Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo captures Oxnard Tournament title

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer worn down by Harvard-Westlake

LA CAÑADA — With a spot atop the standings at stake Saturday afternoon, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team surrendered the first three goals of its Mission League showdown to visiting Harvard-Westlake, which received a score each from a player named Courtney in what was a 3-1 victory at Friedman Field.

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Ismail's triple-double sparks Flintridge Prep girls' basketball against Mayfield

PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.

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Alex production taps into dancers' old-movie legacy

Alex production taps into dancers' old-movie legacy

With all due respect to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the silver screen’s most electrifying dance duo was the Nicholas Brothers. While Astaire and Kelly glided with their respective dance partners in classic movie musicals, Fayard and Harold Nicholas slid, spun, flipped, leaped and flew through the air. There were other celebrated flash acts — dance teams that emphasized acrobatics — in the golden age of tap dancing, but none were classier than the Nicholas Brothers.

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Leader Cartoon: Burbank elections 2015

Leader Cartoon: Burbank elections 2015

Cartoonist Bert Ring is keeping up with the Burbank council and school board races. Are you keeping up with the election?

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Editorial: Leading the leaders of tomorrow

On Friday morning, just a bit past dawn, nearly 100 students from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada took part in the 30th iteration of the Youth Leadership Conference. As in years past, the conference was hosted at Glendale Community College and put on by the Character & Ethics Project. (Full disclosure: Editor Dan Evans sits on the group’s board.)

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Start the Presses: Doing our part following the money

Start the Presses: Doing our part following the money

There are three clichés in journalism. Well, main ones. The first is: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”

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Alleged blowtorch robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Friday in incidents where he allegedly used a blowtorch and Taser to rob three convenience stores in Glendale, Long Beach and Carson, officials said.

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Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley girls' hoops holds off Arcadia

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

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Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

GLENDALE — Eric Kirakosian wanted to provide some pop to the Glendale High boys’ basketball team’s offense.

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Crescenta Valley High boys' hoops charges into second half after win at Arcadia

ARCADIA — Behind a balance scoring attack, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team found its way back over the .500 mark in league.

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Burroughs High girls' basketball wears down Burbank

Burroughs High girls' basketball wears down Burbank

BURBANK — Burroughs High's girls' basketball team relied on its physical endurance and mental toughness Friday night to extend the longest active winning streak in the CIF Southern Section.

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818 Roundup: Campaign finances revealed for Burbank council, school board races; Glendale receives high marks

818 Roundup: Campaign finances revealed for Burbank council, school board races; Glendale receives high marks

Good morning, 818! It's Saturday, January 24, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 54 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Second-half surge catapults Burroughs soccer to win over Burbank

Second-half surge catapults Burroughs soccer to win over Burbank

BURBANK — Burroughs High dominated cross-town rival Burbank in the first half on Friday in a Pacific League boys’ soccer match at Memorial Field.

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Glendale girls' basketball pulls down win over Hoover

GLENDALE — Pacific League rivals Glendale High and Hoover matched against each other in both schools' final game of the first half of the girls’ basketball league schedule on Friday.

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Council election funding varies

Council election funding varies

City council candidates in Burbank’s primary race have received contributions from places as distant as Massachusetts and remote as Guernsey, Wyo. — population roughly 1,150 — but much of the financial backing has come from within Burbank or nearby communities.

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More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates

More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates

With Burbank’s primary election less than a month away, the leader in the school board money race is Woodbury professor Armond Aghakhanian, who has raised nearly $12,000 as of Jan. 10.

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Bochard's two second-half goals lift Burbank soccer over Burroughs

BURBANK — Kira Bochard feels she has an obligation to get things going on offense for the Burbank High girls’ soccer team.

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A Word, Please: Ten common usages mistaken for mistakes

A Word, Please: Ten common usages mistaken for mistakes

Some people just love to correct others’ grammar and usage. They know it rubs people the wrong way. But they justify it like this: “I’m doing the poor ignoramuses a favor. I’ll endure their resentment for their own good. I’m no hero. Just your average, everyday martyr.”

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Learning Matters: Career-technical education continues to evolve

Learning Matters: Career-technical education continues to evolve

College and career readiness is on the move in Glendale and across the country. As Kelly Corrigan reported in this paper last week (“Glendale Unified secures $219K grant…” Jan. 16), the Glendale school board accepted an annual allotment of federal money to support career-technical education programs.

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Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

GLENDALE — Sometimes a final score that ends in a tie comes as a relief, with the mindset that it’s better than a loss. Other times it results in disappointment, with one team believing it should have won.

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Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer gives first-place Arcadia all it can handle in loss

LA CRESCENTA — Arcadia High’s girls’ soccer team has largely run roughshod over the Pacific League this season.But in the rivalry game that transpired Friday afternoon at Crescenta Valley High, the Falcons were very much up to the challenge against the reigning league champs.

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Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer continues surge with win at Arcadia

ARCADIA — Nearly written off as dead and buried, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ soccer team is enjoying a revival at an important time.

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Crescenta Valley High gears for science event

Crescenta Valley High School students spent this past summer meeting up to twice a week to study science facts and answer questions at a high rate of speed in preparation for a shot at competing in the National Science Bowl.

