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  • Woman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot Involving Noblesville Attorney - 93.1 WIBC IndianapolisWoman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot Involving Noblesville Attorney - 93.1 WIBC Indianapolis

    93.1 WIBC IndianapolisWoman Sentenced in Murder for Hire Plot Involving Noblesville Attorney93.1 WIBC IndianapolisINDIANAPOLIS -- A woman was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison Friday for her role in a plot to murder a Noblesville attorney. Renee S. Perillo, 54, of Glendale, California, pleaded guilty in May 2017 to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder ...Suspect gets 27 years in plot to kidnap, kill attorneyIndiana Lawyerall 5 news articles »

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  • Ex-titlist Jessie Vargas to take on Aaron Herrera on Dec. 15 - ESPNEx-titlist Jessie Vargas to take on Aaron Herrera on Dec. 15 - ESPN

    ESPNEx-titlist Jessie Vargas to take on Aaron Herrera on Dec. 15ESPN... 10-round split decision to former junior lightweight titlist Argenis Mendez in May. -- Unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs), 23, of Philadelphia, and Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs), 21, of Glendale, California, will battle in an ...and more »

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  • Sports Briefs: Vaqueros look to rebound at state - Glendale News ... - Los Angeles TimesSports Briefs: Vaqueros look to rebound at state - Glendale News ... - Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles TimesSports Briefs: Vaqueros look to rebound at state - Glendale News ...Los Angeles TimesGlendale Community College men's and women's cross-country look to close out the year strong at the CCCAA state finals.and more »

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  • Nestle to Leave Glendale by JulyNestle to Leave Glendale by July

    In an updated filing with state regulators, Nestle USA said it will close its headquarters in Glendale on July 6, 2018. The food giant previously disclosed plans to move its headquarters to Virginia, affecting 1,200 employees at its offices at located at 800 N. Brand Blvd. In August, the company informed the California Employment Development Department it would cut its workforce by 340 employees.

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  • Green space replaces asphalt-dominated playgrounds at Franklin Elementary - Los Angeles TimesGreen space replaces asphalt-dominated playgrounds at Franklin Elementary - Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles TimesGreen space replaces asphalt-dominated playgrounds at Franklin ElementaryLos Angeles TimesLos Angeles-based nonprofit North East Trees partnered with the parent-run Benjamin Franklin Elementary Foundation to secure $1 million in a state grant from the California Natural Resources Agency. The money was made available through Proposition 84 ...

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  • Disney Kicks Off “Share the Joy” Campaign to Inspire Families to Give Back This Holiday Season - Babble (blog)Disney Kicks Off “Share the Joy” Campaign to Inspire Families to Give Back This Holiday Season - Babble (blog)

    Babble (blog)Disney Kicks Off “Share the Joy” Campaign to Inspire Families to Give Back This Holiday SeasonBabble (blog)On November 18, Disney will also be taking part in Family Volunteer Day, a global day of service powered by generationOn. As part of the initiative, Disney will be hosting family-friendly volunteering events in Glendale, California, Mexico City, and ...

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  • Falls Church jewelry store heist believed to be linked to 2 other robberies in Calif., Pennsylvania - FOX 5 DCFalls Church jewelry store heist believed to be linked to 2 other robberies in Calif., Pennsylvania - FOX 5 DC

    FOX 5 DCFalls Church jewelry store heist believed to be linked to 2 other robberies in Calif., PennsylvaniaFOX 5 DCOn June 14 at Honolulu Jewelers in Glendale, California, surveillance video from that robbery shows a group of six people distracting sales associates while a seventh woman slips away and makes a swift move to the back of the store. She then grabs ...

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  • Signs of Positivity Displayed Around Glendale - NBC Southern CaliforniaSigns of Positivity Displayed Around Glendale - NBC Southern California

    NBC Southern CaliforniaSigns of Positivity Displayed Around GlendaleNBC Southern CaliforniaThose who frequent or live in the Glendale area may see the community as a bit more positive after one artist has taken the liberty of sending positive messages with his work. Many ask for a sign of guidance during difficult times and artist Scott ...and more »

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  • California artist creates "positive" street signsCalifornia artist creates "positive" street signs

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  • Man seen stuffing wine bottles down pants also suspected in other California thefts - KTRK-TVMan seen stuffing wine bottles down pants also suspected in other California thefts - KTRK-TV

