Glendale Community College women's tennis historic season concludes

It was a season full of firsts and triumphs that was likely the greatest in program history.

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While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its ambassador from Vienna.

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818 Roundup: More than 130,000 march in LA to commemorate Armenian Genocide; Reward for stolen love letters grows

818 Roundup: More than 130,000 march in LA to commemorate Armenian Genocide; Reward for stolen love letters grows

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, April 25, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Glendale Community College track team produces three conference titles

Three Glendale Community College athletes took home individual titles at the Western State Conference Championships at Santa Barbara City College.

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Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

Crescenta Valley High's Brett Klein hits a single into the outfield for an RBI in the first inning against Arcadia in a Pacific League baseball game at Stengel Field in Glendale on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

GLENDALE — More often than not, the Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia baseball teams have been accustomed to playing close games.

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Benitez, Gharabegi will represent Glendale Community College in quarterfinals

A historic season for the Glendale Community College women’s tennis team will continue for at least one more day and perhaps more.

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Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

LA CAÑADA — Occupying the top rung of the Prep League standings, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team is prepared for its share of challenges during the final stretch of the league campaign.

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Glendale Community College men's tennis makes postseason exit at Ojai

Aspirations of advancing to Saturday’s second-to-last day of the season-ending 115th annual Ojai Valley Tournament fell short for the Glendale Community College men’s tennis team Friday afternoon.

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News-Press Cartoon: Pope Francis acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

News-Press Cartoon: Pope Francis acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

Bert Ring gives us his take on Pope Francis' acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide and President Obama's decision not to use the word "genocide."

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Glendale Community College baseball takes WSC title all for itself

VALENCIA — It made no matter to the Glendale Community College baseball team what L.A. Mission was doing miles away, because the Vaqueros were intent on closing out their Western State Conference South Division business on their own accord.

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Armenian Americans span three decades of local leadership

The first Armenian American elected to public office in Glendale didn’t think that being the first was unique at the time.

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More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

A century after a genocide that left 1.5 million Armenians dead, thousands of their descendants took the streets of Los Angeles in remembrance on Friday, while also demanding recognition from the perpetrators.

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Glendale officials, residents visit Yerevan

YEREVAN, Armenia -- Former Glendale Mayor Eileen Givens, traveling with a small contingent of local residents, represented the city of Glendale during meetings with Armenian officials as part of genocide commemorations being held in that country.

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Teens host event for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Teens host event for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The community is invited to the annual TACH (Teens for the Advancement of Children’s Hospital) Bash, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 in Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd.

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Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a Burbank man whose body was recovered Thursday off Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County, near Naval Air Station Point Mugu.

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Verdugo Views: Part of the excitement as history unfolds

Verdugo Views: Part of the excitement as history unfolds

This past week has been a remarkable one, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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A Word, Please: Being an expert is all well and good

A Word, Please: Being an expert is all well and good

When someone asks how you’re doing, can you respond “I am good”? Or is the only correct form “I am well”? And why?

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare

The Whiteboard Jungle: Non-educators heading school districts isn't that rare

No experience required.

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Photo Gallery: 2015 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Photo Gallery: Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Photo Gallery: 2015 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

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INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Burbank

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INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: A profile of poverty in Glendale

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Crime Report: Silver and gold coins from 1988 Olympics stolen from home

The victim reported she'd left her home secured at 9:30 a.m. When she returned at 1:10 p.m. she saw that a sliding-glass door had been shattered.

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Armenian immigration to the Southland: Struggle, soujouk and the 'survivor generation'

Armenian immigration to the Southland: Struggle, soujouk and the 'survivor generation'

Vartouhi Tcholakian remembers hearing bombs passing over her home when the civil war started in Lebanon in 1975.

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Reward for recovery of decades-old love letters upped to $5K

Reward for recovery of decades-old love letters upped to $5K

The reward for the return of decades-old love letters or information leading to an arrest has increased to $5,000, offered by the son of the 80-year-old Glendale woman whose home they were stolen from last week.

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Water runoff alarms residents

Water runoff alarms residents

[UPDATED 4:39 p.m.] Several La Cañada residents were alarmed this week after witnessing mass quantities of water issuing from reservoirs near Alta Canyada Road and Harter Lane, both owned and operated by the La Cañada Irrigation District.

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Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

Outside City Hall, orange is the new alert

As California water officials met to determine how much cities will be forced to conserve in the coming year, Foothill Municipal Water District changed its own conservation status Tuesday to “orange,” warning residents of drier times ahead.

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GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian Genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched.

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818 Roundup: Crescenta Valley Water District limits lawn irrigation; Businesses close in observance of Armenian Genocide

818 Roundup: Crescenta Valley Water District limits lawn irrigation; Businesses close in observance of Armenian Genocide

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, April 24, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 53 with a 20% chance of showers during the day, according to the National Weather Service.

