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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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

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

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Madeline Dulcich (left) figures to have a bigger role with the Tologs this season. (File Photo)

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

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

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

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

College Update: Koemans, Northeastern conclude historic season

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

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

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.

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

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.

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Rose Parade judges named

Rose Parade judges named

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

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Drive-thru rules get a yellow light

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.

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Elementary students put on Thanksgiving feast with a dollop of learning

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 Burbank?

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

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

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

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Burbank man arrested for alleged stabbing attempt

Burbank man arrested for alleged stabbing attempt

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

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GCC aims for pilot bachelor's degree program

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.

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

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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Youth Roundup: La Cañada Gladiators win two conference titles

2014 Midget Champs. La Cañada Gladiators. (Courtesy of Kevin Lacey)

Youth Roundup: La Cañada Gladiators win two conference titles

For the first time in the 48-year history of the La Canada Gladiators, two teams brought home conference championships.

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Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Flintridge Prep's Jack Van Scoter heads to Fresno's Woodward Park after winning the CIF-SS Division V individual championship last weekend at Mt. SAC. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Perhaps it’s an already all-too familiar narrative, but history is on the line once again for the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s three surviving cross-country schools at Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

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Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Arriving from Arizona, Glendale and Burbank police last week flew in their new shared helicopter, which is equipped with updated features for more efficient and effective police work, officials said.

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New ad campaign takes flight at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Burbank Bob Hope Airport officials are following a marketing playbook that they hope will help raise awareness of the airport by targeting college sports fans throughout the country with bowl season around the corner.

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Buffalo Wild Wings, L.A. Fitness eye Glendale Marketplace

L.A. Fitness and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will be setting up shop in the Glendale Marketplace, which has seen several businesses close. However, their grand openings likely won’t happen until the end of next year.

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Burroughs High gets new principal

Deborah Madrigal will take the helm of John Burroughs High School in December, Burbank educators announced this past Thursday during a meeting of the Burbank Unified school board.

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Homework talk sparks 'spirited debate'

Guidelines that suggest how long students should spend on homework were reviewed by the Burbank Unified school board last week during a meeting that had a teacher and former student speak out against them.

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Drop-off boxes at Broadway post office to be relocated

Two drive-thru drop-off mailboxes in the alley behind the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service will be relocated for three months due to a construction project.

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Rink to reopen for season

Rink to reopen for season

Pull those Christmas sweaters out of the closet — and some leg warmers, while you’re at it. A temporary skating rink will return to downtown Burbank on Friday with a schedule of special events that includes Ugly Sweater Mondays and ’80s Night Wednesdays.

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Youngsters learn about business world

From brainstorming ideas to targeting consumers, youth tapped into their business skills for a two-day “Youth in Business Entrepreneurs’ Day” this past weekend.

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Burb's Eye View: A message helps make a happy home

When she moved into her new home on Lincoln Street this month, Elana Helgesen discovered a welcome surprise message: “Will you marry me?”

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Community: GCC's Patrons Club presents annual fashion show

John Davitt, former superintendent/president of Glendale Community College, was remembered for his longtime support of the college’s Patrons Club during the annual fashion show earlier this month at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

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Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Glendale Community College football duo earns honors

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 12th and final meeting of the year.

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Community: Weathercaster is also Santa's elf

NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman will be broadcasting his 5 and 6 p.m. segments live at several locations throughout December. He will visit the Americana at Brand from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, and then pack up his “sleigh” and head for Toluca Lake, where he’ll stop at the 7 p.m. neighborhood tree-lighting ceremony at the corner of Riverside Drive and Forman Avenue.

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Community: Top SoCal choral singers perform

Local high school choral members performed with their peers last Saturday during the Southern California Vocal Assn.’s High School Honor Choirs event at Santa Monica High School. The evening performance culminated two days of intense rehearsals by students representing high schools throughout the Southland.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Matilda

From last week, Melody (A366120) is still available and Humphrey (A367559) has gone to a rescue.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Sylvester is a 3-year-old chocolate Pit Bull Terrier available for adoption through the Burbank Animal Shelter.

Leader Pet of the Day: Sylvester

Calling all chocolate lovers... chocolate pit bull terriers, that is. Introducing pretty-eyed Sylvester. This energetic 3-year-old boy is a handsome lad with a sweet and playful spirit.

A Monarch butterfly on a daisy at the Oak Woodland and California Meadow Project at Descanso Gardens in La Ca-ada Flintridge on Monday, November 10, 2014. The 5-acre project officially opens this Saturday and features the historic Boddy Lodge, native grasses, meadow plants and trees.

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, May 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and reaffirming support for a plan to equip law enforcement officials with body-worn cameras.

In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral who had helped arrange for the service to promote religious tolerance, said he "hoped the service would serve as the start of more efforts to work together for good." Although security was tight for the event, one heckler turned up, decrying the use of the cathedral by Muslims. The day before, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. had made a Facebook post in which he wrote about the event that it was "sad to see a church open its doors to worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible." The critics' sentiments resonated with some Americans, but not with others.

On Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m., Sport Chalet will offer free underwater photos with Santa for ages 10 and up. Younger children can snorkel with St. Nick as an alternative.

Underwater portraits with Santa at Sport Chalet

Anyone looking for a fun alternative to the annual mall Santa portrait will find a welcome respite at La Cañada’s Sport Chalet on Dec. 6.

Burglary suspects arrested with parking-control officer's help

Police tied three people to a residential burglary that occurred last month using records from a parking-control officer who had noted the suspect vehicle’s license plate while on parking duty, authorities said.

"London, 1960," a photograph part of the exhibition "Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland" now at the Huntington.

An American captures a changing UK

In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting a lot of unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson was carrying wads of cash.

Shamma, MacVaugh and Blain eliminated in second round of tournament

Throughout the regular season, Natalie Shamma, Holly MacVaugh and Margaux Blain proved they could match up against some of the top talent in their respective leagues.

Crew member Angie Zavala shows off the Ox Box, which includes double beef, jasmine rice, sauced-tossed veggies, caramel egg, all toppers, at Asian Box in Burbank.

Dining Review: Dining options after the turkey's put away

Thanksgiving vacation is near. The family is coming to town. Thursday, everyone will be busy preparing food, talking and eating. What about Friday through Sunday? How will you keep them entertained?

Alleged drunk driver arrested for crashing into parked cars

A 34-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly crashing her car into several parked cars while drunk, police said.

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