    KTRK-TVMan seen stuffing wine bottles down pants also suspected in other California theftsKTRK-TVAuthorities said the incidents happened on Oct. 12, and in each case, the man drove away alone. Glendale, California, police said the suspect targeted two Mission Liquor Stores. They released the surveillance video so that people can get a good look at ...and more »

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  • Franken's accuser stepped forward after years of silent outrageFranken's accuser stepped forward after years of silent outrage

    Leeann Tweeden, morning news anchor on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, says she was "kissed and groped" by Sen. Al Franken during a USO Tour trip to the Middle East in December 2006. The woman who came forward Thursday to accuse Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., of groping and inappropriately kissing her in 2006 forged her career at the intersection of sports television hosting, racy modeling and military charity work.

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  • Glendale presses pause on recreational marijuana - Los Angeles TimesGlendale presses pause on recreational marijuana - Los Angeles Times

    Los Angeles TimesGlendale presses pause on recreational marijuanaLos Angeles TimesWith sales of recreational marijuana in California set to begin next year, the plant remains herba non grata in Glendale. The City Council met Tuesday to discuss how to best handle marijuana's legalization through a local lens — whether to ban or ...

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  • California shooting rampage highlights "ghost guns"California shooting rampage highlights "ghost guns"

    In this Aug. 29, 2017, photo, an ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or "ghost guns," at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif. Police say Kevin Neal, who was barred from having guns because of a restraining order, made the two high-powered rifles he used in his shooting rampage in Northern California on Tuesday, Nov. 14. In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, photo, homemade rifles are displayed on a table at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif.

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  • California rampage puts spotlight on homemade 'ghost guns'California rampage puts spotlight on homemade 'ghost guns'

    In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, photo, homemade rifles are displayed on a table at an ATF field office in Glendale, Calif.

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  • 'Positive' street signs are turning heads in Glendale - KABC-TV'Positive' street signs are turning heads in Glendale - KABC-TV

    'Positive' street signs are turning heads in GlendaleKABC-TVThe Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department launched Froschauer's "Word on the Street" art installation last week, placing 20 of Froschauer's signs at parks throughout the city. Froschauer said the street signs we see every day are mundane and ...

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  • Wine thief hits 2 Glendale liquor stores, hides pricey bottles in his pantsWine thief hits 2 Glendale liquor stores, hides pricey bottles in his pants

    GLENDALE >> Police Tuesday sought the public's help in identifying a man who twice stole bottles of high-end wine from stores in Glendale. The thefts occurred on Oct. 12 at Mission Wine & Spirits at 708 S. Glendale Ave. and Mission Liquor at 825 W. Glenoaks Blvd., according to Tahnee Lightfoot of the Glendale Police Department.

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  • Zaruhi Postanjyan to hold a protest action in GlendaleZaruhi Postanjyan to hold a protest action in Glendale

    After the presentation, the head of the Yerkir Tsirani party Zaruhi Postanjyan made a press conference during which she answered a number of questions to reporters and noted that she is going to visit US, meet with the Diasporan Armenians and hold a protest action in November 26, in front of the Glendale City Hall in Los Angeles.

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  • 5 must-try beers at Burbanka s newest brewery5 must-try beers at Burbanka s newest brewery

    Owners Patrick Dunn and wife Laura Dunn at their Lincoln Beer Company in Burbank, CA., Monday, November 13, 2017. You may have tasted their IPAs, pale ales and porters at places like The Park Bar & Grill in Burbank, the Tipsy Cow in Sherman Oaks or the Moose Den in Glendale, which are among the many bars and restaurants where Lincoln Beer Company's brews are served.

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  • 12 places to stop along the free Great Los Angeles Walk12 places to stop along the free Great Los Angeles Walk

    The Great Los Angeles Walk returns Nov. 18 with about 400 people expected to trek from downtown L.A. to Santa Monica. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the notable spots to see along the way.

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  • Amid the stress of L.A. traffic, fake street signs aim to help people chill out and get ZenAmid the stress of L.A. traffic, fake street signs aim to help people chill out and get Zen

    Artist Scott Froschauer stands next to one of his street sign artworks at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale on Nov. 7. Artist Scott Froschauer stands next to one of his street sign artworks at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale on Nov. 7. Los Angeles-based multimedia artist and fabricator Scott Froschauer has left his mark all over Glendale, and his 20 pieces of street art will challenge the community to subvert their everyday expectations of signs and language. The Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department unveiled Froschauer's "Word on the Street" art installation Thursday at the Downtown Central Library, and now his art pieces are distributed throughout the city's parks and libraries.

