Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

Flintridge Prep's Daniel Wang does the butterfly stroke leg of the boys' varsity 200-yard individual medley at the 2015 Prep League Swimming & Diving Championship held at Pasadena Poly on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

PASADENA — After going through the dual meet portion of the Prep League unblemished once again this season, the Flintridge Prep boys’ swim team looked to put the finishing touches on its third straight league title in the Prep League finals at Pasadena Polytechnic.

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Glendale Community College baseball shows it has one last rally on road to Super Regionals

Glendale Community College's Bruno Teramoto gets a single in Southern California Regionals game versus Southwestern College at Stengel Field in Glendale on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College baseball shows it has one last rally on road to Super Regionals

GLENDALE — If there was a virtue the Glendale Community College baseball team gleaned from its early season struggles this year, perhaps it was an ability to persevere.

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Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes up short in tournament finals

LA CRESCENTA — With respective league seasons winding down and the postseason looming, high school teams from all areas met at Crescenta Valley High for the 14th Annual CV boys’ volleyball tournament on Saturday.

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Canyon Classic gets ready to swing

Canyon Classic gets ready to swing

Taking the first shot off the tee May 8 when the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s 50th annual two-day Canyon Classic gets underway will be Jimmy Roy, a sprightly 96-year-old who won the inaugural tournament in 1965 with his partner Bill Whitescarver, then a member of Glendora Country Club.

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Group seeks nominations for award

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s Endowment Fund is seeking community nominations of outstanding La Cañada Unified educators. Nominations are due by May 8. Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination — fellow-teachers, parents, administrators, and even students, if they can independently complete the nomination form.

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New grocery store opens in Burbank as Albertsons becomes Haggen

New grocery store opens in Burbank as Albertsons becomes Haggen

It took about 40 hours for the Albertsons on Verdugo Avenue and Hollywood Way in Burbank to become a Haggen grocery store, but it’s a change that’s more than in name only.

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Leader Cartoon: Burbank Water and Power on the lookout for water-wasters

Leader Cartoon: Burbank Water and Power on the lookout for water-wasters

Bert Ring gives us his take on Burbank Water and Power's plan to begin enforcing the city's water-conservation ordinance. Violations such as watering lawns on days when it's not allowed or failing to fix leaky irrigation systems may result in $100 fines.

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Start the Presses: Starlings and birds of a feather

Start the Presses: Starlings and birds of a feather

Who are Doug and Shelly Starling?

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Man killed by train in Glendale

A man was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a train in Glendale, officials said.

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After late husband's love letters are stolen, Glendale woman gets support from new pen pals

After late husband's love letters are stolen, Glendale woman gets support from new pen pals

Glendale resident Rosaleen Rickerby had her collection of decades-old love letters stolen from her home during a daytime burglary a couple weeks ago, but her mailbox will be filling up with new letters soon.

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818 Roundup: Frutos chosen as Burbank's new mayor; Glendale considers funding for Rose Parade return

818 Roundup: Frutos chosen as Burbank's new mayor; Glendale considers funding for Rose Parade return

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, May 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Burroughs baseball holds off Crescenta Valley

Burroughs baseball holds off Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — A strikeout from Burroughs High pitcher Max DeAmicis with two on and two out in the bottom of the seventh preserved what could very well be a historic victory for the Indians.

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Sports Roundup: Hoover baseball edges Arcadia

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Flintridge Prep track's Van Scoter, Barakat win two league titles each

REDONDO BEACH — Coming off a successful cross-country season, Flintridge Prep’s Jack Van Scoter has endured a few bumps in the road during the track and field season.

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One big inning leads La Cañada softball past South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — Facing a team that had not scored against it in two previous meetings, it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of thinking that one big inning early the third time around would suffice.

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Maiale selected to be new Glendale High football coach

During his 10-year run serving as an assistant football coach at several high schools across the San Fernando Valley, George Maiale pined for the opportunity to become a head coach and select a group of his own assistants to help mold a program.

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Glendale Community College baseball relies on defense to defeat Southwestern, 5-3

Glendale Community College baseball relies on defense to defeat Southwestern, 5-3

GLENDALE — Defense and situational hitting proved the difference for the Glendale Community College baseball team in Friday afternoon’s first game of its California Community College Athletic Assn. Southern California Regional series.

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City swears in council, school board members

City swears in council, school board members

In taking his seat for the first time as Burbank mayor, Bob Frutos outlined his priorities for the office, which include ensuring the city’s public safety services remain top notch, potholes get filled and the city government becomes more accountable and responsive.

