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  • Who built the best robot? Oak View Elementary students debut in district competition

    Who built the best robot? Oak View Elementary students debut in district competition

    After weeks of trial and error, Oak View Elementary School students showcased their robot-building skills Tuesday in the Ocean View School District’s third annual Robotics Competition. About 150 students from Mesa View and Vista View middle schools and Oak View, Lake View and Westmont elementary...

  • Rep. Rohrabacher's ex-campaign treasurer sentenced to year in jail for embezzlement

    Rep. Rohrabacher's ex-campaign treasurer sentenced to year in jail for embezzlement

    A former volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher who embezzled more than $250,000 from his former employer and the congressman’s reelection committee was ordered Tuesday to serve a year in county jail and five years’ probation and pay back the money. Orange County Superior Court...

  • 5 Freeway reopens after deadly big rig crash

    5 Freeway reopens after deadly big rig crash

    A multi-vehicle crash involving two big rigs shut down the 5 Freeway near Griffith Park on Tuesday, snarling traffic for miles, the California Highway Patrol said. Southbound lanes remained closed just south of the 134 Freeway for seven hours, but all lanes had reopened by 7 p.m., according to...

  • 44th Newport Boat Show drops anchor for 4 days starting Thursday

    44th Newport Boat Show drops anchor for 4 days starting Thursday

    FantaSea, Fansea, Seaquel. If you like marine puns as much as you like yachts, this is your favorite time of year. The Newport Boat Show returns this week for its 44th year, offering casual admirers and serious buyers alike a chance to get close to about 200 vessels, show organizers say. The in-water...

  • ‘Hawaii Five-O’ actor James Hong named grand marshal of Burbank on Parade

    ‘Hawaii Five-O’ actor James Hong named grand marshal of Burbank on Parade

    Burbank on Parade has chosen a grand marshal who knows a thing or two about this year’s “Aloha” theme. Parade officials announced that veteran actor James Hong, who played eight different roles in the original “Hawaii Five-O” TV series, will have the honor of being the ceremonial officiant of the...

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  • After guiding Glendale Unified through a rough transition, Christine Walters prepares to exit

    After guiding Glendale Unified through a rough transition, Christine Walters prepares to exit

    When Christine Walters departs from the Glendale Unified school board next month, she’ll leave a legacy of having helped steer the district through one of its most challenging transitions in 2015 and 2016 — when the district was without a superintendent. About two years ago, when Glendale Unified’s...

  • State of the Schools breakfast exceeds fundraising goal

    State of the Schools breakfast exceeds fundraising goal

    Organizers of the Burbank Educational Foundation’s State of the Schools breakfast have exceeded their $90,000 fundraising goal. Held at the Castaway restaurant last month, the event’s “90 for 90” campaign sought to raise $1,000 each from 90 donors in celebration of Burbank Unified’s 90th anniversary....

  • Burbank Arts For All Foundation awards $26,000 in grants

    The Burbank Arts For All Foundation helped fulfill a dozen grant requests from educators in Burbank schools recently by providing about $26,200 in grants to support arts education in local elementary, middle and high schools. The grants were approved last month, said Trena Pitchford, the foundation’s...

  • L.A. County Committee to consider transfer of Sagebrush students, schools from Glendale to La Cañada Unified

    L.A. County Committee to consider transfer of Sagebrush students, schools from Glendale to La Cañada Unified

    The Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization is expected to deliberate next month over whether or not the Sagebrush territory of La Cañada should be placed under the jurisdiction of the La Cañada Unified School District. The 385-acre area has historically been served by Glendale...

  • Glendale commemorates Armenian Genocide at Alex Theatre event

    Glendale commemorates Armenian Genocide at Alex Theatre event

    Area residents and community leaders came out Monday night to a commemorative event in honor of the roughly 1.5 million Armenians killed more than a century ago by Ottoman Turks during the Armenian Genocide. Although a somber night, the event held at the Alex Theatre aimed to unite those in attendance...

  • Mariners Elementary ex-principal involved in award controversy resigns from school district

    Mariners Elementary ex-principal involved in award controversy resigns from school district

    Former Mariners Elementary School Principal Laura Canzone, who transferred to Costa Mesa Middle School amid complaints about her leadership and the accuracy of an application she filed for a school award at Mariners, has resigned from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Canzone submitted...

  • 1 dead and at least 9 injured in multivehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Glendale

    1 dead and at least 9 injured in multivehicle crash on 5 Freeway near Glendale

    A fatal collision involving multiple vehicles closed down the Golden State (5) Freeway in both directions Tuesday morning near Glendale, bringing traffic to a complete standstill, authorities said. One person died as a result of the collision and at least nine others suffered minor injuries, according...

  • Burbank teachers vouch for peer-to-peer training

    Burbank teachers vouch for peer-to-peer training

    The head of the Burbank Teachers Assn. spoke last week about the importance of experienced educators training new teachers and providing more opportunities for such interaction — particularly for teachers who have only been teaching for less than two years. “The first two years are incredibly important....

  • Changes to dirt trails throughout Laguna Beach disappoint some cyclists

    Changes to dirt trails throughout Laguna Beach disappoint some cyclists

    Some of Laguna Beach’s thrill-seeking cyclists told Laguna Canyon Foundation officials Monday they were disappointed with changes to sections of dirt trails throughout the Laguna Coast and Aliso and Wood Canyons wilderness parks. Foundation executive director Hallie Jones had called a public meeting...

  • Museum House opponents accuse OCMA of using lawsuit to try to squelch free speech

    Museum House opponents accuse OCMA of using lawsuit to try to squelch free speech

    Opponents of the now-scuttled Museum House condominium project are accusing the Orange County Museum of Art of trying to stifle their free speech through its lawsuit challenging the validity of a petition that called for a referendum on the controversial high-rise proposal. In a filing Friday in...