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  • Filipina nurse assaulted in California parking lot after...Filipina nurse assaulted in California parking lot after...

    A model and registered nurse was assaulted and subjected to a racist rant in a Glendale, California mall parking lot after she looked up at a couple who rammed their shopping cart into her car. According to KTLA , Quiggle Ignacio said she was sitting in her car having lunch when the cart belonging to the couple - and containing a baby - bumped into her car causing her to look up.

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  • IHOP Restaurants Team Up With Children Of Fallen Patriots Foundation...IHOP Restaurants Team Up With Children Of Fallen Patriots Foundation...

    GLENDALE, Calif: IHOP Restaurants is honored to partner with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation , an organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. During the entire month of November, participating IHOP restaurants will donate $1 from every Red, White & Blue Pancake Combo sold to the charitable organization as well as offer guests the opportunity to contribute to the cause by making an on-check donation at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide.

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  • Stroke victim thanks paramedics who helped herStroke victim thanks paramedics who helped her

    Silvana Shirvanian hadn't seen any of them since waking up the morning of Aug. 8, unable to get out of bed GLENDALE, Calif. - A Glendale woman wanted to personally give thanks to the first responders who helped her after she suffered a stroke three months ago.

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  • Vaqueros Survive Clash With CougarsVaqueros Survive Clash With Cougars

    Glendale running back Pileak Sun took a handoff midway through the fourth quarter, bounced outside towards the sideline, and put his shoulder down into a Los Angeles Southwest College defender, blasting him into the turf like a ragdoll right in front of the GCC bench. The collision brought the entire Glendale sideline into a frenzy. Coaches and players alike, yelling, barking, cheering. Not one person sat on the bench. The hit and the ensuing celebration was more than just a display of physical domination, it exemplified something bigger. Glendale Community College football is fun once again. Seven-consecutive losses to open the season brought GCC to rock bottom. An outburst by a player directed at an assistant coach during one of their recent losses illustrated that the problems for the football program might extend beyond the playing field. But after coming straight outta Compton with their first win of the season on Oct. 28 and now defeating LA Southwest 28-24 in a thrilling affair, the Vaqs are all smiles. Glendale (2-7 overall, 2-3 in conference) opened the game with authority. The defense forced a quick three-and-out of the LA Southwest offense, then drove down the field on their opening possession for a touchdown. Quarterback Guy Gibbs hooked up with tight end Ethan Quinn on a short play-action pass to make the score 7-0. The Southwest LA (0-8 record overall) offense provided a unique challenge for Glendale. The Cougar offense worked out of a T-formation while lining up in shotgun, which allowed them to utilize misdirection handoffs and quarterback runs convoyed by lead blockers. The Vaquero defense was up to the task, holding the Cougars to only 80 yards rushing with an average of 2.9 yards per attempt. Glendale’s second drive looked much like their first. The Vaqueros marched down the field and scored on a 14-yard touchdown run by Noa Kindred early in the second quarter. The Glendale offensive line manhandled an undersized LA Southwest defensive front early on. At times the holes were so wide that one would question whether these guys were opening running lanes or laying down pavement on a stretch of the 405 freeway. The Vaqs upped the score to 21-0 on their next possession when Gibbs found receiver Tyree O’Neil for an easy 17-yard touchdown pass. LA Southwest responded quickly. Quarterback Ronte’ Biggers launched a pass to receiver Kaelin Humphrey for 49 yards down to the Glendale one-yard line. Running back Trevion Thomas snuck into the endzone a few plays later on fourth and goal. The score reached 21-6 after the extra point was missed. The Cougars scored again just before halftime, taking advantage of a busted coverage by Glendale’s defense. This time it was quarterback Kenneth Coleman hitting receiver Derek Speight. A failed two-point conversation brought the score to 21-12. Both teams exchanged interceptions to start the second half. Gibbs threw a pass into triple coverage which was picked off, but was then bailed out a short time later when Augie Saucedo nabbed an interception of his own – an impressive feat for a defensive lineman. Another interception by the Glendale defense late in the third quarter, this time by Cody Taniguchi, put GCC in excellent field position. It only took one play to score, as Gibbs found tight end Randall Mincy on a 22-yard touchdown pass, which upped the count to 28-12. A questionable fumble call by the head referee and an ensuing personal foul penalty set off a string of misfortune and mistakes that put Glendale on their heels. Cougar quarterback Coleman hit Speight once more for a 62-yard touchdown which brought the score to 28-18 with 8:35 on the clock. LA Southwest’s next drive ended with another long touchdown pass. Coleman again hooked up with Speight for the hattrick, this time on a 90-yard dagger through Glendale’s defense. A blocked extra point attempt kept the score at 28-24. With a potent Glendale rushing game gashing the Cougar defense, the LA Southwest coaching staff opted to roll the dice and attempt an onside kick. Once again, questionable officiating came into play. The ball was recovered by the Cougars, but, to many, the ball appeared to be touched a yard early. Nevertheless, the ball was back in the hands of a hot Cougar passing attack with just 3:36 remaining in the game. The offense carefully and methodically marched down the field, getting to the Glendale 10-yard line with 33 seconds on the clock. A pivotal sack by Glendale’s Daniel Gutierrez pushed LA Southwest back to the 20-yard line, and that would be as far as the Cougars would go. Coleman threw three-straight passes, but none of them hit their mark. On fourth and goal, Coleman tossed a last-chance attempt to the left corner of the endzone, which just missed the outstretched hands of his receiver. Anxiety gave way to celebration, and for the second-straight week, it was Glendale that was smiling at the end. Final score 28-24. The GCC offense finished with 369 total yards, 215 of which came on the ground. Daniel Torres led the team with 105 yards rushing on 23 carries. Glendale matches up next against East Los Angeles College on Saturday, Nov. 11 in the season finale at Sartoris Field. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.  

