Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball player Kayla Lund spikes during the College Coaches Camp at San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club in Los Angeles on Friday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

LOS ANGELES — Even after recording hundreds of kills and helping the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team achieve plenty of success the past two seasons, junior outside hitter Kayla Lund found a minor flaw in an important facet of her game

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Arroyo Seco Saints stopped in extras by Arcadia

Arroyo Seco Saints stopped in extras by Arcadia

PASADENA — A game-winning single from Arcadia Astros third baseman Alex Briggs in the bottom of the ninth inning ended the hopes of a title for the Arroyo Seco Saints 19-and-under Palomino baseball team on Tuesday evening.

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Man arrested for alleged package theft after pursuit in Burbank

A 28-year-old man suspected of stealing a package off a Burbank resident’s porch was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading officers on a foot pursuit during which he broke into an apartment, police said.

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Riders look for the perfect match in Burbank

Riders look for the perfect match in Burbank

His name is Ramazotti 75, but those who know Lehua Custer's 19-year-old Swedish Warmblood affectionately call the bay horse Zotti.

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Work to begin on veterans housing property in Burbank

It’s been nearly two years since the Burbank City Council, acting also as the Burbank Housing Authority Board, approved an agreement with the nonprofit Burbank Housing Corp. for the purchase and rehabilitation of an 11-unit residential property to provide housing and supportive services for homeless veterans.

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Sewer work seen as future boon for Glendale

A new sewer pipeline project getting underway beneath the streets of Glendale next month will aim to save millions of dollars and gallons of water in the long run for the city.

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Jury to decide Burbank man's fate in attempted murder trial

Jury deliberations began Monday in an attempted-murder trial of a Burbank man accused of beating and stabbing his best friend one evening last year, though his attorney claimed he acted in self-defense.

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Bomb threat leads to evacuation of area CHP dispatch center

Bomb threat leads to evacuation of area CHP dispatch center

About 60 employees were evacuated from the California Highway Patrol’s dispatch center on the Glendale-Eagle Rock border Tuesday afternoon after the facility received a bomb threat, but no explosives were found, officials said.

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Feinstein to sing the hits of Ol' Blue Eyes

Feinstein to sing the hits of Ol' Blue Eyes

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, renowned keeper and interpreter of the Great American Songbook, has proven himself to be an expressive and deft leader of the band, too, since succeeding the late Marvin Hamlisch in 2013 as Principal Conductor of the Pasadena Pops.

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Community: Grant provides training for disabled

Community: Grant provides training for disabled

Things are heating up this summer at the Campbell Center. The agency that helps adults with developmental disabilities achieve their highest potential has a new president of the board of directors and received a $150,000 grant that will support one of its training programs.

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UFC 190: Tarverdyan says Rousey not overlooking underdog Correia

Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, right, and trainer Edmond Tarverdyan are preparing to face Brazil¿s unbeaten Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

UFC 190: Tarverdyan says Rousey not overlooking underdog Correia

When you get to know Edmond Tarverdyan, it does not take long to realize the Glendale Fighting Club owner and trainer is as straightforward as it gets.

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Burbank classic car show slated for this weekend

Burbank classic car show slated for this weekend

Famous cars, exotic vehicles and hot rods will fill four blocks of downtown Burbank this weekend for the fourth annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic, which will also feature music, chalk artists and vendors.

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Alex Sarkissian continues climb up ATP rankings

Alex Sarkissian, a former Glendale Community College and Pepperdine University tennis standout, has been competing in Assn. of Tennis Professionals tournaments and advanced to the Round of 16 the Claro Open in Bogata, Colombia. (Photo by John Kelley)

Alex Sarkissian continues climb up ATP rankings

During the past couple of months, Alex Sarkissian has been busy traveling around the world. In addition to filling his suitcase with clothes, he’s brought his tennis racquets to each destination.

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Burb's Eye View: A quiet game of kings and retirees

Burb's Eye View: A quiet game of kings and retirees

I’d been at the table for about an hour, taking in what wisdom I could from Ivor Baron and Jose Solis. Sometimes the chess pieces blurred around and away, leaving a thinner collection of game pieces that should have been easier to read.

