Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, bigger goals

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, bigger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.

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Smiley propels Crescenta Valley to 5-2 win against Victor Valley

Smiley propels Crescenta Valley to 5-2 win against Victor Valley

GLENDALE — There are plenty of ways Jimmy Smiley can contribute as a member of the Crescenta Valley High baseball team. He provided a couple of examples Wednesday night.Looking to further bolster Crescenta Valley’s pitching rotation, the senior right-hander might have made a case for himself to be the No. 2 starter behind Brian Gadsby. He can also pose a threat while batting in the middle of the lineup.

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Baseball Preview: Crescenta Valley ready to follow up memorable campaign

Baseball Preview: Crescenta Valley ready to follow up memorable campaign

Following a phenomenally memorable 2014 campaign for the Crescenta Valley High baseball team, the Falcons return hoping to make some more memories for the 2015 class.

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Baseball Preview: Flintridge Prep, La Cañada hoping for rekindled success

Two seasons have passed since Guillermo Gonzalez took over the helm of Flintridge Prep baseball and Alex Valadez grabbed the reins at La Cañada.

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Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

With plenty of pop in the lineup, the La Cañada High softball team lifted itself to a surprising CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal run a season ago.

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Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

If there’s a common thread that runs through the city of La Cañada’s three track and field programs, perhaps it’s that each has a steady cross-country program to poach from.

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School board candidate forum doesn't shy from heated topics

School board candidate forum doesn't shy from heated topics

During an election forum this week hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, school board candidates were quizzed about their top priorities for Glendale Unified and were asked to answer questions specific to them.

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Council hopefuls discuss voting districts, Rockhaven at candidate forum

Council hopefuls discuss voting districts, Rockhaven at candidate forum

Several City Council hopefuls sounded off against splitting Glendale into voting districts during a candidate forum Monday night at the Sparr Heights Community Center, saying the change could limit representation and bring important decisions to a stalemate.

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Challengers lead incumbents in campaign fundraising for school races

Challengers in the Glendale Unified and Glendale Community College races have outpaced incumbents in the money race so far, according to an analysis of campaign financial data.

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Talk continues between school districts on potential Sagebrush transfer

Talks between La Cañada and Glendale districts remain positive, officials said this week as both sides continue to discuss the possible transfer of the Sagebrush area to the La Cañada Unified school district.

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Eight stores cited for underage alcohol sales in police sting

Clerks at eight Glendale liquor stores were cited for allegedly selling alcohol to teenagers during a special-enforcement sting police conducted on Saturday.

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Comment period extended for 710 extension project

The offices of two California assemblymen announced this week that the California Department of Transportation has decided to extend the public comment period on the still-unreleased Environmental Impact Report for its 710 Freeway extension project.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose-Verdugo chamber mixer; CV Alliance presentation

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Mardo K Fine Jewelry, 2269 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

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Police looking for more possible victims of alleged online solicitation suspect

Police looking for more possible victims of alleged online solicitation suspect

Glendale police are looking for possible victims who may have had contact with a 42-year-old Glendale man accused of soliciting an underage girl online, police said.

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Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Crescenta Valley High swimming is looking to continue its long line of Pacific League titles.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Even without the star power and depth that carried Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team to three straight CIF Southern Section Division II top-three finishes from 2011-13, the Falcons still managed to stay in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish last year.

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The Valley Line: Area eateries host 'Dinners from the Heart'

The Valley Line: Area eateries host 'Dinners from the Heart'

Here we are and it is the first week of March already. These past few days have been busy ones for many of our folk who are charity-minded. They have attended several dinners to raise funds for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and its many programs. The annual event is called, “Dinners from the Heart,” and is staged in 35 different restaurants throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

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Sagebrush talks 'productive'

Sagebrush talks 'productive'

La Cañada Unified school officials reassured residents Tuesday that negotiations with their Glendale counterparts over the transfer of students living in La Cañada's Sagebrush territory are still moving forward after a Feb. 25 meeting of the minds.

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Jury awards teacher $178K in disability discrimination case

A federal jury unanimously found Monday that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles discriminated against a former kindergarten teacher at a private school in La Cañada Flintridge and engaged in conduct which was “malicious, oppressive or in conscious disregard” of the teacher’s disability rights when they fired her in 2012 following spine surgery.

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Intersections: The roots of tree veneration grow deep

Intersections: The roots of tree veneration grow deep

Earlier this week, I was invited to speak at an Arbor Day event organized by Glendale Beautiful at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, the oldest home in the city of Glendale.

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Workshop looks at 710 EIR

Workshop looks at 710 EIR

Locals put weekend plans on hold Saturday morning, crowding into La Cañada’s City Council chambers to learn how to harness people power in anticipation of the release of the California Department of Transportation’s proposed 710 Freeway extension project.

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La Cañada History: 'Champagne Lady' takes to the slopes

La Cañada History: 'Champagne Lady' takes to the slopes

Ten Years Ago

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Attack suspect was angry ex-boyfriend, victim's brother says

Attack suspect was angry ex-boyfriend, victim's brother says

[UPDATED 8:43 p.m.] Lance Jaquette got the call at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday.

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Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.

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Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.

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Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

A rebuilding effort is underway at La Cañada High, albeit one that should be smoother in the familiar waters of CIF Southern Section Division II.

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Airport tower to display 'awesome' artwork

Airport tower to display 'awesome' artwork

Some high school students might see their artwork hung on a fridge door for friends and family to admire or shown at an event for a few hundred art lovers to enjoy.

