Council candidates want to slow down development in downtown Glendale

As thousands of apartment units continue to fill downtown Glendale, all five candidates for city council told about 130 people on Wednesday night at the first election forum this campaign season that they believe in slowing down development.

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Pedestrian struck by SUV suffers serious head injuries

Burbank pedestrian struck by SUV suffers serious head injuries

A Burbank pedestrian suffered severe head injuries Thursday morning when he was struck by an SUV, police said.

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Glendale High track and field teams topple Hoover, retain Bronze Bowl

Glendale High track and field teams topple Hoover, retain Bronze Bowl

GLENDALE — Instead of collecting the Bronze Bowl and gathering with it at midfield for a postmeet celebration, the members of the Glendale High boys’ and girls’ track and field teams opted for something a bit different.

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818 Roundup: Three detained in LCF robbery investigation; Water officials say contamination below state maximum

818 Roundup: Three detained in LCF robbery investigation; Water officials say contamination below state maximum

Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Rockhaven may open for development

Rockhaven may open for development

Glendale officials are opening the door to possibly developing a historic sanitarium, known as Rockhaven, about six years after the city bought the $8.25-million site to save it from development.

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Glendale High School dance and drill team excels at national event

Glendale High School dance and drill team excels at national event

The Glendale High School dance and drill team returned from a national competition recently with six first-place wins, the most a Glendale High team has secured at one time in the school’s history.

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Glendale woman injured in home-invasion robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help to find two men who allegedly physically assaulted a 68-year-old Glendale woman during a home-invasion robbery.

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Verdugo Views: There used to be bowling alleys to spare

Verdugo Views: There used to be bowling alleys to spare

Bowling alleys have been around in Glendale for many years. Some, such as Jewel City Bowl and the Montrose Bowl, are still here; others, such as the alley in Jensen’s Palace Grand Shops on Brand Boulevard and the Glen Bowl on Colorado Boulevard, disappeared when the buildings were demolished or dramatically altered.

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Local Armenian-American leaders say Turkish Prime Minister's statement falls short

Leaders of the Armenian community in Glendale said a  statement by the Turkish Prime Minister on Wednesday offering his condolences to descendants of Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago fell short because the country continues to refuse to characterize the deaths as a genocide.

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Sheriff's deputies detain three Beverly Hills robbery suspects at gunpoint outside gas station

Sheriff's deputies detain three Beverly Hills robbery suspects at gunpoint outside gas station

Three people were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon in La Cañada during a robbery investigation involving the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments. 

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Study: Traffic issues near LCF Town Center tough to fix

Despite ongoing grumblings from frustrated La Cañada drivers, traffic in and around the city's Town Center area is about as good as it's going to get, according to the findings of a monthslong traffic study heard Monday by City Council.

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Digital citizenship lesson plan: La Cañada students learn online safety

Digital citizenship lesson plan: La Cañada students learn online safety

Do you know what to do when a message pops up on your computer asking if you want to chat? La Cañada Unified second-graders do.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Dig deep while choosing college

I’m obnoxious. I’m the guy who sits in the front of the room and asks a million questions, particularly when there’s five minutes remaining in a class that ends at 10 p.m.

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Around Town: Giving up on the Dodgers

Rule No. 1: The Dodgers will always break your heart.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use

Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use

Officials at Descanso Gardens gave Metropolitan Water District a look under the hood Friday morning, participating in a free irrigation survey designed to pinpoint spots where water efficiency upgrades could be made.

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La Cañada History: Area physicist picked a home with a beehive

La Canada History: Area physicist picked a home with a beehive

Sixty Years Ago: His wife reported to the Valley Sun that the reason physicist Gene Grabbe located his house in the 2000 block of Los Amigos Street was because he saw a beehive on the land when they were shopping for a new place to call home.

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LCF Educational Foundation gears up for phone drive

LCF Educational Foundation gears up for phone drive

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money each year for La Cañada's public schools, begins its spring phone campaign next week. Volunteers will be operating in space offered by Dilbeck Real Estate.

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Crescenta Valley cluster PTA: Taste of Montrose scheduled for May 4

The annual Taste of Montrose, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 4, is a wonderful opportunity to sample the culinary delights offered by an array of participating Montrose restaurants and support an important student program.

