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LA CAÑADA — With a spot atop the standings at stake Saturday afternoon, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team surrendered the first three goals of its Mission League showdown to visiting Harvard-Westlake, which received a score each from a player named Courtney in what was a 3-1 victory at Friedman Field.
PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.
With all due respect to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the silver screen’s most electrifying dance duo was the Nicholas Brothers. While Astaire and Kelly glided with their respective dance partners in classic movie musicals, Fayard and Harold Nicholas slid, spun, flipped, leaped and flew through the air. There were other celebrated flash acts — dance teams that emphasized acrobatics — in the golden age of tap dancing, but none were classier than the Nicholas Brothers.
Cartoonist Bert Ring is keeping up with the Burbank council and school board races. Are you keeping up with the election?
On Friday morning, just a bit past dawn, nearly 100 students from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada took part in the 30th iteration of the Youth Leadership Conference. As in years past, the conference was hosted at Glendale Community College and put on by the Character & Ethics Project. (Full disclosure: Editor Dan Evans sits on the group’s board.)
There are three clichés in journalism. Well, main ones. The first is: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”
A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Friday in incidents where he allegedly used a blowtorch and Taser to rob three convenience stores in Glendale, Long Beach and Carson, officials said.
GLENDALE — Eric Kirakosian wanted to provide some pop to the Glendale High boys’ basketball team’s offense.
ARCADIA — Behind a balance scoring attack, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team found its way back over the .500 mark in league.
BURBANK — Burroughs High's girls' basketball team relied on its physical endurance and mental toughness Friday night to extend the longest active winning streak in the CIF Southern Section.
818 Roundup: Campaign finances revealed for Burbank council, school board races; Glendale receives high marks
Good morning, 818! It's Saturday, January 24, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 54 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
BURBANK — Burroughs High dominated cross-town rival Burbank in the first half on Friday in a Pacific League boys’ soccer match at Memorial Field.
GLENDALE — Pacific League rivals Glendale High and Hoover matched against each other in both schools' final game of the first half of the girls’ basketball league schedule on Friday.
City council candidates in Burbank’s primary race have received contributions from places as distant as Massachusetts and remote as Guernsey, Wyo. — population roughly 1,150 — but much of the financial backing has come from within Burbank or nearby communities.
With Burbank’s primary election less than a month away, the leader in the school board money race is Woodbury professor Armond Aghakhanian, who has raised nearly $12,000 as of Jan. 10.
BURBANK — Kira Bochard feels she has an obligation to get things going on offense for the Burbank High girls’ soccer team.
Some people just love to correct others’ grammar and usage. They know it rubs people the wrong way. But they justify it like this: “I’m doing the poor ignoramuses a favor. I’ll endure their resentment for their own good. I’m no hero. Just your average, everyday martyr.”
College and career readiness is on the move in Glendale and across the country. As Kelly Corrigan reported in this paper last week (“Glendale Unified secures $219K grant…” Jan. 16), the Glendale school board accepted an annual allotment of federal money to support career-technical education programs.
GLENDALE — Sometimes a final score that ends in a tie comes as a relief, with the mindset that it’s better than a loss. Other times it results in disappointment, with one team believing it should have won.
LA CRESCENTA — Arcadia High’s girls’ soccer team has largely run roughshod over the Pacific League this season.But in the rivalry game that transpired Friday afternoon at Crescenta Valley High, the Falcons were very much up to the challenge against the reigning league champs.
ARCADIA — Nearly written off as dead and buried, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ soccer team is enjoying a revival at an important time.
Crescenta Valley High School students spent this past summer meeting up to twice a week to study science facts and answer questions at a high rate of speed in preparation for a shot at competing in the National Science Bowl.
GLENDALE — For the first 25 minutes of their Pacific League match Friday , the Glendale High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams played evenly. Then things quickly swung in Glendale’s favor.
On the back wall, the word “music” was spelled down a broad, white stripe in the midst of various academic subjects: the M came from music, the U from language, S from history, I from reading and C from science.
Glendale was one of 13 California cities to get the highest marks from the American Lung Assn. for working to control the use and sale of tobacco products during the past year.
Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Two retired superintendents helping Burbank school officials with their search for the district’s next chief took notes Wednesday evening during a special board meeting during which school board members and local residents listed qualities they want in their next leader.
A dozen nonprofits were presented with a total of $110,000 in grants from Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday to help forward their missions combating social issues such as homelessness, obesity and substance abuse.