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St. Francis stumbles in second half, falls in semifinal against La Serna

Football: Golden Knights allow 21 unanswered in final 24 minutes to fall short of finals berth, 24-10.

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818 Roundup: Black Friday appears to be waning, some local shoppers say

Good morning, 818. Today is Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 65 and a low of 40, according to the National Weather Service.

Here are your local headlines:

Another Black Friday arrived in both Burbank and Glendale, though some shoppers say the infamous consumer experience seemed less intense this year.

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Burbank shoppers hunt for deals on Black Friday

At Burbank Town Center, the Christmas trees were decorated with care and the poinsettias arranged in a white-and-red field around a fireplace scene where children posed for photos on Santa’s lap.

It’s that time of year again, when the build-up of consumer desires reaches its annual climax.

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Deals draw Glendale shoppers away from the table

The Glendale Galleria swung open its doors to deal-seeking holiday shoppers while many local residents had just barely sat down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Many of the mall’s stores opened at 6 p.m. on Thursday and closed around midnight to lure early-bird shoppers, then reopened around 6 a.m. on Friday.

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Burbank Unified sets technology upgrade goal

Burbank school officials agreed earlier this month to spend $639,500 to upgrade the technology at four elementary schools as part of an extended effort to give campuses new equipment with Measure S bond funds.

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Volunteers help feed more than 200 people at Salvation Army Burbank's Thanksgiving meal

As he left the free Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the Salvation Army Burbank Corps on Wednesday evening, local resident Herminio Rivera thanked the volunteers as he passed.

“It’s how I was raised,” he said later.

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