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Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

Carlos Casanova of Glendale puts the ball during the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship at Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale on Wednesday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Jake Ledbetter grabs lead in Glendale City Golf Championship

GLENDALE — For someone who has played golf for about two years, Jake Ledbetter caught the attention of the field Wednesday during the qualifying round of the third annual Glendale City Golf Championship.

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Privately run summer schools debated

Members of the La Cañada Unified school community are reacting to a recent Los Angeles Times article that questioned the merit of public school districts benefiting from summer school programs operated privately by their educational foundations.

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Area trails receiving an improved look

Area trails receiving an improved look

Crews from Los Angeles County’s Parks and Recreation Department set their sights this summer on making trail improvements in and around La Cañada, and are currently working in several sections of the city through July 31.

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Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

A proposed state bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would utilize digital signs along freeways typically used for displaying Amber Alerts in order to help identify hit-and-run suspects earned support from the Los Angeles City Council.

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Glendale looks to less harmful rodenticide for city parks and wildlife areas

Glendale is set to swap a poison that parks maintenance workers use to kill mice and rats for one that’s less dangerous to other wildlife that may eat the rodents, following City Council review this week.

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College educators examine success rates

At Glendale Community College, 54% of students who were tracked from 2007 through 2013 went on to earn a certificate, degree or transfer to four-year school, according to data released this week showing the college’s student success rates.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Local grad earns full ride to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Montrose Food and Brewfest

Crescenta Valley High School graduate Max Burton, 18, received a full scholarship from Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

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Intersections: Life in the time of grief and the kindness of strangers

Intersections: Life in the time of grief and the kindness of strangers

A few months ago, my grandmother passed away. It was a slow, agonizing end, one of those things that began with a trip to the hospital and only became progressively worse as the months wore on. In some ways, she knew that once she went in, she would not be coming out. In some ways, we did, too.

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Piece of Mind: Educational foundations provide valuable service

Education inequality — such as undeniably exists between schools in affluent communities and those in poor areas — is of concern to anyone who has compassion for others and who understands the value of good schooling to the future of our civilization. If all children, from the most tender age, could be guaranteed a solid education, our society would benefit in countless ways. Aristotle and Plato had that right.

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The Valley Line: Chamber's mixer celebrates 'Christmas in July'

The Valley Line: Chamber's mixer celebrates 'Christmas in July'

My goodness we are speeding through summer. It's hard to believe we are almost done with July and on to August. In just weeks the local kids will be back to school.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Sharing the story of two travelers

Cecilia Del Valle Navarro is from the picturesque town of Alcazar de San Juan, located in the Castile-La Mancha region of Central Spain. The plains of La Mancha entice one into the world of Don Quixote de La Mancha created by Miguel de Cervantes. Alcazar de San Juan is a town of windmills, castles, churches and markets steeped in a land of culture, tradition, fable and literary significance. She is from a land of considerable depth, which has defined her European character.

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Around Town: Continuing tales from the Proper

The summers are long in La Cañada Flintridge.

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San Gabriel Valley All-Stars gear up for regional

San Gabriel Valley's Justin Cage it tagged out at first base during Babe Ruth League SoCal Regional Championships action versus Long Beach Heartwell at Stengel Field. (Photo by Mike Mullen)

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars gear up for regional

After going the distance to win the three-game Babe Ruth 18-and-under Southern California Regional, the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars celebrated briefly before refocusing.

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Glendale hires firm to market cell towers

Glendale is set to partner with a company that will actively market public buildings to telecommunications companies searching for locations to install cell towers.

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Vintage cars on display at Downtown Burbank Car Classic this weekend

Vintage cars on display at Downtown Burbank Car Classic this weekend

For an up close glimpse at roughly 200 cars featured on television shows and in movies, including Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine and cars seen in "Almost Famous," "Die Another Day" and HBO's "Entourage," head downtown Saturday for the third annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic.

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Heading for a 'Cruise Night'

Heading for a 'Cruise Night'

About 50,000 people attended Glendale's 21st annual Cruise Night, an increase of roughly 10,000 attendees. Organizers attribute the jump to the event's inaugural fireworks show.

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Burbank boy accused of attacking his mother

A 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday after allegedly punching and strangling his mother during an argument, police said.

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Glendale selects Casey Sripramong as new girls' swim and water polo coach

Glendale selects Casey Sripramong as new girls' swim and water polo coach

As a player, Casey Sripramong brought plenty of determination to the Glendale High girls' water polo team.

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Woman victim of reported iPhone theft in Glendale

A woman was pinned against a stair railing at the Vagabond Inn as an unidentified suspect snatched her iPhone on Monday, according to police.

