Train collides with car in Burbank

Train collides with car in Burbank

[UPDATE 4:24 p.m.] A train reportedly collided with a vehicle at the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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In Theory: Are worship centers good polling places?

Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days after protesters objected to specific stances it has taken on run-ups to past elections, including political views on signage and a pro-life memorial for the unborn situated adjacent to the entrance to the polling place.

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Man arrested for alleged drunk driving with 4-year-old son in car

A 42-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly driving drunk on the wrong side of the street with his 4-year-old son in the car, police said.

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Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Talent-heavy Crescenta Valley football looking to surpass last season's disappointment

Make no mistake, Crescenta Valley High’s football team is very much looking forward with aspirations for an ultra-successful 2014 campaign.

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818 Roundup: Glendale man arrested for allegedly peeping into hotel window; LACO gears up for local performance

818 Roundup: Glendale man arrested for allegedly peeping into hotel window; LACO gears up for local performance

Good morning readers! Today is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 84 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 66.

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Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

The newly formed Business Evening Kiwanis Club, a subsidiary organization of La Cañada’s noon Kiwanis group, meets monthly at various restaurants in the city. This month they met at Dish restaurant.

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Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

There aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can be sipping wine and nibbling appetizers when all of a sudden, 20 feet away, a train roars by. That's just one of the little thrills you can expect at the brand-new restaurant Momed in Atwater Crossing, the creative-arts district just over the Glendale border.

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Man arrested for pointing handgun at neighbor while drunk, police say

Man arrested for pointing handgun at neighbor while drunk, police say

A 60-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly, while drunk, pointed a handgun at his neighbor who had asked the man if he sprayed the victim’s car while watering the lawn, police said.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Music enthusiasts and fans of "big canvas" performances should expect nothing less from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's opening night performance this September.

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Glendale man arrested after allegedly peeping into hotel window

Glendale man arrested after allegedly peeping into hotel window

A 34-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Friday morning after police reportedly observed him peeping through a window at the Extended Stay Inn in Burbank, police said.

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Group 'Ice Bucket' challenge at Burbank gym

Group 'Ice Bucket' challenge at Burbank gym

Rachele Rivera has seen the influx of “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos on her Facebook timeline in recent weeks. And in some of those videos, friends challenged her join and raise money funding research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The fatal neurodegenerative disease causes body paralysis. 

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Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon.

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Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Sophia Coffey reaches for the ball during practice on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

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Burroughs High's Eben Britton doesn't survive chopping block

As of Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High product Eben Britton was without a home in the NFL.

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Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's girls' volleyball team practices on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

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Weather: Your Monday forecast

Weather: Your Monday forecast

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818 Roundup: High-speed rail, Victory Baptist, Shayna Baszler nears UFC debute

818 Roundup: High-speed rail, Victory Baptist, Shayna Baszler nears UFC debute

Good morning readers! Today is Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014. As you get together your grilling tools for that epic BBQ this afternoon, take a look at these headlines from around the area. 

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Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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News-Press Cartoon: Geo Listening

News-Press Cartoon: Geo Listening

Bert Ring gives his thoughts on the continued use of Geo Listening by Glendale Unified. The company watches the public social media posts of students, keeping an eye out for instances of bullying, depression, or thoughts of suicide.

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Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

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Read On: The news can be hard to bear

Read On: The news can be hard to bear

So this is the headline I woke up to read on my Facebook news feed on Friday morning: "Ice Bucket Fraud! ALS Foundation Admits 73% of Donations Not Used For ALS Research."

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La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

La Cañada High's Ryan Breneman, left, leaves a Verbum Dei player behind during the nonleague opener at Los Angeles Southwest College on Friday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.

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Burbank High football holds off Ayala in opener

CHINO HILLS — Burbank High’s football team walked off the field Friday night with a win in its season opener on the road against Ayala.

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Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

Flintridge Prep's Elliot Witter turns upfield for a gain against Blair in the first half of a nonleague football game at Occidental College on Friday. Flintridge Prep won, 45-0. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

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Fallen power pole causes power outage, street closures

A power pole fell on a parked car at Rosemont and Prospect avenue in the La Crescenta-Montrose area on Friday evening, causing "fluid" street closures in the area as authorities worked to repair the damage.

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818 Roundup: Church's future in question if apartment project approved; Man arrested for test-driving cars at dealership after-hours

818 Roundup: Church's future in question if apartment project approved; Man arrested for test-driving cars at dealership after-hours

Good morning readers! Today is Saturday, August 30, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 92 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 68.

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Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

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Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

The Glendale Historical Society is toasting the Jewel City's history of cuisines and libations with its launch of a yearlong series that will find the group spotlighting long-standing bars and restaurants across the city.

