UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

Just five days prior to their highly anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title showdown, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was urged by challenger Bethe Correia to keep the fight standing.

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Errors doom Arroyo Seco baseball in 4-3 loss

COMPTON — When the Arroyo Seco Saints Palomino 19-and-under baseball team is playing well, typically it’s easy to tell.

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Drumming up the works of Evans

Drumming up the works of Evans

When it comes to jazz drummers, Los Angeles has an embarrassment of riches. Trap drummers, big band swingers, mallet artists, studio generalists, hand drummers and ethnic specialists abound, all to be found in the Local 47 directory. One of the most intimate settings for jazz drummers is the trio, of which Joe LaBarbera is a living master.

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Burbank squeaks past its  water conservation goals

Burbank squeaks past its water conservation goals

Under pressure to meet a state-mandated target for water conservation, Burbank cut its water use by more than a quarter in June, slightly surpassing its target for the month. State and local officials, however, continue to stress the need for long-term water savings.

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Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

With just about one week before children return to Glendale Unified’s public schools on Aug. 10, hundreds of them who have attended the city’s Kool Dayz Day Camp over the past several weeks were still enjoying their free time on Friday morning as they made crafts, played basketball and enjoyed free play.

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The Focused Student: Organizing a satisfying study session is crucial

It should come as no surprise to you by now, that helping your kids develop better focusing skills is a combination of planning and flexibility. Hopefully, you and your family have developed some good study skills early on, but even if you haven’t, it’s not too late to improve your situation.

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Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Super low to the ground. Hugging the corners. Small spinouts. No problem.

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Sheriff invites public to try safety on for size in La Cañada

Sheriff invites public to try safety on for size in La Cañada

To increase public safety by better acquainting the public with local law enforcement agencies and other community resources, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station hosts the 34th annual National Night Out Tuesday evening at La Cañada’s Ross Dress for Less.

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Priest visiting La Cañada wants to plant 'Celestial Seeds'

Priest visiting La Cañada wants to plant 'Celestial Seeds'

A visiting priest from Ghana serving as associate pastor at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañada is rallying parishioners and the wider community to support an educational mission to the underserved youth back in his homeland.

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Burbank police arrest burglary suspect

Burbank police arrest burglary suspect

A North Hollywood man was arrested Friday after allegedly entering an unlocked back door of a Burbank woman's home, then fleeing when she confronted him, police said.

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A comedian finds his calling

A comedian finds his calling

With more than two decades working as a stand-up comedian, Kyle Cease certainly experienced his share of success. Those years of honing his craft in the comedy clubs led to parts in the films “10 Things I Hate About You” in 1999 and “Not Another Teen Movie” in 2001, as well as a few Comedy Central specials and No. 1-ranking on the network's “Standup Showdown” in 2009. And yet, despite the fact his career had reached new heights, Cease says now, he noticed something — he still wasn't quite happy.

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Dining Review: Frosty, melting goodness

Dining Review: Frosty, melting goodness

Aug. 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. I’ll be celebrating it with a Carnation chocolate and vanilla rectangle from the closest 7-Eleven like I always do. For those with more elevated tastes, or at least with a taste for adventure, here are some other great spots for ice cream sandwiches in the area.

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Arroyo Seco baseball jumps out to big lead, cruises in opener

COMPTON — After three consecutive games in which the offense of the Arroyo Seco Palomino 19-and-under summer baseball team was held in check, the Saints returned to their high-flying selves Friday evening.

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818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, August 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 and a low of 67, according to the National Weather Service.

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UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

Accompanied by a compelling and simmering storyline, it has accelerated into a very personal rivalry — too personal in the eyes of many.

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Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

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Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

A new state grant will allow the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board’s Job Center to help train people with disabilities with the skills they need to qualify for new jobs.

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Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Elected officials last week nixed a proposal — at least for the time being — to purchase 160 body-worn cameras for police officers, citing high costs and concerns about the still-developing technology.

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News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

People living in the Crescenta Valley, where some households fall into county territory and others lie in the Glendale annex, have often voiced over the years that they have not felt fully embraced or understood by decision makers who live outside of their neighborhoods. In particular, they’ve noted that while they have the highest-achieving schools in Glendale Unified School District, their concerns seem mostly ignored by district headquarters.

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Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

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Leader Editorial: Focusing on our students' mental health

Good health is linked to educational success. Students suffering from poor health obviously cannot do their best in the classroom, nor can they thrive beyond its doors.

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Man arrested in connection with string of drone thefts

Man arrested in connection with string of drone thefts

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested this week after detectives reportedly tied him to four drone thefts since January in three different cities, including Glendale, police said.

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City recognized among state's safest midsized cities

City recognized among state's safest midsized cities

La Cañada Flintridge, where property crimes outweigh violent crimes 25 to 1, has been named among the Top 10 safest midsized cities in California, according to a recent study published by New York start-up analyst firm ValuePenguin.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

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INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

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Burbank man found not guilty of attempted murder

A 23-year-old Burbank man was acquitted this week of attempted murder and assault charges stemming from a stabbing incident last year involving his best friend, officials said.

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818 Roundup: Glendale police fundraise for employee; Elderly man reported missing

818 Roundup: Glendale police fundraise for employee; Elderly man reported missing

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 31, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 69 with mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

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Glendale exceeds water saving goal

Glendale exceeds water saving goal

Glendale surpassed its state-mandated water-conservation goal by 4% in June, according to a report released Thursday by California’s Water Resources Control Board.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Tiffani

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tiffani

Tiffani is a 2-year-old, petite, tortie cat. You will often find her on top of the perch greeting visitors in the cattery.

