'Project Runway Threads' appearance may sew the seams of a fashion career

'Project Runway Threads' appearance may sew the seams of a fashion career

Locals flipping through TV channels tonight may see a familiar face, as La Cañada High School sophomore and fashionista Grace Rickert debuts on Lifetime “Project Runway Threads,” a fashion design competition for teens airing at 10 p.m.

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Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

There’s one artistic shape that Vicky Rees won’t outgrow — circles.

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818 Roundup: LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs; Glendale Sports Complex to get turf upgrade despite concerns

818 Roundup: LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs; Glendale Sports Complex to get turf upgrade despite concerns

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 58 degrees.

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Glendale High boys' water polo bests Hoover to run league winning streak to 30

Glendale High's Artak Arzumanyan shoots against Hoover's Levon Tarverdov in a Pacific League boys' water polo match at Hoover High on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale High boys' water polo bests Hoover to run league winning streak to 30

GLENDALE — It doesn’t get old for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team winning Pacific League matches. Not even at 30.

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Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

Burbank High's Lilit Vardanyan fist pumps after winning a point against Arcadia in the Pacific League tennis singles semifinals at Pasadena High on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

PASADENA — While the Glendale and Crescenta Valley high girls’ tennis programs certainly made an impact locally at Wednesday afternoon’s Pacific League individual tennis finals, when it comes to best in show, nobody topped Burbank’s Bulldogs.

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La Cañada High girls' tennis sends three to Rio Hondo League semifinals

Ally McKenzie’s reign as Rio Hondo League singles champion concluded for all intents and purposes on Wednesday afternoon at Live Oak Park in Temple City.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Annual pancake breakfast; Sheriff's host 'Haunted Jail'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley station will host a “Haunted Jail” from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday at its location, 4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta.

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Complex to get turf upgrade despite worries

Artificial turf at the Glendale Sports Complex that is nearly a decade old will be replaced following approval by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, though potential, yet unconfirmed, cancer concerns linger over a rubber component from which the material is made.

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La Cañada Unified balks at cost of Sagebrush transfer

La Cañada Unified balks at cost of Sagebrush transfer

Glendale school officials were caught off guard Wednesday when they learned La Cañada Unified officials are no longer willing to discuss the financial aspects of negotiations tied to potentially transferring the Sagebrush territory into Glendale Unified’s boundaries.

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Friendly competition has breast-cancer message

Friendly competition has breast-cancer message

Doing everything from sporting homemade breast-cancer-awareness T-shirts to eating a raw onion and dog food helped Glendale Lt. Tim Feeley earn the most votes and first place in this year’s Army of Pink campaign.

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Glendale-based startup offers cheap stays around the world

A new startup website headquartered in Glendale is selling the experience of being a backpacking college student by offering cheap and sometimes unconventional lodging around the world.

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Fire officials offer tips for Halloween

Fire officials offer tips for Halloween

Parents should keep some safety tips in mind as they take their children out trick-or-treating on Halloween, according to Glendale fire officials.

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LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs proposed by GUSD

LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs proposed by GUSD

The La Cañada Unified School District is no longer willing to discuss with Glendale school officials the financial aspects of negotiations regarding the transfer of Sagebrush territory into its boundaries, according to statements made at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

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Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Pieroni announces City Council bid

Pieroni announces City Council bid

Leonard Pieroni III announced this week he is launching his campaign for one of three seats that will be open on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in the March election.

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La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

A year of debating, including four commission meetings, meetings with community groups and an untold staff hours, concluded Monday as revisions to La Cañada's film ordinance were agreed upon by residents, filmmakers and civic leaders alike.

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La Cañada History: LCHS student named Rose Queen

La Cañada History: LCHS student named Rose Queen

Ten Years Ago

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Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

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Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley looking to clinch share of crown against Pasadena

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley looking to clinch share of crown against Pasadena

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

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Contenders face off in House race

Contenders face off in House race

Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control.

