Crescenta Valley baseball forges first-place tie

PASADENA — For seven innings, Crescenta Valley High junior pitcher Brian Gadsby was strong on the mound and his defense was flawless behind him.

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Glendale boys' tennis doubles up Crescenta Valley

Glendale boys' tennis doubles up Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Heading into the home stretch of the regular season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team is seeking to solidify its doubles play.

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On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.

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Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

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Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High.

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Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show.

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Muir debuts namesake mural

Muir debuts namesake mural

John Muir Middle School unveiled a mural of Yosemite Valley on Monday, which also marked the birthday of the school’s namesake on April 21, 1838.

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Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

Union members turned out to support the editing team behind the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” on Tuesday and picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale for the workers’ right to unionize.

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Creativity meets recycling at Burbank downtown arts festival

Creativity meets recycling at Burbank downtown arts festival

Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival.

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Glendale Assn. for the Retarded renamed

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded has a new name: The Campbell Center. Nonprofit leaders decided to rebrand the organization in honor of the daughter of their founders, Janice Elaine Campbell, as the once-accepted medical diagnosis of mental retardation has gained a derogatory connotation since the nonprofit’s founding in 1954. 

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Community: Concert feast is Shakespeare

Community: Concert feast is Shakespeare

The Burbank Chorale will honor William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with its program titled “If Music be the Food of Love” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

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Live: Traffic conditions for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic conditions for your afternoon commute

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Community: Parade's future theme inspired by the past

Community: Parade's future theme inspired by the past

Some participants in this Saturday's Burbank On Parade pay homage to films and TV shows of the past in their depictions of the theme “Burbank — City of the Future.”

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Burb's Eye View: Phone-booth project calls out domestic abuse

Burb's Eye View: Phone-booth project calls out domestic abuse

The four phone booths inside the Burbank Town Center Mall may have looked at home there 20 or 30 years ago. Not Monday.

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Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

La Cañada resident and Olympian Kate Hansen threw the first pitch of the Dodger game on Monday, April 21, 2014.

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818 Roundup: Glendale arson fires investigation; Stolen handguns recovered in Burbank

818 Roundup: Glendale arson fires investigation; Stolen handguns recovered in Burbank

Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Glendale police say rash of fires could be work of an arsonist

Police fear a wave of nuisance fires over the past three months in south Glendale may be the work of an arsonist.

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Burbank festival spotlights variety of artwork, Earth Day

Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival.

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Ellie Escobar and Saku Yoshioka, both 12, and students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, use magnifying glasses to etch artwork into pieces of wood. Escobar said she learned from the activity that "the sun can power anything electricity can."

Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways for Glendale locals

Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up with the sun.

Five handguns believed to have been stolen were recovered during a traffic stop in Burbank on Sunday, police said.

Handguns thought to be stolen recovered during traffic stop in Burbank

Five handguns believed to have been stolen were recovered during a traffic stop in Burbank on Sunday, police said.

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

Filet mignon with grilled caramelized onions, carrot puree, and a red wine au jus at Bourbon Steak in Glendale on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Dining Out: Expect fair fare at high-flying Bourbon Steak in Glendale

It's official. Glendale has arrived. It now has a supper club on par with steakhouses in San Francisco, Miami and Las Vegas. It's no surprise because Michael Mina, head of the Mina Group of restaurants and the force behind Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, has 20 other concept restaurants in cities like San Francisco, Miami and Las Vegas.

818 Roundup: Gas prices to remain high, Ernie Jr.'s closes, Starlight Bowl renovation urged

Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 21. As you work off that sugar crash from all that Easter candy, check out these headlines from around the 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.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 19, 2014 -- Parents and children rush out to collect candy during an annual Easter egg hunt at Huntington Beach Sports Complex on Saturday.  (Kevin Chang/ HB Independent)

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

John Bordeaux and Ron Calbrisi of Toluca Lake listen to Burbank Sgt. Jeff Lamoureaux describe what a donation to the Special Olympics could get them at Claim Jumper in Burbank, where the officers from the Burbank Police Department helped with tables as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Burbank police lend a helping hand

Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said.

News-Press Cartoon: Self defense

News-Press Cartoon: Self defense

Bert Ring body slams the postponing of a women's self-defense class due to claims by a men's group that the gender-specific instruction is improper.

Leader Cartoon: Cooling off

Leader Cartoon: Cooling off

After City Manager Mark Scott's statement that Burbank "can be a frustrating place to work" the Council decides to take matters in their own hands, Bert Ring imagines.

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