Police effort eyes cyclists, pedestrians in Glendale

Police cited 85 pedestrians, motorcyclists, drivers and bicyclists during two separate grant-funded traffic enforcement operations conducted over the weekend, police said.

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Burb's Eye View: In no time, neighbors take on Burbank garbage detail

Burb's Eye View: In no time, neighbors take on Burbank garbage detail

It took Adelita Alvarez 24 hours to set up the Facebook page, send out the call for volunteers and take those volunteers to the dirty Verdugo hillside.

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Community: Adventurer finds exploring a golden opportunity

Community: Adventurer finds exploring a golden opportunity

For some, a week on a secluded beach with a tropical drink in hand is the perfect holiday. But Burbank residents Scott Warner and Jack Stern crave edgier vacations.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Shortcake

News-Press Pet of the Day: Shortcake

Shortcake is a 3-year-old, female, white and black pit bull/terrier mix. She enjoys going for walks and loves attention. Shortcake is a very sweet, playful and affectionate girl who would love to find her new forever home.

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Local firefighters join battle against California wildfires

Local firefighters join battle against California wildfires

More than two dozen firefighters from Glendale and Burbank were sent to help battle several of the more than 20 wildfires burning throughout the state, including the Rocky fire, which had grown to 65,000 acres on Tuesday.

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On the Town: Classic cars rev up enthusiastic crowds

On the Town: Classic cars rev up enthusiastic crowds

Over the past three years, the Downtown Burbank Car Classic has become a highly anticipated street festival that, according to Mary Hamzoian, the event’s coordinator and the city’s economic development manager, draws between 10,000 to 12,000 people to San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Doc

Leader Pet of the Day: Doc

What's up, Doc? Meet the cutest 4-year-old, brown-and-black Chihuahua this side of Burbank.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Annual household income in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: Annual household income in Glendale

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INFOGRAPHIC: Annual household income in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Annual household income in Burbank

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In Theory: Is a city responsible for the homeless?

In Theory: Is a city responsible for the homeless?

In a July 15 Q&A article with Patt Morrison for the Los Angeles Times, Alice Callaghan, a longtime advocate for the homeless, was critical of the city of Los Angeles’ policies and efforts to address homelessness on Skid Row.

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Man dies after jumping off Burbank freeway overpass

[UPDATE 8:35 a.m.] Southbound lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway were closed Tuesday morning after a man jumped off the Magnolia Boulevard overpass onto the freeway in Burbank, police said.

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Film Review: An American story from the director of 'Amelie'

The title character in “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” often tells people he's an orphan. In truth, he isn't ... but the film about him is (or might as well be).

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Along the Scouting Trail: JPL-sponsored Scouts take camping trips

Along the Scouting Trail: JPL-sponsored Scouts take camping trips

Camping in the Rocky Mountains, scaling Mt. Whitney and enjoying swimming and sailing activities on Catalina Island have occupied members of Boy Scout Troop 509 this summer. The troop is sponsored by Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is known for its outdoor activities.

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Golf Classic to tee off on Aug. 17

Golf Classic to tee off on Aug. 17

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce will present the 32nd Annual Crescenta Cañada Golf Classic on Monday, Aug.17 at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. An 11:30 a.m. lunch precedes the 1 p.m. tee-off time.

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Bingo event slated at Holy Redeemer

American Legion Post 288 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 will co-sponsor their fourth annual Community Bingo Night on Friday, Aug. 14 in Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2361 Del Mar Road, Montrose. The event gets underway at 6 p.m.

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News-Press Cartoon: Where the streets need to be repaved

News-Press Cartoon: Where the streets need to be repaved

While the Glendale City Council approved a $1.84-million contract for the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project, cartoonist Bert Ring thinks there are more pressing needs for motorists.

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Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

The opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact on the SR-710 North will end Wednesday, closing a five-month comment window.

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Deadline approaches for school board candidates

The deadline for candidates wishing to run for one of two seats on the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board is next Friday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m.

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Local police host National Night Out events

Glendale and Burbank police officials are hosting a series of events Tuesday evening to celebrate National Night Out, a family-friendly event organized to strengthen community relationships with law enforcement.

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818 Roundup: Rousey defeats Correia; Glendale athlete killed in Armenia

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, August 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 88 and a low of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

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Read On: There's an app for angry mobs

All anyone wanted to talk about this week was the story of the Dentist and the Lion. Sounds like the title of a children's book. But of course the tragic tale of Cecil and Minnesota dental practitioner Walter Palmer is anything but the stuff of fairy tales.

<p>A scene from "Life is A Bed Of Roses."</p>

DVD Review: No comment on the commentary on Resnais film collection

Alain Resnais, who died a little more than a year ago, was the most avant garde filmmaker of the French New Wave, except perhaps for Godard, who deconstructed filmic convention till there was nothing left.

Local athlete killed in accident in Armenia

Levon Thomas, a member of the soccer team from Glendale that left this past week to play in the 6th Pan-Armenian Games, was reportedly killed in an accident on Saturday in Armenia before the games began.

<p>Glendale Fighting Club's Ronda Rousey knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds Saturday night in Brazil to successfully defend her UFC women's bantamweight title.</p>

UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

Just five days prior to their highly anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title showdown, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was urged by challenger Bethe Correia to keep the fight standing.

Errors doom Arroyo Seco baseball in 4-3 loss

COMPTON — When the Arroyo Seco Saints Palomino 19-and-under baseball team is playing well, typically it’s easy to tell.

<p>Jazz drummer Joe LaBarbera hosts "Marching to the Beat of His Own Drum: The Music and Life of Bill Evans," a mixture of talk and liver musical performance, at Boston Court in Pasadena on Saturday.</p>

Drumming up the works of Evans

When it comes to jazz drummers, Los Angeles has an embarrassment of riches. Trap drummers, big band swingers, mallet artists, studio generalists, hand drummers and ethnic specialists abound, all to be found in the Local 47 directory. One of the most intimate settings for jazz drummers is the trio, of which Joe LaBarbera is a living master.

<p>Jay and Kristen Jennings have a drought-tolerant front yard at their home in Burbank on Friday, April 17, 2015. The Jennings have also replaced their parkway grass with drought-tolerant pants.</p>

Burbank squeaks past its water conservation goals

Under pressure to meet a state-mandated target for water conservation, Burbank cut its water use by more than a quarter in June, slightly surpassing its target for the month. State and local officials, however, continue to stress the need for long-term water savings.

<p>Kids in groups pool their ideas into making a single mural with a large piece of paper and markers during Kool Dayz Camp at Pacific Community Center in Glendale on Friday, July 31, 2015.</p>

Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

With just about one week before children return to Glendale Unified’s public schools on Aug. 10, hundreds of them who have attended the city’s Kool Dayz Day Camp over the past several weeks were still enjoying their free time on Friday morning as they made crafts, played basketball and enjoyed free play.

The Focused Student: Organizing a satisfying study session is crucial

It should come as no surprise to you by now, that helping your kids develop better focusing skills is a combination of planning and flexibility. Hopefully, you and your family have developed some good study skills early on, but even if you haven’t, it’s not too late to improve your situation.

Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Super low to the ground. Hugging the corners. Small spinouts. No problem.

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