Deb Jordan to helm hospital foundation

Deb Jordan to helm hospital foundation

After two years as executive director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, Deb Jordan will leave to take a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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 Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

Andy Beattie, a longtime community volunteer and public safety commissioner who was past president of both the La Cañada Unified School Board and the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters, died Sunday morning.

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Schiff to host forum on identity theft

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum on identity theft protection at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. intended to teach constituents how to better protect themselves from fraud and what to do in the event that their personal information is used without their permission.

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CV Sheriff's Department invites public to National Night Out on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crescenta Valley Station is inviting La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose residents to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug-prevention event, to be held in the parking lot of Ralphs Fresh Fare Market in La Crescenta, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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The Valley Line: Oakmont League celebrates 75th anniversary

The Valley Line: Oakmont League celebrates 75th anniversary

What a strange day Sunday was — not at all like the usual weather we experience toward the end of July. A cloudy day in July is hardly ever on the weatherperson's menu, or mine, for that matter.

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Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 507 took part in a six-day, 40-mile backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that began July 9. The highlight of the trip was their trek to the 14,508-foot summit of Mt. Whitney.

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Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

The first time Lauren Marlotte and her fiancé Darnell Smith rode their bikes 100 miles, they trekked from Santa Barbara to Ojai to Ventura and back, ran out of water and followed a path that partially runs along the shoulder of a freeway.

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Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team is accustomed to playing in extra-inning games.

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Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Glendale housing for low-income seniors, retired veterans opens its doors

Glendale housing for low-income seniors, retired veterans opens its doors

A once-dilapidated 1920s-era brick building in south Glendale will now have a new life as a home for low-income seniors and retired veterans.

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Glendale drivers and pedestrians cited during sting

Glendale drivers and pedestrians cited during sting

Four drivers were ticketed for not yielding to pedestrians on Brand Boulevard, while nine pedestrians were cited for offenses such as jaywalking during a safety operation Tuesday afternoon carried out by the Glendale Police Department.

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Burbank school district weighs compensation comparison study

Burbank Unified officials are looking to hire a consultant to create a compensation study months after school board members heard concerns that some employees are not adequately paid compared to comparable workers in other districts.

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Water Carnival puts summer on ice

Kids looking to cool off from the summer heat can head to McCambridge Park Pool Saturday evening for the city's annual Water Carnival.

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Classic car show revs up the crowd

Classic car show revs up the crowd

More than 10,000 spectators and car enthusiasts flocked to downtown Burbank on Saturday to admire roughly 200 classic cars at the third annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic, a show made up of cars featured on television shows and in movies.

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Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Saying it underplays local support, Sagebrush residents are crying foul about an informational document posted by Glendale Unified regarding negotiations to transfer the area to La Cañada Unified.

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Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.

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 Move-up sales buoy market

Move-up sales buoy market

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank continued to climb last month, but the median price for a condominium slid, according to the latest real estate report.

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Drew Ferraro case moved to Burbank

Drew Ferraro case moved to Burbank

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge relinquished the case involving a former Crescenta Valley High student who killed himself after deeming it "too complicated," court records show.

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Community: The Slightlys win band contest

In a unanimous decision by the three judges, the Burbank band called the Slightlys won the Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition 2014, and will perform at the Santa Monica Pier at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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Community: NBCUniversal offers grants to nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of more than $300,000 can apply for the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge offered by the NBCUniversal Foundation in partnership with NBC Southern California.

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 Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends

Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends

We just had our faces melted off by the shrieking guitar riffs and arena-blasting, Prog-Rock stylings of Styx. Then Foreigner took the Greek Theatre stage, wailing on classic ballads 30 years past their Billboard heyday, but no less powerful.

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News-Press pet of the day: Abe

News-Press pet of the day: Abe

Little Girl, one of the Pets of the Day last week, is still looking for a home.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Op-Ed: Is bicycling the new rude?

It usually begins in Brand Park near the top of the debris basin. An initial push-off down the steep Brand Motorway approach can get a bicycle up to 40 miles per hour as it zooms past the Doctors House and finally onto the main park thoroughfare. Watch out, hikers, pedestrians and unsuspecting park visitors — no brakes allowed here!

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On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

Some 200 Glendale residents never miss the "Meals on Wheels" all-you-can-eat benefit luncheon held annually at the First United Methodist Church on Kenwood Street. In fact, Laveta Hill has perfect attendance, having gone to all 37 luncheons.

