Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Naomi Shim’s fascination with food started with something small: a sweet tooth. At a young age, she found herself eating spoonfuls of butter.

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Burroughs High football rushes past Santa Fe

DOWNEY — After a bump in the road to begin the season, the Burroughs High football team appears to be turning things around at the right time.

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Burbank High football limps to first loss of season against Canyon

CANYON COUNTRY — The post-James Williams era began Friday night for the Burbank High football team.

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St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

St. Francis' Dylan Crawford (2) scores a touchdown in the first half of a nonleague football game against Monrovia at St. Francis High on Friday. (Photo by Libby Cline)

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

LA CAÑADA —Thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and some clutch defense, bragging rights within the West San Gabriel Valley remained on Foothill Blvd.

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Glendale High football stymied by South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — What looked like a momentum shift in favor of the Glendale High football team quickly went the other way.

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Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco dives for a touchdown against La Cañada during a nonleague rivalry game at Moyse Field on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

GLENDALE — Late in a game that was decided more than a quarter earlier, the Crescenta Valley High football coaches were still yelling instructions to their second-string defense.

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Flintridge Prep football, Jones haul in second win of season

BALDWIN PARK — The good news for the Flintridge Prep football team was that it could equal last year’s win total in just the fourth game of the season when it went on the road to take on Sierra Vista in a nonleague contest. The not-so-great news was that the Rebels were also looking to end a two-game losing streak after opening the campaign with a dominant shutout victory.

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818 Roundup: Glendale woman thwarts robbery; Lines form for new iPhone

818 Roundup: Glendale woman thwarts robbery; Lines form for new iPhone

Greetings, 818 residents!

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Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

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City Clerk to assist voter registration

The Burbank City Clerk’s office will host an open house on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to increase voter turnout in the city.

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Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon.

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Airport Authority approves bid to insulate homes

A $1-million contract to better insulate 29 single-family and condominium-style homes from aircraft noise at the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

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Two charities take steps to make change overseas

Two charities take steps to make change overseas

A pile of old shoes may not seem like much, but it’s what brought together a pair of Burbank women’s groups looking to get as much mileage as possible out of the old soles.

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Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks are popular at Burbank High, including the school’s Back-to-School event held on Wednesday.

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Man pleads guilty in police car theft

A 22-year-old Palm Springs man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he stole a Glendale police car from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in Tustin in January, authorities said.

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Shoppers get hung up in line for iPhone

Shoppers get hung up in line for iPhone

Several hundred shoppers eagerly waited in line for hours — some for more than 12 hours — outside the Glendale Galleria for a chance to be among the first to get an iPhone 6 Friday morning, but several claimed poor line management forced them to wait even longer.

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Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

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Glendale students' exit exam scores decline

Glendale students' exit exam scores decline

A lower percentage of Glendale students passed the California High School Exit Exam during the 2013-14 school year compared to the year before, according to data state officials released Friday.

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News-Press Editorial: Things may be looking better at Grand View

We are holding our collective breath to find out how things are shaping up for Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery, now that a new owner is finally in place and is apparently taking steps toward revitalizing the property. As we reported this week, news of what the future holds is expected to be made public by the cemetery’s management by some time in October.

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Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police have released surveillance video of the hit-and-run incident that shows an 80-year-old Glendale woman getting knocked to the floor by a black sedan, and is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver.

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Leader Editorial: Grieving for all three victims of the crash

With the community reeling over the loss of three teenagers in a vehicle crash in the early hours of Sept. 12 — an eerie echo of a fiery crash almost exactly a year ago — Burbank does what it often does: lend comfort and support to those who have lost their loved ones.

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 A Word, Please: A notion writers should be disabused of

A Word, Please: A notion writers should be disabused of

If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a subject for another day.)

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Glendale Community College football seeking best start since 2009

Glendale Community College's Tru Jarvis, center, runs the ball up the middle in game at home versus East Los Angeles College on Sept. 6. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College football seeking best start since 2009

There are several reasons why the members of the Glendale Community College football team have begun the season on the right note. One of them has been the consistency of the defensive unit.

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Glendale Community College cross-country enjoys top-five success

Glendale Community College Coach Eddie Lopez expressed elation, but self-control Friday after a morning in which both his women’s and men’s cross-country teams turned in top-five performances at the Southern California Preview Meet held at Van Nuys’ Woodley Park.

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Learning Matters: GUSD features share of homegrown employees

Learning Matters: GUSD features share of homegrown employees

A few weeks ago, a colleague and I went to Daily High School to meet with the new principal Rene Valdes, about a school-to-career grant we're working on. Deb Rinder, whose responsibilities include the high schools, joined us for the conversation.

