818 Roundup: Bob Hope Airport EIR suspended; Burbank to debut online comment system for city meetings

818 Roundup: Bob Hope Airport EIR suspended; Burbank to debut online comment system for city meetings

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The high is expected to reach 94 and a low of 67 in the Glendale region.

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City of Glendale seeks to change zoning rules

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously initiated the process to make changes to zoning rules that may alter who approves San Fernando Road Corridor development projects and gives developers tools to set their own standards.

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Single-family home prices in Glendale spike

The median price for a single-family home in Glendale jumped by more than $100,000 last month compared to a year ago, according to the latest real estate report.

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Police release photos of alleged shoplifters

Police release photos of alleged shoplifters

Glendale police released security photos this week of men who allegedly stole items from two local retailers in separate incidents.

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Evening hikers group invites newcomers

Evening hikers group invites newcomers

Hiking enthusiasts, take note.

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Blood drive slated for Wednesday at Bob Hope Airport

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Bob Hope Airport, 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank.

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Accreditation commission to host public forum

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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National Night Out in Burbank to change locations

National Night Out in Burbank is moving to the Burbank Police Station this year from its previous location on the Chandler Bikeway.

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Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

City officials have temporarily suspended work on a report studying the environmental impacts of constructing a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport following unresolved differences between the city of Burbank and the airport.

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Burbank to debut online comment pilot program for city meetings

Burbank residents can now leave comments for city officials on issues slated to be discussed at upcoming meetings as part of a pilot program to increase community engagement, especially for those who may not be able to attend a meeting in person.

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Leader pet of the day: Charmer

Leader pet of the day: Charmer

Meet Charmer: in another life, he was an 80s-hair band front man.

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News-Press pet of the day: Little Girl

News-Press pet of the day: Little Girl

Little Girl is a 5-year-old, grey-and-white pit bull. She loves belly rubs and going for walks in the park. She’s very sweet and affectionate, too. This clever girl knows her “sit,” “down” and “stay” commands.

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Ed Noll, fire department medical director and area physician, dies at 62

Ed Noll, fire department medical director and area physician, dies at 62

Edmond “Ed” C. Noll, EMS medical director for the Glendale Fire Department, passed away on Saturday after a year-long bout with cancer. He was 62.

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Los Angeles man arrested for stolen car, possession of vehicle burglary tools

A man caught allegedly driving a stolen car and possessing vehicle burglary tools was arrested Friday, police said.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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Possible Listeria contamination prompts fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Costco

Possible Listeria contamination prompts fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Costco

A California packing company has voluntarily recalled fruit sold at Trader Joe's and Costco due to the possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, CBS News reported. The fruit has not been linked to any illnesses at this time. 

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La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

Fifty years ago: A drag race on Crown Avenue during the wee hours of a July 1964 morning ended badly when one of the two vehicles involved didn't make the turn at Sana Inez Way, jumped the curb, flipped over on its top and burst into flames.

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Burb's Eye View: Bicyclists join forces for 'Walk Bike Burbank'

Last weekend, a group of bicyclists gathered around a coffee-shop table and solidified a new era for Burbank’s bike and pedestrian paths.

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Glendale City Golf Championship continues to gain traction

As a spectator last season, Bob Merette watched the final round of the Glendale City Golf Championship unfold at Oakmont Country Club.

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In Theory: What would you say to veterans who are dealing with guilt?

Q: What might you say to someone who served in the armed forces — perhaps even decades ago — and who carries guilt over having killed others in a time of war?

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Coroner's officials have identified the human remains found near Stough Canyon Nature Center in February as Thomas Katz, a Sherman Oaks resident who was reported missing on Aug. 30, 2013.

Coroner identifies human remains found in Burbank five months ago

The human remains discovered roughly five months ago off a road near the Stough Canyon Nature Center in Burbank have been identified as those of a 65-year-old man reported missing out of Sherman Oaks, authorities said.

'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit on display at Forest Lawn cemetery

'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit on display at Forest Lawn cemetery

One doesn’t expect to find collections of classic motorcycles in a graveyard.

Artist Vie Blakey, left, holds a mirror as Amanda Carter tries on some jewelry during the Montrose Art Walk featuring works by local artists on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, Calf. on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Montrose Art Walk draws visitors from beyond city borders

Spattered across Honolulu Avenue on Saturday morning were booths filled with jewelry, acrylic paintings, wood etchings as part of the Montrose Art Walk.

Installation views of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

818 Roundup: Huntington Library expands American collection, Palmdale man suspected of firearm violations

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The high is expected to reach 85 and a low of 66 in the Glendale region.

A male California quail watches over his flock at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  The California quail is the state bird.

Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), Global Loft (Spread), 1979, solvent transfer on fabric and paper collage to wooden panels with acrylic paint, three metal brushes, 96 × 111 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

The Huntington adds highlights to its American collection

Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," Thomas Lawrence's "Pinkie," landscapes by Constable and Turner: British art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will always be a hallmark of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Yet the institution's collection of American art, from the colonial period to the mid-20th century and beyond, has grown considerably in size and depth since the Virginia Steele Scott Foundation's core gift of 50 American paintings to the Huntington in 1979.

Glendale tabs Stephen Whittier as new boys' water polo and swim coach

In attendance at several CIF Southern Section boys’ water polo division championship matches in Irvine last fall, Stephen Whittier made it a point to watch Glendale compete against Los Altos in the Division V title contest.

Artwork inspired by the arts patron and former West Coast editor of Interview magazine is collected in "Joan Quinn: Captured," now on display at the Brand Library.

Joan Quinn portrait exhibit spotlights artist's champion

Like all creative types, artists often benefit from the largesse of others. Genuine patrons of the arts, though, are scarce these days. The N.E.A., charitable foundations and corporate grants have largely replaced benefactors of earlier times like collector Peggy Guggenheim or new music doyenne Betty Freeman.

Palmdale resident Juan Barragan was arrested in Glendale on Sunday for alleged firearms violations

Palmdale man arrested in Glendale for alleged firearms violations

Two men were arrested on Friday¬† — one for alleged firearms violations — following a traffic stop for an equipment violation on a vehicle, police said.

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