City to pay $445K in fines relating to storage tank laws

The city is set to pay $445,000 in penalties and enforcement costs after state officials found Glendale in violation of several laws governing the underground storage of hazardous substances, such as unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel.

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Reports show Glendale election costs

Councilwoman Paula Devine came out of the June election with the biggest war chest: $85,475.

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Commission to host public forum in Burbank

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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National Night Out slated for Tuesday in Glendale

National Night Out slated for Tuesday in Glendale

Dozens of community events are planned for Tuesday night as part of National Night Out, a nationwide campaign to encourage neighbors to band together against crime.

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Read On: The U.S. needs to do right thing on immigration

Read On: The U.S. needs to do right thing on immigration

I can remember while growing up that I always thought America was the good guys. Not the ones who locked our borders and tossed away the key — "Sorry, you're too late, country's closed. Try again next century." Not the ones who justified torture. Not the ones who tried to bully the world rather than watch over it.

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Demolition on deck for Stengel Field

Demolition on deck for Stengel Field in Glendale

Sometime soon, venerable 65-year-old Stengel Field will be torn down.

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Police: Woman missing since May

Police: Glendale woman missing since May

A 35-year-old Glendale woman has been missing for almost three months and was last seen getting ready to leave her home with a friend, police said.

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A Word, Please: Laying out the difference between two verbs

A Word, Please: Laying out the difference between two verbs

Summertime is here, and with it come endless hours of sitting in the shade regretting all the years we spent baking in the sun.

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Pasadena: Free concert offered every Saturday night in August

Pasadena: Free concert offered every Saturday night in August

From the strings of prohibition-styled jazz to pop beats that warrant quick toe-taps, music lovers can venture to Pasadena for the "Saturday Nights in August" concert series.

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Burbank man chased by pack of coyotes

Burbank man chased by pack of coyotes

When Burbank resident Nick Mendoza walks his dog now, he carries a softball bat.

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Messaround at Viva Cantina: A showcase for 'Messfits'

Messaround at Viva Cantina: A showcase for 'Messfits'

Looking out over a roomful of cowboy hats, full-sleeve tattoos, and Ramones T-shirts, Jonny Whiteside — who's been promoting a once-a-month musical series called "The Messaround" at the Viva Cantina in Burbank for the last four-and-a-half years — says, "People always think 'The Messaround' is this rockabilly scene, but that's not true.

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Manny Gamburyan set to face Cody Gibson at UFC 178

Manny Gamburyan set to face Cody Gibson at UFC 178

Looking to leave a two-fight winless streak behind him, Manny Gamburyan will return to the UFC octagon on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas at UFC 178 in a new weight class.

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Arroyo Seco scores in bunches to win World Series opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints might only have two players on their roster with experience in a Palomino World Series tournament, but to coach Aaron Milam and his players, the 40-odd games they’ve played together this summer are experience enough.

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818 Roundup: Former Pasadena Police Chief Bruce Philpott dies; Teenagers lead police on high-speed chase

818 Roundup: Former Pasadena Police Chief Bruce Philpott dies; Teenagers lead police on high-speed chase

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, August 1, 2014. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 89 degrees and a low of 69.

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Weather: Your Friday forecast

Weather: Your Friday forecast

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Make real life education's driving force

The Whiteboard Jungle: Make real life education's driving force

Knowing that the leading cause of death among teenagers is fatal car crashes, one would think that teaching adolescents how to safely drive would be a national priority — or at least a high school graduation requirement.

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La Cañada Crime: Resident reports hole in window allegedly from BB gun

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National Night out in Burbank to be held at police station

Burbank’s annual National Night Out will be held Tuesday at the city’s police station, as it’s moved from its regular location on the Chandler Bikeway.

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Proposed pool moratorium sinks as City Council enacts new drought measures, fines

As the City Council considered implementing new drought measures this week, one member threw out a suggestion: a moratorium on the construction of new swimming pools.

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Glendale's Galaxy Theatres shows its final film

Glendale's Galaxy Theatres shows its final film

Galaxy Theatres in the Glendale Marketplace screened its final movie last Friday before closing up shop, a move that comes just a few months after the owner of the outdoor plaza’s anchor store, Old Navy, announced it was leaving.

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 Bruce Philpott, former Pasadena Police Chief and Glendale City Council candidate, dies

Bruce Philpott, former Pasadena Police Chief and Glendale City Council candidate, dies

Former Pasadena Police Chief and Glendale City Council candidate Bruce Philpott died this week after about 14 years of battling throat and tongue cancer.

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Teens allegedly lead high-speed chase in Glendale

Two teenagers were arrested early Tuesday after leading police on a short pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle, police said.

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City meetings could head for the road

City officials are assessing the possibility of holding City Council meetings throughout the city following a request by Mayor Zareh Sinanyan.

