Intersections: Armenian wool's international tale weaves itself

Intersections: Armenian wool's international tale weaves itself

When you tell people that you've got a bag of sheep's wool in your possession, the first thing you get asked is, "Can I touch it?"

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Surveillance photos released of motorcycle theft suspects

Surveillance photos released of motorcycle theft suspects

Police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of two men suspected of stealing a motorcycle from a Glendale parking garage last month, police said.

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LCF resident eyes board seat

LCF resident eyes board seat

A resident of the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge is one of five candidates looking to be appointed to the Glendale school board this week following school board member Mary Boger’s resignation due to illness.

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Photo series focuses on local businesses

Photo series focuses on local businesses

Some subjects in Jen Serena's latest photography project took some extra convincing. The Burbank small business owners just couldn't believe they were being offered free photography. Others said "yes" perhaps a little too quickly.

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Valley View student airlifted to hospital after fall

Valley View student airlifted to hospital after fall

[UPDATED 4:14 p.m.] A student was airlifted from Valley View Elementary School in La Crescenta on Wednesday after a fall, authorities said.

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Conservation issues take center stage

Conservation issues take center stage

A potential California mega-drought, global warming and what La Cañadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint were up for discussion in a Tuesday evening speaking engagement sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

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Motorcycle passenger who died in crash is identified

Coroner's officials have identified the motorcycle passenger who, along with the motorcyclist, died in a crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway Monday night while they were being pursued by the California Highway Patrol.

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La Cañada History: Resident catches 201-pound black marlin

La Cañada History: Resident catches 201-pound black marlin

Burt C. Monesmith of Princess Anne Road in La Cañada landed a 201-pound black marlin while deep sea fishing off Hawaii's Kona Coast.

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JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house

JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in La Cañada Flintridge, will open its doors to the public next weekend for an up-close look at the work the space agency does at the local facility.

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John Cicuto: Leader of the Vaqs

John Cicuto: Leader of the Vaqs

At 69, he's still got quite a sharp memory. He can recall the majority of football players he's coached and the games that took place while he stood on the sidelines wearing a headset.

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Sports Roundup: Glendale High tennis notches Pacific League win

GIRLS’ TENNIS

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Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo sinks La Serna in overtime

PASADENA — Grasping a precarious one-goal lead with 29 seconds to play, Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ water polo team simply could not hold on to victory thanks to a dramatic steal and score by La Serna with but five seconds left in regulation.

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Football previews: Burbank vs. Crescenta Valley; Burroughs vs. Muir

Football previews: Burbank vs. Crescenta Valley; Burroughs vs. Muir

BURBANK VS. CRESCENTA VALLEY

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Burbank High girls' volleyball outlasts Crescenta Valley in four

Burbank High's Sara Treadway hits the ball to keep it in play against Crescenta Valley in a Pacific League girls' volleyball match at Crescenta Valley High on Tuesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball can't complete comeback versus Burbank

LA CRESCENTA — Another sample of what should be a very exciting and competitive race for a Pacific League girls’ volleyball postseason spot played out Tuesday afternoon between two of the league’s stronger competitors.

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La Cañada High girls' tennis still can't get by San Marino

SAN MARINO — Both the La Cañada High girls’ tennis coach and his counterpart at San Marino shuffled their lineup for their first Rio Hondo League meeting of the season Tuesday.

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Crescenta Valley High girls' golf places fourth in league match

ALHAMBRA — Through the first four Pacific League matches, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team finished no worse than third place.

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818 Roundup: Social media bill signed into law; IKEA lawsuit dropped

818 Roundup: Social media bill signed into law; IKEA lawsuit dropped

Good morning, locals! Today is Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 89 degrees and a low of 65.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

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Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

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Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

A nonprofit that sued Burbank and IKEA earlier this year, claiming the city had not prepared an adequate environmental impact report for the retailer's massive expansion project, has agreed to dismiss its suit.

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Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat

Five to vie for Glendale's open school board seat

Glendale school officials released the names of the five candidates looking to be appointed to the school board this week following school board member Mary Boger's resignation due to illness.

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City of Glendale up for Eddy award for business-friendly climate

Glendale was recently named as a finalist for an Eddy award, which recognizes cities in Los Angeles County that create a business-friendly climate through local programs.

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Drayman's payments lowered

Former Councilman John Drayman's monthly $1,000 restitution payments to the victims he embezzled from were reduced by more than half after financial evaluators showed he wasn't earning much income, though a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge told him this week that he should be looking for more work.

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Drug take-back event in Burbank yields 250 pounds

Authorities collected more than 250 pounds of medications and 17 pounds of syringes at a drug take-back event on Saturday, police said.

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Burbank on Parade goes West

Burbank is getting ready to roll back the clocks for next year's Burbank on Parade in April as the theme travels back to a bygone era of cow pokes, cattle rustlers and steam locomotives.

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Program to offer course on leadership

The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership program is seeking applicants for its latest five-month course, which teaches residents leadership skills and introduces them to city departments, local nonprofits and local businesses.

