Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

Glendale Community College's Juwan Thomas takes a jump shot against Cuyamaca's Chase Parsons in the first round of the Glendale Community College's Vaquero Classic on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

GLENDALE — It’s been a tough road the first month of the season for the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team

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Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

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Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

Flintridge Prep's Ari Baranian shakes hands with teammate Ramzi Beshir after scoring a goal just past Burbank High goalie Andrew Hank in a nonleague boys' soccer game on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

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Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

In a season of historical brilliance that was Crescenta Valley High football’s undefeated run to a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division title, it all started with a dominant seven-game tour de force through the Pacific League.

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Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

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St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.

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NBC4 awards Humane Society with $5K

NBC4 awards Humane Society with $5K

The Glendale Humane Society received a $5,000 donation from NBC4 recently to support the organization’s work to provide care for animals until they are adopted.

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'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

Fourteen months of negotiations among residents, movie executives and weary public officials ended Monday, when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a new set of regulations governing filming inside city limits.

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Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

During a morning assembly on Wednesday, more than 400 students at Cerritos Elementary School applauded their classmates who were being recognized by teachers for showing compassion and being good friends to others.

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Hotel tax hike to go on ballot

A proposed 2% increase on the tax hotel guests pay in Glendale will go before local voters following the City Council’s approval Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot in April.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting Thursday; Library collecting gifts

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

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Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Public health officials on Wednesday were testing a vial of clear liquid found near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

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La Cañada city engineer Ying Kwan retires

City officials bid a fond farewell to city engineer Ying Kwan, who’s worked on numerous citywide projects since joining the payroll in 2002.

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Zina's dispute continues

Zina's dispute continues

In the third appearance of its kind this month, Sonia Race, owner of Zina’s Healthy Corner on Foothill Boulevard, attended Monday's City Council  meeting with a contingent of supporters and legal representation willing to speak about her legal dispute with her landlord, Planning Commissioner Arun Jain, over modifications she made to the property.

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Council hears update from Carol Liu

Updating the public on the year’s activities in Sacramento, Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) delivered a presentation on the state of the state at Monday's City Council meeting. She shared the triumphs and trials of the 2013-14 legislative season, which ended in August, and looked to the year ahead.

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LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

Candidates running to fill three upcoming openings on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council — Mayor Mike Davitt, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni — will be appointed without an election, according to the city clerk.

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La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

Ten Years Ago

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Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

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Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Burbank’s Boy Scout Troop 209 is selling mistletoe and taking donations for wrapping gifts from now through Dec. 24 on the third floor of Sears in the Burbank Town Center mall.

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Community: Couple celebrates Christmas all year long

Community: Couple celebrates Christmas all year long

Neighbors in the north end of town may have noticed a cross illuminating the top of the hill above Brace Canyon Park throughout the year.

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Community: Contest winners help light up the holidays

Alan Falkner's home holiday light show is a technological marvel while La Providencia Guild's thrift shop's window displays glow with sophisticated elegance.

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Community: Wedding bells replace sleigh bells

Community: Wedding bells replace sleigh bells

Romance was in the air along with the smell of pine on Friday at the Burbank Community YMCA Christmas Tree Lot.

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Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

St. Francis' Brodie Felkel grabs a rebound against Glendale in the second half of the 2014 La Cañada Holiday Classic at La Cañada on Tuesday. St. Francis came from behind to win the game, 51-48. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

LA CAÑADA — After a rough first half, the St. Francis High basketball team quickly changed course in the second half..

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La Cañada High boys' basketball regroups to knock off Arcadia

LA CAÑADA — After seeing a 21-point second-half lead vanish, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team showed no signs of panic.

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College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

Kayla Mills of the USC women's soccer team. (Courtesy of USC)

College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

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818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

Greetings, readers! Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 62 degrees and a low of 42 degrees with a 90% chance of rain in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Proposals sought from concessions firms at Bob Hope Airport

Bob Hope Airport is seeking proposals for firms to operate five retail news, gift and specialty shops — four in Terminal A and one in Terminal B.

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Agency hired in effort to rebrand Bob Hope Airport

In a continuing effort to help associate the Bob Hope Airport geographically with Hollywood and the Los Angeles area, airport officials awarded a contract asking a marketing firm to develop a new brand for the airport.

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Family photos could lead to prizes

A holiday family photo taken along Brand Boulevard could win the shutterbugs tickets to the Alex Theatre or gift certificates to local stores.

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Going on a 'Jingle Bell Run'

Going on a 'Jingle Bell Run'

The annual Jingle Bell Run, a 5K romp through downtown Glendale, raised $125,000 for the Arthritis Foundation this weekend, organizers said.

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Flight tracker goes online

Flight tracker goes online

A new online tool allows users to file noise complaints and track flight movement, air traffic patterns and noise measurements around Bob Hope Airport in near real-time.

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Bob Hope Airport reports higher passenger numbers

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport increased by more than 5% each in September and October compared to the same period last year, the most significant increase since 2008, according to the latest statistics.

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Academy trainees learn 'how to read the smoke'

When Max Gurmin’s father died about two years ago, he realized life was too short not to go after his dream.

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'Santa's Room' is full of toys

Santa arrived a little early this year when roughly 600 toys were delivered to “Santa’s Room” at the Family Service Agency of Burbank on Tuesday.

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Cerritos Elementary named award finalist

Cerritos Elementary is one of 22 schools in the country to become a finalist for an award handed out by the National Center for Urban School Transformation, which recognizes schools in metropolitan areas with high student achievement.

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Sobriety checkpoints slated for Friday

Glendale and Burbank police will be on the lookout for drunk drivers on Friday, as the departments are each slated to conduct a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint that evening, police said.

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Glendale's Brandon McCarthy returns to Los Angeles

Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a new home – about 10 miles from his first-ever home.

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Elderly driver mistakes gas for brake, crashes into bank

A car crashed into a bank in a Glendale strip mall Tuesday apparently after the driver accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal while turning into the parking lot, police said.

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Burb's Eye View: A letter to a stranger met in passing

To the woman on West Elm Avenue who I visited early Saturday morning:

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Cleo is a 1-year-old female black and white shorthaired cat. She is available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Cleo

Cleo is a 1-year-old female black and white short-haired cat. She is relaxed and calm and enjoys attention. She is curious, and while she may be a little shy at first, she’s affectionate once she warms up to you.

Flintridge Sacred Heart's Coffey earns All-CIF first-team volleyball accolade

In each of her four seasons playing for the talented Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team, Sophia Coffey showed she could handle numerous roles responsibly.

Crescenta Valley, Glendale lead All-CIF boys' water polo honor roll

It turned out to be a successful season for each of the four local boys’ water polo teams, with three of them winning league championships.

Rilo is an 8-year-old brown brindle Australian Cattle Dog mix available for adoption through the Burbank Animal Shelter.

Leader Pet of the Day: Rilo

Get in the holiday spirit with our “12 Strays of Christmas” special.

Michael Artuni (left) and Kousha Baraei were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell after police recovered 37 small bags of marijuana in their car.

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two men with bags of marijuana, cash

Two Glendale men were arrested Saturday after police discovered 37 small bags of marijuana in their car during a traffic stop, police said.

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

A female Belted Kingfisher checks out the L.A. River from a high wire at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk in Glendale on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press.

A car rammed through the AT&T store in Burbank Tuesday morning, located at 350 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Car rams through AT&T store window

A car crashed through the AT&T store in downtown Burbank Tuesday morning after the driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling on wet roads, authorities said.

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

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