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Emails with utilities 'troubling,' says PUC President Michael Picker

Emails with utilities 'troubling,' says PUC President Michael Picker

Emails portraying overly chummy and questionable contacts between California utilities and state regulators are "troubling," the new president of the Public Utilities Commission told lawmakers Tuesday.

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Suspect in custody after allegedly attacking three women

Suspect in custody after allegedly attacking three women

[UPDATED 11:03 a.m.] A 29-year-old Santa Clarita man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly attacking three women, two of whom were stabbed, at their Burbank home, police said.

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818 Roundup: Despite cerebral palsy, musician rocks on; Glendale City Council campaign finances

818 Roundup: Despite cerebral palsy, musician rocks on; Glendale City Council campaign finances

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with mostly clear skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

TORRANCE — The Burroughs High girls’ basketball team has taken some rather big steps this season. Tuesday, however, the program looked to take a monumental leap.

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Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

LA CAÑADA — Following 80 minutes of regulation and an additional 20 minutes of overtime, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team found itself entering a penalty kick session with something huge at stake — a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship match.

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Despite cerebral palsy, musician rocks on

Despite cerebral palsy, musician rocks on

In hard rock, Brandon Mendenhall found salvation in the form of acceptance, friendship and, for the past six years, a creative outlet.

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First-time council candidate leads in campaign funding, reports show

A first-time City Council candidate has doubled down in the money race prior to the April 7 election, an analysis of campaign disclosure statements shows.

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R.D. White Elementary PTA celebrates 100 years

Less than a year after R.D. White Elementary opened its doors to students in 1915, the school’s Parent Teachers Assn. was established, making it among the oldest PTAs in Glendale.

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Veterans job fair set for March 19

Job-seeking military veterans may want to polish up their resumes and have their business attire inspection-ready for an upcoming veterans job fair on March 19. The event is open to the public.

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City Council candidate forums scheduled

The following Glendale City Council candidate forums will be held in the coming weeks, leading up to election day on April 7:

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Burbank Police name Sgt. Adam Cornils new PIO

Burbank residents will be seeing a new face on the news, as Burbank Police Sgt. Adam Cornils was recently named public information officer of the Burbank Police Department.

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Students get free dental care, brushing tips

Hundreds of students at Joaquin Miller Elementary received free dental care and tips recently through the Burbank-based Kids’ Community Dental Clinic, which provides free care to children at up to 60 schools each year.

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Grand View's hours of operation expanded as cemetery begins renovations

For several years, the only chance families could visit their late relatives at Grand View Memorial Park was during a small window of time on Sundays.

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Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life

Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is preparing for its annual Scholarship Social for high school senior girls to learn about college sororities and scholarship opportunities.

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Co-chairwomen of the La Crescenta Woman's Club Authors Luncheon on Saturday were Carol Stein, left, and President Carol Huntwork.

Community: Authors Luncheon is a delicious escape

For those of us who have a family and a career, finding time to explore a good book is a luxury.

Pair accused of drug possession

A traffic stop Monday evening led police to seize 180 marijuana plants as well as ecstasy pills, police said.

Crescenta Valley PTA: Valley View to host annual Reading Night

Valley View Elementary

Burb's Eye View: Small change as a token of the bigger kind

Last week, I received my first personal email from my 6-year-old nephew, Owen. He’s the oldest of his siblings and cousins, which means he will be the first of his generation to try new things.

Richard Shetsky was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sales after authorities discovered a honey oil lab in his Glendale home.

False alarm leads to discovery of potentially explosive honey oil lab

A false panic alarm led police to a potentially-explosive honey oil lab inside a Glendale home, from which authorities seized 50 pounds of marijuana trimmings, police said.

Crime Analyst Jessica Statland, center, who was named Civilian of the Year, with her father, David Statland, from left, Vice Mayor Bob Frutos, her mentor, Phil Karle of LAPD, and her mother, Danielle Statland.

On the Town: Police luncheon fetes the department's best

The Burbank Police Foundation, working in conjunction with the Burbank Police Department, presented the inaugural Burbank Police Awards Luncheon at the Airport Marriott this past Thursday.

Letter: Crosswalk confusion and potential delays

Re: “New diagonal crosswalk installed in Montrose,” Feb. 21-22. I drove through this intersection at noon on Friday, Feb. 27. Traffic on Ocean View Boulevard was backed up to the intersections of Florencita Avenue to the north and Broadview Drive to the south. Drivers waiting to turn left onto Honolulu Avenue in both directions had to wait two signals to get through. Was the green light for Ocean View Boulevard traffic shortened to accommodate the diagonal crosswalk?

Letter: Look into proposed changes to voting

City Council and school board candidates have organized campaigns with a manager and a treasurer, to raise money to promote their name and vision to the voters. But what about charter amendments D and E, the ballot measures that ask the voters to consider electing City Council and school board members by district? Where is the leadership for these two important ballot measures?

Letter: Excited about the election edition

Congratulations on the Saturday-Sunday (Feb. 28-March 1) edition of the Glendale News-Press. The front page stories were terrific, from Dan Evans’ article about Glendale City Council candidates' legal financial woes to Arin Mikailian’s piece on Glendale’s building boom to the excellent Q&As of candidates for the school board, City Council and the community college.

Letter: There's more to come at the Alex Theatre

It is hard to imagine a better place to live than Glendale. From the quality of schools to our beautiful neighborhoods and community institutions, we should all be proud of this place we call home.

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