818 Roundup: USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses consider strike; Glendale school board, GCC candidates forum

818 Roundup: USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses consider strike; Glendale school board, GCC candidates forum

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, March 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 92 degrees and a low of 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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La Cañada baseball can't win back-and-forth battle against South Pasadena

La Cañada baseball can't win back-and-forth battle against South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — It was a battle of baseball teams looking for their first win in Rio Hondo League competition Thursday when La Cañada hit the road to play South Pasadena.

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Vanes Martirosyan ready for Showtime showdown with Jermell Charlo

Vanes Martirosyan ready for Showtime showdown with Jermell Charlo

Once an undefeated prospect with an Olympic pedigree and the world’s most famous trainer, Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan’s rise was one that was slower than many pundits would have liked and one that sputtered when he finally found a world title shot to be had.

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Glendale Community College baseball rolls to another division victory

GLENDALE — After a tough stretch to begin the season, the Glendale Community College baseball team has turned things around rather nicely.

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Sports Roundup: Glendale baseball downs Inglewood

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Trio of musicians to help commemorate Armenian Genocide

Trio of musicians to help commemorate Armenian Genocide

The Glendale Trio, made up of three of the top classical musicians in Los Angeles, will make its debut performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday with a concert in memory of Armenian Genocide victims at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St.

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Glendale school board, GCC candidates forum focuses on finances, student achievement

The Women’s Civic League of Glendale hosted the final forum of the election season for Glendale school board and Glendale Community College trustee candidates on Thursday, quizzing candidates on their financial priorities and solutions to improving student achievement.

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USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

Feeling thwarted in recent contract negotiations with administrators, nurses at USC-Verdugo Hill Hospital asked those among their ranks Thursday to vote on whether they’d be willing to go on strike.

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State of the City: Mayor Sinanyan praises city's economic growth

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan touted economic growth in downtown Glendale and thanked various facets of local government for their efforts during the annual State of the City Address Thursday.

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English-language students, instructors celebrate citizenship

English-language students, instructors celebrate citizenship

Aliza Garabet was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, the descendant of Armenians who survived the Armenian Genocide.

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Local teens earn Eagle Scout ranking

Local teens earn Eagle Scout ranking

Five members of Jet Propulsion Laboratory Boy Scout Troop 509 were recently feted at a Court of Honor in February after having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

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The Focused Student: The joys of rewards and consequences

It's easy for parents to become confused when kids are having trouble with schoolwork. I can't tell you how many times I've had parents ask me, “I feel helpless. How do I motivate my kids? Are they just lazy? Rewards, punishment, what really works?”

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Record-breaking temperatures to hit the Southland

Record-breaking temperatures to hit the Southland

Unseasonably hot temperatures in Southern California are expected to break records over the next two days and bring high surf, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The 'espiritu' of the LCHS choral artists' tour

Espiritu! The theme of the La Cañada High School choral artists as they ventured through Spain translates from Latin to English as “spirit.”

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Around Town: Burglaries may be linked to Prop. 47

There's been another rash of burglaries in La Cañada, but first, a disclaimer: Around Town is a lifestyle column. Nothing in this column constitutes legal advice.

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Guest Column: The mountains offer clarity in a sea of fog

Guest Column: The mountains offer clarity in a sea of fog

The change in temperature from tropical to Arctic — you’ll forgive the slight hyperbole, I hope — and the resulting 50 shades of gray enveloping our city has cast a gloom on many of us. Ira Gershwin had the same response to a foggy day in London town:

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Remade classic sign to light up Museum of Neon Art

Illuminated drops of water will one day greet visitors of the Museum of Neon Art as a tall sign that pays tribute to an old plumbing business was recently erected along the side of a nearby pedestrian walkway.

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818 Roundup: Students plant flowers to commemorate Armenian Genocide; 'Superbug' case not cause for alarm

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 93 degrees and a low of 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Crescenta Valley baseball takes two from St. Francis

GLENDALE — Jaimy Blank got himself involved. Just the way he wanted it, too.

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Missing key players, La Cañada still wins De Bell golf tournament

BURBANK — Most of the top boys' golfers from La Cañada High were missing Wednesday from the 51st Burbank High Schools' Invitational at De Bell Golf Club.

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Crescenta Valley High's Heather MacDougall and the Falcons swept Glendale on Wednesday.

Crescenta Valley swimming sweeps past Glendale in dominant form

LA CRESCENTA — For quite some time, Crescenta Valley High has been residing atop the mountain of competition in Pacific League swimming. 

La Cañada softball loses Rio Hondo League opener to Monrovia

LA CAÑADA — Last season proved to be a two-team race between the La Cañada High and Monrovia softball teams in the quest to win the Rio Hondo League championship.Monrovia ultimately won the league crown, leaving La Cañada hungry to derail the Wildcats this season.

Employees' perceptions of Glendale Community College improve, survey shows

A survey sent out to all faculty and staff at Glendale Community College last November shows that the majority of respondents think that administrators, students, faculty and staff are working together for the good of the college.

<p>First grade teacher Hooshik Garabedian&nbsp;brings a flat of forget-me-not flowers for first grade students to plant at Chamlian Armenian School, where 1st and 8th grade students planted 100 flowers in Glendale on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The flowers are the emblem of the 100th Year of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.</p>

Chamlian students commemorate Armenian Genocide with 100 forget-me-not flowers

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, eighth-graders and first-graders at Vahan & Anoush Chamlian Armenian School planted 100 forget-me-not flowers in garden beds on the La Crescenta campus.

Chevy Chase Country Club's expansion plans clear fairway with council approval

Chevy Chase Country Club will get a 15,000-square-foot expansion after the Glendale City Council on Tuesday granted approval of the overhaul, which club owners hope will make the venue more economically viable and help replenish diminished membership.

First-ever Disney Store marks 28 years at Galleria

The Disney Store in the Glendale Galleria, the first Disney Store to ever open, turns 28 on Saturday, and to celebrate nearly three decades in the mall, the business will be giving away prizes and hosting various activities throughout the day.

Glendale resident Seda Khojayan, left, and Lynn White-Shelby of Burbank are among a group of local women who were recognized by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) in honor of Women's History Month.

Schiff names district's Women of the Year

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored three local women as Women of the Year in his district.

City Briefs: Glendale candidate forums scheduled for Thursday; Panelists to discuss 710 Freeway extension

Two candidate forums will be held Thursday, March 26 in Glendale.

A photo of the four Parlour children, from left, Dick, 12, Virginia,
6, Peggy,5, and David, 8, appeared on the front page of a 1937
News-Press. They were seeking homes for their puppies; thanks to the
News-Press, all the puppies were happily settled by Christmas.

Verdugo Views: The history behind a rector at St. Mark's

Virginia Parlour Young was just about ready to start school when her family moved to Glendale and her father became rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Police find over 200 marijuana plants, three arrested in Burbank home

Authorities seized more than 200 marijuana plants and arrested three people while serving a search warrant at a suspected grow house in Burbank where three young children were present, police said.

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