Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

A return trip to the Palomino World Series was a chief goal for the Arroyo Seco Saints. They have appeared in the event the previous two seasons, advancing to the semifinals each time.

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Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Fifteen feet, nine inches.

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818 Roundup: Nurses rally outside USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital; Glendale water-rate vote on hold

818 Roundup: Nurses rally outside USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital; Glendale water-rate vote on hold

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Thursday, July 31, 2014. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 89 degrees and a low of 70.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Your Thursday forecast

Weather: Your Thursday forecast

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Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews plan to work through Thursday morning to repair an underground water main that ruptured in Montrose earlier this month.

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Real estate broker has his own view of drones

Real estate broker has his own view of drones

An area businessman is looking to change the perception of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, starting with businesses in the La Crescenta area.

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Glendale Arts dance class pops up at the Galleria

Glendale Arts dance class pops up at the Galleria

The rhythm of Latin music pulsating throughout the Glendale Galleria Tuesday night not only stopped shoppers in their tracks, but prompted a handful to drop their bags and learn some dance moves.

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Glendale water rates still afloat

The City Council put its controversial vote on water-rate increases on hold this week after Mayor Zareh Sinanyan said on Tuesday that he couldn't support a proposed bump he backed during earlier discussions.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: YMCA of the Foothills to launch new Tribes season; National Night Out Tuesday

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

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Nurses picket outside USC-Verdugo Hills

Nurses picket outside USC-Verdugo Hills

About 70 nurses and 40 of their supporters rallied outside of USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as they called for the hospital’s administration to bring their working conditions up to par with the university’s other hospitals.

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Airline to offer nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport to San Diego

Airline to offer nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport to San Diego

A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1.

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Verdugo Views: Growing up on the flats near L.C. Brand

Verdugo Views: Growing up on the flats near L.C. Brand

Two large, white houses stood close together on the slopes above northwest Glendale in the early 1920s. One was El Miradero, home of L.C. and Mary Louise Brand. Another was Ard Eevin, home of Dan and Margaret Campbell. A young girl named Sumi was familiar with both houses and both families.

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Deb Jordan to helm hospital foundation

Deb Jordan to helm hospital foundation

After two years as executive director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, Deb Jordan will leave to take a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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 Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

Andy Beattie, a longtime community volunteer and public safety commissioner who was past president of both the La Cañada Unified School Board and the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters, died Sunday morning.

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Schiff to host forum on identity theft

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum on identity theft protection at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. intended to teach constituents how to better protect themselves from fraud and what to do in the event that their personal information is used without their permission.

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CV Sheriff's Department invites public to National Night Out on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crescenta Valley Station is inviting La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose residents to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug-prevention event, to be held in the parking lot of Ralphs Fresh Fare Market in La Crescenta, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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The Valley Line: Oakmont League celebrates 75th anniversary

The Valley Line: Oakmont League celebrates 75th anniversary

What a strange day Sunday was — not at all like the usual weather we experience toward the end of July. A cloudy day in July is hardly ever on the weatherperson's menu, or mine, for that matter.

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Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 507 took part in a six-day, 40-mile backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that began July 9. The highlight of the trip was their trek to the 14,508-foot summit of Mt. Whitney.

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Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

The first time Lauren Marlotte and her fiancé Darnell Smith rode their bikes 100 miles, they trekked from Santa Barbara to Ojai to Ventura and back, ran out of water and followed a path that partially runs along the shoulder of a freeway.

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Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team is accustomed to playing in extra-inning games.

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Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Glendale housing for low-income seniors, retired veterans opens its doors

A once-dilapidated 1920s-era brick building in south Glendale will now have a new life as a home for low-income seniors and retired veterans.

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Glendale drivers and pedestrians cited during sting

Four drivers were ticketed for not yielding to pedestrians on Brand Boulevard, while nine pedestrians were cited for offenses such as jaywalking during a safety operation Tuesday afternoon carried out by the Glendale Police Department.

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Burbank school district weighs compensation comparison study

Burbank Unified officials are looking to hire a consultant to create a compensation study months after school board members heard concerns that some employees are not adequately paid compared to comparable workers in other districts.

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Water Carnival puts summer on ice

Kids looking to cool off from the summer heat can head to McCambridge Park Pool Saturday evening for the city's annual Water Carnival.

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Classic car show revs up the crowd

More than 10,000 spectators and car enthusiasts flocked to downtown Burbank on Saturday to admire roughly 200 classic cars at the third annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic, a show made up of cars featured on television shows and in movies.

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Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Saying it underplays local support, Sagebrush residents are crying foul about an informational document posted by Glendale Unified regarding negotiations to transfer the area to La Cañada Unified.

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Visiting high school and college students from Incheon, South Korea, try their hand doing leather work at Ralph Foy Park on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.

 Move-up sales buoy market

Move-up sales buoy market

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank continued to climb last month, but the median price for a condominium slid, according to the latest real estate report.

A memorial with a portrait of Drew Ferraro at Crescenta Valley High School on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Ferraro, a 15-year-old sophomore, jumped to his death during lunch from a school building. His family says he was bullied at school.  (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Drew Ferraro case moved to Burbank

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge relinquished the case involving a former Crescenta Valley High student who killed himself after deeming it "too complicated," court records show.

Community: The Slightlys win band contest

In a unanimous decision by the three judges, the Burbank band called the Slightlys won the Rusty’s Emerging Artist Competition 2014, and will perform at the Santa Monica Pier at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Community: NBCUniversal offers grants to nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations with an annual budget of more than $300,000 can apply for the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge offered by the NBCUniversal Foundation in partnership with NBC Southern California.

Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends

We just had our faces melted off by the shrieking guitar riffs and arena-blasting, Prog-Rock stylings of Styx. Then Foreigner took the Greek Theatre stage, wailing on classic ballads 30 years past their Billboard heyday, but no less powerful.

Abe is an eight-year-old white Labrador Retriever mix up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Abe

Little Girl, one of the Pets of the Day last week, is still looking for a home.

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.

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Op-Ed: Is bicycling the new rude?

It usually begins in Brand Park near the top of the debris basin. An initial push-off down the steep Brand Motorway approach can get a bicycle up to 40 miles per hour as it zooms past the Doctors House and finally onto the main park thoroughfare. Watch out, hikers, pedestrians and unsuspecting park visitors — no brakes allowed here!

Laveta Hill in attendance at the "Meals on Wheels" Salad Bar Luncheon, with friend Becky Haase. Hill has attended the luncheon for each of its 37 years.

On The Town: Church hosts annual 'Meals on Wheels' luncheon

Some 200 Glendale residents never miss the "Meals on Wheels" all-you-can-eat benefit luncheon held annually at the First United Methodist Church on Kenwood Street. In fact, Laveta Hill has perfect attendance, having gone to all 37 luncheons.

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