Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Fire extensively damages duplex in Glendale

A fire significantly damaged a duplex on Sunday, while the occupants were able to escape without any injuries, fire officials said.

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LEGO worker arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise

An employee at the LEGO Store in the Glendale Galleria was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing toys over the course of 18 months and selling them to a man, who was later booked on suspicion of turning a profit by selling the products online, police said.

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Flappers gears up for week of laughs

Burbank Comedy Festival: Flappers gears up for week of laughs

It's been four years since comedians Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz set out to do what some people called risky: open a comedy club in Burbank, just over the Hollywood hills.

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Parolee allegedly steals breast pump, baby items at Burbank Target

A 49-year-old parolee was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal a $400 breast pump and other baby-related items from Target in Burbank, police said.

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Street closures slated near Empire Center in Glendale

Motorists this week can expect street closures near the Empire Center in Burbank as crews work on the $355-million Empire construction project on the Golden State (5) Freeway, state transportation officials said.

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Area offers wine-tasting choices

Area offers wine-tasting choices

When it comes to wine, Tuesdays are for tastings. Three area wine shops offer terrific Tuesday night tipples for a small fee. The fourth shop is strictly a Friday/Saturday thing but it's too good to omit.

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Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

Incoming junior Candela Fernandez, of Burbank High School, is the 2014 girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.

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Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Burrough High senior Matt Schwartz is the 2014 All-Area Boys¿ Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Fifteen feet, nine inches.

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All-Area 2014 Top Track and Field Marks

St. Francis High senior Eric Knowles owned the area's top marks in 2014 in the long jump (22 feet, 4 inches) and triple jump (46-5 3/4). (File Photo)

All-Area 2014 Top Track and Field Marks

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Weather: Your forecast for Monday

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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818 Roundup: Burbank man accused of killing mother fit to stand trial; IRS phone scam hits La Cañada

818 Roundup: Burbank man accused of killing mother fit to stand trial; IRS phone scam hits La Cañada

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Arroyo Seco Saints survive to play another day

Following a long afternoon that ended with a 10-inning loss, the Arroyo Seco Saints had a long day in store on Sunday in the Palomino West Zone Tournament.

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San Gabriel Valley All-Stars' shutout puts it in title game

Allowing two runs wasn’t quite good enough for a victory on Saturday for the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars.

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Easton Elite Dodgers unable to retain Western title

Aspirations of advancing to a second straight Stan Musial World Series were derailed for the Easton Elite Dodgers at the Western Regional Tournament in Palo Alto.

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Leader Cartoon: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Leader Cartoon: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Beware the bicyclists, cartoonist Bert Ring warns -- you never know who you'll encounter!

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Burbank man accused of killing mother could stand trial

Burbank man accused of killing mother could stand trial

A 40-year-old Burbank man accused of killing his elderly mother was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but he intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, according to his attorney.

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Start the Presses: The Internet is written in ink

Start the Presses: The Internet is written in ink

For the last two years, I have taught a journalism class at USC. Most of my students are undergraduate sophomores, too young to drink, but not too young to seriously damage their reputation online.

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GCC officials hopeful over state assistance

GCC officials hopeful over state assistance

Glendale Community College officials are increasingly hopeful that state officials will give them money to cover the funds spent on unforeseen costs that have added up since breaking ground last year on a new lab and classroom building.

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Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Southland officials gathered Thursday and lauded a motion to start looking into the feasibility of converting Metro’s Orange Line bus system in the San Fernando Valley into light rail that could one day extend to the San Gabriel Valley, passing by Bob Hope Airport in Burbank along the way.

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MVP Basketball Camp still going strong in Burbank

MVP Basketball Camp still going strong in Burbank

BURBANK — Even without a basketball in hand, it didn’t take long for a throng of eager youngsters to work up a sweat inside the spacious McCambridge Park gymnasium early Friday evening.

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818 Roundup: Glendale water-wasters tip line and Burbank water restrictions; Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

818 Roundup: Glendale water-wasters tip line and Burbank water restrictions; Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, July 26.  Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 68 in the Glendale region.

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Weather: Your Saturday forecast

Weather: Your Saturday forecast

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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'

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

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.

La Cañada City Council members recently voted to impose steep penalties for the removal or damage of trees in the 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.

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.

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

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.

Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz star in the Colony Theatre's World premiere production of "Family Planning," written by Michelle Kholos Brooks and directed by Cameron Watson and now playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

'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.

Daphne is a two-year-old calico cat up for adoption.

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.

Trudy is chocolate Labrador Retriever up for adoption.

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.

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.

Burbank city attorneys' union disbands

The 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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