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Students engineer success with 3-D printer and robotic arm

Students engineer success with 3-D printer and robotic arm

Students at Glendale Community College met a major milestone this week when they unveiled a robotic arm and 3-D printer they spent months designing and building.

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City officials to discuss social media policy in advance of Facebook page release

Locals may soon be able to officially “like” the city of La Cañada Flintridge on Facebook, or respond to city tweets online through Twitter, as officials contemplate creating a social-media presence as part of a wider communications and outreach plan.

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Tunnel route weighed for high-speed rail

A shorter, more direct tunnel route through Angeles National Forest is being studied as an option for the Palmdale-to-Burbank section of the $68-billion California high-speed rail system, which would cut down that stretch by more than 10 miles when compared to the initial route option.

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Around Town: Proper boosts community feeling

Another Monday night at the Proper. I was hanging out with Skippy, the bartender, sipping a non-alcoholic better-than-Shirley-Temple concoction with muddled berries, sprigs of mint and other stuff.

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Op-Ed: Sign rules should stay on message

On Aug. 4, our City Council will consider allowing “electronic message centers” in La Cañada Flintridge. We think meddling with the city's long-standing ban on these signs will diminish the character of our community and create unnecessary risks for the people who live and work here.

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Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Five new opponents added to St. Francis football 2014 schedule

Following an unpredictable offseason, the St. Francis High football team will embark upon a most unfamiliar 2014 schedule.

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DreamWorks Animation in Glendale reports $15-million loss in second quarter

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. posted a $15.4-million loss in the second quarter after the company saw lower-than-expected box-office results for its latest movie, "How to Train Your Dragon 2."

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Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

A return trip to the Palomino World Series was a chief goal for the Arroyo Seco Saints. They have appeared in the event the previous two seasons, advancing to the semifinals each time.

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Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Fifteen feet, nine inches.

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818 Roundup: Nurses rally outside USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital; Glendale water-rate vote on hold

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, July 31, 2014. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 89 degrees and a low of 70.

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Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews plan to work through Thursday morning to repair an underground water main that ruptured in Montrose earlier this month.

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Real estate broker has his own view of drones

An area businessman is looking to change the perception of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, starting with businesses in the La Crescenta area.

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Glendale Arts dance class pops up at the Galleria

The rhythm of Latin music pulsating throughout the Glendale Galleria Tuesday night not only stopped shoppers in their tracks, but prompted a handful to drop their bags and learn some dance moves.

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Glendale water rates still afloat

The City Council put its controversial vote on water-rate increases on hold this week after Mayor Zareh Sinanyan said on Tuesday that he couldn't support a proposed bump he backed during earlier discussions.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: YMCA of the Foothills to launch new Tribes season; National Night Out Tuesday

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

Nurses rallied outside USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Wednesday afternoon, demanding safer working conditions.

Nurses picket outside USC-Verdugo Hills

About 70 nurses and 40 of their supporters rallied outside of USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as they called for the hospital’s administration to bring their working conditions up to par with the university’s other hospitals.

A sign tells travelers how to get from the new transportation center to the Bob Hope Airport.  Photographed on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Airline to offer nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport to San Diego

A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1.

The Brand gates in Glendale, California, from the early 1900s.

Verdugo Views: Growing up on the flats near L.C. Brand

Two large, white houses stood close together on the slopes above northwest Glendale in the early 1920s. One was El Miradero, home of L.C. and Mary Louise Brand. Another was Ard Eevin, home of Dan and Margaret Campbell. A young girl named Sumi was familiar with both houses and both families.

La Cañada Community Center executive director Deb Jordan, left, pictured with Wendy Hobbs, right, at a birthday party for Hobbs at the Community Center. Jordan will be leaving her post at the Community Center for a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

Deb Jordan to helm hospital foundation

After two years as executive director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, Deb Jordan will leave to take a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

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.

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Andy Beattie, a city commissioner and former president of the La Canada school board, died July 27, 2014.

Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

Andy Beattie, a longtime community volunteer and public safety commissioner who was past president of both the La Cañada Unified School Board and the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters, died Sunday morning.

Schiff to host forum on identity theft

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum on identity theft protection at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. intended to teach constituents how to better protect themselves from fraud and what to do in the event that their personal information is used without their permission.

CV Sheriff's Department invites public to National Night Out on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crescenta Valley Station is inviting La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose residents to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug-prevention event, to be held in the parking lot of Ralphs Fresh Fare Market in La Crescenta, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Making song requests at the Oakmont League party are, from left, Judy Mendicina, Nina Ratliff and songstress Laura Angelini.

The Valley Line: Oakmont League celebrates 75th anniversary

What a strange day Sunday was — not at all like the usual weather we experience toward the end of July. A cloudy day in July is hardly ever on the weatherperson's menu, or mine, for that matter.

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