz, the superintendent of the Burbank Unified School District at the 2012 Burbank High School graduation. Britz announced this October she plans to retire at the end of the school year.

Burbank school board hires search firm for next superintendent

The Burbank school board agreed to hire Leadership Associates to search for its next superintendent, who will take the helm of Burbank’s 20 campuses by July.

The Moose Den at 156 S. Brand Blvd. is a new bar in downtown Glendale with 24 beer taps, dart boards and a shuffleboard table.

Downstairs bar taps Midwest sensibilities

The descending flight of stairs is reminiscent of the sitcom “Cheers,” but instead of leading to a bar in Boston in the 1980s, this new lounge is situated in modern-day downtown Glendale.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Students trade their front teeth for Mariah

Nearly 70 years ago, a music teacher filling in for his wife’s second-grade class asked the children what they wanted for Christmas.

A Word, Please: A mistake is not quite the same as an error

Not long ago in this space, I wrote about exceptions to a grammar rule. I added, “But none of those exceptions apply in modern publishing.”

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