Shoppers find Black Friday manageable at Burbank Town Center

Shoppers find Black Friday manageable at Burbank Town Center

Lines were short and shelves were well-stocked at Burbank Town Center at around 9 a.m. on Friday, but there were still plenty of deals to be had.

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News-Press Editorial: City needs to rejoin the parade

News-Press Editorial: City needs to rejoin the parade

As we recently reported, this coming New Year’s Day will mark the first time in a century that the city of Glendale will not send a float down Pasadena’s famed stretch of Colorado Boulevard. City officials have been cutting back on funds for a Rose Parade float for some time now and this year they completely dropped it.

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Families make Turkey Trot a part of their holiday

Families make Turkey Trot a part of their holiday

More than 2,000 people participated in Burbank Community YMCA’s fifth annual Turkey Trot on Thursday morning and, for some Burbank residents, it’s become a part of family Thanksgiving celebrations.

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A welcome return to tradition

A welcome return to tradition

Salvation Army Burbank Corps opened its doors to the community for a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Wednesday after a four-year absence from holding the event.

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Looking for the best deals at the Glendale Galleria

Looking for the best deals at the Glendale Galleria

Thousands of deal seekers flocked to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday as Black Friday once again encroached on Thanksgiving with many stores opening as early as dinnertime.

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Two-car collision blocks pair of lanes on northbound Golden State (5) Freeway

Two-car collision blocks pair of lanes on northbound Golden State (5) Freeway

A Sig Alert was issued Friday afternoon after a two-car collision blocked two lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank, authorities said.

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Learning Matters: Getting help to the variety who need it

Learning Matters: Getting help to the variety who need it

Glendale and La Crescenta together make an appealing size for a community — big enough to be interesting and small enough to be knowable, with many resources to meet the needs of children and families.

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Girls' Water Polo Preview: New coach, same goal for Crescenta Valley High

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo attacker Audrey Taylor works on drills during practice on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Water Polo Preview: New coach, same goal for Crescenta Valley High

For the third time in the last four seasons, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team will have a new coach.

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Leader Editorial: Putting action behind the season of giving

We’ve counted our blessings this week and now look ahead to sharing with friends, colleagues and loved ones the wonderful if hectic weeks ahead, when Christmas and Hanukkah shine their own unique lights on the final month of 2014.

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A Word, Please: It's not possible to badly split an infinitive

A Word, Please: It's not possible to badly split an infinitive

Not long ago while editing a series of articles, I noticed that the writer had strange ideas about where to put adverbs. Many were placed before the verbs and some before the subjects, too.

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Crime Report: Woman sought in identity, grand theft case

Crime Report: Woman sought in identity, grand theft case

La Cañada Flintridge

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Families come together early for Thanksgiving run

Families come together early for Thanksgiving run

Before the big meal, 1,070 registered runners burned off a 5K on Thursday morning for the Thanksgiving Day Fun Run and Food Drive.

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A seat at the Thanksgiving table

A seat at the Thanksgiving table

At 94, Charles Olsefky’s decision to head to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner at Salvation Army Glendale wasn’t to satisfy his hunger, but rather his appetite for getting out.

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Holiday shopping starts on Thanksgiving for some local stores

Thousands of deal seekers flocked to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday as Black Friday once again encroached on Thanksgiving with many stores opening as early as dinnertime.

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Parcels eyed for dog park

Parcels eyed for dog park

Trying to make peace between dog owners who want Fido to run free and those seeking stricter enforcement of the city's leash law, La Cañada officials are looking for places to put a dog park.

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Methodists mark Youth Sunday

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, La Cañada United Methodist Church will celebrate Youth Sunday. Members of LCUMC’s Youth Group will lead the service with a sermon by Nick Mayer, a videotaped dance by Christine Ecker, Intercessory prayer by Annabelle Mayer and a violin duet by Selina Cho and Elise Wu.

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Group partakes in holiday activities

Group partakes in holiday activities

The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education program collected more than 200 Operation Christmas Child boxes filled with gifts and personal letters to be shared with boys and girls in countries around the globe.

