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Man sentenced for 2013 murder of 11-year-old Burbank student

A 29-year-old man was sentenced on Thursday to 56 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son, who went to school in Burbank, on Memorial Day three years ago.

A jury convicted Rineson Curtis Adams last month of one count of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jai Lewis, as well as one count of child abuse against Jai’s younger brother.

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La Cañada History: Local actor appears in Winter Olympics commercial, a heart-shaped hello

Ten Years Ago

Locals watching the 2006 Turin, Italy Winter Olympics on TV might have recognized then-13-year-old Nick Koeppen, a La Cañada actor who could be seen belly flopping into a swimming pool for a Visa commercial shown during coverage of the multisport event.

Twenty Years Ago

Over three successive Saturdays, about 275 volunteers planted 700 rose bushes in Glenola Park on Angeles Crest Highway.

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At the cusp of adulthood, youngster's handmade blankets comfort parents, newborns

About to turn 13, Jonah Retin stands in a hospital room surrounded by prematurely born babies, a scene similar to right after his own birth.

He weighed just over a pound when he was delivered, but survived and is now readying to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah.

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Lanterman Auditorium shines brighter thanks to lighting upgrade

The lights at Lanterman Auditorium are shining a little bit brighter these days thanks to the recent addition by the city of La Cañada Flintridge of about $25,000 in auditorium lighting, spotlights and up-lights, according to a city release issued last week.

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Assistance League of Flintridge approves shoe vouchers gift

Having learned that more than 600 students in the Sunland-Tujunga area are identified as homeless, members of Assistance League of Flintridge recently approved a gift of 400 shoe vouchers in the amount of $25 each.

The league's Operation School Bell committee worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District's Homeless Education Program to coordinate the effort.

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Video shows road rage attack on freeway near Glendale

A road rage incident over the weekend on the 134 Freeway culminated in both cars stopping and one driver attacking the other as a witness recorded the whole thing on his camera, the California Highway Patrol said.

The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday and was posted on YouTube.

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