Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

Flintridge Prep Taylor Yoshida ran into Ribet Academy's 6-4 center Celine Bolton-Ford during a CIF-SS semifinal game on Saturday. The Rebels lost, 46-39. (Photo by Mike Mullen)

Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.

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Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball's memorable run comes to close

LA CRESCENTA — After taking its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter, the Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball team finally shifted momentum to its side, as it prompted a timeout from CIF Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinal opponent Long Beach Millikan.

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Burroughs High girls' basketball off to semifinals

BURBANK — A few moments after they achieved a program milestone, the members of the Burroughs High girls’ basketball took a lap through a victory tunnel formed by a throng of ardent supporters inside a noisy and packed home gymnasium.

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UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

UFC fighter Jake Ellenberger grabs a hold of Josh Koscheck at UFC184 at Staples Center on Saturday. Ellenberger, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club under coach Edmond Tarverdyan, won the match. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

LOS ANGELES — Just before the official decision was read aloud, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger let out a sigh.

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UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

UFC women's bantamweight champ "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey celebrates after beating challenger Cat Zingano in 14 seconds in the co-main event at UFC184 at Staples Center on Saturday. Rousey trains at the Glendale Fighting Club under coach Edmond Tarverdyan. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

LOS ANGELES — Just when it seems unfathomable that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey could somehow improve upon her previous bouts of brilliance, she astonished once again.

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Hoover High wrestling's Shahbazyan heading to state

ONTARIO - For the second day in a row, Edmen Shahbazyan left Citizens Business Bank Arena simmering over a loss in his final match of the day Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Boys’ Wrestling Masters Meet.

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Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

Readers may soon see papers in coin-operated newspaper boxes again, said Times Community News Publisher Russ Newton, a move he said will increase the availability of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to interested readers as well as highlight its worth.

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Burbank police recognized at inaugural ceremony

Burbank police recognized at inaugural ceremony

When Jesus Espindola arrived on the doorstep of a Burbank home around 2 a.m. one February morning in 2013, a woman was crying for help, bleeding from her neck and body due to multiple stab wounds.

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News-Press Cartoon: Glendale Arts Colony

News-Press Cartoon: Glendale Arts Colony

Cartoonist Bert Ring offers his take on the construction of the Glendale Arts Colony, a new 70-unit affordable housing project in Glendale, geared toward artists.

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Read On: Getting together for a street hockey tradition

Read On: Getting together for a street hockey tradition

Well we lost another icon on Friday with the death of Leonard Nimoy, the incomparable Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame and by all accounts a good and decent man of real character. His looks to have been a life especially well-lived. After all is said and done, what more is there?

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News-Press Editorial: Check these sources and cast your vote

Less than six weeks from now, when the April 7 Glendale Municipal Election is held, those of you who are registered voters will be asked to weigh in on who you believe will best represent you on the City Council, the school board and the community college board. You’ll also be considering a few charter amendments and Measure O, the latter of which, if approved, will raise the hotel bed tax.

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Leader Editorial: Minority rules if so few cast their votes

The dust has settled on Burbank’s primary election, the field of candidates for City Council and the school board have been whittled down — with two of the school board candidates already winning outright their seats, having captured more than 50% plus 1 of the vote. Now is the time to focus on the April 14 Burbank General Election.

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Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

La Cañada High's Sam Bernstein is one of a handful of returners for the Spartans, who look to make a deep postseason run. (File Photo)

Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

With a budding lineup, the La Cañada High boys’ golf team finally broke through a major barrier and advanced to the CIF Individual and Southern California Qualifying Tournament last season for the first time in the program’s history.

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Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

There’s reason for optimism for all three local boys' golf teams leading into the upcoming season.

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Boys' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley, Glendale in search of Pacific League glory

Boys' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley, Glendale in search of Pacific League glory

Both the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ golf teams are thinking big before their players hit their first shots from the tee box to begin the season.

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Contractors hired for new IKEA store

Contractors hired for new IKEA store

IKEA announced Thursday that it has hired the contractors to build its new Burbank store, which will be the company’s largest store in the United States.

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Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

PLAYA DEL REY — Advancing to a CIF Southern Section championship has been a daunting task in the history of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball program.While the Guards girls’ hoops program has a successful track record of advancing to the finals in the past two decades — winning titles in 1997 and 2009 — the boys’ squad has not enjoyed the same productivity.

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No. 1 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball stunned by St. Bernard

Bell-Jeff's bench of Abid Oses and Marco Escribano watched on the bench last against St. Bernard in the CIF Division V-A boys' basketball semifinal game in Playa Del Rey. Bell-Jeff lost the game, 67-52. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

No. 1 Bell-Jeff boys' basketball stunned by St. Bernard

PLAYA DEL REY — When the buzzer sounded at the conclusion of its CIF Southern Section Division V-A semifinal game against St. Bernard High, Bellarmine-Jefferson’s boys’ basketball team had three players sitting on the bench after fouling out.

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Hoover High's Shahbazyan advances to second day of Masters

ONTARIO — Experience helps, but it’s not always a prerequisite for success.

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La Cañada High boys' soccer earns berth into semifinals

MORENO VALLEY — Thanks to two-second half goals and a strong defensive effort, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team is not only alive in this year’s CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs, but the Spartans are rolling.

