Change to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board's decision-making structure considered

Local council members on Tuesday said they were fine with revising part of the decision-making structure of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board if a proposed 14-gate replacement terminal is granted approval to be built at Bob Hope Airport.

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Four arrested at DUI checkpoint in Glendale

Four arrested at DUI checkpoint in Glendale

A sobriety checkpoint conducted Friday night yielded four impaired driving arrests, police said.

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Burb's Eye View: Having two cities to call home

Burb's Eye View: Having two cities to call home

Recently — in the last year maybe — I stopped telling people I was “heading back home” when visiting Mom and Dad. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it just kind of happened. I’ve settled so comfortably in the Burbank area, and aspects of it remind me so much of where I grew up that it’s only natural I’ve begun to call it home.

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Young hiker bitten by rattlesnake in park near La Cañada Flintridge

Young hiker bitten by rattlesnake in park near La Cañada Flintridge

A young girl was recovering Tuesday after being bitten on the leg by a rattlesnake while hiking in the Hahamongna Watershed Park the day before with a group from Tom Sawyer Camp, according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

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Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

A field of 84 golfers from across the Southland will take to the Oakmont Country Club to participate in the 116th rendition of the Southern California Amateur Championship, which will be held Friday through Sunday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Long-standing tournament makes return to Oakmont Country Club

One of the most prestigious and long-standing tournaments in the state will make its return to scenic Oakmont Country Club for the first time since 1980.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Brutus

News-Press Pet of the Day: Brutus

Brutus is a 2-year-old, neutered male pit bull. This handsome 75-pound guy walks well on a leash and loves going to the park with volunteers. He also enjoys playing with toys. Brutus is learning some basic commands and would love to find a home where he can continue his training.

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Grandson charged in murder of Glendale couple

Grandson charged in murder of Glendale couple

Capital murder charges were filed Tuesday against a 34-year-old man accused of using an ax to kill his elderly grandparents in their Glendale home, officials said.

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On the Town: Starlight Bowl hosts Fourth of July celebration

On the Town: Starlight Bowl hosts Fourth of July celebration

It was an evening of patriotism, picnics, pyrotechnics, musical kings and military heroes for the sell-out crowd that celebrated the Fourth of July at the Starlight Bowl this past Saturday.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Maya

Leader Pet of the Day: Maya

One look at Maya, and it’s clear why some ancient people worshipped cats.

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In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In Theory: Was shooting also an attack on religion?

In a column published online by the Religion News Service, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin addressed the murder of nine people on June 17, 2015 at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Jury sides with police in Glendale man's excessive force lawsuit

A federal jury sided with Glendale police in an excessive force case brought on by a Glendale man claiming he was assaulted and wrongfully arrested outside of a house party two years ago.

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Dining Review: Seeking a different kind of breakfast

Dining Review: Seeking a different kind of breakfast

According to a food marketing website, one of the hottest trends of 2015-16, just after “Continued Rise of Fermentation” and “Secret, Off-Menu Items,” is “Around the World at Breakfast.”

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Film Review: Only Arnold impresses in latest 'Terminator' film

Film Review: Only Arnold impresses in latest 'Terminator' film

The titular villain in James Cameron’s original “Terminator” wasn’t kidding when he said, “I’ll be back.” Shot, smashed, incinerated, he kept coming back (even when he didn’t promise to). It might as well have been the franchise talking. From 1984 to 1991 to 2003 to 2009 to this week, “The Terminator” seems as unstoppable as the Terminator.

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Huntington exhibit spotlights period of British artwork

Huntington exhibit spotlights period of British artwork

The little room on the second floor of the Huntington Library’s European Gallery currently displays a grouping of one-dimensional art that opens a window onto a fleeting time in England.

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DVD Review: Newest release of 'The Killers' offers multiple versions

With the possible exception of “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “The Killers” is Ernest Hemingway’s best known short story. It is the quintessential stripped-down hard-boiled story: Two hit men show up at a small town diner to kill one of the regular customers, a former boxer. They bully everybody and then leave when their target doesn’t show up. One of the customers goes to the boxer’s apartment to warn him, but the latter is tired of running. We never learn what misstep he made in the past. End of story.

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News-Press Cartoon: Not your ordinary walk in the park

News-Press Cartoon: Not your ordinary walk in the park

Bert Ring gives us his take on the potential Space 134 project, which envisions constructing a cap park over the Ventura (134) Freeway.

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Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Firefighters make quick work of quarter-acre brush fire in Burbank

Roughly 50 firefighters knocked down a quarter-acre brush fire on Monday at the Bel Aire Ballfield in Burbank that was caused by illegal fireworks, officials said.

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Slain Glendale couple died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police say

Slain Glendale couple died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police say

The elderly couple found dead in their Glendale home last Sunday both died of blood loss from traumatic injuries, police said.

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Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

Learning is fundamental for Glendale football

While several different songs and a few particular genres of music were playing throughout weightlifting sessions this summer at Glendale High, perhaps the Nitros are better served at adopting a classic as their unofficial anthem.

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College Update: Frazier, Kropp conclude decorated careers

College Update: Frazier, Kropp conclude decorated careers

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

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At 109 years old, Glendale resident has seen plenty of changes

At 109 years old, Glendale resident has seen plenty of changes

One of Glendale’s oldest residents — if not the oldest — was born the same year the city was founded.

