Burbank High girls' volleyball tunes up for postseason with win over Glendale

Burbank High girls' volleyball tunes up for postseason with win over Glendale

BURBANK — With their opponent fighting for its playoff life, the Burbank High girls' volleyball team received a quality postseason tune-up in the form of visiting Glendale in Thursday afternoon's Pacific League match.

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Burbank High football bounces Arcadia in preparation for showdown with Burroughs

BURBANK — Scoring on eight of 11 total drives, the Burbank High football team set in motion its path toward a collision course with archrival Burroughs by obliterating visiting Arcadia, 56-14, in Thursday evening's Pacific League contest at Memorial Field.

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Sports roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis finishes league unbeaten

GIRLS’ TENNIS

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball notches another sweep against rival

STUDIO CITY — Winning matches at Harvard-Westlake hasn’t occurred very often lately for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team.

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Muir High proves just too formidable for Hoover football

PASADENA — The storyline was evident from the start.

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Crescenta Valley High football earns its share of Pacific League title with win over Pasadena

Crescenta Valley High's Jonathan Jun carries the ball into the heart of the Pasadena defense and gets through for long yardage in a Pacific League football game at Glendale High on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football earns its share of Pacific League title with win over Pasadena

GLENDALE — In the grand scheme of the Pacific League schedule, most would deem that Crescenta Valley High’s victory a week prior against Muir was the deciding factor in the Falcons’ ascent to a league title.

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Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star Wars figures,” he explains, “and Princess Leia was inevitably the first casualty of every battle…because she stood in the way of Luke Skywalker’s and Han Solo’s undying love for each other. I’d put her in the hospital, so the two of them could be together.”

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Riverwalk bridge designs span from plain to ornate

Riverwalk bridge designs span from plain to ornate

Future users of a proposed bridge over the Glendale Narrows said on Wednesday they would like the overpass to be a community gathering spot in addition to serving as a connector to Griffith Park.

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County vector control district could add area cities

Property owners in La Crescenta and Montrose could pay more in taxes as officials move to annex both areas into the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, which has been providing services in the two communities, but residents haven’t been billed for it.

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Glendale woman and L.A. doctor face fraud charges

A 38-year-old Glendale woman who co-owned a home-health agency has been indicted for taking part in a scheme that defrauded Medicare out of $22 million, according to court records unsealed on Thursday. 

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Educators, business leaders launch partnership

Glendale Community College on Wednesday hosted the launch of a new partnership between businesses in the Verdugo region and educators in the Burbank and Glendale school districts, the college and Cal State Northridge to build pathways for students entering careers into highly-skilled jobs that pay well.

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School board rejects county claim seeking indemnity

The Glendale school board has rejected a claim filed by Los Angeles County officials seeking indemnity from the school district in a case stemming from a former Glendale student who was sexually assaulted by a vocational instructor at Hoover High.

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A good reason to laugh

A good reason to laugh

More than 1,000 people attended a fundraiser at the Alex Theatre this past Sunday for cancer awareness.

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La Cañada tennis' McKenzie sisters take league doubles championship

La Cañada tennis' McKenzie sisters take league doubles championship

TEMPLE CITY — Sisters Ally and Cassie McKenzie didn’t play together this season in doubles for the La Cañada High girls’ tennis team.

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Glendale police investigating reported residential burglary

Glendale police investigating reported residential burglary

Glendale police on Thursday afternoon were investigating a residential burglary in which a resident came home to find their side door forced open, police said.

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Crescenta Valley girls' golf finishes season at CIF tournament

There weren’t any expectations for the members of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team when they competed in the CIF Southern Section Eastern Team Divisional event Thursday.

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Intersections: Story research focuses on the ending

Intersections: Story research focuses on the ending

I am fascinated by death. I don’t mean that in a morbid way. I think it’s misunderstood and conveniently ignored until it reaches us. By then, we are so paralyzed by it that in between grieving our loved ones, there’s no time to really think about it. It’s frightening, often sudden, its impact damaging us in ways that are unseen.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top languages spoken at home in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: Top languages spoken at home in Glendale

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top languages spoken at home in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Top languages spoken at home in Burbank

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Around Town: Here's a not-so-scary guide to haunted fun

The Halloween season officially began in August at the Montrose CVS, and will conclude Friday night.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: UC schools shouldn't overlook homegrown students

Unquestionably, the older I get the more persnickety I become. It’s the curse of aging. Recently, I’ve read a plethora of articles about the politicians in Sacramento and other institutions of ill-repute betraying the youth of California by limiting UC admissions in lieu of out-of-state and foreign students. That makes me madder than a hornet.

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Police release surveillance photos of paint store thief

Police release surveillance photos of paint store thief

Glendale police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly stole $485 worth of spray-paint guns from a Glendale paint shop.

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School board sniffs out legal issue on drug searches

School board sniffs out legal issue on drug searches

Whether the return of drug-sniffing dogs to La Cañada High School would affect a culture change on campus or potentially muddle issues surrounding students' constitutional rights to privacy was deeply discussed Tuesday by local school officials.

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School board discusses potential change to district reserves

La Cañada Unified School District officials discussed Tuesday how a proposition on California's November ballot might impact local school-district funding.

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'Project Runway Threads' appearance may sew the seams of a fashion career

'Project Runway Threads' appearance may sew the seams of a fashion career

Locals flipping through TV channels tonight may see a familiar face, as La Cañada High School sophomore and fashionista Grace Rickert debuts on Lifetime “Project Runway Threads,” a fashion design competition for teens airing at 10 p.m.