  • Pair of bear sightings reported in Glendale

    Pair of bear sightings reported in Glendale

    As the weather begins to warm up, the Glendale Police Department is asking residents to be mindful of bears in the area after a pair of recent sightings. Both sightings took place on Saturday around Country Club and Greenmont drives and in the 3200 block of Beaudry Terrace, according to police....

  • Fountain Valley High student wins $1,000 scholarship for video on not texting and driving

    Fountain Valley High student wins $1,000 scholarship for video on not texting and driving

    On first thought, one might not draw a connection between driving and playing a sport. But Minh-Khoi Le believes the same level of concentration is necessary to do both. So, he wonders, why do people text while driving? Le, a Fountain Valley High School senior, made a 43-second video showing students...

  • 4 area school employees are finalists for state honors

    4 area school employees are finalists for state honors

    Two employees from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and two from the Ocean View School District are competing to be among the state Classified School Employees of the Year. The California Department of Education is scheduled to announce the winners this month and honor them with a luncheon...

  • Laguna Beach High School earns state Gold Ribbon award

    Laguna Beach High School earns state Gold Ribbon award

    State education officials have selected Laguna Beach High School as one of its Gold Ribbon award winners for 2017. Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing academic content and performance standards in English-language arts, mathematics, science and English-language...

  • Former Mrs. Orange County pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

    Former Mrs. Orange County pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

    A former Mrs. Orange County pleaded guilty Friday to possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a minor, authorities said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 27, was sentenced to three years’ probation and 300 days in county jail, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office. She was ordered...

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  • Feds redefine Newport’s flood zone; city responds with request to shrink it

    Feds redefine Newport’s flood zone; city responds with request to shrink it

    Newport Beach is challenging the federal government’s revised flood zone boundaries in the city, especially around the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island, in an effort to save homeowners money on insurance. Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed boundaries, about 4,000 additional...

  • Surfer dies after being pulled from the water at Sunset Beach

    A 46-year-old man drowned while surfing off 19th Street in Sunset Beach, according to Orange County coroner’s officials. Eric Reno of Sunset Beach was pulled from the ocean at about 1 p.m. Friday and was taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He was pronounced dead at 1:48 p.m., according to...

  • Edison's Coach 'Mac' is staying strong through breast cancer battle

    Edison's Coach 'Mac' is staying strong through breast cancer battle

    A sign posted on the fence greeted those who came to the Edison High turf soccer field on Saturday morning. “Some people are strong,” the sign read. “Very few are #MacStrong.” When Kerry “Mac” Crooks walked through that gate just after 10 a.m., it surprised some in attendance. The longtime Chargers...

  • Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

    Green Day's Mike Dirnt is ready to part with two coastal California homes

    Mike Dirnt, bassist for the band Green Day, is ready to beat it out of two coastal California neighborhoods. He’s put homes in Newport Beach and Montecito on the market for $3.8 million and $4.8 million, respectively. The Newport property, built in 1967 and recently updated, sits on a corner lot...

  • Santa Ana police chief resigns and takes job as chief of BART Police Department

    Santa Ana police chief resigns and takes job as chief of BART Police Department

    Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas announced this week that he is resigning and taking a job as chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department. In a memo dated April 19, Rojas informed Gerardo Mouet, the acting city manager, of his resignation and said he would assist in the selection of...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff honors Kim, Kortoshian, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff honors Kim, Kortoshian, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored three women with local ties as Women of the Year for 2017. Glendale resident Phyllis Kim, a court interpreter in Korean in Los Angeles, received a bachelor’s degree and interpretation and translation certificate from UCLA. For years, Kim has been active...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff honors Volpei-Gussow, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored two women with local ties as Women of the Year for 2017. For many years, Burbank resident Karen Volpei-Gussow, a Realtor with Keller Williams World Media Center, has volunteered on numerous boards and special committees. She is currently on the boards...

  • Glendale tallies up election final results

    Glendale tallies up election final results

    The results are in. Glendale finalized the outcome of its municipal election Friday as the last of the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots were counted. In the race for City Council, incumbent Ara Najarian received the most votes — 9,962. Challenger Vrej Agajanian came in second with 9,551 votes,...

  • Two Glendale-based nonprofits partner to give veterans financial services

    With help from a grant by Dignity Health, two Glendale nonprofits recently formed a partnership designed to provide more comprehensive services for military veterans and their families. Wellness Works, a veterans’ health group, has operated in Glendale for more than 30 years and began hosting team...

  • City Council approves improvements on Leland Way

    City Council approves improvements on Leland Way

    A residential street next to the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank is being improved so the neighborhood will be safer and an adjacent soundwall will be less garish. The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to convert a 0.3-mile section of Leland Way from Broadway to the north into a one-way street,...

  • Coastal Commission investigates Brightwater developer's incomplete habitat restoration effort

    Coastal Commission investigates Brightwater developer's incomplete habitat restoration effort

    State authorities are investigating whether a developer that built a 349-home community near the Bolsa Chica wetlands overlooked its mandate to fully restore some area habitat. According to Andrew Willis, an enforcement supervisor for the California Coastal Commission, the agency is probing whether...

  • See's Candies at the Glendale Galleria is closing

    See's Candies at the Glendale Galleria is closing

    The See’s Candies store in the Glendale Galleria is closing Sunday but will be relocated, the South San Francisco-based company confirmed Friday. Jensen DeWees, See’s Candies director of marketing, said the new store will be nearby. “As soon as the details are finalized, we will be sure to let...

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