Putting up a good fight not enough for La Cañada football against Salesian

LOS ANGELES — Defensively, the La Cañada High football team looked like the physical team it wants to be identified as.

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St. Francis football improves as it goes in win over West Covina

St. Francis High's Jasher Foster comes up just short of a touchdown with West Covina defender Matt Vargas trying to stop him during a nonleague game on Friday. St. Francis won, 36-24. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

St. Francis football improves as it goes in win over West Covina

LA CAÑADA — Defensively, he needed his St. Francis High football team to put more pressure on the quarterback and limit big plays.

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Glendale runs past San Gabriel to open with 'W'

SAN GABRIEL — Glendale High began its football season against a familiar foe as the Nitros opened up against San Gabriel for the third year in a row and the second consecutive time on the Matadors’ home field. However, this time, the Nitros had a new coach in George Maiale, who would unveil a new offense helmed by a new quarterback.

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Burroughs football unable to stay with talented Calabasas late

CALABASAS — The players and coaches of the Burroughs High football program all realized what a tough task awaited them Friday evening.

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Burbank football gets worn out by Ayala

Burbank's CJ Mays prepares to tackle Ayala's Jordan Charles during nonleague action at Memorial Field on Friday. Ayala won, 20-13. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank football gets worn out by Ayala

BURBANK — It was only a week ago when the Burbank High football team opened the 2015 season by grinding down San Gabriel Valley power Monrovia in an upset road victory.

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Bellarmine-Jefferson High football begins new era with shortened opener

CORONA — After nearly two years without fielding a varsity program, the Bellarmine-Jefferson football team began a new era Friday night.

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Airport Authority commissions set to meet in Burbank on Tuesday

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission and its operations, legal and finance committees are scheduled to meet Tuesday morning in Burbank.

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Data show online growth of BUSD summer courses

Online school courses are becoming a key way for students to catch up on missed credits at their own pace during the summer, and a growing number of students are succeeding in completing them, according to the latest data from Burbank school officials.

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Applebee's to move its headquarters to Glendale

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is going to move its headquarters to Glendale, according to its parent company DineEquity Inc., which is already based in the Jewel City.

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La Cañada family's solar oven business on the rise

La Cañada family's solar oven business on the rise

In 2008, Melinda Seller was a freelance textile designer frustrated by the toy industry’s outsourcing of jobs and the economic fallout of her husband’s recent layoff, when something happened that would change the course of her life — her oven broke.

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Traffic barriers divide Burbank neighbors

Traffic barriers divide Burbank neighbors

When the city of Burbank installed temporary cul-de-sacs on four streets and an alley in the city’s Media District at the beginning of the year, it erected a barrier to keep drivers on Cordova, Avon, Lima and California streets from cutting through to Alameda Avenue.

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Glendale flunks national driver test

Glendale flunks national driver test

Glendale drivers: You’re 79% more likely to get into an accident than the average American driver, according to a new Allstate report.

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Learning Matters: Getting to work solving the math problem

Learning Matters: Getting to work solving the math problem

A few weeks ago, I ran into Matt Hamo, a Glendale Unified teacher I’m always glad to see, mainly because of the positive feelings I get from him about what’s right with public education in Glendale.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Lady

News-Press Pet of the Day: Lady

Lady is a 6-year-old, spayed, female, brown pit bull/terrier mix. She is easy to leash and loves going for walks.

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Glendale Community College women's golf sees slight bump in numbers

With a full lineup in tact for the first time since Glendale Community College women’s golf Coach Natalie Guidry took over the program in 2013, things appear to be looking up for the Vaqueros.

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A Word, Please: The trouble with singular nouns' punctuation

A Word, Please: The trouble with singular nouns' punctuation

Apostrophes are equal opportunity humiliators. As I wrote recently, apostrophes incriminate less-word-savvy types by popping up in plurals like “We play bridge with the Smith’s” and “He had two different alibi’s” and “She designs company logo’s.”

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La Cañada History: Boy Scouts adopt donkey into troop; city council votes to return federal money

La Cañada History: Boy Scouts adopt donkey into troop; city council votes to return federal money

Ten Years Ago

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District works for better substitutes

District works for better substitutes

Not content to let ill-prepared mercenaries attempt to stand in for top-notch educators, La Cañada Unified is making sure its substitute teachers are able to do much more than press the "Start" button on a DVD player.

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Glendale Community College cross-country squads look for consistency in 2015

Glendale Community College cross-country squads look for consistency in 2015

With 28 seasons under his belt, Glendale Community College cross-country Coach Eddie Lopez has come to expect one thing from his men’s and women’s programs.

