Hiker escorted down Stough Canyon trail after report of mountain lion

Police escorted a hiker down a Stough Canyon hiking trail after the woman reported being followed by a mountain lion, police said.

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Two La Crescenta schools placed on lockdown following alleged prank call

Two La Crescenta schools placed on lockdown following alleged prank call

Two La Crescenta schools were on lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday morning as law enforcement officials investigated what turned out to be a prank call about shots fired.

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Woman accuses former mayor of groping her

Woman accuses former Glendale mayor of groping her

Lolita Gonzalves used to think of Councilman Dave Weaver as a father figure, but that was before she filed a complaint with Glendale's city attorney alleging that he groped her at a Mexican restaurant last year.

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College Update: Crescenta Valley High, Glendale Community College products putting up big numbers at next level

College Update: Crescenta Valley High, Glendale Community College products putting up big numbers at next level

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

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New YMCA classes help people with balance

New Crescenta-Cañada YMCA classes help people with balance

Every year, one out of every three people over age 65 experiences a fall. Five years ago, that scary statistic was a reality for La Cañada resident Dianne Osburn.

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Burbank city manager says he's 'energized' following closed-door evaluation

Burbank City Manager Mark Scott said this week he felt “energized” after a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday.

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Dee Dee Myers named head of Warner Bros. corporate communications

Dee Dee Myers named head of Warner Bros. corporate communications

Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named head of Burbank-based Warner Bros. corporate communications, replacing longtime studio executive Sue Fleishman. 

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2014 Pasadena Showcase home recalls an English estate

2014 Pasadena Showcase home recalls an English estate

The 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design opened last Sunday with much fanfare. Celebrating its 50th Showcase House of Design, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts members and designers invites guests to tour the English Arts & Crafts style house and grounds in Pasadena through May 11. Seventeen interior and eight exterior designers are displaying their exceptional and innovative imaginings for this historic home and its spacious grounds.

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Police investigate threat made at Burroughs High

Police investigate threat made at Burroughs High

Burbank police investigated a threat made by a John Burroughs High School student Wednesday afternoon after the student – who has not been identified – alluded to a teacher that the next day could hold potential danger.

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Hamsters race to the finish

Hamsters race to the finish

On your marks, get set — roll! That was the call Saturday afternoon at La Cañada's Petco, where local hamster lovers raced their pets in the store's 2014 Hamster Ball Derby.

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First-inning surge stymies Glendale Community College baseball in loss to L.A. Pierce

Glendale Community College's Jack Sheeley takes a tumble as L.A. Pierce's Angel Cruz makes it safe back to first and then makes it to second during a game on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

First-inning surge stymies Glendale Community College baseball in loss to L.A. Pierce

GLENDALE — Taking a week-long break from competing in the Western State Conference South Division, the Glendale Community College baseball team found itself matched up against a familiar foe in L.A. Pierce on Wednesday.

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818 Roundup: Drayman assigned to house arrest after eight days in jail, GUSD weighs Sagebrush transfer

818 Roundup: Drayman assigned to house arrest after eight days in jail, GUSD weighs Sagebrush transfer

Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, April 17. Forecasters predict a high of 73 degrees and a low of 57 with patchy fog throughout the day in the Glendale region.

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Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

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Weather: Forecast for Thursday

Weather: Forecast for Thursday

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Intersections: Examining the self-defense class issue

Intersections: Examining the self-defense class issue

Two popular self-defense classes for women hosted by Glendale’s Status on the Commission of Women in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month have been postponed this month because of a letter from the National Coalition for Men that claimed the classes violate federal and California anti-discrimination laws.

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Glendale school board weighs Sagebrush transfer

Glendale school board weighs Sagebrush transfer

Reaction from Glendale school board members on transferring the Sagebrush territory to La Cañada Unified was mixed Tuesday night during the board’s first public discussion of the issue since 350 people attended a town-hall meeting last month and most of the speakers supported the move.

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Glendale Freeway shooter gets life

Glendale Freeway shooter gets life

A reputed gang member accused of killing a Mongols Motorcycle Club member on the Glendale (2) Freeway in 2008 was sentenced Wednesday to life without the possibility of parole.

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Drayman serves eight days in jail

Drayman serves eight days in jail

Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement, after spending just eight days in jail.

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Field trip talk turns to pot at LCUSD school board meeting

La Cañada Unified School District officials examined their field trip supervision guidelines Tuesday night after learning that more than one student participating in La Cañada High School's annual trip to Yosemite National Park in February was caught in possession of marijuana.

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Glendale to pay resident for claim of home fire caused by street repairs

The city has agreed to pay $80,000 to a Glendale woman who claimed street repair work caused a fire inside her home, leaving her without electricity needed to care for her disabled daughter and niece.

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Sagebrush shows up on GUSD agenda

Sagebrush shows up on GUSD agenda

Reaction from Glendale school board members on transferring the students living in the west side of La Cañada known as the Sagebrush area to the LCUSD was mixed Tuesday night during the board’s first public discussion of the matter since a town hall meeting last month.

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Crescenta Valley Briefs: Equestrian nonprofit fundraiser, documentary screening, search for Waldo

Valley View Vaulters, a local nonprofit equestrian club, will host an all-day fundraiser on Tuesday at Cordon’s Smokehouse & Grill, 2931 Honolulu Ave.