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La Cañada football to open Zerbel era at home

La Cañada football to open Zerbel era at home

For the first time in three years, the La Cañada High football team will open the season at home.

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Flint Canyon Trail in La Cañada Flintridge offers a serene, shaded trek

Flint Canyon Trail in La Cañada Flintridge offers a serene, shaded trek

Lacing through the wooded hillside community of La Cañada Flintridge, these equestrian trails make for serene, shaded summer walking. This one is called Flint Canyon Trail.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Meg

Leader Pet of the Day: Meg

Meet the lovely feline Meg. This beautiful brown-and-black, domestic short-haired tabby was a wonderful mother to an adorable litter.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Tofu

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tofu

Cher (A381132), a Pet of the Day last week, was adopted, while Dionne (A380913) is still available.

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In Theory: On tolerance of a monument to Satan

In Theory: On tolerance of a monument to Satan

A 1 1/2-ton, 8 1/2-foot tall monument of a goat-headed Satan will be secretly unveiled at a ticketed event in Detroit after the owner of a venue backed out due to threats, the Associated Press reports.

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Glendale man pleads guilty to laundering $1.1 million in Medicare fraud scheme

A 47-year-old Glendale man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he helped launder $1.1 million in proceeds from a healthcare fraud scheme, officials said.

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Four motorists arrested at Glendale DUI checkpoint

Four motorists arrested at Glendale DUI checkpoint

Four people were arrested for driving under the influence during a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted on Saturday evening, police said.

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Yoga Blend in Burbank emphasizes community-minded, noncompetitive atmosphere

Yoga Blend in Burbank emphasizes community-minded, noncompetitive atmosphere

You can probably guess that Yoga Blend, a friendly studio in Burbank, has classes influenced by the various schools of yoga.

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Elderly man found dead in La Crescenta home identified

Elderly man found dead in La Crescenta home identified

A man found dead in his La Crescenta residence Friday has been identified, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

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818 Roundup: Burbank shows movement on community garden; Suspicious death investigation

818 Roundup: Burbank shows movement on community garden; Suspicious death investigation

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, July 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 84 and a low of 63, according to the National Weather Service.

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Burbank softball drops to 0-2 in West Region Tournament

It’s been a phenomenal summer for the Burbank Major All-Stars softball team.

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Leader Cartoon: Letters to the innocent in Burbank

Leader Cartoon: Letters to the innocent in Burbank

Last week, Burbank City Manager Mark Scott apologized for some watering warning letters, which he said were mailed out not only to those watering on the wrong days, but also to customers watering on the proper days who were not violating the water-saving ordinance, but who appeared to using among the highest volumes of water on those days. several hundred residents who received those letters have complained that they were doing nothing wrong, and the utility had to put more staff on duty to handle the volume of complaint calls.

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Film Review: Cast buoys film of errant psychology experiment

Film Review: Cast buoys film of errant psychology experiment

Academic experiments rarely achieve fame, but, of the few that have, the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment — the subject of a new like-titled movie from director Kyle Patrick Alvarez — is only equaled by the earlier Milgram study, which dealt with similar issues in a smaller, more controlled way.

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Show goes on for Glendale's Alex Theatre

Show goes on for Glendale's Alex Theatre

The 90-year-old Alex Theatre in Glendale has survived through generations of moviegoers and live entertainment, as well as a period of uncertainty as developers hungrily vied for the prime downtown property.

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DVD Review: Dreaming of the apocalypse in 'Miracle Mile'

DVD Review: Dreaming of the apocalypse in 'Miracle Mile'

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Start the Presses: Midsummer notes around town

Start the Presses: Midsummer notes around town

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Open house slated at Burbank City Hall

In place of its regularly scheduled open meeting, the Burbank City Council will host an open house at City Hall on Tuesday.

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Contractor sets new finish date for Glendale Community College lab

After nearly two years of construction, the structure that will become Glendale Community College’s largest building will not be open to students before the spring semester as college officials had hoped.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Dionne

Dionne is an incredibly affectionate 3-year-old, spayed, female medium-haired cat. She is always at the front of her kennel looking for people to pet her. She purrs upon touch and will rub against your hand.