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Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

Flintridge Prep finalizes 2014 football schedule

A schedule that was in flux through portions of the spring and into the summer has been finalized for the Flintridge Prep football team.

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City of Glendale seeks to change zoning rules

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously initiated the process to make changes to zoning rules that may alter who approves San Fernando Road Corridor development projects and gives developers tools to set their own standards.

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818 Roundup: Bob Hope Airport EIR suspended; Burbank to debut online comment system for city meetings

818 Roundup: Bob Hope Airport EIR suspended; Burbank to debut online comment system for city meetings

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The high is expected to reach 94 and a low of 67 in the Glendale region.

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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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Single-family home prices in Glendale spike

The median price for a single-family home in Glendale jumped by more than $100,000 last month compared to a year ago, according to the latest real estate report.

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Police release photos of alleged shoplifters

Police release photos of alleged shoplifters

Glendale police released security photos this week of men who allegedly stole items from two local retailers in separate incidents.

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Evening hikers group invites newcomers

Evening hikers group invites newcomers

Hiking enthusiasts, take note.

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Blood drive slated for Wednesday at Bob Hope Airport

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Bob Hope Airport, 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank.

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Accreditation commission to host public forum

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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National Night Out in Burbank to change locations

National Night Out in Burbank is moving to the Burbank Police Station this year from its previous location on the Chandler Bikeway.

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Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

City officials have temporarily suspended work on a report studying the environmental impacts of constructing a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport following unresolved differences between the city of Burbank and the airport.

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Burbank to debut online comment pilot program for city meetings

Burbank residents can now leave comments for city officials on issues slated to be discussed at upcoming meetings as part of a pilot program to increase community engagement, especially for those who may not be able to attend a meeting in person.

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Leader pet of the day: Charmer

Meet Charmer: in another life, he was an 80s-hair band front man.

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News-Press pet of the day: Little Girl

Little Girl is a 5-year-old, grey-and-white pit bull. She loves belly rubs and going for walks in the park. She’s very sweet and affectionate, too. This clever girl knows her “sit,” “down” and “stay” commands.

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Ed Noll, fire department medical director and area physician, dies at 62

Edmond “Ed” C. Noll, EMS medical director for the Glendale Fire Department, passed away on Saturday after a year-long bout with cancer. He was 62.

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Los Angeles man arrested for stolen car, possession of vehicle burglary tools

A man caught allegedly driving a stolen car and possessing vehicle-burglary tools was arrested Friday, police said.

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Possible Listeria contamination prompts fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Costco

A California packing company has voluntarily recalled fruit sold at Trader Joe's and Costco due to the possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, CBS News reported. The fruit has not been linked to any illnesses at this time. 

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La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

Fifty years ago: A drag race on Crown Avenue during the wee hours of a July 1964 morning ended badly when one of the two vehicles involved didn't make the turn at Sana Inez Way, jumped the curb, flipped over on its top and burst into flames.

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Burb's Eye View: Bicyclists join forces for 'Walk Bike Burbank'

Last weekend, a group of bicyclists gathered around a coffee-shop table and solidified a new era for Burbank’s bike and pedestrian paths.

Alex Alcala, 30, of Baldwin Park, gets out of the sand trap during the Inaugural Glendale City Golf Championship held at Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

Glendale City Golf Championship continues to gain traction

As a spectator last season, Bob Merette watched the final round of the Glendale City Golf Championship unfold at Oakmont Country Club.

In Theory: What would you say to veterans who are dealing with guilt?

Q: What might you say to someone who served in the armed forces — perhaps even decades ago — and who carries guilt over having killed others in a time of war?

Coroner's officials have identified the human remains found near Stough Canyon Nature Center in February as Thomas Katz, a Sherman Oaks resident who was reported missing on Aug. 30, 2013.

Coroner identifies human remains found in Burbank five months ago

The human remains discovered roughly five months ago off a road near the Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank have been identified as those of a 65-year-old man reported missing out of Sherman Oaks, authorities said.

'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit on display at Forest Lawn cemetery

'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit on display at Forest Lawn cemetery

One doesn’t expect to find collections of classic motorcycles in a graveyard.

Artist Vie Blakey, left, holds a mirror as Amanda Carter tries on some jewelry during the Montrose Art Walk featuring works by local artists on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, Calf. on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Montrose Art Walk draws visitors from beyond city borders

Spattered across Honolulu Avenue on Saturday morning were booths filled with jewelry, acrylic paintings, wood etchings as part of the Montrose Art Walk.

Installation views of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

818 Roundup: Huntington Library expands American collection, Palmdale man suspected of firearm violations

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The high is expected to reach 85 and a low of 66 in the Glendale region.

A male California quail watches over his flock at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  The California quail is the state bird.

Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

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

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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