FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Man sitting on bus bench critically injured when hit by truck

Man sitting on bus bench critically injured when hit by truck

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after being struck while sitting on a bus bench by a pick-up truck whose driver, an 18-year-old Burbank woman with a learner’s permit, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

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Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

PortuCal Peri Peri, the new fast-casual eatery on San Fernando Road, has a name as peculiar as the circuitous route that brought this spicy chicken to Burbank.

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DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

Japanese director Shohei Imamura had a long, somewhat strange career. For a decade, starting in the late ’50s, he attracted attention for a series of social realist films, often with an ironic view of the American occupation. After a decade, he dropped fiction altogether, directing a number of documentaries throughout the ’70s. In 1979, he returned to dramatic film with the serial killer picture “Vengeance Is Mine”; he worked continually for the remaining 25 years of his life, twice winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal life. He's financially well off with a thriving practice. At least some of his patients have interesting neuroses. And he lives in a lovely home with the even lovelier Clara (Rosamund Pike), whose career in public relations is soaring.

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Woman struck, killed by car; marks third pedestrian fatality this year

Woman struck, killed by car; marks third pedestrian fatality this year

A 25-year-old Eagle Rock woman was killed Saturday evening when she was struck by a car while crossing the street illegally, marking the third pedestrian fatality in Glendale this year, authorities said.

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Five Acres tees up for speakeasy event

Five Acres will host its inaugural “Supper at the Speakeasy” dinner and fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Annandale Golf Club, tied to its 27th annual Golf Classic.

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Democratic club to talk education

Greta Pruitt, a former teacher and administrator, will discuss “The Privatization of Public Education” at the Sunday, Sept. 21 meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive.

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Women's Club meets at Warner Bros.

Women's Club meets at Warner Bros.

La Cañada Junior Women's Club President Kelly Chamberlain invited her new executive board members to Warner Bros. Studios for their annual retreat to discuss the upcoming 2014-15 year.

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Social club plans activities for SGV

The Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley club invite new La Cañada Flintridge residents to join in their October events.

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Community Center gets ready for run

Community Center gets ready for run

The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is gearing up early for its annual Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive and announced this week that those who register for the race by Oct. 3 can save money.

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818 Roundup: Lincoln Park events; Taser lawsuit settled; Reflecting on teen deaths

818 Roundup: Lincoln Park events; Taser lawsuit settled; Reflecting on teen deaths

Today is Monday, Sept. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 64.

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'Midsummer' and acrobatics on tap at Lincoln Park

Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words of William Shakespeare.

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Weather: Your Monday forecast

Weather: Your Monday forecast

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Leader Cartoon: Bike lane

Leader Cartoon: Bike lane

Bert Ring gives his take on longstanding animus between bicyclists and drivers.

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Glendale settles lawsuit relating to Taser incident

The city will pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who claims a Glendale police officer used excessive force and Tased him after he was pulled over while on his way to a hospital to see his sick father.

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 Start the Presses: Can we stem the teen wasteland?

Start the Presses: Can we stem the teen wasteland?

Last Saturday, I found myself in front of my computer in the predawn darkness, feverishly clicking online for news about the three Burbank teens who died the day before.

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Youngsters create their own style

Youngsters create their own style

Jaden Martin thinks preteens deserve a better selection of cool fashions and he wants to bring it to them. The Burbank resident said he had a lot of design ideas and wanted to make them a reality.

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Resident faces charges in alleged home invasion

A 25-year-old Glendale man who was shot after allegedly breaking into a Van Nuys home was charged with one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and attempted grand theft auto, authorities said. 

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Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep cross-country lead way at Woodbridge

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Glendale Community College football holds on for wild victory over San Bernardino

Glendale Community College football holds on for wild victory over San Bernardino

GLENDALE — What appeared to be a third straight dominant victory for the Glendale Community College football team produced unexpected nerves and perspiration on an otherwise cool Saturday evening.

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Pedestrian struck in Burbank crosswalk

An SUV struck a 76-year-old man in Burbank Saturday morning, a Burbank Police official said. 

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Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Naomi Shim’s fascination with food started with something small: a sweet tooth. At a young age, she found herself eating spoonfuls of butter.

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Burroughs High football rushes past Santa Fe

DOWNEY — After a bump in the road to begin the season, the Burroughs High football team appears to be turning things around at the right time.

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Burbank High football limps to first loss of season against Canyon

CANYON COUNTRY — The post-James Williams era began Friday night for the Burbank High football team.

