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  • DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark

    DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark
    Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees. The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
  • 210 Freeway lanes reopened Thursday night after earlier big rig collision

    210 Freeway lanes reopened Thursday night after earlier big rig collision
    The San Gabriel River (210) Freeway was reopened Thursday night after a big rig collision shut down all eastbound lanes in the Pasadena area of the freeway. A Sig Alert was issued at 1:05 p.m.  east of Allen Avenue “until further notice,”...
  • News-Press Editorial: Seniors are a big part of ongoing tragedy

    Less than 24 hours after Glendale’s newly appointed Mayor Zareh Sinanyan commented on the need to increase safety in the city for pedestrians and bicyclists, Antranik Melkonian, 86, died Wednesday morning after he tried to illegally cross five lanes...
  • New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas

    New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
    An L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found the high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor and Glendale native Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, Roger Rodas,...
  • Private service to honor crash victims

    Private service to honor crash victims
    On Tuesday, in the absence of fanfare or media attention, La Cañada’s tiny Glenola Park will play host to a quiet memorial service as friends and family gather to remember and mourn two of their own, whose lives were tragically cut short five...
  • Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'

    Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'
    A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year isn't letting the events of that tragic day stop him from prevailing in his new life's mission. Damian Kevitt was left wounded,...
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported
    A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake...
  • La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

    La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash
    Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed...
  • Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest

    Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest
    A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California, topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest. Single people in Glendale pay an average of $1,823 a year for coverage, while...
  • Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections

    Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections
    Two of the top 10 intersections with the highest collision rates in the city are situated in Glendale’s busiest neighborhood: downtown. Police logged 43 collisions at North Brand Boulevard and Goode Avenue, which leads drivers off and onto the...
  • Stats reflect Glendale traffic dangers

    Last year was devastating for pedestrians in Glendale as traffic-related fatalities saw a 400% jump from 2012. Fatalities jumped to eight last year, which is substantial compared to 2012 when police logged only two traffic-related deaths, according to...
  • Mother of teen killed by school bus arrested

    Mother of teen killed by school bus arrested
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed in May by a school bus was arrested early Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed her longtime partner in his stomach during a dispute over drugs. The boy’s 30-year-old mother, Karen Hernandez,...