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Family and friends gather for memorials to honor last year's car crash victims

Family and friends gather for memorials to honor last year's car crash victims

Friends and family members gathered on Sunday to remember the five young people who lost their lives in a fiery car wreck in Burbank last September.

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Community: Maestro builds orchestra for the future

Community: Maestro builds orchestra for the future

Glendale music lovers are banding together to create a new orchestra that will play at venues throughout Southern California and perform genres from rock to Rachmaninoff.

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Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis football continues to pile up big numbers

St. Francis quarterback Jeremiah Martin looks to pass the ball against Monrovia on Sept. 19. (Photo by Libby Cline)

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis football continues to pile up big numbers

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the fourth meeting of the year.

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News-Press pet of the day: Europa

News-Press pet of the day: Europa

Wally, a Pet of the Day from last week, is still looking for a home.

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Burb's Eye View: The pumpkin glut can only mean one thing

Burb's Eye View: The pumpkin glut can only mean one thing

My local Trader Joe’s has once again transformed into a purveyor of all things pumpkin. It’s as if the Pumpkin Innards Fairy launched itself from its pumpkin patch, gathering the masses of discarded jack-o’-lantern glop to insert them into every baked good, coffee product and scented candle she can find.

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On the Town: Supporters gather for Realtors' charitable auction

While the parking lot adjacent to the red-brick-walled building at 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd. is just about as inconspicuous as a parking lot can be, it took on a very different look as it was transformed into a western ranch as the Burbank Assn. of Realtors staged its annual Community Service Foundation auction this past Thursday evening.

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Leader pet of the day: Patsy

There's cute and then, there's super cute. Patsy is super cute. She is a 2-year-old West Highland white terrier mix with fun, perky ears and a lively coat.

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Woman arrested for possession of drugs with children in car

A 46-year-old Arleta woman was arrested Monday night after police reportedly discovered methamphetamine in her car with her four children, police said.

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In Theory: Reflections on 'What's it all for?'

The British Humanist Assn. recently began a poster campaign in the London Underground offering a daily “Thought for the Commute,” not only to garner attention for the association, but also to get commuters to ponder the meaning of life.

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The Valley Line: Annual wine, food tasting event attracts hundreds

It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, Le Petit Vendome, La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce.

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Hikers rescued near La Crescenta

Two stranded hikers were airlifted from the side of a cliff near La Crescenta on Monday night, authorities said.

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Two die in motorcycle crash during CHP pursuit

Two people died in a motorcycle crash on the Ventura (134) Freeway Monday night while they were being chased by the California Highway Patrol, authorities said.

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818 Roundup: Circus Vargas to return to Burbank; Brothers arrested for pot sales

Good morning, locals! Today is Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 61.

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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

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

IAMX frontman Chris Corner (formerly of the Sneaker Pimps) begins an October residency at the club Complex in Glendale.

IAMX turns a Corner at Complex

"It's going to be a different show each night," says IAMX (pronounced "I Am X") frontman Chris Corner, speaking about the four Sunday evening performances at Complex in Glendale that are scheduled to begin Oct. 7. These will be IAMX's first local shows since they sold out the Henry Fonda Theatre in May 2013.

Circus Vargas will be returning to Burbank this October.

Circus Vargas makes a return to Burbank

Children and adults of all ages can visit a "big top" production that will make its home in Burbank next month. Circus Vargas returns Oct. 3 through 13, raising its big tent by the Golden State (5) Freeway, near the Burbank Boulevard exit.

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns will light up Descanso Gardens during varying evening hours for 23 nights between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2, 2014.

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns returns to Descanso Gardens

More than 5,000 artist-carved jack o’ lanterns will be on display in the Rose Garden of Descanso Gardens between Oct. 3 and Nov. 2, 2014.

Brothers arrested for allegedly trying to sell pot to passersby

Two brothers from Queens, N.Y., were arrested Friday after reportedly asking people to buy marijuana from them and smoke it in front of Burbank City Hall, police said.

Two women arrested for allegedly stealing children's clothes, dishes

Two 30-year-old women were arrested after allegedly, with two young children in tow, stuffing $1,071 worth of children’s clothes and dishes from Macy’s in Burbank Town Center into a stroller and leaving without paying, police said.

Triple-digit heat wave to return to the Southland

Triple-digit heat wave to return to the Southland

The shot of fall weather the Southland got over the weekend is expected to wear off by midweek as hot, dry conditions return once again and push temperatures 20 degrees above normal, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The historic Glendale Train Station, built in 1924, served as the starting point for a morning tour of the historic and iconic locations of Glendale
on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  September 27, 2014.

Cyclists explore Glendale on two wheels

About 100 cyclists pedaled their way through Glendale Saturday, exploring the city without the hassle of traffic.

Manny Gamburyan defeated Cody Gibson on Saturday at UFC 178 in his bantamweight debut.

818 Roundup: Manny Gamburyan victorious; Bentley thief sentenced

Good morning, locals! Today is Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 81 degrees and a low of 63.

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