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  • Vaqueros VictoriousVaqueros Victorious

    The Glendale Community College Vaqueros (4-8-3 record) played Bakersfield College (1-10-4) in a game where GCC had control almost all game with a 4-1 victory. The Vaqueros have been able to capture a couple more wins since their loss to Santa Monica Community College, picking up two wins, a loss and a tie.  Overall it’s been an improvement from the team’s recent struggles to start the season. Glendale’s current run of success can be attributed to their upswing in offensive efficiency. Glendale started the night off with their first shot attempt by Fabricio Bonilla, only to have the Bakersfield goalie Israel Rodriguez block it. Bakersfield responded with two attempts of their own by Edui Pardo and Brian Nava. At 17:09 Bakersfield made two substitutions. Jose Daniel Guerrero came in for Russell Tetzschner and Alex Calderon for Luke Tovar. Bakersfield’s Marshall Compton hit a header that misses wide followed by a shot from Glendale’s Wilmer Bonilla and a save by the Bakersfield goalie Rodriguez. Glendale would get another corner opportunity at 24:27 but failed to capitalize on it. The Vaqueros and the Renegade Knights traded off missed shots, leading up to a substitution by Bakersfield. Fabricio Bonilla missed a shot wide followed by an offsides on GCC. Glendale and Bakersfield then failed to score on corner kicks. Yassine Laraichi broke the tie as he scored the first goal for the Vaqueros at 37:47, with an assist to Christopher Mazzi. Bakersfield did not go quietly though as they came back with a goal of their own off a free kick shot by Jesus Baraja. The first shot of the second period came from Bakersfield, but Glendale’s Alexis Guzman made the save keeping Bakersfield from scoring. Bakersfield came back with a great shot by Alex Calderon but the shot went wide of the goal. It did not take long for Glendale’s offense to heat up as fabricio Bonilla knocked in a goal making the score 2-1 in favour of GCC at 50:51, the assist to Christopher Mazzi number two on the day. Glendale took back-to-back shots by Ahmed Alqatan and Wilmer Bonilla, both shots went wide. The Vaqueros continued their red hot offense with another goal by Luis Cervantes, his first on the season. Bakersfield raked up a series of penalties with an offsides, a foul and a yellow card given to David Martinez. The game, now out of reach for Bakersfield, ended with GCC rubbing salt in the Renegade Knight’s wound with another goal, this time  by Ahmed Alqatan, making the game 4-1 with 79:23. It was Alqtan’s first goal of the season. Glendale hopes to continue their recent success as they take on Victor Valley on Oct. 24 at Victor Valley at 4:00 P.M. Then they come home to play Canyons on Friday, Oct. 27 at 5:00 P.M. 