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Glendale boys' soccer blows out rival Hoover

GLENDALE — For the first 25 minutes of their Pacific League match Friday , the Glendale High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams played evenly. Then things quickly swung in Glendale’s favor.

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Instrumental to learning

Instrumental to learning

On the back wall, the word “music” was spelled down a broad, white stripe in the midst of various academic subjects: the M came from music, the U from language, S from history, I from reading and C from science.

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High marks for efforts against tobacco

High marks for efforts against tobacco

Glendale was one of 13 California cities to get the highest marks from the American Lung Assn. for working to control the use and sale of tobacco products during the past year.

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Late conductor remembered for his achievements

Late conductor remembered for his achievements

Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Board holds meeting regarding superintendent search

Two retired superintendents helping Burbank school officials with their search for the district’s next chief took notes Wednesday evening during a special board meeting during which school board members and local residents listed qualities they want in their next leader.

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Hospital doles out $110K, prescribes collaboration

A dozen nonprofits were presented with a total of $110,000 in grants from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday to help forward their missions combating social issues such as homelessness, obesity and substance abuse.

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Memorial service to take place for Greg Plitt

Memorial service to take place for Greg Plitt

A public memorial service for actor and fitness model Greg Plitt, who died last Saturday after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, will take place at 2 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 504 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills.

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Airport lends helping hand during holidays

Staff and tenants at the Bob Hope Airport got into the giving spirit during the holiday season, raising funds and collecting donations for various organizations in the area.

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City to fill vacancy on airport board

The Burbank City Council is set to select a commissioner to fill a vacancy on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board on Tuesday.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Mocha

Who can resist the cuteness of a miniature version of.... well... anything?

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Bella

Bella is a year-old female, white Dalmatian and Labrador retriever.

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Police arrest man driving 'bladder truck' allegedly used for fraudulent gasoline transactions

A 26-year-old Hollywood man was arrested Wednesday after police found him driving a “bladder truck,” or a pick-up truck they said was used to fraudulently purchase gasoline with reencoded credit cards.

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Jobless rates drop in Glendale and Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank declined last month with trade, transportation and utilities driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

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818 Roundup: Schiff considers run at Senate seat; La Cañada Flintridge City Council seats

Happy Friday, 818! It's January 23, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 51 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo rallies back only to fall to Alemany in OT

LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s water polo team was able to battle back twice Thursday in its Mission League match against Alemany.

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Glendale High crowns its 'Mr. Nitro'

Eight young men at Glendale High competed to earn the title of “Mr. Nitro” Wednesday evening, a third annual event that raises money for student organizations on campus.

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Edison Elementary teacher Margarita Collaso poses with her students at Edison Elementary last week, after she was awarded $400 to spend on them from Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization that supports educational endeavors.

Three teachers win surprise visit, and $400 each

Three Glendale Unified teachers were each awarded $400 to supplement their classrooms with resources such as books and supplies for art projects after being selected by members of Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization with a local chapter of current and former educators who work to endow scholarships and support women in education.

Norman Mamey conducts a rehearsal for the Los Angeles Premiere Orchestra's Christmas Musical Spectacular.

Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies

Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Plans for new home denied

A series of variance requests to rebuild a North Glendale home heavily damaged by a fire more than four years ago were unanimously denied by the Planning Commission on Wednesday.

DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale.

DreamWorks announces plan to cut 500 jobs

DreamWorks Animation announced Thursday that it would cut 500 jobs in the wake of a string of box-office disappointments, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pasadena Tournament Of Roses Assn. members nicknamed "white suiters" ride Honda scooters down the parade route alongside floats during the Rose Parade -- one of the many roles they play. The organization is seeking new volunteers and will hold an informal reception on Jan. 28 at Tournament House, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

Tournament of Roses seeks members

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses will host a reception for those interested in joining the association’s volunteer membership at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Tournament House, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

The Youth Volunteers Organization based in La Canada Flintridge and formed in July 2013, recently held its 2015 installation of Youth Officers and Award Ceremony earlier this month during a dinner event held in Los Angeles. YVO, which performs service projects in and around the Foothills, was founded by the Ahn family. Its president is Edwin Ahn.

Volunteers feted at awards ceremony

The 30-member Youth Volunteers Organization, based in La Cañada Flintridge and founded in 2013, held its annual installation and awards ceremony earlier this month. The dinner event was held at GY Business Club in Los Angeles.

SGV group plans upcoming events

Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley invites local residents to join in its upcoming February events. A meet-and-greet coffee and general meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Arcadia. A luncheon, followed by a speaker on women’s heart health, will be held on Feb. 11, in Pasadena. Also, a tour of a Cuban bakery will take place on Feb. 25.

Crime Report: Identity thief opens five credit cards in victim's name

A man reported that sometime in the past month someone used his identity to fraudulently open five credit cards.

Speed limit lowered on Angeles Crest Highway near Foothill Boulevard

Speed limit lowered on Angeles Crest Highway near Foothill Boulevard

La Cañada motorists will soon be forced to obey a 40-mph speed limit on the .2-mile section of the Angeles Crest Highway between Foothill Boulevard and the Foothill (210) Freeway onramp, city officials decided Tuesday.

Community Block Grant program approved

The city of La Cañada Flintridge will continue to assist moderate- and low-income residents with housing needs and repairs, now that City Council members voted Tuesday to approve two ongoing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs for the upcoming fiscal year.

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