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  • Mailbag: Changing from the polluting norm

    It amazes me when I hear a few residents of Burbank whine about how they do not want to adopt change in their city ("Remove bike lanes from busy streets," June 12) because they don't want to be like other cities and like things the way they are. Things...
  • Motorcyclist killed in Burbank

    A 65-year-old Burbank man was killed Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a big rig at Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, officials said — the second fatality on city streets in less than a week. The motorcyclist, who...
  • Residents should be filling council chambers

    At the Dec. 11 Burbank City Council meeting, I was one of three speakers who protested the awarding of merit-based bonuses to city employees. I attended the council meeting after reading Gretchen Meier's article on the subject on Dec. 10. Frankly, I was...
  • Close Verdugo bike lane, reopen pool

    I have lived between Clark and Verdugo for 52 years. I rode my bicycle as a child and an adult on Verdugo Avenue and never had a problem. My children rode their bikes, and they never experienced problems, either. The night they had their new bike...
  • Glendale resident appointed to serve on state community college board

    Glendale resident appointed to serve on state community college board
    Glendale resident and retired Col. Nancy Sumner was recently appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on the California Community College Board of Governors, a 17-member group responsible for helping guide and set policy for the state’s 112...
  • Man tries stealing child's bike, injures himself instead

    Man tries stealing child's bike, injures himself instead
    A Glendale man attempted to steal and ride off on a child’s bicycle this week, but didn’t get very far after falling and injuring himself, police said. Wesley Hogan, 32, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to burglary and drug charges stemming...
  • 818 Roundup: Burbank Selects New Mayor, Glendale City Council to discuss Weaver comments on groping allegations

    818 Roundup: Burbank Selects New Mayor, Glendale City Council to discuss Weaver comments on groping allegations
    Good morning, readers! Today is Friday, May 2. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to drop slightly with a high of 94 and a low of 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. In the news from your area: - After eight years of...
  • 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...
  • City, politicians discuss Doran crossing

    Glendale city officials are working behind-the-scenes to get state, local and federal politicians to back a proposal to close one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the San Fernando Road corridor and build two bridges over the Los Angeles River...
  • 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...