Burb's Eye View: Checking out the happenings at OktoBURfest

Burb's Eye View: Checking out the happenings at OktoBURfest

This past Saturday, the city of Burbank held possibly the largest public beer tasting in its history, teaching the ale-and-lager-loving public there’s a complex spectrum to the craft-beer movement in Southern California, and Burbank may be the perfect hub to capture its hop-infused magic.

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Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis High football still savoring wild comeback victory

St. Francis' Avery Williams looks for a way past Cathedral's Moli Tai during an Angelus League game on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: St. Francis High football still savoring wild comeback victory

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the seventh meeting of the year.

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Op-Ed: More information on the Scholl Canyon Landfill

Op-Ed: More information on the Scholl Canyon Landfill

This is the second in a two-part Op-Ed on the Scholl Canyon Landfill.

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Shooting at storage facility believed to be attempted murder-suicide

Shooting at storage facility believed to be attempted murder-suicide

Police believe a shooting in Burbank on Monday afternoon was an attempted murder-suicide in which a husband shot his wife and later turned the gun on himself.

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Glendale Community College women's golf trying to finish season on positive note

Glendale Community College women's golf trying to finish season on positive note

PASADENA — For the second consecutive season, Glendale Community College wasn’t able to field a full women’s golf team.

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Community: Disney exec named Woman of the Year

Community: Disney exec named Woman of the Year

Jamie Keyser Thomas, a program manager of Los Angeles Community Engagement, which is part of The Walt Disney Co.’s Citizenship Division, will be honored as Burbank Woman of the Year for 2014

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Community: Students design gowns for philharmonic gala

Community: Students design gowns for philharmonic gala

Musical and visual treats await those attending the opening night gala of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra's 24th concert season on Nov. 8 at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Patches

News-Press Pet of the Day: Patches

Cleo, a Pet of the Day from last week, is still available for adoption.

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Leader Pets of the Day: Apollo and Stella

Leader Pets of the Day: Apollo and Stella

Get ready to meet an adorable odd couple. Apollo and Stella are bonded for life and looking for a loving, compassionate owner.

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In Theory: Spotting the morality of a parking app

In Theory: Spotting the morality of a parking app

The MonkeyParking smartphone app, which, in the words of a recent Los Angeles Times editorial, “allows drivers in parked cars to let others know when they are leaving parking spots — and to turn the space over to the next driver for a fee,” was recently condemned by the city of San Francisco and one Santa Monica official called the use of the program “immoral.”

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Hospital security guard chases down suspected burglar

Hospital security guard chases down suspected burglar

A Glendale Adventist security guard helped nab a 24-year-old man suspected of breaking into a car in the hospital parking lot by chasing the suspect on foot until police arrived Monday night, authorities said.

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Glendale PTA: Red Ribbon Week 'Parent Night' meeting slated

Children whose parents talk with them regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than teenagers whose parents don’t bring up the topic. Despite this, only a quarter of teens indicate having these conversations.

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La Crescenta chase ends in arrest, minor injuries for deputy

Authorities arrested a man Monday night after a short pursuit during which his car door allegedly struck a sheriff’s deputy’s arm in La Crescenta.

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818 Roundup: Man killed in Burbank shooting; Boyz II Men perform at the Americana

818 Roundup: Man killed in Burbank shooting; Boyz II Men perform at the Americana

Greetings, locals! Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 77 degrees with patchy fog in the daytime, and a low of 58 degrees.

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One killed, one injured in shooting at Burbank storage facility

One killed, one injured in shooting at Burbank storage facility

[UPDATE 10/20 3:54 p.m.] Police are investigating a shooting in which one man was killed and a female injured, police said.

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Weekend freeway delays expected due to construction

Motorists can expect delays this weekend due to closure of the on- and off-ramps for the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Verdugo Avenue, state transportation officials said.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

Glendale Community College's Chris Riley celebrates a touchdown after an interception in an American Conference Pacific Division game versus Antelope Valley College on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

GLENDALE — Behind the strength of perhaps its strongest defensive effort this season, if not ever, the Glendale Community College football team returned to both its dominant and winning ways Saturday evening.

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Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

LA CAÑADA — Navigated by the fleet feet and clutch play of junior Andrew Tsangeos, the Flintridge Prep football team founds its way to a thrilling homecoming victory Saturday night.

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818 Roundup: Fundraiser benefits children worldwide; Local baker opens new restaurant

818 Roundup: Fundraiser benefits children worldwide; Local baker opens new restaurant

Good morning, 818 readers! We hope you all had a terrific weekend. Today is Monday, October 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 56 with patchy fog throughout the day.

