Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Following a demand by the City Council last month to decrease the size of the proposed Tropico apartment project by 25%, the developer said Tuesday that such a reduction would kill it.

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Burbank health center to be run by UCLA

By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank.

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Police: Five took Nike clothing from Macy's

A group of five suspects reportedly grabbed $1,100 worth of Nike clothing from Macy’s in the Burbank Town Center on Monday and fled, police said.

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Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

The Burbank Planning Board is asking elected officials to fund a study on anti-mansionization ideas, saying the work would be the best way to show how the resident-fueled suggestions would impact the look of the city’s neighborhoods.

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School board hears concerns over shortage of nurses in Burbank schools

The Burbank Unified school board offered few assurances to the district’s head nurse Lenora Aguilera last week when she asked school officials to consider hiring three more certificated school nurses to add to the six that currently serve 15,200 students.

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State moves to reduce toxin

After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, bringing the new cap on the pollutant that has plagued Glendale water for decades one step closer to finalization.

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Woman files claim against Burbank, LAPD

A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries.

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Former police chief settles Bell case

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, who was also chief of the Glendale Police Department for several years, has repaid the city of Bell nearly half of his $457,000 annual salary earned while he worked there.

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Glendale High PTA: Wilson Middle School to host Solar Discovery Faire

Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will be the location for this year’s Glendale Solar Discovery Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Leader pet of the day: Bella

Leader pet of the day: Bella

Meet pretty, two-toned Bella. She is a 3-year-old pit bull/terrier with great black-and-white coloring and deep, expressive eyes.

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News-Press pet of the day: Dakota

News-Press pet of the day: Dakota

Dakota is a 5-year-old St. Bernard. She’s very friendly and calm, and enjoys going on walks in the park. Don’t let her size fool you; she’s a sweet gentle giant.

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Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

A Burbank Hills community faced a setback Monday in its decades-long quest to create a gated neighborhood, after the Planning Board recommended that elected officials deny the request.

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Community: Ticktockers recognized at presentation

Community: Ticktockers recognized at presentation

The Ticktocker Class of 2014 of National Charity League Glendale was honored for its years of volunteer service to the community at the Presentation Ball at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena in early March.

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Women's defense class postponed once again

Women's defense class postponed once again

For the second week in a row, city officials have postponed a free self-defense class for women as the city attorney continues to review the legality of the gender-exclusive classes.

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Burb's Eye View: Catching the Youth Art Expo's opening

Burb's Eye View: Catching the Youth Art Expo's opening

At the gala opening of her show at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, artist Thora Moeller stops a moment to allow her public a quick photo of her with her latest — and possibly most complex — creation.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Reader photo: Blood Moon lights up the night sky

Reader photo: Blood Moon lights up the night sky

Locals waited Monday night for the red hue moon to light up the sky and fall into a total lunar eclipse just after midnight. 

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Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward.

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KCETLink adds Jeffrey Levine, Dan German to board of directors

KCETLink adds Jeffrey Levine, Dan German to board of directors

KCETLink, the struggling parent company of former PBS outlet KCET-TV, has added two more boldface names to its board of directors.

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Glendale Community College men's golf nabs second at Oakmont

Glendale Community College men's golf nabs second at Oakmont

GLENDALE — After a two-year break from competition, Vincent Lam came back this season refreshed with an eye on trying to help the Glendale Community College men’s golf team return to the playoffs.

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Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

Chinese film distributor invests in Burbank's Legendary Entertainment for two upcoming movies

China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company.

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818 Roundup: Comfort-women lawsuit; Police seize Samurai swords, a bow and arrow

818 Roundup: Comfort-women lawsuit; Police seize Samurai swords, a bow and arrow

Good morning, 818 readers. It's Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and its expected to be a sunny day. National Weather Service forecasters predict a high of 81 and low of 46 in the Glendale region.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Forecast for Tuesday

Weather: Forecast for Tuesday

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Sheriff's officials report missing hikers, rescue and injury calls in March

Sheriff's officials report missing hikers, rescue and injury calls in March

March was a busy month for the Montrose Search & Rescue Team, which responded to a total of 14 calls for assistance in local mountains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. 

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Police seize Samurai swords, bow and arrow from homeless man

Police seize Samurai swords, bow and arrow from homeless man in Montrose

Police seized three Samurai swords and a bow and arrow from a 37-year-old homeless man, who was carrying them in a back pack as he walked in a Montrose neighborhood.

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Man arrested for allegedly filming another man urinating in airport restroom

Man arrested for allegedly filming another man urinating in Bob Hope Airport restroom

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested at the Bob Hope Airport Sunday evening after allegedly filming another man urinating in a Terminal B bathroom, police said.