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Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Before David Golding began attending Victory Baptist Church three years ago, his life was in shambles.

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Verdugo pool to close for new roof

Verdugo pool to close for new roof

The Verdugo aquatic facility and recreation center will be closed for five weeks, and programming will be relocated while crews install a new roof on the 66-year-old building starting next Tuesday, officials said.

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Longtime DeBell Golf Club professional dies

Phillip Scozzola Jr., a longtime golf professional who oversaw DeBell Golf Club, passed away on Aug. 17 due to complications from Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 78.

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Locals take part in a prayer for peace

Prayers for peace were shared by more than 100 people at the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta Thursday night during a candlelit vigil dedicated to Christian minorities facing persecution in the Middle East.

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No shortage of learning for Glendale Community College women's volleyball

Being asked questions is considered a good sign by Yvette Ybarra. She’s glad to provide detailed answers.

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Glendale Bears make preparations for new season

Talk to Cynthia Perez and she’s got quite an optimistic outlook.

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GCC aims at state transfer goal

State community college officials unveiled a new goal this week to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools, or earn certificates or degrees, and Glendale Community College will need to make some gains to reach the target.

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Footage released of suspect who stole from Glendale High School cars

Police have released surveillance footage of a suspect allegedly stealing belongings from a parked car at Glendale High School last month, and he is believed to have been spotted wandering the campus previously.

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Man arrested after test-driving dealership cars after-hours

A North Hollywood man was charged with trespassing this week when he was spotted wandering around a local Mercedes-Benz dealership after closing and was later found to have moved vehicles around because he was "testing" them, police said.

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Traffic commission advises against change to Magnolia Park parking rules

The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their customers, as well as a lack of enforcement of parking rules.

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Woodbury professor Ms. Lee Crowe demonstrates a flip book to give students a better idea about how to approach their first assignment in an animation class on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Burroughs High School in Burbank. The class, which is the first of its kind at the school, allows the students to get college credit as well.

Burroughs High debuts college-level animation class

Nearly 20 students this week participated in the first-ever animation class at John Burroughs High School taught by a Woodbury University professor to give juniors and seniors an introduction to the industry.

YMCA offers Farsi language course

The Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA is offering a Farsi language course each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Basic reading, writing and speaking skills will be addressed for students at all levels and ages.

La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Directors Sarah Lowe, from left, Archana Gupta and Laura Buchanan encourage all La Cañada Unified school families to make tax-deductible donations during their campuses' Back-to-School nights.

Educational Foundation seek donations

La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation board members have been attending La Cañada Unified School District Back-to-School nights to seek donations from parents.

John Lithgow as Ben in "Love is Strange."

Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story

It's not many films that actually start with the happy ending, but that is seemingly the joyful place where "Love Is Strange" first takes us, as the couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are finally allowed to tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan after nearly four decades together.

A Word, Please: Punctuation isn't a business for kids

According to the Internet, there's a car dealer whose service department has a "kid's play area," but a competitor offers a "childrens play area."

Jerome Joseph, left, and Noriaki Nakano, right, owners of the Brand Bookshop at their N. Brand Blvd. store in Glendale on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.  The store will close next month after 29 years in business.

Editorial: A fond farewell to Brand Bookshop

The collective hearts of local readers and fans of independent bookstores sank two months ago when it was announced that Brand Bookshop was nearing its last days. Patrons of the Glendale store had noticed the absence of its owner Jerome Joseph, who founded the shop with his business partner 29 years ago. A fall at work had kept Joseph away, and according to son Noriaki Nakano, his father never quite recovered from the injury.

Crescenta Valley Crime: Sunday newspaper theft caught on surveillance camera

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A San Fernando Valley business group delayed taking a position on Mayor Eric Garcetti's yet-to-be unveiled plan to raise minimum wages.

Businesses near Burbank, Glendale express concerns over L.A. minimum wage hike idea

Following extended debate, a San Fernando Valley-based business group delayed voting Thursday on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's soon-to-be-unveiled plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Jerome Joseph, left, and Noriaki Nakano, right, owners of the Brand Bookshop at their N. Brand Blvd. store in Glendale on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.  The store will close next month after 29 years in business.

818 Roundup: Brand Bookshop nears close; SUV crash results in 800 homes without power

Good morning readers! Today is Friday, August 29, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 93 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 68.

Hoover High's Jesse Martinez drags a few Hollywood High defenders with him as he is tackled in the nonleague season opener at Glendale High on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Hoover High football handed season-opening loss by Hollywood

GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.

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