Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash.

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More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

Glendale police have seized more guns in the first half of this year than during all of last year, prompting police officials to consider beefing up firearms training, officials said.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The other day, my son was practicing his guitar playing with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith’s “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” you know, the 1832 patriotic song that is not “America the Beautiful” and whose melody is the same as England’s “God Save the Queen.”

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Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

When Burbank Water and Power renovated its EcoCampus along Magnolia Boulevard, officials could have chosen to totally remove elements of the old power substation there, but instead retained them and incorporated them into the landscape design.

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Annual fireworks set to light up La Crescenta

Annual fireworks set to light up La Crescenta

The skies above La Crescenta will light up with a Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, and tickets for the event are still available.

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Local water consumption declines 27%

Local water consumption declines 27%

As local water agencies await specifics on fines and punishments that could be levied by the state against wasters and districts failing to meet reduction mandates, officials are hopeful recent increased efforts to educate consumers will hold water.

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Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.”

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Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

For about a week-long stretch, squads from La Crescenta, Glendale, Burbank and Tujunga will look to eliminate one another across four divisions with the goal of advancing to the Section 2 Tournament. Pictured the Burbank Dukes Ricky Perez. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

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Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

GLENDALE — Sophia Beers didn’t have an interest in soccer until she attended a friend’s birthday party several months ago. She’s become curious about the game and the fundamentals surrounding the sport since the festivity concluded.

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Hoover dips into past to name Moreno new baseball coach

Having served more than a decade as an assistant baseball coach at the high school and junior college level, Mickey Moreno examined the possibility of moving up the coaching ladder and taking charge of a team.

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Oakmont's Kennedy qualifies for PGA Championship

Thanks in part to a superb short game, Russ Kennedy will now be making some new travel plans later in the summer.

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Crime Report: Security spots woman 'returning' new items for in-store credit

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Police release images of Glendale bike theft suspect

Police release images of Glendale bike theft suspect

Police on Thursday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a store after requesting a test ride, police said.

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LCHS grad among scholarship winners

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a community-based organization encompassing the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 scholarship awards.

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Democratic club to honor Liu, Schiff

Democratic club to honor Liu, Schiff

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the La Cañada home of state Sen. Carol Liu and Michael Peevey.

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Council grants $295K in funding to community organizations

On Monday, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council granted a combined $295,725 to help nine local organizations build or maintain projects and community programs intended to enrich the lives of La Cañada youths, adults and seniors.

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City officials express relief over exclusion of AB 113 from state budget

City officials are breathing a sigh of relief the recently-adopted state budget didn’t include a bill that could have siphoned millions of dollars that Glendale won in a court case against Sacramento, but at least one official up north is claiming the piece of legislation will return.

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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Taking down the 'Stars and Bars'

When I got to Vietnam I learned the only thing worse than being a second lieutenant was being a second lieutenant from New York City. A Yankee! I was consumed by college boy idealism. However, my opinions would soon collide with reality.

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Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results

Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results

After months of procrastination, I finally made it back to Koreatown. My destination was the Kae Sung Market.

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818 Roundup: Officers pay tribute to former Burbank cadet; traffic stop leads to credit card fraud bust

818 Roundup: Officers pay tribute to former Burbank cadet; traffic stop leads to credit card fraud bust

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, July 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 65 with a slight chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

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Homeless man sues Glendale hospital, alleges patient dumping

A mentally-ill homeless man who was hospitalized after a suicide attempt is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center after being allegedly discharged from the hospital against his will and dumped on Skid Row.

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Fireworks scheduled at Starlight Bowl in Burbank

Fireworks scheduled at Starlight Bowl in Burbank

Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 — the day the colonists threw off the yoke of Great Britain’s king.

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All-Area Boys' Tennis Team

La Cañada High's Lucas Chmielewski was named to the All-Area Boys' Tennis Team as a singles player. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Boys' Tennis Team

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All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Crescenta Valley doubles team of Albert Chtchyan and Jason Chang are the 2015 All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.

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All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

Burroughs High boys' tennis player Sawyer Patterson is the 2015 All-Area Singles Player of the Year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

By Sawyer Patterson’s standards, his senior season and his boys’ tennis career at Burroughs High didn’t end the way he would have liked.

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Burbank Animal Shelter offering reduced adoption fees

Burbank Animal Shelter offering reduced adoption fees

Liberate a dog or cat this Independence Day. The Burbank Animal Shelter is offering 50% off all adoption fees now through July 12.

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Burbank seeks artists for city program

A new beautification program is moving forward in Burbank, and the city is seeking artists who want to help bring visual art out of museums and galleries and into open spaces.

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La Cañada adds plug-in hybrid to its car fleet

La Cañada adds plug-in hybrid to its car fleet

La Cañada will soon see its small fleet of city-owned vehicles grow by one, when a 2016 Chevy Volt arrives from a Sacramento dealership after its purchase was approved by the City Council at a budget hearing last week.

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City Briefs: Whyman Project to perform free show; Glendale police holding Community Academy

The Whyman Project will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday in the outdoor plaza at Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

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Carl Gieseke, former local YMCA head, dies at 89

Carl Gieseke, former local YMCA head, dies at 89

Carl F. Gieseke, a former 15-year director of the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, died May 16 in Fresno, it was reported this week by YMCA officials. He was 89.

