Police respond to report of shooting at Burbank storage facility

Police respond to report of shooting at Burbank storage facility

Police on Monday afternoon were responding to reports of a shooting in Burbank.

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Weekend freeway delays expected due to construction

Motorists can expect delays this weekend due to closure of the on- and off-ramps for the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Verdugo Avenue, state transportation officials said.

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Weather: Your forecast for Monday

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

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Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

Glendale Community College's Chris Riley celebrates a touchdown after an interception in an American Conference Pacific Division game versus Antelope Valley College on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

GLENDALE — Behind the strength of perhaps its strongest defensive effort this season, if not ever, the Glendale Community College football team returned to both its dominant and winning ways Saturday evening.

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Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

LA CAÑADA — Navigated by the fleet feet and clutch play of junior Andrew Tsangeos, the Flintridge Prep football team founds its way to a thrilling homecoming victory Saturday night.

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818 Roundup: Fundraiser benefits children worldwide; Local baker opens new restaurant

818 Roundup: Fundraiser benefits children worldwide; Local baker opens new restaurant

Good morning, 818 readers! We hope you all had a terrific weekend. Today is Monday, October 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 56 with patchy fog throughout the day.

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Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Dozens of volunteers and supporters gathered in Glendale Saturday to kickoff a fundraiser benefiting thousands of children across the world.

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Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Calling the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project proposed in the city's Media District "too dense" and "not appropriate," Burbank Mayor David Gordon chastised his City Council colleagues for supporting the development on Tuesday. Gordon cast the lone dissenting votes in a series of 4-1 votes to approve four measures that cleared the way for the proposed 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods to move forward..

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College View to go solar

College View to go solar

After committing about $12.7 million to install solar panels at 13 campuses in the last two years, Glendale school officials are now looking to to add them to College View School.

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Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

Burroughs High's Chance Bell points to his teammates after scoring the first touchdown of the game against Pasadena in a Pacific League football game at Pasadena High on Friday. Burroughs won, 17-14. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

PASADENA — With its starting quarterback shelved for the third consecutive game with a concussion, the Burroughs High football team still liked its chances with its ground attack Friday night against Pasadena.

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La Cañada High football routs Blair, 36-0

PASADENA — Despite showcasing superior play through two quarters, the La Cañada High football team looked less than thrilled going into the halftime break.

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St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

St. Francis High's John Carroll runs the ball with Cathedral's Steven Asante in pursuit during a key Angelus League game Friday. St. Francis won, 52-41. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

LOS ANGELES — Facing its most arduous test thus far, the St. Francis High football team responded with its most clutch performance yet.

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Defense, special teams lead way for Crescenta Valley High football in win over Hoover

GLENDALE — On an evening when the high-flying Crescenta Valley High football team’s offense didn’t contribute a point until the second quarter, the Falcons proved that such a statistical dream scenario was instead a nightmare for visiting Hoover High.

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818 Roundup: Memorial for woman found dead; Crescenta Valley Town Council candidate forum

818 Roundup: Memorial for woman found dead; Crescenta Valley Town Council candidate forum

Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, October 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 77 degrees and a low of 58 with patchy fog in the evening. 

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Glendale police seek alleged hit-and-run driver

Police on Friday were searching for a hit-and-run motorist who reportedly struck a pedestrian crossing the street in Glendale.

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Lawsuit alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker

Lawsuit alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker

An antismoking advocate who claims Ara Najarian got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center after he spoke out against the councilman’s proposal to loosen smoking rules at restaurants is scheduled to have his day in court next spring.

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OktoBURfest on tap downtown

A little bit of Bavaria comes to Burbank this weekend when an outdoor biergarten opens Saturday on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive and Angeleno avenues downtown.

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Meeting considers the potential of south Glendale

During a special meeting Thursday, Glendale City Council members engaged in a discussion with about 25 residents at the Pacific Community Center about the future of south Glendale.

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Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council.

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Family's road trip is driven by philanthropy

Family's road trip is driven by philanthropy

In his 25 years as a financial planner in Phoenix, Gregg Murset noticed two things his successful clients all had in common: They worked hard and they were smart with their money.