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Brooks, Burbank blow by Burroughs for first place

Brooks, Burbank blow by Burroughs for first place

BURBANK — If there was anyone on the softball diamond who could understand what Presley Miraglia was experiencing Thursday night, it was Caitlyn Brooks.

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Glendale softball works extra to get past Hoover

Glendale softball works extra to get past Hoover

GLENDALE — There was more surrounding Thursday’s Pacific League softball game between Glendale High and rival Hoover than cross-town bragging rights.

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Sports Roundup: Glendale college baseball still looking for outright title

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Benitez flourishes at Ojai Invitational for Glendale Community College women's tennis team

Following a spectacular season, which included a conference championship and a deep playoff run, the Glendale Community College women’s tennis team ventured to Ventura on Thursday to participate in the prestigious Ojai Invitational.

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Glendale Community College men's tennis enjoys early success at Ojai Invitational

Throughout the season, the doubles teams on the Glendale Community College men’s tennis team have meshed well.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart swimming topples Harvard-Westlake

LOS ANGELES — Harvard-Westlake was the final obstacle in the way of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team finishing the Mission League dual meet schedule on top and undefeated once again.

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Crescenta Valley turns it on to turn down rival Arcadia

LA CRESCENTA — It was a bit of a shaky start for Hailey Cookson and the Crescenta Valley High softball team.

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Hoover baseball staves off Glendale for rivalry win

GLENDALE — Glendale-Hoover high competition in any sport is usually competitive and full of drama.

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses agree to new contract

An overwhelming majority of the 150 nurses at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital voted to approve a 14-month contract, a representative from the California Nurses Assn. said on Thursday, culminating a year of negotiations with hospital officials and administrators of USC’s Keck Medicine.

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Crescenta Valley Water District puts limit on lawn irrigation

Facing pressure to cut back on water use from both the state government and one of its key suppliers, the Crescenta Valley Water District is restricting watering lawns to two days a week.

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School board OKs more security enhancements at three Glendale campuses

Nearly $400,000 in security upgrades will be made at an elementary and two middle schools following approval this week by Glendale Unified school board members, one month after they agreed to spend almost $290,000 to make similar improvements at Glendale High School.

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GCC addresses 'spotty' campus Wi-Fi, outdated software and hardware issues

Until lately, many departments at Glendale Community College were using decade-old software and computer servers, with students frustrated by the campus’ unreliable wireless services. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale's foreign-born population

INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale's foreign-born population

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's foreign-born population

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's foreign-born population

Plants growing in a non-electric drip system, a gravity-based system, in the backyard of Lisa Novick and Nick Warner in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, March 28, 2011. Their backyard is landscaped almost entirely with California native plants which require very little water in the summer and most of their water needs are collected in rain barrels in the winter.

Council reluctantly adopts county code calling for rainwater capture

Developers and residents who plan to build large-scale projects will soon be forced to include plans for capturing rainfall, according to an ordinance reluctantly adopted Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge City Council.

<p>A body was discovered at the Days Inn in Glendale, located on the 400 block of Pioneer Drive.</p>

Woman found dead at Days Inn suffered from possible gunshot wound to jaw

The woman found dead at the Days Inn in Glendale on Wednesday suffered a possible gunshot wound to her jaw, coroner’s officials said Thursday.

St. Bede's to host a spring concert

Two choirs, cantors, an organist and a brass ensemble will be featured during a spring concert at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd., on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8 p.m.

Methodist members join in church fast

Last weekend, La Cañada United Methodist Church, along with Glendale United Methodist Church, raised money for World Vision’s 30-hour Famine, with 11 youth and their leaders drinking only water or juice to experience what it is like to be hungry. On Friday night, they slept outdoors sheltered by cardboard boxes, assembled meals at a food pantry, marched in old Pasadena to raise awareness and distributed food to those in need.

Bach anthem to be featured at LCCC

There will be a service of Christian worship at La Cañada Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 26. The Rev. Skip Lindeman will lead the service and will address the topic, “Psalm 23.”

Board expands May teacher recognition

La Cañada Unified board members recognized Tuesday the dedication of its teachers and classified employees by naming two weeks in May as “Week of the Teacher” and “Week of the Classified Employee.”

Nurses: Tentative agreement reached with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital administrators

Representatives from the California Nurses Assn. announced Monday that a tentative agreement has been reached between nurses and administrators at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Once ratified, the contact will be the first one signed by the facility’s nurses, who unionized last March.

Around Town: Looking at drought's effect on state's Central Valley

It’s easy to treat California’s drought as a weather-induced problem, but when you travel through the Central Valley, you’ll find another analysis.

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