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Eager Glendale Community College football braces for East L.A.

Eager Glendale Community College football braces for East L.A.

After weeks of practicing under the hot sky, the members of the Glendale Community College football team are ready to compete in their season opener.

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818 Roundup: Americana at Brand developer files application for new retail, restaurant building

818 Roundup: Americana at Brand developer files application for new retail, restaurant building

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, September 4, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 77 and a low of 59, according to the National Weather Service.

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Hoover football gets 42-18 win against Sotomayor

GLENDALE — Given that the Hoover High football team had been held scoreless in more than three games, dating back to last season, the offensive onslaught that was Thursday night might just be what it needed.

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Crescenta Valley football rushes to victory in opener over Verdugo Hills

Crescenta Valley High's Brandon Beardt stiff arms a Verdugo Hills defender in the season-opening game at Verdugo Hills High on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley football rushes to victory in opener over Verdugo Hills

TUJUNGA — Playing for the first time this season and since winning a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division championship last year, there were plenty of eyes on the Crescenta Valley High football team Thursday night.

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Glendale volleyball recovers, downs Flintridge Prep in four

LA CAÑADA — Kicking off the girls’ volleyball season, Flintridge Prep played its second home match in as many days and welcomed Glendale High , which was playing in its first contest of the new season.

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Burbank girls' tennis topples Flintridge Prep in final nonleague tune-up

BURBANK —- Even though the girls' tennis season is less than a week old, the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep squads were on different schedules when they met Thursday afternoon.

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Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball tops Holy Family in five games

The Bell Jeff girls' volleyball team picked up its first victory in two years against Holy Family on Thursday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball tops Holy Family in five games

Looking to begin their season on the right note and end a long losing streak, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' volleyball team turned to a freshman to turn the tide.

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Gatto carpool lane bill awaits green light

Gatto carpool lane bill awaits green light

That moment when it’s 10 p.m. and some mystery up ahead on the freeway has caused the right lanes of traffic to stall, while the high-occupancy vehicle lane sits frustratingly empty — it could be a memory for drivers along the Ventura (134) and Foothill (210) freeways.

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Pair of armed robberies in Glendale believed to be connected

Pair of armed robberies in Glendale believed to be connected

Two people were robbed at gunpoint within five minutes of each other in Glendale early Thursday morning, and police believe the same two men are responsible for both incidents.

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Glendale school board hears teachers' appeal for pay raise

Glendale school board hears teachers' appeal for pay raise

More than 100 teachers wearing red shirts packed the Glendale school district’s board room during a school board meeting this week, the majority of them wearing white pins that read, “Fair Settlement Now!” to make an appeal for a salary hike as part of ongoing negotiations with district officials.

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Caruso plans retail project at edge of downtown Glendale

Caruso plans retail project at edge of downtown Glendale

The developer of the Americana at Brand has filed an application to build a one-story building for retail use and restaurants across from the outdoor mall on the edge of downtown Glendale.

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Glendale school officials eye new superintendent search timeline

Glendale schools will not have a new permanent leader until at least March 2016, following a decision by the school board to extend the search process.

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Metrolink to evaluate safety of new 'crash-resistant' rail cars

Metrolink to evaluate safety of new 'crash-resistant' rail cars

The Metrolink commuter railroad announced Thursday that it will evaluate the safety of dozens of new crash-resistant passenger cars — the type officials claimed reduced casualties in the collision of a truck and train near Oxnard this year.

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Crime Reports: Details emerge in home invasion robbery

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INFOGRAPHIC: How much could a ride in a L.A. County ambulance cost you?

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A joyride and its consequences

Charlie Iccavone, who was from Misterbianco, Sicily, was my goombah. If you Google “goombah,” you'll find an Americanized definition explaining the term is derogatory. Italians understand the term designates a close friendship. You had to earn the distinction of goombah. But it's for life.

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Electric car charging stations power up in Burbank

In bringing electric vehicle chargers out from the oft-hidden corners of parking garages where they have typically been found, Burbank may have taken the lead in the nation for the number of public, curbside charging stations.

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Sediment to be cleared from Devil's Gate Dam in preparation for El Niño rainfall

The sediment-laden Devil's Gate Dam reservoir will likely weather the strong El Niño storms forecast for fall and winter and should be ready for a five-year sediment removal project scheduled to start this spring, county Public Works officials reported.

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Around Town: A few tips to combat burglaries

A confession: I have mixed feelings about continuing to write about crime in the Foothills. It's a topic we're all interested in, but I don't want to pander to the sensational.