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Woman found dead outside Joslyn Center remembered

Woman found dead outside Joslyn Center remembered

Andrianna Vaccare was remembered by loved ones as a “beautiful soul” who loved her two daughters, could recite every U.S. president and was a huge fan of Eric Clapton.

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A Word, Please: Taking a deeper look at the passive voice

A Word, Please: Taking a deeper look at the passive voice

Does the passive voice lend itself to biased, manipulative writing? A reader named Richard wanted to know after witnessing a discussion about a news article.

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News-Press Editorial: Vote in favor of demolition holds together

Emotions can run high when any historic property faces the wrecking ball. Even more so when preservationists believe an entire neighborhood is safe because a special district has been established to protect vintage homes from demolition. So we understand the dismay some are feeling this week over the City Council’s decision to allow a couple to demolish their 1954 ranch-style home in the Brockmont Park Historic District and replace it with a Spanish Colonial revival-style house.

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Glendale Community College cross-country drops uphill battle at Mt. SAC

A four-race winning streak and an air of invincibility ended for the Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team Friday morning at Mt. San Antonio College.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Morty

News-Press Pet of the Day: Morty

Morty is a 4-year-old, orange-and-white cat. She is sweet, calm and affectionate.

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Leader Pets of the Day: Blackie and Dancer

Leader Pets of the Day: Blackie and Dancer

It’s “Here kitty, kitty... girl time.” There’s no denying these two kitties are sisters. Blackie and Dancer are just 1 1/2 years old and ready to be transported to their new life.

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Hospital head is board recertified

Jack Ivie, president of Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, recently earned board recertification in healthcare management.

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Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend

Free and mesmerizing jazz from singer Thurston every weekend

Saturday mornings in Burbank have gotten a lot cooler recently, thanks to jazz singer Perlene Thurston’s free, weekly 11 a.m. gigs at Olive Avenue’s Backstage Café. Teamed with the veteran guitarist Doug McDonald, Thurston’s brand of straight ahead jazz vocals are lush and evocative, fraught with warmth and emotion and communicates volumes of psychic information with an instinctive artistry that’s near mesmerizing.

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Dining: Trip to Bountiful Bakery is sweet indeed

Dining: Trip to Bountiful Bakery is sweet indeed

The economic downturn of 2008 was a curse and a blessing for Denise Assad. After a prestigious career in advertising and design, she lost her job. Using her unemployment checks as start-up cash, she began baking and selling the fruits of her labor to parents at her son’s preschool. By 2009, she’d earned enough to join the Brentwood Farmer’s Market where her baking business really took off.

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Talk to tout water conservation

Talk to tout water conservation

Area residents are invited to a special water-conservation program, “Be Water Wise Today, Tomorrow & Always,” which will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane. The club’s Community Relations Committee has organized the event.

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Lecture to address Islamic State

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will hear a lecture on the subject “ISIL, the Islamic State in the Levant,” when it meets Sunday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the La Cañada home of Lyn and Bud Slotky. The featured speaker is Hamid Rezai, Ph.D., an Egyptian academician visiting the United States.

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Kiwanis AM club installs officers

Kiwanis AM club installs officers

Roy Huff, Kiwanis Lt. Governor of Div. 3, presided over the recent installation of officers for the La Cañada Kiwanis AM club. Installed were Barbie Eland president; Bill Imbriale, president elect; Sean Crahan, vice president; Rosemary Hook, statistical secretary; Dick Barley, treasurer; Martha Burns, recording secretary; Joe Thompson, past president and Claire Slaughter, parliamentarian.

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Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run, suffers minor injuries

Police are searching for a hit-and-run motorist who reportedly struck a pedestrian crossing the street in Glendale on Friday.

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Crime Report: Annoying repeat phone calls

A woman called police at around 6:45 p.m. after receiving multiple phone calls from an unknown person requesting permission to visit her home.