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Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

Adding form to function: Artists turn Montrose utility boxes into works of art

There’s one artistic shape that Vicky Rees won’t outgrow — circles.

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818 Roundup: LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs; Glendale Sports Complex to get turf upgrade despite concerns

818 Roundup: LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs; Glendale Sports Complex to get turf upgrade despite concerns

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 58 degrees.

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Glendale High boys' water polo bests Hoover to run league winning streak to 30

Glendale High's Artak Arzumanyan shoots against Hoover's Levon Tarverdov in a Pacific League boys' water polo match at Hoover High on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale High boys' water polo bests Hoover to run league winning streak to 30

GLENDALE — It doesn’t get old for the Glendale High boys’ water polo team winning Pacific League matches. Not even at 30.

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Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

Burbank High's Lilit Vardanyan fist pumps after winning a point against Arcadia in the Pacific League tennis singles semifinals at Pasadena High on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High girls' tennis reigns at Pacific League finals

PASADENA — While the Glendale and Crescenta Valley high girls’ tennis programs certainly made an impact locally at Wednesday afternoon’s Pacific League individual tennis finals, when it comes to best in show, nobody topped Burbank’s Bulldogs.

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La Cañada High girls' tennis sends three to Rio Hondo League semifinals

Ally McKenzie’s reign as Rio Hondo League singles champion concluded for all intents and purposes on Wednesday afternoon at Live Oak Park in Temple City.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Annual pancake breakfast; Sheriff's host 'Haunted Jail'

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Crescenta Valley station will host a “Haunted Jail” from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday at its location, 4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta.

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Complex to get turf upgrade despite worries

Artificial turf at the Glendale Sports Complex that is nearly a decade old will be replaced following approval by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, though potential, yet unconfirmed, cancer concerns linger over a rubber component from which the material is made.

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La Cañada Unified balks at cost of Sagebrush transfer

Glendale school officials were caught off guard Wednesday when they learned La Cañada Unified officials are no longer willing to discuss the financial aspects of negotiations tied to potentially transferring the Sagebrush territory from Glendale Unified’s boundaries.

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Friendly competition has breast-cancer message

Doing everything from sporting homemade breast-cancer-awareness T-shirts to eating a raw onion and dog food helped Glendale Lt. Tim Feeley earn the most votes and first place in this year’s Army of Pink campaign.

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Glendale-based startup offers cheap stays around the world

A new startup website headquartered in Glendale is selling the experience of being a backpacking college student by offering cheap and sometimes unconventional lodging around the world.

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Fire officials offer tips for Halloween

Parents should keep some safety tips in mind as they take their children out trick-or-treating on Halloween, according to Glendale fire officials.

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LCUSD steps back from Sagebrush transfer costs proposed by GUSD

The La Cañada Unified School District is no longer willing to discuss with Glendale school officials the financial aspects of negotiations regarding the transfer of Sagebrush territory into its boundaries, according to statements made at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.

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Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Pieroni announces City Council bid

Leonard Pieroni III announced this week he is launching his campaign for one of three seats that will be open on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in the March election.

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Production crews unload trees as other crews arrive with portable power at 4159 Commonwealth Ave., in La Cañada Flintridge, where a home was used for filming.

La Cañada's film ordinance is ready for close-up

A year of debating, including four commission meetings, meetings with community groups and an untold staff hours, concluded Monday as revisions to La Cañada's film ordinance were agreed upon by residents, filmmakers and civic leaders alike.

Ashley Moreno was named the 2005 Rose Queen in October 2004. Then 17, she was a senior at La Cañada High School.

La Cañada History: LCHS student named Rose Queen

Ten Years Ago

St. Francis' Ross Niederhaus and Mason Williams take down Cathedral;s Marshaun Cameron during a game on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Weekly Previews: St. Francis football a win away from league crown

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Crescenta Valley's Robert Benson lifts teammate Jordan Lobianco into the air after scoring a touchdown off of an interception against Muir in the first half of a Pacific League football game at Muir High School on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley looking to clinch share of crown against Pasadena

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

Rep. Adam Schiff, left, and Los Angeles resident Steve Stokes, right, are vying for the House seat for the 28th Congressional District, which Schiff currently holds.

Contenders face off in House race

Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control.

Big rig hits sign, flips over on 210 Freeway in La Crescenta

A semi-truck that hit an overhead sign and then flipped over Tuesday night caused closures on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway until Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

La Cañada High girls' volleyball unable to force split atop Rio Hondo League standings

LA CAÑADA — Despite a valiant and stunning comeback, the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team’s attempt to force its way into first place in the Rio Hondo League was halted by rival South Pasadena.

The La Cañada High boys' water polo bench celebrates a goal against South Pasadena during a Rio Hondo League match Tuesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High boys' water polo, Lowe edge South Pasadena in OT again

LA CAÑADA — For a second straight time, the La Cañada High and South Pasadena boys’ water polo teams found themselves deadlocked in a Rio Hondo League contest.

Incumbent Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), left, and Republican candidate Todd Royal, a La Cañada Flintridge resident, are the two contenders for the California State Assembly District 43 seat.

818 Roundup: Assembly candidates on small business; MTA approves traffic mitigation measures

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 59 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Flintridge Prep girls' tennis falls to rival in season finale

PASADENA — It’s very rare for a high school team to not have a single senior or junior on board. That was the case for the Flintridge Prep girls’ tennis team.

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