Ismail, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns back Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Flintridge Prep's Tala Ismail battles for the loose ball under the basket against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kelly Fradet in a non-eague girls' basketball game at Flintridge Prep on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Ismail, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns back Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

LA CAÑADA — There are several things that Tala Ismail does well on the court while for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team.

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Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer holds off gritty Flintridge Prep

LOS ANGELES — Depending on what juncture of the match was observed, the level of separation between the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep soccer teams appeared small to nonexistent.

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Early goal is all La Cañada High soccer needs to defeat Glendale

La Cañada High's Gianna Mor takes a shot on goal with Glendale's Heather Aquino defending during a nonleague match Thursday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Early goal is all La Cañada High soccer needs to defeat Glendale

LA CAÑADA — It didn’t take long for the Glendale High girls’ soccer team to have to play catch-up against La Cañada in its nonleague match Thursday.

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818 Roundup: Parents search for diagnosis for ill 18-month-old son; Passport window upgraded

818 Roundup: Parents search for diagnosis for ill 18-month-old son; Passport window upgraded

Greetings, readers! Today is Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 63 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Passport office upgraded at Postal Service's Broadway branch

Passport office upgraded at Postal Service's Broadway branch

The passport window at the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service was recently upgraded to a 1,500-square-foot office with the goal of getting rid of long lines.

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High marks for Glendale Community College chemistry teacher, students

There’s one thing that the students who take Sevada Chamras’ organic chemistry class know — that his exams are considerably more difficult than the American Chemistry Society’s standardized test — which may explain why Glendale Community College students scored in the 85 percentile after recently taking the national exam.

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City Council approves Glendale Unified's ballot request

The City Council approved a request made by Glendale Unified school officials to ask for voters’ input this April to allow Glendale Unified officials to conduct elections as they wish, ultimately letting them to switch from a current “at-large” voting system to one based on district.

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Glendale Community College's David Smith picks up top regional nod

Glendale Community College's David Smith picks up top regional nod

After helping the Glendale Community College football team enjoy one of its most successful seasons in program history, which included an appearance in a bowl game, a group of players continue to receive postseason recognition.

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College Update: Honors for Mills at USC roll in

College Update: Honors for Mills at USC roll in

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

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SPCA lowers fees to celebrate 'Cat-Mas'

As part of a special holiday adoption promotion, the Pasadena Humane Society is celebrating the "12 Days of Cat-Mas" by offering special discounts on feline adoptions through Dec. 24. The Humane Society & SPCA serves residents in nine area cities, including La Cañada Flintridge.

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Foundation to sue L.A. Public Works over sediment removal plan

Foundation to sue L.A. Public Works over sediment removal plan

Representatives of the Arroyo Seco Foundation and the Pasadena Audubon Society announced Dec. 10 they will file a lawsuit challenging a Los Angeles County Department of Public Works proposal to haul 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from Devil’s Gate Dam.

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Boy's illness confounds doctors

Boy's illness confounds doctors

Jason and Jasmine DeMatteis were desperate when they flew to Cincinnati in search of a diagnosis for their 18-month-old son, Jude.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's kids at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's kids at a glance

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INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale teenagers at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale teenagers at a glance

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CV station adds partners to its holiday tradition

CV station adds partners to its holiday tradition

There's no place like home for the holidays, at least for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station volunteers who plan to distribute food and toys this weekend for as many as 150 local families in need.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The call to destiny is rooted in character

Is it nature or nurture? Although we are genetically predisposed toward certain temperaments, experience and perception play a critical role in behavior. DNA is not definitive. Genetics may determine the cards we are dealt, but it’s my belief that experience, perception and will determine the outcome.

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Around Town: A system is in place for justice

The unsurprising revelation earlier this month that Rolling Stone magazine failed to fact-check its article on gang rape at the University of Virginia proves, once again, that campus rape charges should be sent to the police, not to the student conduct board. (Around Town, “The ‘talk’ can serve as an effective tool,” Nov. 24.)

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Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

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818 Roundup: Cerritos Elementary students rewarded; La Cañada Flintridge council appointments

818 Roundup: Cerritos Elementary students rewarded; La Cañada Flintridge council appointments

Greetings, readers! Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 64 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

Glendale Community College's Juwan Thomas takes a jump shot against Cuyamaca's Chase Parsons in the first round of the Glendale Community College's Vaquero Classic on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

GLENDALE — It’s been a tough road the first month of the season for the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team

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Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

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Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

Flintridge Prep's Ari Baranian shakes hands with teammate Ramzi Beshir after scoring a goal just past Burbank High goalie Andrew Hank in a nonleague boys' soccer game on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

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Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

In a season of historical brilliance that was Crescenta Valley High football’s undefeated run to a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division title, it all started with a dominant seven-game tour de force through the Pacific League.

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Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

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St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.

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NBC4 awards Humane Society with $5K

The Glendale Humane Society received a $5,000 donation from NBC4 recently to support the organization’s work to provide care for animals until they are adopted.

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'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

Fourteen months of negotiations among residents, movie executives and weary public officials ended Monday, when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a new set of regulations governing filming inside city limits.

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Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

During a morning assembly on Wednesday, more than 400 students at Cerritos Elementary School applauded their classmates who were being recognized by teachers for showing compassion and being good friends to others.

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Hotel tax hike to go on ballot

A proposed 2% increase on the tax hotel guests pay in Glendale will go before local voters following the City Council’s approval Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot in April.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting Thursday; Library collecting gifts

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

A vile of clear liquid labeled "virus" was found Wednesday near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Public health officials on Wednesday were testing a vial of clear liquid found near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

La Cañada city engineer Ying Kwan retires

City officials bid a fond farewell to city engineer Ying Kwan, who’s worked on numerous citywide projects since joining the payroll in 2002.

Sonia Race, with her mother Zina Race at Zina's Healthy Corner in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, December 1, 2014. Owner, Sonia Race is in a dispute with the city's Planning Commission Chair Arun Jein, the new owner of the property the restaurant is on, who is reporting code violations which has stripped the eatery of tables and chairs.

Zina's dispute continues

In the third appearance of its kind this month, Sonia Race, owner of Zina’s Healthy Corner on Foothill Boulevard, attended Monday's City Council  meeting with a contingent of supporters and legal representation willing to speak about her legal dispute with her landlord, Planning Commissioner Arun Jain, over modifications she made to the property.

Council hears update from Carol Liu

Updating the public on the year’s activities in Sacramento, Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) delivered a presentation on the state of the state at Monday's City Council meeting. She shared the triumphs and trials of the 2013-14 legislative season, which ended in August, and looked to the year ahead.

Mayor Mike Davitt, left, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker, middle, and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni, right, will be appointed to the La Cañada City Council's three open seats without an election.

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

Candidates running to fill three upcoming openings on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council — Mayor Mike Davitt, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni — will be appointed without an election, according to the city clerk.

The aftermath of a residential fire near La Canada Country Club that took place in December 1974 and was reported to have been the biggest fire in the community that year. The $75,000 blaze started at 5:23 a.m. when the home's occupants were asleep, but they escaped unscathed.

La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

Ten Years Ago

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 morning commute

A female Belted Kingfisher checks out the L.A. River from a high wire at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk in Glendale on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

Four of the Boy Scouts from Troop 209 wrapping holiday gifts are, from left, Ethan Lucsik, Christopher Coomber, Dylan Gilberto and Hayden Lucsik.

Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Burbank’s Boy Scout Troop 209 is selling mistletoe and taking donations for wrapping gifts from now through Dec. 24 on the third floor of Sears in the Burbank Town Center mall.

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