San Gabriel Valley All-Stars defeat defending champs

With five games under their belt, the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars have still just had two practices and yet they’ve produced four wins to one loss, with the latest victory coming Friday evening against San Benito, 7-2, in the second round of play in the Pacific Southwest Regional in Modesto.

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A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I’ll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence (“Heart of Glass,” indeed). But the lessons from that exercise live on: Writing lyrics is hard and writing funny lyrics is even harder.

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Arroyo Seco Palomino baseball team takes West Zone opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints looked to get off to a strong start in the Palomino West Zone Tournament in their quest for a third straight West Zone title. With this in mind, coach Aaron Milam sent Angel Lerma to the mound against the Police Action League Giants and his ace responded with a jewel Friday afternoon.

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City of Glendale to sue state finance department

City officials plan to sue the state Department of Finance in order to get back tens of millions of dollars in loans the city made to its now-defunct redevelopment agency, the City Council announced this week.

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Glendale brings back tip line regarding water use

Glendale brings back tip line regarding water use

In response to one of the worst droughts in California in decades, the city of Glendale has reactivated an anonymous tip line for reporting homeowners and businesses that are wasting water.

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Glendale resident accused of harboring fugitive father

A Glendale man was arrested Thursday for leading police on a vehicle pursuit while allegedly harboring his father — a felon wanted for skipping sentencing for fraud in a small Nebraska town, police said.

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Two separate multiple-car collisions occur on Burbank streets

[UPDATE 6:02 p.m.] Two multi-car collisions took place on Burbank streets on Friday afternoon.

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City imposes stiff penalties for removing trees in public right of way

City imposes stiff penalties for removing trees in public right of way

Anyone who removes or critically damages a tree in the city’s public right of way could face stiff penalties — up to $18,000 — after the La Cañada Flintridge City Council recently determined restitution amounts for such violations.

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Community centers to serve as cooling stations

Due to the forecasted heat wave over the next few days, the city’s Community Services and Parks Department will open its community centers to serve as cooling stations for seniors — in addition to regularly scheduled programming that will take place at the centers.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Crescenta Valley Crime: Glass door smashed, home ransacked

Burglary, residence: A woman was checking on a friend's house on July 18 in the 4800 block of Grand Avenue. She noticed during that day's visit the home had been ransacked while the owner was out of town.

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'Family Planning' comes to Colony Theatre

'Family Planning' comes to Colony Theatre

It's bad enough that divorced, New Age convert Dad has moved in with his daughter and son-in-law for an indefinite stay. When flighty, newly widowed Mom arrives with enough luggage to sink a ship, it isn't clear what will be the first to go: the younger couple's marriage or their sanity.

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News-Press pet of the day: Daphne

News-Press pet of the day: Daphne

Daphne is a 2-year-old calico cat. She’s friendly, affectionate and loves to purr. She even enjoys playing fetch.

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Leader pet of the day: Trudy

Leader pet of the day: Trudy

A decade worth of being as sweet as a candy bar... that’s just a bit of the goodness that Trudy brings to the table.

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Learning Matters: Taking a look back at Boger's achievements

Learning Matters: Taking a look back at Boger's achievements

I met Mary Boger, president of the Glendale Unified Board of Education, in 1990, in Oakland at my first PTA convention. I had the good fortune of sitting with her and Susan Hunt at lunch. We dined outside, and as I listened to their PTA stories, experienced their banter and gathered what advice I could, I began the delightful ride that would be our friendship.

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Burbank city attorneys' union disbands

A union representing Burbank city attorneys, which was formed last year to seek raises and better pension benefits, has disbanded, citing an inability to represent members without potentially damaging professional relationships at City Hall, records show.

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Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Despite getting a federal subsidy to save his home from foreclosure, ex-Councilman John Drayman told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday that he could not afford $1,000 monthly payments to the victims of his crimes.

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Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

Burbank residents will have to cut down on watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the City Council Tuesday at the behest of the state.

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Ancient Nepali art on display

Ancient Nepali art on display in Pasadena

The intricate Mithila art is made up of hundreds, maybe thousands, of fine lines and details, depicting human figures with proportionately large eyes and noses, telling the stories of the rituals, customs and everyday life in the ancient Mithila region.

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Zoning is main topic at LCF council meeting

Zoning dominated Monday's La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting, as members considered accommodating a new church parking lot and looked at how to comply with laws requiring cities to make land available for the construction of homeless shelters.