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Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

Attorneys for city of Glendale seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

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Relay for Life volunteer says 'cancer never sleeps and neither do we'

Relay for Life volunteer says 'cancer never sleeps and neither do we'

More than 200 people spent their weekend walking laps around Clark Magnet High School’s athletic field for the annual Foothills Relay for Life. One of them was 74-year-old Elaine Collins, a breast cancer survivor.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Glendale man accused of bank fraud, stealing 99 Cents Only store customer identities

Jurors have started deliberating in the case of a Glendale man accused of bank fraud and stealing the identities of hundreds of 99 Cents Only store customers.

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Portraits of intimacy at the Norton Simon

Portraits of intimacy at the Norton Simon

Regardless of size, a good art show can transport an audience outside of its everyday reality and into another space of consciousness, however briefly. If a small-scale exhibition does this, the possibility of a meaningful emotional connection between a viewer and the artist increases exponentially. Intimacy has tremendous potential for transformative experience in a way that a blockbuster show (where people shuffle through like so much cattle) seldom does. That's what is happening at the moment in the Norton Simon's new "Face It: The Photographic Portrait."

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Photo Gallery: 14th Annual Foothills Relay for Life

There were 21 cancer survivors at this year's Relay for Life in La Crescenta, where more than $50,000 was raised by 21 area teams. At 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, adults and youngsters representing local groups like the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church to the Crescenta Valley High School's robotics team took turns making their way around the field until 9 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014.

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Cooking up the competition at Gelson's, Ralphs and Whole Foods

A parking lot lined with red tassels marks the opening of the 18th Gelson's Market location in La Cañada Flintridge. Food chat sites like Chowhound suggest that the shopping experience at Gelson's is somewhere between that at Whole Foods and Ralphs. In an effort to get to know the store better, I took it upon myself to test that theory with a very unscientific experiment. Below are the results.

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L.A. River Rover teaches students to appreciate an urban habitat

The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad yards.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Forecast for Monday

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Marina Shafir, Art Hovhannisyan claim impressive wins at Chaos at Casino 4

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Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'

This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don’t really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I’m just not that in love with my own reflection. Particularly since I got, you know, old.

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Family Promise goes on hiatus

A local nonprofit that provides food, shelter and aid to homeless families in Burbank and Glendale will be suspending operations this month due to a shortfall in funds.

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News-Press Editorial: Seniors are a big part of ongoing tragedy

Less than 24 hours after Glendale’s newly appointed Mayor Zareh Sinanyan commented on the need to increase safety in the city for pedestrians and bicyclists, Antranik Melkonian, 86, died Wednesday morning after he tried to illegally cross five lanes of traffic on busy North Glendale Avenue. He didn’t make it to the other side of the street before he was hit by a passing motorist. The timing of his loss, coming so close on the heels of Sinanyan’s remarks after accepting the gavel as our city’s mayor, was a tragic irony.

UFC President Dana White announced late Friday night that Rousey will put her belt on the line against No. 2-ranked Alexis Davis. (Tim Berger/File Photo)

Rousey's next fight set for July in Las Vegas

Just a few days after the prospects of Ronda Rousey defending her Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title in a blockbuster bout with Gina Carano seemed oh so close, UFC President Dana White announced late Friday night that Rousey will instead put her belt on the line against No. 2-ranked Alexis Davis.

Marina Shafir will make her professional mixed martial arts debut on Saturday.

Marina Shafir, Art Hovhannisyan headline Chaos at the Casino 4

A police photographer takes a pictures of the accident scene, where ten people were killed in the crash involving a charter bus and FedEx truck.

818 Roundup: Burbank student survives fiery fatal bus crash; Glendale police acquire new Tasers

Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, April 12. Forecasters predict the high will be 67 and low 54 in the Glendale region.

A man waters his lawn with a hose as the sprinklers also run water onto the grass in the 1400 block of Allen Avenue, just north of Bel Aire Drive, in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014. California is in the midst of a drought.

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Common Core testing begins in local schools

Glendale and Burbank students recently began taking the new computerized exams that have replaced the pencil-and-paper standardized exams across California.

Juvenile in Santa Monica Pier stabbing case sentenced

The juvenile charged in connection with the double-stabbing at the Santa Monica Pier in January recently admitted to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and is a ward of the court, authorities said.

Officials to weigh Burbank Hills gates proposal

The Planning Board on Monday is slated to consider a proposal to add gates to a residential neighborhood in Burbank’s hillside, marking the neighborhood’s fourth attempt at such a request.

A worker keeps an eye on incoming vehicles while a bulldozer works trash into the Scholl Canyon landfill on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

City plans would expand Scholl Canyon landfill

City officials aim to increase the life of the 535-acre Scholl Canyon Landfill — both a moneymaker and money saver for Glendale — by more than a decade with two proposed expansion options that are currently under environmental review.

Lolli and Pops is under construction at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Galleria, Americana to offer new stores, eateries

The Glendale Galleria, which underwent a major renovation that was unveiled last fall, is gearing up to offer a slew of new stores and eateries in the coming months and news about what will take over the former Nordstrom space could come as early as May.

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