Anti-Semitism rears its head in Europe

Here's a confession to our readers. For the past 45 days, I've written about fluff, forth and anything but the subjects which truly concern me.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Philosophy with Sister Audrey

Sister Audrey was many things, but one thing for certain, she was my favorite teacher at the University of Dayton. Because of her, I became a student of philosophy.

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Woman found dead after car swerves off La Cañada road

A woman was found dead in La Cañada Flintridge Wednesday afternoon after her vehicle swerved off the road at 1642 Earlmont Ave., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

Glendale High's Manuk Piloyan, right, and Harut Bandikyan, left, react after Piloyan's goal put the Nitros up 13-11 during the final seconds of their CIF Southern Section Division V championship match against Los Altos at Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine on Saturday. (Kevin Chang/ Daily Pilot)

Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

The area’s top-10 high school teams from the 2013-14 season were selected by the Glendale News-Press sports department.

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Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

Glendale High senior Arman Momdzhyan is No. 2 boys' athlete of 2013-14 after leading the Nitros to a CIF Southern Section Division V championship. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

The top-10 male high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2 through 10. See Saturday’s edition for the Male Athlete of the Year.

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818 Roundup: Woman shot while exiting Golden Street Freeway; Scholl Canyon protest; Montrose purse snatching

818 Roundup: Woman shot while exiting Golden Street Freeway; Scholl Canyon protest; Montrose purse snatching

Good morning readers! Today is Thursday, August 21, 2014. Today's forecast includes a high of 82 degrees and a low of 63, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

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Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Protesters gather at Scholl Canyon landfill

Protesters gather at Scholl Canyon landfill

Eagle Rock residents and local officials gathered at the base of the Scholl Canyon Landfill Wednesday to protest potential plans by Glendale to expand the site, which worries nearby residents who say an expansion could worsen what they call ongoing negative impacts, such as street damage by the heavy trucks that travel in and out of the location.

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Montrose purse snatchings catch residents off guard

July 25 was supposed to be a typical day for one 82-year-old woman shopping in Montrose. She parked her car in the 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue. She put her keys in her pocket. Then, she felt her shoulder jerk along with her purse.

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 Community recalls the Station fire

Community recalls the Station fire

It's been five years since the Station fire — started by an unidentified arsonist on Aug. 26, 2009 just a few miles north of La Cañada — ravaged the Foothills, burning through a record 161,000 acres over a 50-day period.

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Council puts Lexington parking vote on hold

Council puts Lexington parking vote on hold

Residents on a stretch of Lexington Avenue in the downtown area are seeking permit parking following the expansion of a nearby popular Lebanese restaurant, but the Glendale City Council on Tuesday held off voting on the issue until sometime next month.

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Top 10 Male Athletes: St. Francis' Leufroy guided team to first-ever championship appearance

Top 10 Male Athletes: St. Francis' Leufroy guided team to first-ever championship appearance

While CIF Southern Section championships were in short supply in La Cañada this past sports season, deep playoff runs, league titles and individual accomplishments were all the rage, highlighted by a selected group of talented boys' athletes.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Crescenta Commons cleanup; 'Spa Day' at the library

The fifth annual Montrose Film Festival will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the parking lot beside Andersen's Pet Store, 2218 Honolulu Ave.

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CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

On the verge of beginning her college career, 18-year-old Sophia Han recently returned from South Africa, where she worked alongside scientists whose mission is to protect leopards, monkeys and other wildlife in the Soutpansberg Mountains.

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Orthopaedic Guild to hold luncheon

Orthopaedic Guild to hold luncheon

Michael P. Sullivan, vice president and chief philanthropy officer for Orthopaedic Institute for Children, will be the keynote speaker when the La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild holds its annual Book and Author Luncheon Oct. 28 at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland.

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A change of seasons at Mt. Waterman

A change of seasons at Mt. Waterman

In 2006, when La Cañada natives Brien and Rick Metcalf purchased the defunct Mt. Waterman ski resort with friends, they had big dreams of reviving the place they had all come to love as children growing up in the shadows of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Intersections: The heat rearranges priorities in Armenia

Intersections: The heat rearranges priorities in Armenia

Something about the summer in Armenia this year is different. Even the locals feel it. Something feels a little strange, a little odd and quite different. It's hot. Not just "normal" hot, but unbearably dry, you-can't-even-move hot.

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College fitness director likely to head Community Center

College fitness director likely to head Community Center

Maureen Bond, a longtime fitness education director with Mount St. Mary's College, is expected to be the next leader of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, replacing Deb Jordan, whose last day is Friday.

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La Cañada History: Fire Station No. 28 closes

La Cañada History: Fire Station No. 28 closes

Ten Years Ago

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The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra

The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra

This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add.

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Top 10 Girls' Athletes of 2013-14: Arnold continued Crescenta Valley water polo's tradition of triumph

Crescenta Valley's Elissa Arnold swims to the finish in first place in the 500-yard freestyle in a Pacific League swim meet between Crescenta Valley and Glendale at Glendale High on March 26, 2014. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Top 10 Girls' Athletes of 2013-14: Arnold continued Crescenta Valley water polo's tradition of triumph

The top-10 female high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2 through 10. See Friday’s edition for the Female Athlete of the Year.

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Bob Hope Airport may add more parking

Bob Hope Airport may add more parking

Bob Hope Airport officials are considering adding three new parking areas that would be closer to the terminal in an effort to increase parking revenues — a major funding source for the airfield — as well as providing more convenient parking.