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All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Burbank High's Clarissa Guerrero (left) was named to the 2014 All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Casey Basso, Senior, Midfielder/Forward, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

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All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Sophia Saldivar was named to the All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Brianna Albarian, Senior, Midfielder, La Cañada

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Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

Live: Traffic updates for your afternoon commute

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La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

La Cañada High junior forward/defender Megan Decker is this year's All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

Every high school team has high hopes before the season — some realistic, some maybe not so much.

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La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge

Prince Andrew of England¿s royal family paid a visit to La Cañada Flintridge, touring the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on April 19, 1984

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La Cañada High tech club lets 'students become the teachers'

La Cañada High tech club lets 'students become the teachers'

For the past year, Jamie Lewsadder has led La Cañada Unified School District’s foray into a new technological era. As IT director, she’s worked with a small team of employees to upgrade the district’s infrastructure and prepare it for online Common Core field testing, currently in progress.

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Around Town: Springtime calls to mind the cycle of life

Around Town: Springtime calls to mind the cycle of life

The pine tree we planted has grown tall. The cones tumble down, full of sap. Hummingbirds nest in the branches. The mama birds dive bomb when I walk by. They want to attack me, divert me and protect their young.

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The Valley Line: Orchestra supporters have the world on a string

The Valley Line: Orchestra supporters have the world on a string

Whew! Tax time is over. Certainly not my favorite time of the year. Actually, I get quite cranky. Of course there is not a darn thing to be done about it. Ben Franklin once wrote in a letter, "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Amen, Ben.

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Burbank City Council voices support for city manager after closed-door meeting

Burbank City Manager Mark Scott came out of a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday with the “unanimous support” of the City Council, the mayor said.

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Temple Sinai marks Passover

Temple Sinai marks Passover in Glendale

The Temple Sinai community celebrated the second night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt, with a seder Tuesday night at its Glendale social hall.

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Gardening is for the birds at Burbank's Jefferson Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary has a new hummingbird garden on its campus, which also features a butterfly habitat.

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Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail

A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced last week to one year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns will instead serve the remainder of this time under home confinement.

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818 Roundup: Attorneys for Glendale request comfort-women statue lawsuit dismissal, Glendale woman files claim against city of Burbank, LAPD

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, April 16. Forecasters predict the high will be 75 and low 54 in the Glendale region.

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Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball takes key match versus Chadwick

LA CAÑADA — Thanks to a friendly homecourt advantage, a key absence and the power of hitters Trip Westmoreland and Dante Fregoso, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team took a big step toward defending its Prep League championship.

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Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Following a demand by the City Council last month to decrease the size of the proposed Tropico apartment project by 25%, the developer said Tuesday that such a reduction would kill it.

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UCLA to run Burbank health center

By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank.

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Police: Five took Nike clothing from Macy's

A group of five suspects reportedly grabbed $1,100 worth of Nike clothing from Macy’s in the Burbank Town Center on Monday and fled, police said.

A home in Burbank that is considered "mansionized" dwarfs the residence on the left on Monday, August 26, 2013. Burbank historical officials will discuss guidelines in dealing with mansionization.

Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

The Burbank Planning Board is asking elected officials to fund a study on anti-mansionization ideas, saying the work would be the best way to show how the resident-fueled suggestions would impact the look of the city’s neighborhoods.

School board hears concerns over shortage of nurses in Burbank schools

The Burbank Unified school board offered few assurances to the district’s head nurse Lenora Aguilera last week when she asked school officials to consider hiring three more certificated school nurses to add to the six that currently serve 15,200 students.

State moves to cap Chromium 6

After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, bringing the new cap on the pollutant that has plagued Glendale water for decades one step closer to finalization.

Woman files claim against Burbank, LAPD

A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries.

File Photo: The former police chief of Bell, Ca., Randy Adams, talks to media members on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, after taking the stand in court against one of his former bosses in an ongoing corruption case. Adams was once among the highest paid law enforcement official in the nation for policing a city of about 35,000 people.

Former police chief settles Bell case

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, who was also chief of the Glendale Police Department for several years, has repaid the city of Bell nearly half of his $457,000 annual salary earned while he worked there.

Glendale High PTA: Wilson Middle School to host Solar Discovery Faire

Wilson Middle School, 1221 Monterey Road, will be the location for this year’s Glendale Solar Discovery Faire from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Bella is a 3-year-old Pit Bull Terrier with black/white coloring and deep, expressive eyes.

Leader pet of the day: Bella

Meet pretty, two-toned Bella. She is a 3-year-old pit bull/terrier with great black-and-white coloring and deep, expressive eyes.

Dakota (A353359) is a five-year-old St. Bernard up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Dakota

Dakota is a 5-year-old St. Bernard. She’s very friendly and calm, and enjoys going on walks in the park. Don’t let her size fool you; she’s a sweet gentle giant.

Proposed gate locations in Burbank Hills neighborhood.

Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

A Burbank Hills community faced a setback Monday in its decades-long quest to create a gated neighborhood, after the Planning Board recommended that elected officials deny the request.

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