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Lost hiker airlifted out of Angeles National Forest

A hiker who became lost in an area of the Angeles National Forest north of La Cañada Flintridge Saturday afternoon was located and airlifted to safety by search-and-rescue team members about an hour after he called for help, according to an official with the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

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Editorial: Offering respects to memory of Nelson

The unthinkable happened last week to a well-liked and respected young man who had left his imprint on Burbank: David Nelson, just 26 years old and a police officer with the Bakersfield police department, died in a car crash while pursuing a suspect.

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Read On: Hoping for the two Americas to come together

Read On: Hoping for the two Americas to come together

So we’ve arrived at America’s birthday, the day she gained her independence. And while in nation terms, she’s still relatively young, the United States is looking every one of its 239 years about now.

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La Crescenta firework show honors America, vets

Montrose resident and United States Air Force Reservist Major Jennifer Burghdorf had plans to leave for a two-week assignment in South Korea on Sunday, but before she left, she made one special stop in La Crescenta Saturday evening.

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Letter: Bill raises concern about training

Re: “Bill envisions expanding health services,” Op-ed, July 1. The op-ed writer Lilia Babakhan, a second-year optometry student, supports SB 622 allowing her the potential to perform “minor procedures.” However, those procedures are anything but “minor” — they are eye surgeries with real potential complications, including, for example, the spread of cancer. Yet, after just 25 hours of additional course work following optometry school and performing a small number of training cases the bill would allow her to become “certified” to do either laser eye surgery for glaucoma and after cataract surgery, or scalpel surgery to remove or destroy eyelid lesions and medication injections, including into the eye.

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Burbank celebrates Independence Day at the Starlight Bowl

Every Fourth of July for the past five years, the Vice family of Burbank sets their sights on a single destination — the city's Starlight Bowl, which annually plays host a spectacular fireworks display.

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Burbank airport rebranding to be discussed

The operations committee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is slated to meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. inside the Airport Skyroom of the Bob Hope Airport, 2676 Hollywood Way, to discuss potential rebranding of the airport as “Los Angeles Burbank Airport.”

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City, Burbank airport to meet on joint meeting agenda

The Burbank City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday at 6 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., for a discussion about the agenda and format of joint public meeting with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

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BWP to step up water saving efforts

With Burbank facing a state mandate to reduce water consumption by a billion gallons between June and February, Burbank Water and Power is stepping up efforts to identify leaks and improper water use.

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<p>Marilyn Monroe impersonator Kassandra Carroll sings to Murray Slater, 71 of Burbank, right, as Ken Nichols, 84 of Burbank, left, looks on, during the pre-Fourth of July lunch at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank on Thursday, July 2, 2015. About 100 seniors enjoyed hot dogs, orange juice, baked beans, carrot raisin salad, cantaloupe and milk.</p>

Photo Gallery: Seniors enjoy a Fourth of July luncheon

Seniors and staff at Joslyn Adult Center dressed up in red, white and blue for a patriotic lunch on Thursday. 

<p>Firefighters extinguished a one-acre brush fire, south of Glendale Community College in the area around the 1200 block of Swarthmore Drive, Saturday evening, officials said.</p>

Firefighters knock down brush fire south of GCC

Firefighters from Glendale and surrounding communities knocked down a 1-acre brush fire south of Glendale Community College Saturday evening, officials said.

Op-Ed: Government must step in for vaccinations

When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."

Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

<p>Students walk to class at Glendale Community College.</p>

GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

As Glendale Community College officials gear up for a new academic year in the fall, they are hoping for a boost in enrollment after figures for the past academic year were relatively flat.

Resident honored with veteran award

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) honored Staff Sgt. Gerald Collins, a veteran from both the U.S. Army and California National Guard, as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly district during the 2015 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon last week.

<p>Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015. The bill, SB277 co-authored by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento and Ben Allen D-Santa Monica was approved by the Assembly.&nbsp;</p>

Local officials react to vaccine law

A new law that would require essentially all California students to get vaccinated before starting school will have a tiny impact on Glendale and Burbank as nearly all children have been immunized, but some local officials believe the law, while based on good intentions, goes too far.

<p>An investigation at a Glendale home in the 600 block of Alexander Street on June 29, where the bodies of a couple&nbsp;were found the day before.</p>

Couple's grandson arrested in their double homicide

A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of murdering his grandparents, who were found dead Sunday in their Glendale home.

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada's One City, One Book Selection Committee recently announced local author Mark Salzman will be the featured author at this year's citywide book discussion this fall.</p>

One City, One Book favors one of its own

La Cañada author Mark Salzman’s 1986 memoir “Iron & Silk,” the story of a young man’s search for meaning and self-mastery during a teaching assignment in Central China, has been selected as this year’s One City, One Book title.

<p>Pasadena Firefighter Nicole Olsen sprays Phos-Chek on the brush and trees near the Rose Bowl June 29, 2011. In preparation for the fire season and as a preventive measure for the 4th of July activities, firefighters from Pasadena and Sierra Madre soaked the plants and trees in the Linda Vista and Arroyo brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl with the fire retardant.</p>

Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

As residents make plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.

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