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Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Dozens of volunteers and supporters gathered in Glendale Saturday to kickoff a fundraiser benefiting thousands of children across the world.

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Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Calling the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project proposed in the city's Media District "too dense" and "not appropriate," Burbank Mayor David Gordon chastised his City Council colleagues for supporting the development on Tuesday. Gordon cast the lone dissenting votes in a series of 4-1 votes to approve four measures that cleared the way for the proposed 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods to move forward..

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College View to go solar

College View to go solar

After committing about $12.7 million to install solar panels at 13 campuses in the last two years, Glendale school officials are now looking to to add them to College View School.

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Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

Burroughs High's Chance Bell points to his teammates after scoring the first touchdown of the game against Pasadena in a Pacific League football game at Pasadena High on Friday. Burroughs won, 17-14. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

PASADENA — With its starting quarterback shelved for the third consecutive game with a concussion, the Burroughs High football team still liked its chances with its ground attack Friday night against Pasadena.

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La Cañada High football routs Blair, 36-0

PASADENA — Despite showcasing superior play through two quarters, the La Cañada High football team looked less than thrilled going into the halftime break.

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St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

LOS ANGELES — Facing its most arduous test thus far, the St. Francis High football team responded with its most clutch performance yet.

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Defense, special teams lead way for Crescenta Valley High football in win over Hoover

GLENDALE — On an evening when the high-flying Crescenta Valley High football team’s offense didn’t contribute a point until the second quarter, the Falcons proved that such a statistical dream scenario was instead a nightmare for visiting Hoover High.

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818 Roundup: Memorial for woman found dead; Crescenta Valley Town Council candidate forum

Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, October 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 77 degrees and a low of 58 with patchy fog in the evening. 

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Glendale police seek alleged hit-and-run driver

Police on Friday were searching for a hit-and-run motorist who reportedly struck a pedestrian crossing the street in Glendale.

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Lawsuit alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker

An antismoking advocate who claims Ara Najarian got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center after he spoke out against the councilman’s proposal to loosen smoking rules at restaurants is scheduled to have his day in court next spring.

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OktoBURfest on tap downtown

A little bit of Bavaria comes to Burbank this weekend when an outdoor biergarten opens Saturday on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive and Angeleno avenues downtown.

Meeting considers the potential of south Glendale

During a special meeting Thursday, Glendale City Council members engaged in a discussion with about 25 residents at the Pacific Community Center about the future of south Glendale.

Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

Crescenta Valley council hopefuls meet at forum

A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council.

The Murset family, including Sierra, 15, left kneeling, and her father Gregg Murset, center, helped clean Nicholaus Klein's apartment at Casa de la Providencia in Burbank on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The Murset family, from Queen Creek, Arizona, travels throughout the USA on their vacations and help clean people's homes.

Family's road trip is driven by philanthropy

In his 25 years as a financial planner in Phoenix, Gregg Murset noticed two things his successful clients all had in common: They worked hard and they were smart with their money.

Photos of 35-yr. old Andrianna Vaccare were on a tree next to a small candle memorial at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Vaccare, who had run-ins with law enforcement in the past, was found dead next to the tree on Monday.

Woman found dead outside Joslyn Center remembered

Andrianna Vaccare was remembered by loved ones as a “beautiful soul” who loved her two daughters, could recite every U.S. president and was a huge fan of Eric Clapton.

A Word, Please: Taking a deeper look at the passive voice

Does the passive voice lend itself to biased, manipulative writing? A reader named Richard wanted to know after witnessing a discussion about a news article.

News-Press Editorial: Vote in favor of demolition holds together

Emotions can run high when any historic property faces the wrecking ball. Even more so when preservationists believe an entire neighborhood is safe because a special district has been established to protect vintage homes from demolition. So we understand the dismay some are feeling this week over the City Council’s decision to allow a couple to demolish their 1954 ranch-style home in the Brockmont Park Historic District and replace it with a Spanish Colonial revival-style house.

Glendale Community College cross-country drops uphill battle at Mt. SAC

A four-race winning streak and an air of invincibility ended for the Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team Friday morning at Mt. San Antonio College.

Morty (A366056) is a 4-year-old orange and white cat available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Morty

Morty is a 4-year-old, orange-and-white cat. She is sweet, calm and affectionate.

Sisters Blackie (A059822) and Dancer (A059823) are just 1.5 years old and ready to be adopted.

Leader Pets of the Day: Blackie and Dancer

It’s “Here kitty, kitty... girl time.” There’s no denying these two kitties are sisters. Blackie and Dancer are just 1 1/2 years old and ready to be transported to their new life.

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