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  • A Taste of Persia in GlendaleA Taste of Persia in Glendale

    Raffi’s Place is an iconic Persian-Armenian restaurant in Glendale, Calif. Entering through the front doors still keeps you “outside,” as the tables start in an outside pavilion-style of dining. To avoid judging a menu by its cover, let’s turn to page one – the appetizers. The ikra, a dish made with eggplant, tomato sauce and garlic, was fantastic. It’s complemented by a nice smoked taste and was the best appetizer of the evening.  Other appetizers were mediocre at best. For instance, the hummus was too dry and it seemed to miss the tahini. The tabbouleh wasn’t bad, but there was an overwhelming amount of lemon and the parsley was cut too coarsely. Good tabbouleh, which is a regional staple, benefits from a finer technique. The soups and salads section of the menu boasted at least one big hit. While the shirazi salad was just okay (again, too much lemon), vegetarians in the crowd will appreciate the ash-e reshteh. This soup is a complex dish and a Persian new year tradition. It’s made with fresh vegetables, noodles, pinto beans and whey (kashk), and is flavored with sautéed garlic and mint. We’d go back for this one. The entrees were done right. For meat eaters, this is the reason to frequent Raffi’s Place. In particular, the lamb and luleh kabobs were both excellent platters. The meat juices enrich the sides of rice and barbecued vegetables.  Raffi’s Place is a little overpriced for a student’s budget and may not be a first-date venue. The atmosphere is quite lovely, the decor tasteful, and the servers quick and efficient. The food is good, but some areas in the menu were just average. Overall rating? Three out of five stars.

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  • Are We Prepared For Rita Ora’s Return?Are We Prepared For Rita Ora’s Return?

    I recently found myself pondering over the realization that once I heard Rita Ora’s Anywhere following Gorgeous by T-swiz—wait is she TayTay now? No, that was Tyra Banks’ moniker, right? Well, whatever Taylor Swift’s new “bad girl” alter ego’s name is, although still turning out radio bangers, I’m not sure I’m getting hit as hard by her most recent comeback singles. Are they good? Of course they are, they have the production and ingenuity of … well, a Taylor Swift song. But, even with the small dialogue she’s been including recently, we’re kind of already expecting just another well produced Taylor Swift song. Well, on the same day Rita Ora followed up her summer anti-sad song anthem Your Song, which was met with mega success, with her new single; Anywhere. This single track sparked a realization that there is definitely something going on with Rita Ora, in the most sincere way imaginable. This most current addition to New Music Friday has proved consistent in straying away from sad songs, except this time Ora has her heart set on a romantic escape anywhere with a potential love interest as the chorus suggests, ”Over the hills and far away. A million miles from L.A., just anywhere away with you,” which is then followed with the most electrifying, yet subtle post chorus beat I never expected. Am I prepared for Rita Ora’s comeback? I recall years ago [2012], exiting my Tucson, AZ apartment and ritualistically making my way through a new playlist en route to work. One of which specifically opened with RIP by our British bombshell. The bass-heavy track was the first time I was made aware of Ora’s presence, and it clearly wasn’t for nothing. This song had a production level to get your day going, no matter if it was your least favorite day of the week—which let’s just all agree Monday takes the cake, or if the it alternatively kicked off your Friday turn up. It had that impact. A few years have passed since and although there has been undeniable success in stints like hosting Americas Next Top Model and other assorted gigs, nothing has made me question my preparedness for Ora’s return like Anywhere has. In a prior issue the theme of our playlist was “Break up with Summer,” but this week with new music from the likes of Marshmello, blackbear, Future, and Nicki and Cardi on one track, we’re going to “Fall into October” with this new and eclectic playlist brought to you by yours truly. And don’t forget to let us know what you think on our various social media platforms, what you’re listening to, or if you want anything added to the playlist! Happy listening! Open Spotify and scan the image provided to instantly open the playlist.