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Two men arrested after reportedly stealing packages from front porches

Two 22-year-old North Hollywood men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after reportedly stealing two packages from front porches in Burbank, police said.

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Glendale Community College Football Preview: Vaqs looking for more than just repeat success

Coming off a somewhat magical 2014 season, there appears to be a few paths the Glendale Community College football team can take this year.

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<p>Glendale Community College defensive end Payton Lowry-Sanders is looking to be one of the leaders of a defense that allowed just 15.4 points per game last season.</p>

Payton Lowry-Sanders on mission to keep defense daunting for Glendale Community College football

He’s taken pride playing on one of the top defensive units in the state. He’s had several good mentors show him the best route to the quarterback.

<p>A line of arriving students walk passed many dozens of free donuts Hoover High girls are pleading to give away at Hoover High School where students, many of them cheerleaders and the dance team, hand out 1,700 small donuts to welcome back students on the first day of school on Monday, August 10, 2015.&nbsp;Glendale school officials said Tuesday they will take a hard look at the district&rsquo;s academic calendar following parents&rsquo; recent objections to the school year beginning on Aug. 10 this year, which they believe is too early, with a start date of Aug. 8 slated for 2016.&nbsp;</p>

Glendale school officials to review calendar

Glendale school officials said Tuesday they will take a hard look at the district’s academic calendar following parents’ recent objections to the school year beginning on Aug. 10 this year, which they believe is too early, with a start date of Aug. 8 slated for 2016.

<p>Glendale Adventist Clinical Research Coordinator Javier Valeriano,left, and Director of Integrated Research Lily Villalobos, right, go through patient training material with Glendale firefighter/paramedic Gilberto Mejia on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The training is to prepare Mejia for home visits to cardiac patients shortly after being released from the hospital. Glendale Adventist and the Glendale Fire Department are the first in California to coordinate like this with the goal to reduce the need for patients to return to the hospital.</p>

818 Roundup: Health care pilot programs to launch in Glendale; School districts resume Sagebrush talks

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, September 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 79 and a low of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Crescenta Valley High senior defensive end Colin Caver will take on an even larger role for the Pacific League champion Falcons. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Colin Caver set to return, lead Crescenta Valley defense

One often overlooked aspect to the unforgettable season that was Crescenta Valley High football’s 2014 campaign was the team’s fortune of remaining relatively injury-free.

<p>Crescenta Valley High's Brandon Beardt, center, runs a play during practice at the school's football field. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Crescenta Valley Football Preview: Falcons look to follow up season of seasons

Following a perfect season is the task at hand for the Crescenta Valley High football team.

<p>Flintridge Prep cross-country runners, left to right, Gabi Bennett, Maia Choen, Marissa Langley, Lilly Maxfield, Willow Scott, Sophie Gitlin, Natalie O'Brien and Sasha Codiga practice on the quiet streets of Pasadena. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep ready to make statement

In an offseason of change for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Glendale, Hoover, Holy Family and St. Monica Academy girls’ cross-country programs, each team has adapted at a different pace.

<p>Glendale Adventist Clinical Research Coordinator Javier Valeriano,left, and Director of Integrated Research Lily Villalobos, right, go through patient training material with Glendale firefighter/paramedic Gilberto Mejia on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The training is to prepare Mejia for home visits to cardiac patients shortly after being released from the hospital. Glendale Adventist and the Glendale Fire Department are the first in California to coordinate like this with the goal to reduce the need for patients to return to the hospital.</p>

Health care pilot programs in Glendale aim to keep patients and savings in mind

Local hospital officials are hoping two pilot programs kicking off this year will reduce the number of return visits to the emergency room as well as ease the bottleneck in ERs by diverting some patients to local urgent-care centers.

<p>Nikhil Poole, left, and Jack Van Scoter, right, are poised to lead the Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country team to another Prep League crown and perhaps a CIF-SS Division V title. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Improvement, success highlight goals for local squads

Another start to the boys’ cross-country season includes a set of varying expectations for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High, St. Francis, Glendale, Hoover and St. Monica Academy programs for the upcoming season.

Intersections: Take a moment to thank your local journalist

Intersections: Take a moment to thank your local journalist

Waking up to shootings has unfortunately become a norm in this country. We are no longer shocked when someone with a gun storms a school, a movie theater or any other public place and unleashes the destruction of innocent human lives.

<p>A $10,000 donation has allowed Glendale police to purchase a dozen new bicycles.</p>

Donor funds Glendale police patrol bikes

A $10,000 donation helped Glendale police purchase a dozen new bicycles last week to beef up two-wheeled patrols in the city’s parks and business district.

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