818 Roundup: Rousey defeats Correia; Glendale athlete killed in Armenia

818 Roundup: Rousey defeats Correia; Glendale athlete killed in Armenia

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, August 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 88 and a low of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

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Read On: There's an app for angry mobs

Read On: There's an app for angry mobs

All anyone wanted to talk about this week was the story of the Dentist and the Lion. Sounds like the title of a children's book. But of course the tragic tale of Cecil and Minnesota dental practitioner Walter Palmer is anything but the stuff of fairy tales.

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No comment on the commentary on Resnais film collection

No comment on the commentary on Resnais film collection

Alain Resnais, who died a little more than a year ago, was the most avant garde filmmaker of the French New Wave, except perhaps for Godard, who deconstructed filmic convention till there was nothing left. Resnais, despite all his manipulation of time and narrative unreliability, was still rooted in some notion of story; he also was fascinated by stage drama, which Godard never showed any interest in.

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Local athlete killed in accident in Armenia

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UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

UFC 190: Ronda Rousey defends title with 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia

Just five days prior to their highly anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight title showdown, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was urged by challenger Bethe Correia to keep the fight standing.

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Errors doom Arroyo Seco baseball in 4-3 loss

COMPTON — When the Arroyo Seco Saints Palomino 19-and-under baseball team is playing well, typically it’s easy to tell.

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Drumming up the works of Evans

Drumming up the works of Evans

When it comes to jazz drummers, Los Angeles has an embarrassment of riches. Trap drummers, big band swingers, mallet artists, studio generalists, hand drummers and ethnic specialists abound, all to be found in the Local 47 directory. One of the most intimate settings for jazz drummers is the trio, of which Joe LaBarbera is a living master.

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Burbank squeaks past its  water conservation goals

Burbank squeaks past its water conservation goals

Under pressure to meet a state-mandated target for water conservation, Burbank cut its water use by more than a quarter in June, slightly surpassing its target for the month. State and local officials, however, continue to stress the need for long-term water savings.

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Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

Glendale 'Kool Dayz' camp in demand

With just about one week before children return to Glendale Unified’s public schools on Aug. 10, hundreds of them who have attended the city’s Kool Dayz Day Camp over the past several weeks were still enjoying their free time on Friday morning as they made crafts, played basketball and enjoyed free play.

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The Focused Student: Organizing a satisfying study session is crucial

It should come as no surprise to you by now, that helping your kids develop better focusing skills is a combination of planning and flexibility. Hopefully, you and your family have developed some good study skills early on, but even if you haven’t, it’s not too late to improve your situation.

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Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Drivers quiet down and race in Burbank

Super low to the ground. Hugging the corners. Small spinouts. No problem.

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Sheriff invites public to try safety on for size in La Cañada

Sheriff invites public to try safety on for size in La Cañada

To increase public safety by better acquainting the public with local law enforcement agencies and other community resources, the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station hosts the 34th annual National Night Out Tuesday evening at La Cañada’s Ross Dress for Less.

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Priest visiting La Cañada wants to plant 'Celestial Seeds'

Priest visiting La Cañada wants to plant 'Celestial Seeds'

A visiting priest from Ghana serving as associate pastor at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church in La Cañada is rallying parishioners and the wider community to support an educational mission to the underserved youth back in his homeland.

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Burbank police arrest burglary suspect

Burbank police arrest burglary suspect

A North Hollywood man was arrested Friday after allegedly entering an unlocked back door of a Burbank woman's home, then fleeing when she confronted him, police said.

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A comedian finds his calling

A comedian finds his calling

With more than two decades working as a stand-up comedian, Kyle Cease certainly experienced his share of success. Those years of honing his craft in the comedy clubs led to parts in the films “10 Things I Hate About You” in 1999 and “Not Another Teen Movie” in 2001, as well as a few Comedy Central specials and No. 1-ranking on the network's “Standup Showdown” in 2009. And yet, despite the fact his career had reached new heights, Cease says now, he noticed something — he still wasn't quite happy.

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Dining Review: Frosty, melting goodness

Dining Review: Frosty, melting goodness

Aug. 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. I’ll be celebrating it with a Carnation chocolate and vanilla rectangle from the closest 7-Eleven like I always do. For those with more elevated tastes, or at least with a taste for adventure, here are some other great spots for ice cream sandwiches in the area.