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818 Roundup: Glendale council candidates discuss development; Burbank primary election results certified

818 Roundup: Glendale council candidates discuss development; Burbank primary election results certified

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 65 degrees and a low of 48 degrees with a 50% chance of showers in the day and a 70% chance in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Rousey-Zingano title bout is official

Rousey-Zingano title bout is official

All that’s left now is the waiting.

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Glendale candidates address legal issues

Of the 16 candidates for Glendale City Council, school board, and the college’s board of trustees, at least six have records of bankruptcies, tax liens, credit card collections and other matters, a News-Press investigation has revealed.

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City Council candidates offer their views on development

City Council candidates offer their views on development

Downtown Glendale is filled with steel beams, construction detours and ever-increasing density — setting up a showdown in the April 7 City Council election between those who say the growth is vitally important to keeping Glendale relevant and those who claim council members on the dais have turned the once-quiet downtown into a dystopian nightmare of honking horns and traffic jams.

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Burbank students come together for a field day

More than 400 Burbank students participated in dance, science, cooking and sporting competitions Thursday afternoon at an annual after-school field day event.

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Officials certify results from primary election

Burbank officials on Friday certified the election results from the city’s Tuesday primary, which had school board candidates Roberta Reynolds and Steve Ferguson winning two of three open seats on the board outright by securing more than 50% of the vote each.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Patty

Patty is a 6-year-old, female, chocolate, Point/Siamese mix. She is confident, friendly and enjoys attention. Patty also qualifies for the Seniors for Seniors program, which waives the adoption fee for adopters 60 years old and older. The mandatory microchip fee of $20 still applies.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Oscar

It's the perfect time to take home an Oscar. This handsome boy is a very unique mix of pit bull/terrier and Basset hound.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Tuition is not main hurdle for most community college students

What does $1,400 buy nowadays? One year of cellphone service with T-Mobile, one year of television with DirecTV, or one year’s tuition at a California community college — for 60% of students, that is. The other 40% pay no tuition.

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Disney subcontractor arrested for allegedly stealing laptops

A 38-year-old Burbank resident and subcontractor for the Walt Disney Company was arrested in Glendale Thursday after allegedly stealing six laptops from the employer, police said.

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A Word, Please: Speakers shall say whatever they will

History has never been my subject, a fact I attribute to my “cut to the chase” type of thinking. In history, the chase always goes: Dude One fights Dude Two for the right to control Thing A and, when a victor emerges, everyone has to live under dude rule.

Flintridge Prep's starting team of Natalie Rozman, Tyler Faulkner, Lacy Coan, Tala Ismail, and Renae Tamura cheer for a teammate on the freethrow line as the game nears the end with a victory against Providence in a CIF Division 5AA quarterfinal girls basketball game at Flintridge Prep School on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team on doorstep of championship game

If the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team is to reach its first CIF championship game since 2007, it must first get past an opponent that’s got some championship pedigree.

CV's Alisa Shinn throws a pass during a playoff game against San Clemente on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball gears up for another stiff test

Winning coin flips to secure home playoff games isn’t the only thing working in favor of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team lately. The Falcons have looked pretty sharp on both ends of the court through the first two rounds of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs, resulting in a significant rise in confidence.

City gets grant for rubberized asphalt

The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently won a $123,500 grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s Rubberized Pavement Program for rubberized asphalt, known for its durability and noise-dampening qualities, to be installed through its annual street resurfacing program.

Crime Report: Vehicle burglary at LCHS

A woman reported that as she was walking toward her brother's car at about 7 p.m. she saw someone exiting it from the rear passenger door. At first she thought it might have been her brother.

Panoramic photograph of view of Glendale, La Crescenta and the San Gabriel Mountains from the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The Verdugo Mountains, which are within the Rim of the Valley Corridor, have been found to contain nationally significant resources along with previously-studied San Gabriel Mountains.

Southland leaders urge release of Rim of the Valley Corridor study draft

In a letter sent yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Reps. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), urged the National Park Service to release the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study draft, stating the report was completed months ago, but is stuck in "bureaucratic limbo."  

Indian classical musician Sandip Burman plays the sitar for students in the music class at Glendale High School on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Glendale High students sit in silence for sitar performance

Before sitar and tabla player Sandip Burman performed for 50 Glendale High student musicians on Thursday, the boys were told to take off their hats and all students were told to turn off their cellphones.

An exterior shot of the former Great Indoors store, where Walmart may be located in the future.  Photographed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

818 Roundup: Tentative court opinion appears to support Walmart in Burbank; Possible La Cañada senior community

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 68 degrees and a low of 52 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey strikes a pose with the champion's belt after squaring off with challenger Cat Zingano during press conference at Club Nokia on Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The women's world bantamweight championship fight will be the main event at UFC 184. Rousey trains at the Glendale Fighting Club.

UFC 184 Media Day: The calm before the Rousey-Zingano storm

Despite a cavalcade of cameras, recorders and myriad questions that had already been asked many a time before, UFC 184 Media Day at Club Nokia was very much the calm ahead of the impending storm on Saturday night.

An exterior shot of the former Great Indoors store, where Walmart may be located in the future.  Photographed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Tentative opinion seems to support Walmart's appeal to open in Burbank

A three-judge panel appeared poised on Thursday to allow Walmart to proceed with a project to open a store in Burbank, according to a tentative opinion on an appeal seeking to overturn a trial court’s ruling that halted the project.

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