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La Cañada High alumnus completes basic training

La Cañada High alumnus completes basic training

Air Force Airman Michael I. Kreisel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Crime Report: Copper pipes stolen from Trader Joe's

An employee of Trader Joe¿s called deputies after he discovered from a co-worker that copper pipes connected to the store¿s refrigeration unit had been stolen, causing goods to thaw.

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District comes out ahead on property swap

Glendale school officials have sold the district's employee training facility on Central Avenue for the $7.2 million, months after a period of closed-door negotiations to swap the property for an apartment complex.

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818 Roundup: New gym for special-needs children; Funding tripled for state film tax-credit program

818 Roundup: New gym for special-needs children; Funding tripled for state film tax-credit program

Good morning, locals. Today is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 79 and a low of 66 degrees in the Glendale area today, with a chance of drizzle during the day and patchy fog at night.

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Woman thwarts burglary attempt with help of neighbor

Woman thwarts burglary attempt with help of neighbor

A 63-year-old Glendale woman’s “quick actions” and bravery thwarted a 25-year-old man’s alleged attempt to break into her home and rob her on Thursday, authorities said.

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Jobless rates decline slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with education and health services adding the most jobs across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

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Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

James Williams received the news Wednesday that spelled the end of his season and his high school football career.

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Arcadia High doubles too much for Burbank tennis

BURBANK — The reigning co-Pacific League champions faced one another Thursday when the Arcadia High girls’ tennis team visited Burbank.

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Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball outlasts Glendale in league opener

GLENDALE — One win is all that separated the Glendale High and Crescenta Valley girls’ volleyball teams within the Pacific League standings last season.

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Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.

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Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident

A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Glendale Thursday afternoon, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

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Prices rise for single-family homes in Glendale

The median sale price for a single-family home in Glendale soared in August compared to the same time a year ago, while condo prices crept up, according to the latest real estate report.

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Weather: Your forecast for Friday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Tujunga man sentenced for Foothill (210) Freeway shooting

A Tujunga man pleaded guilty on Thursday to fatally shooting his 33-year-old cousin, whose body was found on a freeway off-ramp three years ago, officials said.

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Holiday telethon to broadcast Sunday

The Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund will host its annual telethon on Sunday to benefit underprivileged youths living in rural villages in Armenia.

A construction project between Brand Blvd. and Orange Street in downtown Glendale where several properties are under development, many of them for apartments, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Business owners bullish on Glendale's housing boom

Neon yellow pads of insulation and dark blue-painted steel pipes interconnect all over downtown, stages of construction that will one day house Glendale residents.

Three year-old Kellan (no last name provided), of L.A., has fun on a zip line at We Rock the Spectrum in Glendale on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Michael Cohen and his wife Deborah Portnoy own the gym for children with special needs.

Indoor gym provides a place for special-needs children to play

A new indoor gym in Glendale gives special-needs children plenty of space to jump around and crash into just about anything they please.

Mom: Teens need more sleep

Considering research that indicates adolescents feel and perform better when their academic day begins after 8:30 a.m., local school district officials discussed Tuesday the possible pros and cons of a later start time at La Cañada High School.

Sarah from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, center, is ready to participate on the first day of the 2014-2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts at the Tournament House in Pasadena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. About 1,000 Pasadena-area young women were expected to try out to be part of the Royal Court.

Locals line up for a place on the Rose Parade Royal Court

Hundreds of hopeful young women turned out Saturday and Monday at Tournament House in Pasadena to vie for 2015 Rose Queen — or a place on the Royal Court.

Google Drive part of Common Core move

The La Cañada Unified School District has been preparing for the new Common Core state standards by ramping up professional development for teachers and making technological upgrades on all campuses, including a systematic move to Google Drive, a virtual file storage service provided by the tech giant.

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation presented to district superintendent Wendy Sinnette, left, a $2.1 million check to the school district Tuesday, the result of this year's fundraising campaign.

District endorses foundation's efforts

Continuing a long-standing tradition in the school community, La Cañada Educational Foundation officials presented La Cañada Unified School District Tuesday with a giant check made out for $2.1 million, symbolizing the Foundation's fundraising efforts for the 2013-14 school year.

Camille Coffey of Fairfield University women's volleyball team. Coffey is a Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy alumna. (Courtesy of Fairfield University)

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Glendale High girls' tennis edges out Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — Postseason survival and standing in regards to Pacific League girls’ tennis may very well come down to the wire.

Burbank High's Irene Maemura tees off on the second hole in a Pacific League girls' golf match at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

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