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Robbery reported at Glendale bank

Robbery reported at Glendale bank

[UPDATE 2:31 p.m.] Glendale police are looking for an unidentified male suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery at the U.S. Bank in Glendale on Tuesday. 

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La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

Forty years ago: La Cañada resident Pat Rielly was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Southern California section of the PGA. Rielly was the pro at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena.

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On the Town: Police marching band gathers for reunion

On the Town: Police marching band gathers for reunion

It all started back in 1953, when the first members of the Burbank Police Boys Band would gather in a building on the grounds of McCambridge Park for their Monday evening rehearsals, and then, once a month, muster in a local parking lot to practice marching.

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Sheriff's group prepares for rummage sale

Sheriff's group prepares for rummage sale

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Volunteer group associated with the Crescenta Valley station is gearing up for a rummage sale that will be held at the station on Sept. 13 and are seeking donations of goods to sell.

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In Theory: Do children of faith have more difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction?

A study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science and reported by the Huffington Post shows that young children exposed to religion find it more difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction than do their peers being reared in secular households. The study's authors write that 5- and 6-year-olds who have been given religious teaching, "especially exposure to miracle stories, leads children to a more generic receptivity toward the impossible that is, a more wide-ranging acceptance that the impossible can happen in defiance of ordinary causal relations."

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818 Roundup: Vince De Pinto wins Glendale City Golf Championship; fire damages Glendale duplex

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, July 29. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 88 and low of 69 in Glendale.

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Vince De Pinto captures Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — With just four holes left, things appeared a bit murky for Vince De Pinto.

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Fire extensively damages duplex in Glendale

A fire significantly damaged a duplex on Sunday, while the occupants were able to escape without any injuries, fire officials said.

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LEGO worker arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise

An employee at the LEGO Store in the Glendale Galleria was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing toys over the course of 18 months and selling them to a man, who was later booked on suspicion of turning a profit by selling the products online, police said.

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Burbank Comedy Festival: Flappers gears up for week of laughs

It's been four years since comedians Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz set out to do what some people called risky: open a comedy club in Burbank, just over the Hollywood hills.

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Parolee allegedly steals breast pump, baby items at Burbank Target

A 49-year-old parolee was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to steal a $400 breast pump and other baby-related items from Target in Burbank, police said.

Street closures slated near Empire Center in Glendale

Motorists this week can expect street closures near the Empire Center in Burbank as crews work on the $355-million Empire construction project on the Golden State (5) Freeway, state transportation officials said.

Rosso Wine Shop owner Jeff Zimmitti pours a glass of wine on Tuesday, July 23, 2014. The Glendale shop will have a wine tasting featuring these selected wines.

Area offers wine-tasting choices

When it comes to wine, Tuesdays are for tastings. Three area wine shops offer terrific Tuesday night tipples for a small fee. The fourth shop is strictly a Friday/Saturday thing but it's too good to omit.

Incoming junior Candela Fernandez, of Burbank High School, is the 2014 girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High's Candela Fernandez enjoys season of growth

As she crossed the finish line at Cerritos College and concluded a season of growth and records, Burbank High sophomore runner Candela Fernandez took special delight at something she didn’t do.

Burrough High senior Matt Schwartz is the 2014 All-Area Boys' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Fifteen feet, nine inches.

St. Francis High senior Eric Knowles owned the area's top marks in 2014 in the long jump (22 feet, 4 inches) and triple jump (46-5 3/4). (File Photo)

All-Area 2014 Top Track and Field Marks

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Avalon Sanders, 8 of La Canada, gives the peace sign while swimming under water at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club swimming pool on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Temperatures, in the mid 90s on Wednesday, were expected to continue rising through the week.

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

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.

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Police investigate the crime scene where 77-year-old Maria Diaz was found dead on Monday, January 20, 2014. Her son, Moises Diaz was charged with one count of murder and was found competent to stand trial.

818 Roundup: Burbank man accused of killing mother fit to stand trial; IRS phone scam hits La Cañada

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Monday, July 28, 2014.

Arroyo Seco Saints survive to play another day

Following a long afternoon that ended with a 10-inning loss, the Arroyo Seco Saints had a long day in store on Sunday in the Palomino West Zone Tournament.

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