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Arroyo Seco baseball jumps out to big lead, cruises in opener

COMPTON — After three consecutive games in which the offense of the Arroyo Seco Palomino 19-and-under summer baseball team was held in check, the Saints returned to their high-flying selves Friday evening.

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818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, August 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 and a low of 67, according to the National Weather Service.

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UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

Accompanied by a compelling and simmering storyline, it has accelerated into a very personal rivalry — too personal in the eyes of many.

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Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

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Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

A new state grant will allow the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board’s Job Center to help train people with disabilities with the skills they need to qualify for new jobs.

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Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Elected officials last week nixed a proposal — at least for the time being — to purchase 160 body-worn cameras for police officers, citing high costs and concerns about the still-developing technology.

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News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

People living in the Crescenta Valley, where some households fall into county territory and others lie in the Glendale annex, have often voiced over the years that they have not felt fully embraced or understood by decision makers who live outside of their neighborhoods. In particular, they’ve noted that while they have the highest-achieving schools in Glendale Unified School District, their concerns seem mostly ignored by district headquarters.

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Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

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Leader Editorial: Focusing on our students' mental health

Good health is linked to educational success. Students suffering from poor health obviously cannot do their best in the classroom, nor can they thrive beyond its doors.

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Man arrested in connection with string of drone thefts

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested this week after detectives reportedly tied him to four drone thefts since January in three different cities, including Glendale, police said.

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City recognized among state's safest midsized cities

La Cañada Flintridge, where property crimes outweigh violent crimes 25 to 1, has been named among the Top 10 safest midsized cities in California, according to a recent study published by New York start-up analyst firm ValuePenguin.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

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INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

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Burbank man found not guilty of attempted murder

A 23-year-old Burbank man was acquitted this week of attempted murder and assault charges stemming from a stabbing incident last year involving his best friend, officials said.

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<p>Jorge Acevedo is a volunteer with the Glendale Police Department.</p>

818 Roundup: Glendale police fundraise for employee; Elderly man reported missing

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 31, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 69 with mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>In this July 15, 2014, file photo, sprinklers water a lawn in Sacramento.</p>

Glendale exceeds water saving goal

Glendale surpassed its state-mandated water-conservation goal by 4% in June, according to a report released Thursday by California’s Water Resources Control Board.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tiffani

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tiffani

Tiffani is a 2-year-old, petite, tortie cat. You will often find her on top of the perch greeting visitors in the cattery.

<p>Prepare yourself for a furry, perky-eared duo that will make you want to bunny hop! Phoebe and Betty are an inseparable pair that can be seen snuggled together even on the hottest of days. Help&nbsp;Phoebe, A064101, and Betty, A064100, find their forever home.</p>

Leader Pets of the Day: Phoebe and Betty

Prepare yourself for a furry, perky-eared duo that will make you want to bunny hop. Phoebe and Betty are an inseparable pair that can be seen snuggled together even on the hottest of days.

<p>This photo, provided by the Glendale Police Department, shows&nbsp;Heraldo Bonilla, who was&nbsp;reported missing on Wednesday.</p>

UPDATE: Missing elderly Glendale man is found

[UPDATE 7/31 5:30 p.m.] Police have found an 85-year-old Glendale man who had been reported missing Wednesday, according to authorities.

<p>Arroyo Seco leadoff batter Gabriel Chavez will play a big role in his team's success as the Saints will begin action in the West Zone Tournament on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Arroyo Seco baseball looks to avoid hiccups in West Zone Tournament

Perhaps it’s fair to say that no squad looked more dominant and like more of a sure pick through the first two games of the just-concluded Palomino Pasadena Super Regional Tournament than did the Arroyo Seco 19-and-under baseball team.

A Word, Please: A more complete story about sentence fragments

A Word, Please: A more complete story about sentence fragments

When I was a kid, the “Do as I say, not as I do” school of parenting reigned supreme. Those adults lecturing children on the dangers of smoking? Smokers, one and all.

The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

One of the most asked questions I get as a teacher is why does school start so early in August instead of September.

Injuries not an issue for this time for Glendale women's basketball

Injuries not an issue for this time for Glendale women's basketball

With her, it might have won the Pan-Armenian Games.

Crime Report: Unexpected tax refund check result of identity theft; Pair of cars at La Cañada Crest burglarized

La Cañada Flintridge

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