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Freeway shooting in Atwater Village results in injury

Freeway shooting in Atwater Village results in injury

A woman was shot and wounded Wednesday morning as she was exiting the Golden State (5) Freeway just outside Glendale, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose (back) is the La Cañada Valley Sun's Female Athlete of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Top 10 Female Athletes: Kirsten Vose's All-American standards were hard to match

Versatility was the name of the game in La Cañada during this past season with single-sport athletes showing their ability to master several positions and roles and multi-sport competitors shining in different fields.

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Burbank housing prices continue to climb

The median sale prices for single-family homes and condominiums continued to rise in Burbank last month, while the number of homes for sale declined, according to the latest real estate report.

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818 Roundup: Glendale Sgt. charged with soliciting undercover Vegas cop; Burbank PD seeks groping suspect

818 Roundup: Glendale Sgt. charged with soliciting undercover Vegas cop; Burbank PD seeks groping suspect

Good morning readers! Today is Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Today's forecast includes a high of 82 degrees and a low of 63, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

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Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

Weather: Your forecast for Wednesday

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Assistance League donates clothing

Assistance League donates clothing

Assistance League of Flintridge is working with USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital by donating new clothing and other necessities for patients through the Cañada Auxiliary of Professionals (CAP) Care Kits program. CAP is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Flintridge that for 10 years has provided Care Kits to patients who need new clothing upon discharge. Nearly 100 Care Kits were delivered from June 2013 to May 2014.

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Woman receives sentence for role in healthcare scheme

A woman who ran a $20-million healthcare scheme out of a Glendale medical clinic was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $9 million in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal.

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City of Glendale issues open call for public art projects

Glendale is looking to spruce up well-known areas with original works by area artists starting this fall.

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GCC students to return for fall

Thousands of students will return to Glendale Community College next week when the fall semester begins on Monday.

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City of Burbank to host 'Rock-a-Hula' pool party

Older adults looking to cool off this week can head to the Verdugo Pool Thursday for the first-ever "Rock-a-Hula" pool party.

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Travelers decline at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport dipped by almost 1% in June compared to a year ago, according to the latest report.

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Community: New Las Candelas officers are up to bat

With a baseball theme, past president Cathy Keen installed the officers of Las Candelas, dubbing members “The Las Candelas Angels.”

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Community: Humane society celebrates 90 years in town

Pet lovers gathered recently to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Glendale Humane Society, which has been rescuing our fury little friends since 1924.

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News-Press pet of the day: Lucky

Biscuit, one of last week’s Pets of the Day, is still looking for a home.

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On the Town: Emblem Club presents summer event

The doors of local schools are once again open, and plans are being finalized for Labor Day get-a-ways and gatherings, which, in Burbank, are annual signs that it is time for the Burbank Emblem Club to stage one last summer fundraiser.

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Burbank police seek alleged groping suspect

Police are looking for a man suspected of groping a 17-year-old woman on Monday in the parking lot of the Burbank Town Center, police said.

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Glendale police sergeant Vahak Mardoun Mardikian has been charged with soliciting an undercover Las Vegas police detective at the Flamingo casino earlier this month.

Glendale police sergeant charged with soliciting undercover Vegas cop

A Glendale police sergeant who battled the city on administrative and legal fronts over claims of discrimination has been charged with soliciting an undercover Las Vegas police detective at the Flamingo casino earlier this month.

Burb's Eye View: Literacy program is no trivial matter

Last year's citywide spelling bee was an experiment for the Burbank Public Library's literacy program, one that organizers won't try again as they reinvigorate the popular annual fundraiser — a trivia challenge.

Casanova is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix up for adoption.

Leader pet of the day: Casanova

There's an old saying... when you do something right, you "do it up brown." Well, Casanova could be the brown-eyed, brown brindle American Staffordshire terrier mix you want to do it up with.

In Theory: Should a sex offender be allowed back into the fold?

Dale Hoffert Jr. is a former youth pastor in Oklahoma City who in 2007 was convicted of forcible sodomy, spent time in prison, was released on a suspended sentence earlier this year and is now a registered sex offender. Hoffert was recently invited by his church to attend a Children’s Crusade, sparking outrage in at least one mother who objected to his presence, despite receiving assurances Hoffert was not allowed to be alone with any children.

Former Glendale Community College standout Marco Estrada, of the Milwaukee Brewers, pitches during the top of the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on July 12, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada.

Ty Bodley,6, rides the bowl during the city of Burbank's end of summer BMX Bike-tacular.

Bikers take over Valley Park for BMX Bike-tacular

Trent Elliott fastened his helmet and clutched the handlebars of his bike Saturday afternoon as he waited for the last two skateboarders to clear out of Valley Park.

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the southbound 5 Freeway from Burbank at the 134 Freeway near the Glendale-Los Angeles border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

818 Roundup: Burbank street closures continue; Motorist arrested after hitting pedestrian with car, then beating him

Good morning readers! Today is Tuesday, August 19. Weather for today is forecasted to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65.

DreamWorks Animation SKG in Glendale

DreamWorks Animation appoints new chief financial officer

DreamWorks Animation has appointed a new chief financial officer, in the latest in a series of management changes at the Glendale studio, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Children, under the guidance of Darth Vader, unite their light sabres for a cheer at a Star Wars party at Caterpillar Kids Place where children from 3 to 7 were entertained by Jedi Darth Vader on Friday, August 15, 2014.

Photo Gallery: Star Wars-themed party at Caterpillar Kids Place in La Cañada Flintridge

On Friday, Aug. 15, children aged 3 to 7 had the chance to try to use the force at a Star Wars-themed party at Caterpillar Kids Place, with entertainment by Darth Vader.

South Pasadena students arrested, police say the pair were planning mass shooting

Two South Pasadena High School students were arrested after allegedly plotting a mass shooting at the school, police announced Monday evening, KTLA reported.

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