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La Cañada boys' tennis breezes past Temple City, 12-6

TEMPLE CITY — Having already clinched second place in the Rio Hondo League, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team still had some unfinished business to tend to Friday.

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Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Three local students were honored recently at the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

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IKEA's plans to generate on-site power hit a snag

Just a few weeks after breaking ground on a new store in Burbank, IKEA officials were in City Council chambers Tuesday to protest a policy that would keep them from generating their own power at the site using fuel-cell technology.

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Glendale floats the idea of fully funding a return to the Rose Parade

Glendale floats the idea of fully funding a return to the Rose Parade

After breaking a century-long tradition with the absence of an entry in this year’s Tournament of Roses parade, the Glendale City Council will consider throwing in for a 2016 float, but a lot weighs on how much fundraising a group of enthusiastic volunteers can pull off.

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#818 Spotlight: Vaqueros baseball opens playoffs against Southwestern College

Glendale Community College's Alex Gomez hits a single in the bottom of the fourth inning against Southwestern College in an opening round playoff baseball game at Stengel Field in Glendale on Friday, May 1, 2015.

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Burbank Unified sees slight increase in high school graduation rate

Of the more than 1,300 seniors who were on the path to graduate at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, 93.6% of them went on to earn their high school diploma, while about 4% dropped out.

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Fathers gear up to produce the annual 'Fathers' Follies'

Fathers gear up to produce the annual 'Fathers' Follies'

A nearly 70-year tradition that features local fathers producing a light-hearted display of shenanigans will take to the stage again next week at Glendale High School for the 68th annual “Fathers’ Follies.”

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Water conservation measures, enforcement step up in Burbank

Water conservation measures, enforcement step up in Burbank

Water-wasters watch out — Burbank Water and Power will begin enforcing the city’s water-conservation ordinance by imposing $100 fines for violations such as watering lawns on days when it’s not allowed or failing to fix leaky irrigation systems.

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News-Press Editorial: The stamp of human kindness

News-Press Editorial: The stamp of human kindness

Every so often there is a local news item that has a compelling or unique human element that draws many of us in. Such a story unfolded a couple of weeks ago when Glendale resident Rosaleen Rickerby became the victim of a burglary during which she lost, among other precious belongings, about 30 love letters written to her more than half a century ago by her late husband.

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Leader Editorial: A recipe for better services

Weary of dealing with a firm that has become in recent months unresponsive and clearly unhelpful, Burbank school officials plan to keep the job of self-operating its food services program in-house.

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A Word, Please: For tighter writing, watch out for danglers

A Word, Please: For tighter writing, watch out for danglers

How big a problem is the dreaded dangler? In the real world, maybe not so big. Danglers, though sometimes serious, often aren’t so bad. Some don’t harm your message at all and could slip by even the most careful reader. But for anyone who puts a premium on precision, it’s a good idea to avoid danglers.

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Learning Matters: May Day can mark an emotional time for students

Learning Matters: May Day can mark an emotional time for students

For much of the world, the first day of May, or May Day, has one of three connotations: a celebration of spring, with pictures of children dancing around a maypole; a political holiday or demonstration in support of organized labor and the struggle of workers; or a call of distress in an emergency.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Peanut

Leader Pet of the Day: Peanut

Hey everybody... a good Peanut got tossed away. This happy, handsome 12-year-old Chihuahua/Pinscher mix finds himself at the shelter because his owner suddenly decided not to be his guardian anymore. Poor little Peanut!

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Elderberry

News-Press Pet of the Day: Elderberry

Elderberry is a 10-week-old, female, black, short-haired rabbit. She has already been spayed, which means she can go home with you today.

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Serial bank robber pleads guilty to Chase Bank heist in Burbank

A 59-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to robbing Chase Bank in Burbank last December, federal court records show.

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Witness helps police nab suspected burglar

A witness helped police catch a 43-year-old Los Angeles man suspected of burglarizing cars in the parking garage of a Glendale apartment complex early Thursday morning, police said.

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Front yard overhaul to drought-tolerant landscaping saves Glendale residents 200 gallons of water per day

Bill Metzdorf used to have a large and lush front lawn located on the corner of his block, but that all changed after he got a letter from Glendale Water & Power.

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818 Roundup: Glendale City Council limits outdoor watering to twice a week; Residents consider Rim of the Valley expansion

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, May 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 88 degrees and a low of 58 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Burroughs can't be stopped from sixth straight title by Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — There was electricity and an air of excitement in the Crescenta Valley High gym Thursday night as the Falcons hosted Burroughs in a Pacific League boys’ volleyball match.