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#818Spotlight: Grooving to 'World Rhythms' at Descanso Gardens

#818Spotlight: Grooving to 'World Rhythms' at Descanso Gardens

Families gathered at the Rose Pavilion and surrounding lawn at Descanso Gardens to take in a performance by the band Buyepongo, as part of the World Rhythms Series on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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Routine traffic stop leads to arrest of Uber passengers, suspected identity thieves

A traffic stop led police to bust a “sophisticated” credit card manufacturing operation in Glendale that yielded hundreds of fraudulent credit cards, as well as materials to make them, officials said.

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College Update: Slaught converts strong junior season into spot on U.S. team

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

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La Cañada History: Residents make use of new exercise course; trash burning limited

Ten Years Ago

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Glendale rocker, ex-Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck reunites with former Pandoras bandmates

Guitar slinging, garage rock shouter Kim Shattuck is rock ‘n’ roll’s penultimate bad girl. Lanky, gregarious and boundlessly talented, the Glendale resident doesn’t candy-coat anything, never runs from controversy, and her role as both an unvarnished truth-teller and untamed show stopper is refreshingly genuine.

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Man hospitalized after shooting in Burbank

A 27-year-old man was hospitalized Tuesday night after getting shot in an alley in Burbank, police said.

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818 Roundup: Southwest to offer flights from Burbank to San Francisco; GCC settles voting map

Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, July, 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 93 degrees and a low of 68 with a slight chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

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Graves, La Cañada girls' basketball too much for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

LA CAÑADA — Amber Graves has proven to be among the top players the past three seasons in the Rio Hondo League.

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Glendale Community College board settles on map with five voting districts

Beginning in April 2017, the trustees of the Glendale Community College board are expected to be elected from five separate districts within Glendale, according to a plan the board agreed to adopt earlier this month.

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Free lunches to be offered to young Glendale library visitors

City and school officials are offering free lunches to children who visit the Glendale Central Library this summer.

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<p>A Metrolink employee keeps an eye on traffic as a train passes by the Doran Street and San Fernando Road crossing in Glendale on Friday, June 17, 2011.</p>

Metro gives approval to close two railroad crossings in Glendale

Metro’s board of directors agreed to move forward with a plan to close two railroad crossings along the San Fernando Road Corridor and variations of that proposal are expected to be heading to the public for community feedback by the end of the year.

<p>Andrew Cave of Parties Fantastic shows children and adults a live chicken at the Buena Vista Library Animal Extravaganza on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. A large number of adults and children attended the event, where live rabbits, chickens, ducks, a chinchilla, a tortoise, sheep, goats and a llama were shown to children.</p>

Party fowl makes escape attempt at Burbank library

Andrew Cave was introducing about 100 children to barnyard animals at Buena Vista Library when “Thelma,” a golden chicken, jumped from a table within a fenced enclosure and darted through the crowd before Cave could get his hands on her again.

<p>Christian Morales rocks the mic at the karaoke fundraiser for Disney's triathlon team at Sardo's bar last Thursday. All money the team raises goes to help Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program.</p>

Burb's Eye View: Disney athletes sing for cancer hospital

Before he sang a note, Christian Morales smiled under the sweat-inducing orange lights of Sardo’s karaoke bar. He politely thanked everyone for their attendance.

<p>Dan Feger, left, Bob Hope Airport's executive director, looks on as Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins announces the carrier's new nonstop service to San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Tickets go on sale this week and flights on the new daily route begin January 6.</p>

Southwest to open flights from BUR to SFO

The pillars near the Southwest Airlines ticket counter at Bob Hope Airport were festooned in balloons on Tuesday — blue, red and yellow ones spiraled the columns, topped with giant, gold-foil helium ones in the shapes of letters spelling SFO.

Op-Ed: Bill envisions expanding health services

I’m no longer surprised when people ask me to clarify just what exactly it is I’m studying. In healthcare, which includes eye health, there are a lot of “ologies” to remember, and a specialist for every one. “So what’s the difference then,” they ask, “between an optometrist and ophthalmologist? Don’t you all just prescribe glasses anyway?”

<p>Glendale forensics officers use metal detectors and find something of interest at the site of an shooting investigation on the 1500 block of West Kenneth Road where a victim of multiple gunshots was taken County USC Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.</p>

Burbank man to stand trial for allegedly attempting to murder former business partner

A 41-year-old Burbank man was held this week to answer to charges that he shot his former business partner outside the victim’s Glendale home, officials said.

<p>Attending the L'Aureole installation are, from left, Rachel Ryen and Lts. Joshua and Jennifer Sneed, all from the Glendale Salvation Army; Joan Taylor, fashion show chair; and Kathy Kashuba, third vice president.</p>

Community: L'Aureole wraps up year in fashion

L’Aureole of Glendale, a philanthropic organization, ended the year on a happy note with two events.

Power restored after Mylar balloon causes outage

Utility crews restored power to 876 customers Tuesday afternoon after a Mylar balloon caused an outage, officials said.

<p>This side-by-side image of surveillance stills provided by the Glendale Police Department shows two burglary suspects in a Glendale parking garage where they allegedly stole items on June 10.</p>

Glendale police seek pair of burglary suspects

Police on Tuesday released surveillance photos of two people who stole a scooter and bicycle from an underground residential parking garage in Glendale, officials said.

Christine McCarthy tapped as new Walt Disney Co. CFO

Christine McCarthy tapped as new Walt Disney Co. CFO

The Walt Disney Co. has tapped Treasurer Christine McCarthy to be its new chief financial officer.

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