Council hears update from Carol Liu

Monday’s meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council drew a crowded house, as residents and civic leaders turned out for a moment at the microphone to speak on a number of matters.

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LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

Candidates running to fill three upcoming openings on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council — Mayor Mike Davitt, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni — will be appointed without an election, according to the city clerk.

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La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

Ten Years Ago

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Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Burbank’s Boy Scout Troop 209 is selling mistletoe and taking donations for wrapping gifts from now through Dec. 24 on the third floor of Sears in the Burbank Town Center mall.

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Community: Couple celebrates Christmas all year long

Community: Couple celebrates Christmas all year long

Neighbors in the north end of town may have noticed a cross illuminating the top of the hill above Brace Canyon Park throughout the year.

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Community: Contest winners help light up the holidays

Alan Falkner's home holiday light show is a technological marvel while La Providencia Guild's thrift shop's window displays glow with sophisticated elegance.

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Community: Wedding bells replace sleigh bells

Community: Wedding bells replace sleigh bells

Romance was in the air along with the smell of pine on Friday at the Burbank Community YMCA Christmas Tree Lot.

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Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

St. Francis' Brodie Felkel grabs a rebound against Glendale in the second half of the 2014 La Cañada Holiday Classic at La Cañada on Tuesday. St. Francis came from behind to win the game, 51-48. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

LA CAÑADA — After a rough first half, the St. Francis High basketball team quickly changed course in the second half..

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La Cañada High boys' basketball regroups to knock off Arcadia

LA CAÑADA — After seeing a 21-point second-half lead vanish, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team showed no signs of panic.

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College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

Kayla Mills of the USC women's soccer team. (Courtesy of USC)

College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

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818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

Greetings, readers! Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 62 degrees and a low of 42 degrees with a 90% chance of rain in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Proposals sought from concessions firms at Bob Hope Airport

Bob Hope Airport is seeking proposals for firms to operate five retail news, gift and specialty shops — four in Terminal A and one in Terminal B.

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Agency hired in effort to rebrand Bob Hope Airport

In a continuing effort to help associate the Bob Hope Airport geographically with Hollywood and the Los Angeles area, airport officials awarded a contract asking a marketing firm to develop a new brand for the airport.

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Family photos could lead to prizes

A holiday family photo taken along Brand Boulevard could win the shutterbugs tickets to the Alex Theatre or gift certificates to local stores.

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Going on a 'Jingle Bell Run'

Going on a 'Jingle Bell Run'

The annual Jingle Bell Run, a 5K romp through downtown Glendale, raised $125,000 for the Arthritis Foundation this weekend, organizers said.

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Flight tracker goes online

Flight tracker goes online

A new online tool allows users to file noise complaints and track flight movement, air traffic patterns and noise measurements around Bob Hope Airport in near real-time.

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Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport increased by more than 5% each in September and October compared to the same period last year, the most significant increase since 2008, according to the latest statistics.

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Academy trainees learn 'how to read the smoke'

When Max Gurmin’s father died about two years ago, he realized life was too short not to go after his dream.

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'Santa's Room' is full of toys

'Santa's Room' is full of toys

Santa arrived a little early this year when roughly 600 toys were delivered to “Santa’s Room” at the Family Service Agency of Burbank on Tuesday.

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Cerritos Elementary named award finalist

Cerritos Elementary named award finalist

Cerritos Elementary is one of 22 schools in the country to become a finalist for an award handed out by the National Center for Urban School Transformation, which recognizes schools in metropolitan areas with high student achievement.

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Sobriety checkpoints slated for Friday

Glendale and Burbank police will be on the lookout for drunk drivers on Friday, as the departments are each slated to conduct a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint that evening, police said.

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Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Brandon McCarthy posted a strong half season with the New York Yankees and will now return to Los Angeles as the Dodgers signed the Glendale native to a four-year deal Tuesday. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a new home – about 10 miles from his first-ever home.

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Elderly driver mistakes gas for brake, crashes into bank

Elderly driver mistakes gas for brake, crashes into bank

A car crashed into a bank in a Glendale strip mall Tuesday apparently after the driver accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal while turning into the parking lot, police said.

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Burb's Eye View: A letter to a stranger met in passing

Burb's Eye View: A letter to a stranger met in passing

To the woman on West Elm Avenue who I visited early Saturday morning:

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Cleo

Cleo is a 1-year-old female black and white short-haired cat. She is relaxed and calm and enjoys attention. She is curious, and while she may be a little shy at first, she’s affectionate once she warms up to you.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart's Coffey earns All-CIF first-team volleyball accolade

In each of her four seasons playing for the talented Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team, Sophia Coffey showed she could handle numerous roles responsibly.

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Crescenta Valley, Glendale lead All-CIF boys' water polo honor roll

It turned out to be a successful season for each of the four local boys’ water polo teams, with three of them winning league championships.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Rilo

Get in the holiday spirit with our “12 Strays of Christmas” special.

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Traffic stop leads to arrest of two men with bags of marijuana, cash

Two Glendale men were arrested Saturday after police discovered 37 small bags of marijuana in their car during a traffic stop, police said.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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A female Belted Kingfisher checks out the L.A. River from a high wire at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk in Glendale on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

A car rammed through the AT&T store in Burbank Tuesday morning, located at 350 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Car rams through AT&T store window

A car crashed through the AT&T store in downtown Burbank Tuesday morning after the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling on wet roads, authorities 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 morning commute

A female Belted Kingfisher checks out the L.A. River from a high wire at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk in Glendale on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

Traffic stop yields arrest for stolen vehicle, drug possession

A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday after police reportedly caught him driving a stolen vehicle in Glendale with empty beer bottles on the passenger side floor board and marijuana in his pocket, authorities said.

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Saturday at Chase Bank on North San Fernando Boulevard.

Police investigate weekend bank robbery

Authorities continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred Saturday in which a man handed a note to a teller demanding money and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Start the Presses: Can our communities spare a quarter?

As 2014 winds down, the lights go up, and the decorations sparkle. The children shriek with delight at the latest "Frozen" gear, and adults drink too much while giving one another silly gifts.

Cartoon: Christmas Wish List

Cartoon: Christmas Wish List

What does Gov. Jerry Brown want for Christmas? Here's cartoonist Bert Ring's guess.

Sports Roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball captures Pasadena Poly title

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

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