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News-Press pet of the day: Delilah

News-Press pet of the day: Delilah

Delilah is a 9-year-old, black-and-tan dachshund mix. She’s very friendly, enjoys attention and gets along well with other dogs. She’s been out on our mobile unit and did well with everyone she met.

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Leader pet of the day: Roo

Leader pet of the day: Roo

Like the luscious dunes of an exotic desert landscape, Roo and his gorgeous-colored coat will fill your heart with awe. This extremely sweet pit bull terrier/Rottweiler mix is just 1-year-old and is looking for love.

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Garrett Ohara takes over as athletic director at Flintridge Prep

Garrett Ohara takes over as athletic director at Flintridge Prep

Garrett Ohara is used to following in Alex Rivera’s footsteps down the career path at Flintridge Prep.

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Turkish leader offers condolences over massacre to Armenian descendants

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered condolences to Armenian descendants of massacre victims in a message ahead of the 99th anniversary of the atrocity that Turkey still refuses to describe as a genocide, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

Data source: California Environmental Protection Agency

New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water toxicity. 

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Glendale area home prices increase from a year ago

The median price for a home in Glendale dropped below the $700,000 mark last month for the first time since last fall, though it’s still a 21.5% jump from a year ago, according to the latest real estate report.

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Pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air

Burbank pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air

Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High.

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Burbank walk marks somber remembrance

Burbank walk marks somber remembrance of Armenian Genocide

Roughly 200 local Armenians, some clutching candles, marched from City Hall to the Burbank Youth Center Tuesday to kick off a night commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million men, women and children near the beginning of the 20th century.

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Crescenta Valley baseball forges first-place tie

PASADENA — For seven innings, Crescenta Valley High junior pitcher Brian Gadsby was strong on the mound and his defense was flawless behind him.

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Glendale boys' tennis doubles up Crescenta Valley

Glendale boys' tennis doubles up Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Heading into the home stretch of the regular season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team is seeking to solidify its doubles play.

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Live: Traffic conditions for your morning commute

Live: Traffic conditions for your morning commute

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Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

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On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.

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Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

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Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High.

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Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show.

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Muir debuts namesake mural

John Muir Middle School unveiled a mural of Yosemite Valley on Monday, which also marked the birthday of the school’s namesake on April 21, 1838.

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Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

Union members turned out to support the editing team behind the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” on Tuesday and picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale for the workers’ right to unionize.

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Creativity meets recycling at Burbank downtown arts festival

Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival.

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Glendale Assn. for the Retarded renamed

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded has a new name: The Campbell Center.

Artistic Director Mikhail "Misha" Shtangrud directs the Burbank Chorale in a rehearsal for the program dedicated to Shakespeare scheduled for this Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

Community: Concert feast is Shakespeare

The Burbank Chorale will honor William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with its program titled “If Music be the Food of Love” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

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 conditions for your afternoon commute

Brian Cozakos, left, and Robert Symons work on the Burbank Tournament of Roses Back to the Future float, which will chug down Olive Avenue on Saturday during Burbank On Parade.

Community: Parade's future theme inspired by the past

Some participants in this Saturday's Burbank On Parade pay homage to films and TV shows of the past in their depictions of the theme “Burbank — City of the Future.”

Burb's Eye View: Phone-booth project calls out domestic abuse

The four phone booths inside the Burbank Town Center Mall may have looked at home there 20 or 30 years ago. Not Monday.

Olympian Kate Hansen, of La Canada Flintridge, happy after throwing the first pitch, shows off the baseball she threw at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Hansen threw out the first pitch.

Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

La Cañada resident and Olympian Kate Hansen threw the first pitch of the Dodger game on Monday, April 21, 2014.

The latest possible arson fire, which occurred at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, involved a mattress and it spread to a carport in the 400 block of East Harvard Street in Glendale.

818 Roundup: Glendale arson fires investigation; Stolen handguns recovered in Burbank

Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service. 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 19, 2014 -- Parents and children rush out to collect candy during an annual Easter egg hunt at Huntington Beach Sports Complex on Saturday.  (Kevin Chang/ HB Independent)

Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

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

The latest possible arson fire, which occurred at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, involved a mattress and it spread to a carport in the 400 block of East Harvard Street in Glendale.

Glendale police say rash of fires could be work of an arsonist

Police fear a wave of nuisance fires over the past three months in south Glendale may be the work of an arsonist.

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