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St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

Thalassemia disease, a genetic blood disorder that if left untreated can take the lives children under 5, was the topic of a recent gathering of the St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation.

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Glendale Community College foundation marks early gains

Glendale Community College foundation marks early gains

The Glendale College Community Foundation, responsible for raising funds to support academic programs, scholarships and facilities, recently reported its first-quarter donations compared to this time last year.

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Roosevelt Middle School forms a PTA

Theodore Roosevelt Middle School is one of Glendale Unified’s oldest schools in the district, having been built in 1922. However, for years it has been among a few of Glendale’s 30 schools without a Parent Teacher Assn. That is until last week.

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Glendale school officials look to expand boundaries to alleviate Balboa Elementary growth

Glendale school officials look to expand boundaries to alleviate Balboa Elementary growth

To alleviate an ongoing influx of students into Balboa Elementary, Glendale school officials are eyeing Mark Keppel and Benjamin Franklin elementary magnet schools and making plans to revert back to their former geographic attendance boundaries, which were larger.

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A call for the holiday spirit

Glendale police and fire officials are seeking donations to provide toys and gifts to needy children as part of their respective holiday programs.

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Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films

Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films

Six-year-old Jules and her 16-month-old sister Delaney, asleep in the stroller, were dressed as Disney princesses — Jules as Elsa, her favorite character from Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” and Delaney as Cinderella.

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Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Large windows allow passersby to peer into Montrose Jewelers on Honolulu Avenue. Wooden cases contain hundreds of rings, bracelets and necklaces, some that sparkle and others that hold treasured jewels like sapphires and black diamonds. And paired with those jewels, during the last 15 years, have been the store’s owners, brothers Jack and Henry Abadjian.

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Nutcracker soldiers call attention

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

The 32 oversized nutcracker soldiers along Brand Boulevard in honor of the holiday season received a personalized touch thanks to a group of local students.

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Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

Burroughs High's Andrew Barrondo, left, was his team's No. 5 runner at the CIF-SS boys' Division I cross-country finals at Mt. SAC on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

For most of the cross-country season, the local narrative circled around the Burroughs High boys’ cross-country team, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and then everyone else.

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Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Employees who work in an office that oversees mental-health counseling for Glendale Unified students have put together 100 bags of food and gift cards for families in need this Thanksgiving.

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Boys' Soccer Preview: Added depth might return Crescenta Valley back to top of Pacific League

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer coach Grant Clark talks to his team during practice on Tuesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Boys' Soccer Preview: Added depth might return Crescenta Valley back to top of Pacific League

Competition has been at a high during the last couple of weeks at practice across the Crescenta Valley High soccer field.

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Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

Kansas City Head Coach Andy Reid (right) and his Chiefs have a big showdown versus Denver this weekend. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Sports Notebook: Reid, Kansas City Chiefs brace for first-place showdown with Denver Broncos

The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.

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Lobianco is everywhere for Crescenta Valley High football

Crescenta Valley High senior Jordan Lobianco leads the Falcons with nine interceptions. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Lobianco is everywhere for Crescenta Valley High football

Lining up at slot receiver and cornerback while both fielding punts and kickoffs, there aren’t many positions where Crescenta Valley High football’s Jordan Lobianco isn’t comfortable.

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Shelter finds no room for the homeless

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

With no luck in finding a new space for housing the homeless overnight, Glendale will go without a winter shelter this year.

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Crescenta Valley High football faces La Serna with championship berth on line

Crescenta Valley High's Boston Lakin (left) has the ball just out of reach in versus Harvard-Westlake at Glendale High on Nov. 14. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football faces La Serna with championship berth on line

When the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division pairings were announced, it was only natural that many a local eye looked toward a fortuitous semifinal showdown between fourth-seeded Crescenta Valley High and top-seeded St. Francis.

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Woman sought in La Cañada grand theft

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of grand theft after stealing a wallet from a shopper at the La Canada Flintridge Ralphs grocery store on Nov. 21.