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Levitt Pavilion series offers a variety of concerts

One of the greatest features of Southern California living in the spring and summer seasons is the many free music festivals and series that take place all over the Southland. With enough free time, to say nothing of gasoline, a music lover can seemingly find an open-air music event every night of the week.

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Dining Review: The proof is on the plate

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen has been a Tarzana mainstay since 1993. They recently brought their unique brand of tasty, comforting fare to the Burbank media district. Situated in what was previously Luca’s Italian Kitchen, in a shopping mall anchored by a Vons, and courageously next door to a legendary Burbank Italian joint (Sardo’s), Frankie’s Italian Kitchen is already pulling in a steady stream of customers.

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Burbank plots to rent space for community garden

Like some plants that take a few seasons to mature before they blossom, plans for a proposed pilot community garden in Burbank that have been nurtured since October 2008 may soon be flowering.

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Glendale City Council approves money for the Riverwalk Project

A $1.84-million contract to build two parks along the Glendale Narrows was awarded to a company Tuesday night, but some City Council members took issue with part of the money being allocated coming from a fund they say is meant for parks and libraries in the downtown area.

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818 Roundup: Special Olympics athletes train in Burbank; water use down in Foothills

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, July 25, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 90 and a low of 64, according to the National Weather Service.

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Detectives investigate elderly man's death in La Crescenta

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man on Friday in the 3000 block of Frances Avenue in La Crescenta, according to authorities.

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La Cañada Flintridge City Council weighs bump in Mills Act tax cap

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council discussed Tuesday increasing the cap on property tax reductions guaranteed by the Mills Act, a state incentives program designed to encourage the restoration and preservation of historic, privately owned properties.

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<p>This 2007 file photo shows Burbank City Hall.</p>

Burbank City Council approves increase in its salary

A proposed 20% raise in salaries for Burbank City Council members got a little sweeter this week when a council majority introduced an ordinance and approved a resolution outlining the pay hike and other changes to their benefits in a pair of 3-2 votes on Tuesday. It’s the first increase in council salary since 2007.

<p>Providence's Taylor Saldana earned his way onto the All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Second Team

Min Kim, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

<p>Burroughs High's Max Chamberlain was named to the All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

All-Area Boys' Volleyball First Team

Raymond Barsemian, Senior, Outside Hitter, Crescenta Valley

Burbank Major All-Stars softball falls in West Region opener

SAN BERNARDINO — For one of the rare instances this postseason, the Burbank Majors All-Stars softball team finds itself in unfamiliar territory.

Keoni Hayashibaro walks his dog Rocky past a Burbank Police car, after Rocky stopped to sniff the squad car during the event in Burbank Tuesday August 4, 2009. (Alex Collins/ Leader)

Transparency praised in Burbank police audit

An independent audit of the Burbank Police Department, which was reviewed by city officials this week, praised the agency for its transparency while also listing several recommendations to strengthen how officers respond to certain incidents.

<p>Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso led the Rebels to the Division IV semifinals and to the state playoffs. The junior has been selected the 2015 All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year for a second straight season. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

All-Area Boys' Volleyball Player of the Year: Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso earns place in spotlight

There has been a steady stream of talented boys’ volleyball players who have done their handy work in the Flintridge Prep gym over the years.

College Update: Glendale Community College's Rodriguez, Sigman having all-star summers

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

Minor League Baseball Update: Olmedo-Barrera coming through for Princeton

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

Metro bus passing through at the station inside the Bob Hope Airport's Regional Intermodal Transit Center, RITC, in Burbank on Monday, January 26, 2015. The station puts passengers at the new rental car facility where there are 10 companies offering over 1,000 cars. Passengers also have access to trains, which are across the street, and a covered, moving pathway back to the airport terminals. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Study outlines potential transit improvements at Bob Hope Airport

Planes, trains and automobiles — and buses and bikes and even good-old walking.

<p>Quarterback Quinton Smith, 16, practices a passing drill at a summer football practice at Hoover High. The Tornadoes will have a challenging schedule in 2015. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Familiarity remains constant for Hoover football team in 2015

As the Hoover High football team looks to regroup in its quest to head north toward posting a winning record in 2015, it will do so at least being familiar with the squads it’s scheduled to face.

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