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St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

St. Francis' Dylan Crawford (2) scores a touchdown in the first half of a nonleague football game against Monrovia at St. Francis High on Friday. (Photo by Libby Cline)

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

LA CAÑADA —Thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and some clutch defense, bragging rights within the West San Gabriel Valley remained on Foothill Blvd.

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Glendale High football stymied by South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — What looked like a momentum shift in favor of the Glendale High football team quickly went the other way.

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Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco dives for a touchdown against La Cañada during a nonleague rivalry game at Moyse Field on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

GLENDALE — Late in a game that was decided more than a quarter earlier, the Crescenta Valley High football coaches were still yelling instructions to their second-string defense.

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Flintridge Prep football, Jones haul in second win of season

BALDWIN PARK — The good news for the Flintridge Prep football team was that it could equal last year’s win total in just the fourth game of the season when it went on the road to take on Sierra Vista in a nonleague contest. The not-so-great news was that the Rebels were also looking to end a two-game losing streak after opening the campaign with a dominant shutout victory.

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818 Roundup: Glendale woman thwarts robbery; Lines form for new iPhone

818 Roundup: Glendale woman thwarts robbery; Lines form for new iPhone

Greetings, 818 residents!

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Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

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City Clerk to assist voter registration

The Burbank City Clerk’s office will host an open house on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to increase voter turnout in the city.

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Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon.

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Airport Authority approves bid to insulate homes

A $1-million contract to better insulate 29 single-family and condominium-style homes from aircraft noise at the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

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Two charities take steps to make change overseas

A pile of old shoes may not seem like much, but it’s what brought together a pair of Burbank women’s groups looking to get as much mileage as possible out of the old soles.

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Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks are popular at Burbank High, including the school’s Back-to-School event held on Wednesday.

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Man pleads guilty in police car theft

A 22-year-old Palm Springs man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he stole a Glendale police car from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in Tustin in January, authorities said.

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Shoppers get hung up in line for iPhone

Several hundred shoppers eagerly waited in line for hours — some for more than 12 hours — outside the Glendale Galleria for a chance to be among the first to get an iPhone 6 Friday morning, but several claimed poor line management forced them to wait even longer.

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Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

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Glendale graduates in bright evening sun at the graduation of Glendale High School on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Glendale students' exit exam scores decline

A lower percentage of Glendale students passed the California High School Exit Exam during the 2013-14 school year compared to the year before, according to data state officials released Friday.

News-Press Editorial: Things may be looking better at Grand View

We are holding our collective breath to find out how things are shaping up for Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery, now that a new owner is finally in place and is apparently taking steps toward revitalizing the property. As we reported this week, news of what the future holds is expected to be made public by the cemetery’s management by some time in October.

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police have released surveillance video of the hit-and-run incident that shows an 80-year-old Glendale woman getting knocked to the ground by a black sedan, and is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver.

Leader Editorial: Grieving for all three victims of the crash

With the community reeling over the loss of three teenagers in a vehicle crash in the early hours of Sept. 12 — an eerie echo of a fiery crash almost exactly a year ago — Burbank does what it often does: lend comfort and support to those who have lost their loved ones.

A Word, Please: A notion writers should be disabused of

If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a subject for another day.)

Glendale Community College's Tru Jarvis, center, runs the ball up the middle in game at home versus East Los Angeles College on Sept. 6. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College football seeking best start since 2009

There are several reasons why the members of the Glendale Community College football team have begun the season on the right note. One of them has been the consistency of the defensive unit.

Glendale Community College cross-country enjoys top-five success

Glendale Community College Coach Eddie Lopez expressed elation, but self-control Friday after a morning in which both his women’s and men’s cross-country teams turned in top-five performances at the Southern California Preview Meet held at Van Nuys’ Woodley Park.

Learning Matters: GUSD features share of homegrown employees

A few weeks ago, a colleague and I went to Daily High School to meet with the new principal Rene Valdes, about a school-to-career grant we're working on. Deb Rinder, whose responsibilities include the high schools, joined us for the conversation.

Air Force Airman Michael I. Kreisel, a 2009 graduate of La Cañada High School, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

La Cañada High alumnus completes basic training

Air Force Airman Michael I. Kreisel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Crime Report: Copper pipes stolen from Trader Joe's

An employee of Trader Joe¿s called deputies after he discovered from a co-worker that copper pipes connected to the store¿s refrigeration unit had been stolen, causing goods to thaw.

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