UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

Just five days prior to their highly anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title showdown, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was urged by challenger Bethe Correia to keep the fight standing.

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Errors doom Arroyo Seco baseball in 4-3 loss

COMPTON — When the Arroyo Seco Saints Palomino 19-and-under baseball team is playing well, typically it’s easy to tell.

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Drumming up the works of Evans

Drumming up the works of Evans

When it comes to jazz drummers, Los Angeles has an embarrassment of riches. Trap drummers, big band swingers, mallet artists, studio generalists, hand drummers and ethnic specialists abound, all to be found in the Local 47 directory. One of the most intimate settings for jazz drummers is the trio, of which Joe LaBarbera is a living master.

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Burbank squeaks past its  water conservation goals

Burbank squeaks past its water conservation goals

Under pressure to meet a state-mandated target for water conservation, Burbank cut its water use by more than a quarter in June, slightly surpassing its target for the month. State and local officials, however, continue to stress the need for long-term water savings.

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Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

With just about one week before children return to Glendale Unified’s public schools on Aug. 10, hundreds of them who have attended the city’s Kool Dayz Day Camp over the past several weeks were still enjoying their free time on Friday morning as they made crafts, played basketball and enjoyed free play.

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The Focused Student: Organizing a satisfying study session is crucial

It should come as no surprise to you by now, that helping your kids develop better focusing skills is a combination of planning and flexibility. Hopefully, you and your family have developed some good study skills early on, but even if you haven’t, it’s not too late to improve your situation.

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Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Super low to the ground. Hugging the corners. Small spinouts. No problem.

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Sheriff invites public to try safety on for size in La Cañada

Sheriff invites public to try safety on for size in La Cañada

To increase public safety by better acquainting the public with local law enforcement agencies and other community resources, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station hosts the 34th annual National Night Out Tuesday evening at La Cañada’s Ross Dress for Less.

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Priest visiting La Cañada wants to plant 'Celestial Seeds'

A visiting priest from Ghana serving as associate pastor at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañada is rallying parishioners and the wider community to support an educational mission to the underserved youth back in his homeland.

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Burbank police arrest burglary suspect

A North Hollywood man was arrested Friday after allegedly entering an unlocked back door of a Burbank woman's home, then fleeing when she confronted him, police said.

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<p>Comedian and actor Kyle Cease turns his skills towards motivational speaking and self-improvement with "Evolving Out Loud," which arrives Aug. 8-9 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.</p>

A comedian finds his calling

With more than two decades working as a stand-up comedian, Kyle Cease certainly experienced his share of success. Those years of honing his craft in the comedy clubs led to parts in the films “10 Things I Hate About You” in 1999 and “Not Another Teen Movie” in 2001, as well as a few Comedy Central specials and No. 1-ranking on the network's “Standup Showdown” in 2009. And yet, despite the fact his career had reached new heights, Cease says now, he noticed something — he still wasn't quite happy.

<p>A cookie sandwich, which has two chocolate chip cookies with seasonal coconut almond fudge ice cream between them at Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream at Americana at Brand in Glendale on Thursday, July 30, 2015. You have to be prepared to eat them quickly on these hot afternoons, evident from how quickly the ice cream began to melt on this warm afternoon.</p>

Dining Review: Frosty, melting goodness

Aug. 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. I’ll be celebrating it with a Carnation chocolate and vanilla rectangle from the closest 7-Eleven like I always do. For those with more elevated tastes, or at least with a taste for adventure, here are some other great spots for ice cream sandwiches in the area.

Arroyo Seco baseball jumps out to big lead, cruises in opener

COMPTON — After three consecutive games in which the offense of the Arroyo Seco Palomino 19-and-under summer baseball team was held in check, the Saints returned to their high-flying selves Friday evening.

<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, August 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 and a low of 67, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Glendale Fighting Club's Ronda Rousey, left, and Bethe Correia will fight Saturday night in Brazil for Rousey's UFC women's bantamweight championship.</p>

UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

Accompanied by a compelling and simmering storyline, it has accelerated into a very personal rivalry — too personal in the eyes of many.

<p>Toronto Blue Jay Marco Estrada comes to the mound on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.</p>

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

People look for work at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on Friday, October 16, 2009. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

A new state grant will allow the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board’s Job Center to help train people with disabilities with the skills they need to qualify for new jobs.

<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Elected officials last week nixed a proposal — at least for the time being — to purchase 160 body-worn cameras for police officers, citing high costs and concerns about the still-developing technology.

<p>Clark Magnet High School held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in La Crescenta.</p>

News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

People living in the Crescenta Valley, where some households fall into county territory and others lie in the Glendale annex, have often voiced over the years that they have not felt fully embraced or understood by decision makers who live outside of their neighborhoods. In particular, they’ve noted that while they have the highest-achieving schools in Glendale Unified School District, their concerns seem mostly ignored by district headquarters.

Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

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