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Burbank High football holds off Glendale comeback attempt to earn league win

GLENDALE — The Glendale High and Burbank football teams have both had their share of struggles this season.

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Sports Roundup: La Cañada High girls' cross-country team, Scoville triumph at Rio Hondo's second meet

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Burroughs High boys, Burbank's Fernandez find spot in Pacific League winner's circle

ARCADIA — For quite some time, it seemed as if the Arcadia High cross-country program was unbeatable at its home course of Arcadia County Park.

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La Cañada High girls' tennis can't match up with San Marino

LA CAÑADA — In its quest to upset longtime reigning Rio Hondo League champion San Marino High, the La Cañada girls’ tennis team found itself losing an overwhelming numbers game from the start.

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Burbank High girls' volleyball can't shake Arcadia from Pacific League perch

ARCADIA — There was no changing of the guard atop the Pacific League girls’ volleyball standings, much to the chagrin of Burbank High.

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818 Roundup: Burbank Unified superintendent to retire; Pair looks to open Glendale's first brewery

Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Friday, October 17, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 57. 

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A woman walks past a utility box mural painted with what looks like a colorful elephant at California and Maryland in Glendale on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The program was sponsored by the Arts & Culture Commission and artists painted 26 utility box murals around Brand Blvd. in Glendale on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The program is being expanded to Montrose.

Beautification, arts events expand 'Beyond the Box'

From a peacock to a British-styled telephone booth, utility boxes across Montrose will get an artistic makeover next week.

Glendale Police community service officer Anna Diaz, left, helped find a table for Maria Martinez, right, and her daughter Deja Cortes, second from left, and Danielle Babbitt, all of Burbank, at Red Robin during the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at the Glendale Galleria restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

Public service takes on new meaning

Nearly a dozen Glendale police officers waited tables and collected tips at Red Robin restaurant on Thursday evening as part of the “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Santos' case will not be heard

The California Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to review the case of a reputed gang member convicted in a series of armed robberies — one of which was witnessed by undercover Glendale detectives — from November 2010 to June 2011, court records show.

Police, YWCA join in fight against domestic violence

The number of local domestic-violence cases reported in 2013 was up slightly from the year before, but still reflects an average that’s been consistent for three years, according to the latest statistics.

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 Thursday

Learning Matters: Today's GUSD student body features more diverse mix

A few years ago, a French-Armenian graduate student came to Glendale to gather research for her dissertation on Armenian communities in Glendale and Hollywood. I had the pleasure of spending several hours with her at the invitation of my City Attorney friend, Lucy Varpetian.

Jan Britz, superintendent of Burbank Unified Public Schools at Burbank High School's graduation at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank in May 2012. Burbank Unified Supt. Britz could potentially receive a $15,000 raise if the school board approves it while discussing her contract on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

BUSD superintendent to step down

The Burbank school board thanked Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz during their Thursday night meeting, hours after she announced she would retire in June, closing the door on 40 years of work in education, about 10 years in Burbank and two in the district’s top job.

Altadena's Ozma Bryant, left, and La Cañada author Catherine Linka look through Young Adult titles selected for the newly formed "Adults who read YA" book club, held at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse the first Thursday of each month.

Book club shows, you can't judge a book by its reader

There's a new young adult book club in town. The only thing is, it's not for young adults.

A sign posted at an entrance to the Cross Town Trail in La Cañada Flintridge with the local laws for keeping pets on a leash and cleaning up after them on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Leash patrol puts owners on notice

A few times each week, La Cañada dog owner Scott Heaton grabs a leash and heads for the city's Cross Town Trail with companion Sole, an 8-year-old retriever, in tow.

La Cañada High School health clerk Alice Hastings, center, checks the pulse of sophomore Leeona Jones, right, during the Great California Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill designed to train citizens' disaster response.

La Cañada takes part in statewide earthquake drill

[UPDATE 10/16 5:08 p.m.] La Cañadans ducked, covered and evacuated Wednesday morning, participating in the Great California Shakeout, a statewide earthquake drill designed to test and refine the disaster response protocols of schools and local agencies.

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