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Sports Roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart's MacVaugh sets school record in 100 hurdles

GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD

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Burroughs softball holds down Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Burroughs High’s softball team wants its regular season finale May 13 against rival Burbank to decide the Pacific League title.

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Flintridge Prep boys' golfer Sacks captures Prep League individual championship

PASADENA — It had been a tough previous two seasons for Jonah Sacks at the Prep League individual finals.

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Crescenta Valley tennis no match for Arcadia

LA CRESCENTA — With a share of the Pacific League title at stake, the Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ tennis team needed to hand rival and league stalwart Arcadia its first loss of the season.

A man waters his lawn with a hose as the sprinklers also water the grass on the 1400 block of Allen Avenue, north of Bel Aire Drive in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Glendale City Council restricts landscape watering to twice a week

Residents and businesses can only water their landscaping twice a week, following a decision by the Glendale City Council to step up mandatory conservation efforts.

<p>Dozens of Wilson Middle School students were recognized for their efforts in improving their reading and writing English skills Wednesday night.</p>

Wilson Middle School honors its English learners

For many students, it takes at least two years to become proficient in English after moving to the United States from another country as they also learn to adapt to a new school and community.

The St. Francis High School Robotics Team, known affectionately around campus as "Team Brobot," won the Engineering Division of the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship on April 16.

St. Francis High robotics team takes first in its division

The St. Francis Robotics Team, known affectionately around campus as Team Brobot, captured the Engineering Division of the 2015 VEX Robotics World Championship held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday, April 16. The local team placed first in its division with competition from more than 90 other teams.

<p>Kate Patito's sixth-grade class at La Ca&ntilde;ada Elementary School raised more than $3,000 in sponsorships and tickets to the upcoming La La Ca&ntilde;ada Home Tour, winning the grand prize of priority registration at the start of the next school year. Back row, from left, teacher Kate Patito, Max Stilson, Artis Phillips, Angeli Paull, Malia Abrahamian, Natalie Godinez, Iris Di-Mase Nordling, Kylie Knutson, Connor Macho and Hee Su Chung; middle row, Vincent Stickar, John MacLeod, Lauren Tolbert, Noah Truong, Megan Mkrtchyan, Abraham Jhee and Daniel Park; front row, Logan Wilcox, Gage Berkals, Nadia Lintag, Ainsley Sweeney, Ellaney Matarese, Hayden Henderson, Jason Carr, Brian Staron. Not pictured are class members Julia Noh and Leo Masciandaro.</p>

More than $10K raised for schools

La Cañada sixth-grade students and their families raised more than $10,000 during their two-week sponsorship and ticket drive for the La Cañada Home Tour, which takes place Friday, May 1, to benefit La Cañada High School.

<p>Longtime volunteer Martha Burns, right, was presented with a plaque by Kiwanis Club president Fred Schooley today as she was honored by the Kiwanis Club of La Ca&ntilde;ada as the 2014 La Ca&ntilde;adan of the Year, during a lunch ceremony at Descanso Gardens on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.</p>

Kiwanis Club honors longtime volunteer Martha Burns as 'La Cañadan of the Year'

For her sometimes quiet, yet undoubtedly valuable contributions to the community, longtime volunteer Martha Burns has been officially named "2014 La Cañadan of the Year."

Quake preparedness reminders offered

The earthquake in Nepal last weekend prompted the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management to remind Southland residents to prepare for a major shaker. The agency on Tuesday provided the following tips on what to do during an earthquake:

<p>Landscape Architect and California natives expert Richard Walker points out a mustard seed plant during the inaugural spring hike of the Rose Bowl Riders in the Hahamonga Watershed Park on April 25, 2015.&nbsp;</p>

Residents tour the arroyo for inaugural 'Seasons of the Hahamongna'

Hikers, cyclists and equestrians explore Hahamongna Watershed Park on a daily basis, and slated future projects are bringing local groups together to educate residents.

INFOGRAPHICS: Early 2015 crime stats in Glendale

INFOGRAPHICS: Early 2015 crime stats in Glendale

Glendale Community College's Nick Wolyniec hits a double in the seventh inning against Los Angeles Mission College in a Western State Conference baseball game at Stengel Field on Thursday, April 9, 2015. GCC lost the game 6-0.

Glendale Community College baseball's Wolyniec pick named division's best

GLENDALE — Prior to the beginning of the season, Nick Wolyniec found himself dealing with a leg injury. After the season began, he had to overcome a hand injury.

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