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Big rig hits sign, flips over on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

A semi-truck that hit an overhead sign and then flipped over Tuesday night caused closures on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway until Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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La Cañada High girls' volleyball unable to force split atop Rio Hondo League standings

LA CAÑADA — Despite a valiant and stunning comeback, the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team’s attempt to force its way into first place in the Rio Hondo League was halted by rival South Pasadena.

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La Cañada High boys' water polo, Lowe edge South Pasadena in OT again

The La Cañada High boys' water polo bench celebrates a goal against South Pasadena during a Rio Hondo League match Tuesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High boys' water polo, Lowe edge South Pasadena in OT again

LA CAÑADA — For a second straight time, the La Cañada High and South Pasadena boys’ water polo teams found themselves deadlocked in a Rio Hondo League contest.

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818 Roundup: Assembly candidates on small business; MTA approves traffic mitigation measures

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 59 degrees with mostly clear skies.

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Flintridge Prep girls' tennis falls to rival in season finale

PASADENA — It’s very rare for a high school team to not have a single senior or junior on board. That was the case for the Flintridge Prep girls’ tennis team.

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Traffic mitigation measures approved by MTA

A group of projects intended to relieve the traffic impacts of construction projects on the Golden State (5) Freeway were approved last week by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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Woman pleads not guilty in collisions

A Burbank woman pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that she rammed her vehicle into three cars while intoxicated in back-to-back hit-and-run collisions last week, and assaulted one of the drivers, authorities said.

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Gatto, Royal differ on plans

While the two contenders for the state Assembly seat in the 43rd District are opposites on party lines, each has his own vision on how to cut red tape in order to help small business owners save money and boost the economy.

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Sig Alert issued after big rig collision on Golden State (5) Freeway

A Sig Alert caused by a collision involving a big rig and a white sports car on the Golden State (5) Freeway at the connector to the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale was cleared at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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St. Francis' Jeremiah Martin runs with the ball and escapes a tackle against Calabasas in a football game at St. Francis High School on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Crescenta Valley, St. Francis inching closer to perfection

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the eighth meeting of the year.

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

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

Crescenta Valley PTA: Valley View accepting golf event registration

The Valley View golf tournament will be held in two weeks. To register and pay for a round, visit vveagles.com and click on the link for the golf tournament.

Fewer students sign up at GCC

Glendale Community College officials project they will serve nearly 150 fewer full-time equivalent students than they did last fall, according to a recent report.

A four-story mixed-use project is proposed to take over a lot at 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd. that's currently occupied by a closed down restaurant that once used to be a Bob's Big Boy.

Board reviews mixed-use plans

A restaurant that was once a Bob’s Big Boy on Glenoaks Boulevard could be torn down to make way for a four-story, mixed-used project.

Intersections: How well should we know our neighbors?

On the street where I am temporarily staying in London, a newsletter arrives through the mailbox every few months. It details the neighborhood news, is often unintentionally hilarious (the last one had a single line about a local bakery running out of bread by 10:30 a.m.; the previous one, a rundown profiling the neighborhood dogs) and gives residents a heads-up on any information from the local police.

Burb's Eye View: This year's Secret Art Show slated for Nov. 22

Last year, Cathy Stevens expected to walk into the art gallery, pick up something nice and scoot out the exit.

Oz is a 6-month-old pit bull/terrier mix available for adoption through the Burbank Animal Shelter. He's full of energy and requires daily exercise and training.

Leader Pet of the Day: Oz

Doctors tell us smiling and laughter have incredible health benefits. Take one look at Oz, and you'll be well on your way to a fantastic constitution.

A woman driving a stolen truck led police on a 10-minute pursuit Monday that ended when she crashed the vehicle in Glendale.

Suspect who led police on brief car chase identified

A 30-year-old Sylmar woman driving a stolen truck led police on a 10-minute pursuit Monday that ended when she crashed the vehicle into a car in Glendale, police said.

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