Big rig, trailer collision temporarily shuts down Golden State (5) Freeway

A big rig that hit a trailer on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Scott Road early this morning caused temporary freeway closures.

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City installs walking flags

City installs walking flags

City officials have installed walking flags at two unmarked crosswalks in Glendale as part of a new pedestrian-safety initiative designed to give drivers better visibility of people crossing the street.

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Wheels turning on bus service

Wheels turning on bus service

Bob Hope Airport officials are moving forward with efforts to implement “high priority” projects to improve ground transportation serving the airfield, including proposed new bus service connecting the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena.

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818 Roundup: Lessons learned from 2005 Metrolink crash; Burbank council, school board endorsements

818 Roundup: Lessons learned from 2005 Metrolink crash; Burbank council, school board endorsements

Good morning, 818! It's Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 74 degrees and a low of 54 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Sports Roundup: Hoover boys' hoops edged by Pasadena

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

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Glendale High boys' soccer completes sweep of Burroughs

BURBANK — After completing a sweep against the reigning Pacific League champion, the members of the Glendale High boys’ soccer team said it wasn’t an easy task.

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Crescenta Valley boys' basketball shoots down Muir

LA CRESCENTA — Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ basketball team’s shooters have retained their reputation with consistent pure shooting from behind the arc.

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Glendale High boys' basketball overcomes large deficit to beat Burroughs

BURBANK — Overtime games have been the norm this season in the head-to-head matchups between the Glendale High and Burroughs boys’ basketball teams.

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Crescenta Valley girls' water polo downs Glendale in first-place matchup

GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ water polo team has been flourishing as of late no matter what opposition has faced it.

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Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

PASADENA — The first time Flintridge Prep played Pasadena Poly this season in girls’ soccer, the host Rebels lost and left Prep Coach Esteban Chavez unhappy with the effort of his squad.

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Candidates win fans in high places

For Juan Guillen, a candidate for the Burbank City Council in the Feb. 24 primary election, endorsements aren’t something he’s been aggressively seeking.

Boy Scouts went through an obstacle course as part of the Scout-O-Rama event this past weekend.

Climbing toward a Scouting career

About 200 boys participated in this year’s Scout-O-Rama held at Verdugo Park in Glendale where local youth could take part in various activities and find out what Scouting is all about.

Emergency personnel stand in front of the wreckage of a Metrolink train after it derailed on Wednesday, January 26, 2005,  south of Chevy Chase.

Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community.

A no smoking sign hangs in the window of a cigarette and cigar shop advertising their products along San Fernando Blvd. in Downtown Burbank Monday evening, May 5, 2008.

Burbank earns 'B' grade for tobacco-control policies

In its annual report card grading California cities and counties on their antismoking laws, the American Lung Assn. gave Burbank a B grade for the sixth time since it began keeping score in 2009.

Principal Rebeca Witt, 2nd from left, along with several students has a small prototype of the Mars Rover driven over them by JPL senior engineer Steve Schroeder. This was  during the Mountain Avenue School Science Fair, Saturday, January 24, 2015 in La Crescenta.

Fun as a catalyst for learning science

Mountain Avenue Elementary students gladly went to school on a Saturday to play catch with a robot, use Red Vines to create DNA helixes and get a hair-raising lesson on electrical fields — all in the name of science.

Interest in Glendale Unified's dual-language, magnet programs continues to grow

A computerized program will soon determine which students will be placed in Glendale’s elementary dual-language and magnet-school programs for the next school year, when the window to enroll comes to a close later this week.

Bond funds eyed to meet class size demand

To meet a state mandate to have class sizes at an average of 24 students to one teacher by 2019, Burbank Unified may need to pay for new classroom buildings or portable rooms with bond funds, according to school board member Larry Applebaum.

The emergency entrance at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The hospital was one of three in Glendale and Burbank to earn a "C" grade from the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was outdated.

Among the featured authors at last week's Book'd in Burbank were romance writers KB Alan, left, and Ruth Clampett.

On the Town: Book'd in Burbank hosts its first event of year

If people aren’t reading books these days, no one told that to the attendees that filled Theatre Banshee on Magnolia Boulevard for the first Book’d in Burbank event of 2015 this past week.

Surveillance footage released of suspect who punched Nordstorm Rack security guard

Surveillance footage released of suspect who punched Nordstorm Rack security guard

Police on Tuesday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing two pairs of sunglasses from Nordstrom Rack in Glendale, and later punching a security guard who confronted him, police said.

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