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Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

LA CAÑADA — While teaching, training and working with impressionable young basketball players was certainly at the heart of the annual Flintridge Prep summer basketball camp, hosted by the boys' basketball coaching staff, there were more than a few reasons as to why the clinic continues to remain a success.

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Telephone fraud scam targets La Cañada area residents

For La Cañada resident Allen Koblin, what started last week with a voice mail message — ostensibly from the IRS — quickly turned into threats and a demand for $5,400 to fix years of alleged tax oversights.

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818 Roundup: Former 'comfort women' visit statue; Glendale sees sales tax revenue increase

818 Roundup: Former 'comfort women' visit statue; Glendale sees sales tax revenue increase

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, July 25.  The high is expected to reach a high of 89 degrees and a low of 68 in the Glendale region.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your Friday forecast

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Brian Gadsby leads San Gabriel Valley All-Stars in opener

From Stengel Field to Redlands and now up to Modesto and seemingly everywhere in between, Brian Gadsby’s funky delivery and phenomenal stuff has plagued the opposition throughout 2014.

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Former Glendale resident looks to revive Armenian winery tradition

Not far from Varuzhan Mouradian’s Armenian vineyard, volcanic stones from thousands of years ago dot the landscape of an ancient winery.

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City of Glendale sees rise in sales tax revenue

Sales tax revenue generated by Downtown Glendale's biggest shopping centers increased by nearly $1 million in the past five years, something city officials attribute to a series of openings by sought-after restaurants and stores.

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Former 'comfort women' visit statue

Two former sex slaves of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, commonly known as “comfort women,” visited a Glendale statue that honors their struggles on Thursday to commemorate the upcoming third anniversary of the city’s “Comfort Women Day” on July 30.

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Man causes disturbance, severs computer wires at Church of Scientology

An unidentified man entered the Mission of the Foothills Church of Scientology on Tuesday and began yelling derogatory statements against Scientology and allegedly severed computer wires before being escorted out, according to police.

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$50K in scholarships awarded to students

Twenty young people from ages 18 to 27 received scholarships totaling $50,000 during a ceremony at Glendale’s Camp Max Straus earlier this week — an event that celebrated how the recipients overcame adversity in their lives.

Weather extremes in Glendale and Burbank

Weather extremes in Glendale and Burbank

The remains of a home at 700 E. Garfield Ave. after a fire caused extensive damage.

Fire guts house in Glendale

Arson detectives are investigating what sparked a fire that significantly damaged a single-family home in the 700 block of East Garfield Avenue Wednesday night.

Families participate at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA's Y-Tribes Campfire Kick-off in October 2011.

YMCA of the Foothills to launch season of Tribes program

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

Glendale reviews water rates

As the City Council took the first step to hike water rates — albeit lower than proposed — some on the dais grilled their newest colleague for opposing increases altogether.

Campers run with the ball at The Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Soccer camps during a scrimmage with Team Casillas, the youngest soccer campers at the Glendale Sports Complex on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. These camps, for soccer players from 7-17, are new and starting out in Southern California, the first of which at the Glendale Sports Complex.

Soccer royalty Real Madrid offers camp in Glendale

GLENDALE — It was a meeting of the elite and the eager at the Glendale Sports Complex this week.

Veronica Mullen, 8 of Los Feliz, front, and her brother Montgomery, 6, keep cool by swimming under water at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club swimming pool on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Temperatures, in the mid 90s on Wednesday, were expected to continue rising through the week.

La Cañada locals keep cool in water

On Wednesday afternoon, as outdoor thermometers throughout the city registered temperatures in the upper 90s, local kids — and some parents — took advantage of the cooling effects of the swimming pool at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto speaks at a press conference introducing Assembly Bill 47 and Assembly Bill 1532 which enforces broader and stiffer hit-and-run laws in California in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The bills, introduced by Gatto, represents joint interest and energy from the State level, City of Los Angeles level, and local level from Finish the Ride and The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The Amber Alert system could be used to track hit-and-run drivers if enough evidence is collected from the scene.

818 Roundup: Gatto gains support for hit-and-run bill; GCC student success rates released

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, July 24. The high is expected to reach 94 and a low of 69 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.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

A male California quail watches over his flock at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  The California quail is the state bird.

Weather: Your Thursday forecast

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