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Leader Pets of the Day: Phoebe and Betty

Leader Pets of the Day: Phoebe and Betty

Prepare yourself for a furry, perky-eared duo that will make you want to bunny hop. Phoebe and Betty are an inseparable pair that can be seen snuggled together even on the hottest of days.

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UPDATE: Missing elderly Glendale man is found

UPDATE: Missing elderly Glendale man is found

[UPDATE 7/31 5:30 p.m.] Police have found an 85-year-old Glendale man who had been reported missing Wednesday, according to authorities.

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Arroyo Seco baseball looks to avoid hiccups in West Zone Tournament

Arroyo Seco leadoff batter Gabriel Chavez will play a big role in his team's success as the Saints will begin action in the West Zone Tournament on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Arroyo Seco baseball looks to avoid hiccups in West Zone Tournament

Perhaps it’s fair to say that no squad looked more dominant and like more of a sure pick through the first two games of the just-concluded Palomino Pasadena Super Regional Tournament than did the Arroyo Seco 19-and-under baseball team.

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A Word, Please: A more complete story about sentence fragments

When I was a kid, the “Do as I say, not as I do” school of parenting reigned supreme. Those adults lecturing children on the dangers of smoking? Smokers, one and all.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

One of the most asked questions I get as a teacher is why does school start so early in August instead of September.

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Injuries not an issue for this time for Glendale women's basketball

With her, it might have won the Pan-Armenian Games.

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Crime Report: Unexpected tax refund check result of identity theft; Pair of cars at La Cañada Crest burglarized

La Cañada Flintridge

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Caltech preschool expands enrollment

The cooperative preschool at Caltech operated by the Child Educational Center, which was previously open only to families with Caltech or JPL affiliations, announced this week it is opening its enrollment to all families.

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Windows smashed, 39 iPad tablets stolen from Palm Crest Elementary

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding a July 21 burglary at Palm Crest Elementary School, in which suspects smashed six classroom windows and stole 39 iPad tablets, estimated at $19,500, from one of the rooms.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How much does the city of Burbank pay in membership dues?

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INFOGRAPHIC: How much does the city of Glendale pay in membership dues?

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<p>People's Republic of China President Li Xiannian reacts to what he's being shown in a "clean room"at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge during a visit on July 29, 1985. Vice Premier Li Peng, left and Mme. Lin Jiamei, the president's wife, right, accompanied him during the tour, where they saw the spacecraft Galileo, then still under construction.</p>

La Cañada History: Chinese president tours JPL; heat wave swelters region

People¿s Republic of China President Li Xiannian requested and was given a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on July 29, 1985. While there he, his wife, Mme. Lin Jiamei and Vice Premier Li Peng viewed the spacecraft Galileo, then still under construction.

The Focused Student: A satisfying homework session is crucial

It should come as no surprise to you by now, that helping your kids develop better focusing skills is a combination of planning and flexibility. Hopefully, you and your family have developed some good study skills early on, but even if you haven't, it's not too late to improve your situation.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Trip to Balboa is a personal eye-opener

I’m not a fan of Balboa Island. Too many people! Too many BMWs! And frankly, I don’t find the spirituality of sea, earth and sky there. Too many boutiques, cheap T-shirt vendors and electric cars! I am more inclined to love the Central Coast of California, north into the redwoods, and on into the Southern Oregon coast, and then north as far as Yachats. Regardless, I’m drawn to the sea. Its unfathomable nature is compelling, mysterious and wild. When there, I rarely have a thought that isn’t about the sea. I hardly call the environs of Balboa Island the sea.

Around Town: Time to respond to 710 project has come

Bravo zulu to LCF City Councilwoman Terry Walker for her letter to the editor against the 710 tunnel extension that ran in last Thursday’s Valley Sun.

<p>Zareh Zargarian, of the local&nbsp;Homenetmen men's basketball team, with banners representing their success at past Pan-Armenian Games, takes a jump shot at practice at the Glendale Ararat Chapter gymnasium in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.</p>

Gold is all that will suffice for Glendale's Homenetmen squad

Twelve years ago, Zareh Avedian set the bar for himself and the Glendale men’s basketball team that represented the Homenetmen Ararat Chapter in the Pan-Armenian Games.

<p>Crescenta Valley High wide receivers work on evasive drills at a summer football practice at Crescenta Valley High School on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.</p>

CIF champion Crescenta Valley football has same 2015 schedule

After what was arguably the greatest season in area history, there’s not much call to change the path that led to prominence. 

<p>Clark Magnet High School held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in La Crescenta.</p>

Some Crescenta Valley residents favor forming smaller school district, survey shows

A survey created by the Crescenta Valley Town Council, and posted on its website this week, asks residents whether they feel heard by Glendale Unified school officials, and if they would support separating from Glendale Unified to establish a new, smaller district encompassing the Crescenta Valley.

<p>In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Les Perkins, a Glendale resident who received a solar panel rebate from the city, stands amongst the solar panels he had installed.</p>

818 Roundup: Glendale energizes switch to solar; Special flagpole approved

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, July 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 90 and a low of 72 with a 20% chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Burbank Major Softball All-Stars rally for victory to end memorable summer

SAN BERNARDINO — The Burbank Major All-Stars had plenty of fight left in them.

<p>In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Les Perkins, a Glendale resident who received a solar panel rebate from the city, stands amongst the solar panels he had installed.</p>

Change to Glendale solar rules in the works

An ordinance to speed up the application process for installing rooftop solar panels on residential homes won early support from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

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