Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo captures Oxnard Tournament title

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer worn down by Harvard-Westlake

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.

Ismail's triple-double sparks Flintridge Prep girls' basketball against Mayfield

PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.

Groundbreaking dancers the Nicholas Brothers delivered mind-boggling cameos in the movie musicals "Down Argentine Way," "Sun Valley Serenade" and "Stormy Weather." A live tribute to the duo arrives at the Alex Theater in Glendale on Sunday.

Alex production taps into dancers' old-movie legacy

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.

Leader Cartoon: Burbank elections 2015

Leader Cartoon: Burbank elections 2015

Cartoonist Bert Ring is keeping up with the Burbank council and school board races. Are you keeping up with the election?

Editorial: Leading the leaders of tomorrow

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.)

Start the Presses: Doing our part following the money

There are three clichés in journalism. Well, main ones. The first is: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”

Alleged blowtorch robbery suspect pleads not guilty

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.

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley girls' hoops holds off Arcadia

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Tyler Lousararian and the Glendale High boys' basketball team defeated Hoover on Friday.

Glendale High boys' basketball creates separation in besting Hoover

GLENDALE — Eric Kirakosian wanted to provide some pop to the Glendale High boys’ basketball team’s offense.

Crescenta Valley High boys' hoops charges into second half after win at Arcadia

ARCADIA — Behind a balance scoring attack, the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team found its way back over the .500 mark in league.

Davina Del Castillo and the Burroughs girls' basketball team defeated Burbank on Friday.

Burroughs High girls' basketball wears down Burbank

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.

Burroughs High boys' soccer defeated Burbank, 4-1, on Friday.

Second-half surge catapults Burroughs soccer to win over Burbank

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 girls' basketball pulls down win over Hoover

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.

Council election funding varies

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.

More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates

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.

Bochard's two second-half goals lift Burbank soccer over Burroughs

BURBANK — Kira Bochard feels she has an obligation to get things going on offense for the Burbank High girls’ soccer team.

A Word, Please: Ten common usages mistaken for mistakes

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.”

Learning Matters: Career-technical education continues to evolve

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.

Hoover High and Glendale girls' soccer battled to a 1-1 tie on Friday.

Hoover High girls' soccer forced to settle for tie with Glendale

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.

Crescenta Valley High girls' soccer gives first-place Arcadia all it can handle in loss

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.

Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer continues surge with win at Arcadia

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 gears for science event

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 boys' soccer blows out rival Hoover

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.

Fifth grader Kaynan Chrisikos learns how to play the ukulele in the music class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

Instrumental to learning

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.

For the sixth year in a row, the city of Glendale earned an "A" grade for its efforts to control the use and sale of tobacco products.

High marks for efforts against tobacco

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 conducts a rehearsal for the Los Angeles Premiere Orchestra's Christmas Musical Spectacular.

Late conductor remembered for his achievements

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.

Board holds meeting regarding superintendent search

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.

Hospital doles out $110K, prescribes collaboration

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.

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