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  • Transplants give Burbank woman the gift of life

    Transplants give Burbank woman the gift of life
    Monica O'Brien is celebrating the gift of life. The 33-year-old Burbank resident has survived three liver transplants and despite the odds, gave birth to a daughter in July. O'Brien was born with hepatitis C but wasn't diagnosed until after high...
  • Sudsy soiree

    Sudsy soiree
    The seventh-annual "Evening with the Stars Celebrity Gala" was a soap-opera fan's wildest dream come true. For a $100 donation to the La Crescenta-based Desi Geestman Foundation, guests mingled with daytime's stars from "Young & the Restless", "The Bold...
  • Magnolia Park Optimist Club installs officers

    The installation of new officers and directors of the Magnolia Park Optimist Club for the 2010-11 year was held on Sept. 16 at the Elks club. Former Lt. Gov. Jim Lloyd first retired the outgoing officers — President Terry Scott, and board members,...
  • Burbank earns league sweep

    GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL Burbank d. Pasadena, 25-20, 26-24, 25-19: The Bulldogs stayed in the hunt for a top-three finish in the Pacific League with a victory Thursday at Pasadena. Sarah Tubert had seven kills, 18 assists and three blocks and Reilly Brennan...
  • Burbank victory in the pink

    BURBANK HIGH — There was a more important issue at stake Tuesday when the Burbank High girls' volleyball team took on Crescenta Valley. Getting a win was definitely important, as the Bulldogs and Falcons are fighting for a top-three spot the...
  • Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

    Treatment underway of 'superbug' case reported at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital
    While treatment of the single case of the "superbug" reported last week at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital continues, county health department officials said one case is not cause for alarm.    On March 17, USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Interim CEO Paul Craig...
  • Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery

    Survivor's parents organize charity bike ride for Children's Hospital neurosurgery
    La Caņada resident Taylor Winter was just 12 when she was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease, a condition caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland that affects everything from organ function and sleep to hormone levels and body growth. Although she&...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Measles outbreak is a sign of selfishness

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Measles outbreak is a sign of selfishness
    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to nearly 100 cases across eight states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall people,...
  • Illness boosts call for shots

    At least one La Caņada High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, prompting school and health officials to inform families about whooping cough and the importance of receiving vaccinations and booster shots to protect against communicable...
  • Video: California residents cautioned to look out for yellow fever mosquito

    FRESNO — A mosquito that can carry dengue and yellow fever has been found in California, prompting intense eradication efforts in the Central Valley and warnings from officials about how to keep the pest from spreading. "It could change the way we...
  • Bikers ride for Nana

    Bikers ride for Nana
    For 17-year-old Joslyn Castillo, nothing was quite as tasty as Nana's Salvadorian rice and bean dish and sweet fried plantains. Nana, 65, spent hours in the kitchen, happily cooking meals for Joslyn and her family. But six years ago, Nana's joy of...
  • Mosquito sample in Glendale tests positive for West Nile virus

    Mosquito sample in Glendale tests positive for West Nile virus
    A mosquito sample collected in Glendale tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first sign of the disease in the city this year. The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District confirmed Friday the infected mosquito sample was collected...