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Girls' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High eyeing Rio Hondo League title

In the mind of La Cañada High girls’ water polo Coach Davey Brown, he can’t help but be excited about the prospects of the upcoming season.

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La Cañada History: Runners, walkers take part in annual Run for the Hungry

Ten Years Ago

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Intersections: Sitting down to tradition and reflection

Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday — on the one hand, I dream all year long about the food I will come to eat on the last Thursday of November, even as a vegetarian. On the other hand, the fact that it simplifies and paints over the pain, genocide and conquest that Native Americans endured by colonists makes me nervous and uncomfortable.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: NatureBridge program provides learning opportunity

I have various medals, most of which I’ve earned from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They signify a young man’s bravado and the misplaced intentions of the nation’s preoccupation with an ism it didn’t understand.

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Flintridge Prep's Delgado tabbed All-Prep League Most Valuable Player

Diego Delgado wanted to make his senior season a memorable one with the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team.

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Around Town: 'The talk' can serve as an effective tool

La Cañada teens are fairly sheltered. Our town has a low crime rate. Yes, there are drugs, but no nightlife. Yes, there’s booze, but except for hurried drivers, the streets are fairly safe. If you run out of sugar, you can safely jog to the grocery store, coyotes and bears notwithstanding.

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College Update: Koemans, Northeastern conclude historic season

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

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La Canada's Lawrence Ku dribbles the ball around Glendale's Benito Fausto during a game at Moyse Field on Friday, December 13, 2013.

Boys' Soccer Preview: La Cañada's depth might be key to winning Rio Hondo League title

In a concentrated effort to return to the top of the Rio Hondo League and go far in the postseason, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team will look to carry more depth and versatility.

Flintridge Prep's Jack Van Scoter, #401, runs in the CIF SS Boys Div. 5 cross country finals at Mt. SAC in Walnut on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Flintridge Prep, Flintridge Sacred Heart have sights set high at state

While only two local schools remain, prospects for success are still relatively high for the Flintridge Prep and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs heading into Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

Last year's La Cañada Flintridge float "Dog Gone!" won the Bob Hope Humor award for most comical and amusing entry at the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

Rose Parade judges named

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday the float judges for the upcoming 126th Rose Parade.

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council is considering a city ordinance allowing drive-thrus, after the owner of this Shell station requested a permit for a coffee drive-thru on his property, shown on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.

Drive-thru rules get a yellow light

A business owner wishing to build a drive-thru in La Cañada may have to provide a study detailing how it would affect congestion, the Public Works and Traffic Commission recommended last week.

Fifth graders Audrey Banks, left, and Emily Baker, right, enjoy a Thanksgiving lunch at the annual 5th Grade Feast at La Cañada Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

Elementary students put on Thanksgiving feast with a dollop of learning

La Cañada Elementary School fifth-graders continued a long-standing tradition Friday, joining parents and teachers in a costumed feast to commemorate America’s first Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How much does it cost to rent in Glendale?

A 43-year-old Burbank man was arrested Tuesday, November 25, 2014 after allegedly attempting to stab a man walking by his home, police said.

Burbank man arrested for alleged stabbing attempt

A 43-year-old Burbank man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly attempting to stab a man walking by his home, police said.

Students cross the parking bridge to the elevators to campus at Glendale Community College on the first day of classes for the 2014 Fall semester on Monday, August 25, 2014.

GCC aims for pilot bachelor's degree program

Glendale Community College is one of 36 two-year colleges in the state that have applied to create bachelor’s degree programs under a temporary pilot project.

Resting on a platform at the airport hangar where the Burbank-Glendale police departments house their fleet helicopters is a brand new MD520N helicopter in Sunland on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The new helicopter, which costs over $2 million, was recently flown to the facility from Mesa, AZ and has fewer than 20 hours of fight time. It is being equipped, and FAA approvals before it is ready for use by the police departments.

818 Roundup: Burbank, Glendale police get upgraded helicopter; New businesses at Glendale Marketplace

Good morning, 818! It's Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 88 degrees and a low of 56 degrees.

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