    El Vaquero / 10 d. 1 h. 44 min. ago more
  • Destiny 2 Prestige RaidDestiny 2 Prestige Raid

    On Oct. 18, a month after “Destiny’s” release, Bungie released the Prestige mode of the raid. With this new mode you can get a cool golden shader for your armor and weapons, as well as a gold and purple reskin of the raid armor. However, the mere cosmetic loot is not worth enduring the stress that comes with the challenges of prestige mode. The spike of the enemy’s power level from 270 to 300 makes even the beginning sequence, where players have to run three relics to the doors, into a frustrating grind. If you’re not starving for a new shader you should skip these encounters, and head straight for the underbelly of the Cabal ship, a labyrinth of underground corridors, traps, and treasure chests. Be aware that the first three encounters change their order every week. This week’s order is: “Gauntlet, Pleasure Garden, and Baths.” The fourth and final step is the boss fight with Emperor Calus. Gauntlet: The changes in difficulty here will have you working in two teams of three. One team will share both the Dog and the Sun platforms and the other team will share the Cup, as well as Axes platforms. What’s different in prestige mode is that every person has to be the runner, so take turns swapping with your teammates. For the people who are not runners, you need to help your partner outside by shooting an enemy Psion that spawns above them. Overall, this is challenging section can  take an hour or two to get everyone on your squad used to this difficulty. Pleasure Garden: This part is surprisingly easy. Instead of six dogs there are now eight. It will certainly take a few attempts to learn the new pattern of the beasts that run in the Pleasure Garden, however once you learn this configuration it becomes super easy. To beat this encounter you should get an x36 stack on your spores and damage your assigned beast as much as possible without killing it, then quickly run into the safe room. Repeat the first step, but this time kill your beast. The players on the left and right side then gang up on their respective beasts, in order to kill it quickly and move on to the next encounter. Baths: This part plays just like the normal version of the raid except for one difference in the mechanics. After the first damage phase on the lanterns, three of the fireteam members will have been marked by the Emperor. The players who are marked need go to the middle of the stage and memorize the symbol that appears to them. The symbols are as follows: Dog (bottom left), Axes (top left), Guards (bottom right) and Cup (top right). Sounds easy to do, but remember, all the enemies are at power level 300 and they will melt your life bar away. Final Boss: Normally, three people stay in the Throne room and three stay in the Void room. Here the person who punches a Psion in Throne switches places with a randomly selected person in the Void. Communication is vital as one mistake can and will cause your fireteam to wipe over and over. Although we used a glitch, this part still took about two hours to complete. After this raid you’re rewarded with either a piece of armor or a weapon at 300 power, an emblem, and an aura. The aura goes away on the following Tuesday when the game’s weekly activities reset. These rewards don’t offer much more than bragging rights and aren’t worthy of your time as a student to put in the hours that will be taken away from studying. Trust me, your final will not even be this stressful.

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  • Stranger Things 2: Binge itStranger Things 2: Binge it

    Opening credits for Stranger Things 2–yes Stranger Things 2 like a movie sequel, which is how it’s branded rather than your average television show sequel—remain true to the heavy 80s theme the Netflix original has perfected. Reminiscent of a “Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors” or “Halloween 2,” the title sequence is the epitome of  modern slasher film, but you guessed it, set in the 80s. Accompanied by anticipated breathtaking cinematography that parallels the debut season, season two boasts an electrifying sound track that’ll remind your parents that they used to rock a quasi-mullet like our new favorite bad boy Billy, who seems to take most of his teen angst out on his stepsister that we’re introduced to as MadMax. The synth heavy beats supplement the tone for a meticulously constructed, and aesthetically pleasing arcade where we’re introduced to Mad Max in the form of text as the new high score on the classic “Dig Dug” arcade game, knocking the once gummy Dustin into second place, and eventually into a bout of determination to court the new female supporting character. New characters are in abundance this season, along with those captivating shots, even more complex story lines, and some pretty amazing character development. Episode six alone offers a refreshingly nurturing side of Steve we didn’t see much of in S1, as well as a heartbreaking monologue from Hopper to Eleven that I won’t touch on other than suggesting a box of Kleenex and an uninterrupted setting. Preferably alone, if you have an ugly cry. A litany of supernatural powers, bloody nostrils, unidentified mutants and monsters, and of course Eleven’s favorite breakfast food all make a cameo in the formerly quiet town of Hawkins this season, and so should you. So throw some Eggos in that toaster oven and kick up your feet for this visually enticing, and totally necessary binge. The entire first and second season of Stranger Things can be found on Netflix.

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  • ‘Evil Within 2’ Delivers‘Evil Within 2’ Delivers

    Sebastian Castellanos is back and he’s after revenge. After the events of the first game, Castellanos, a bearded ex-detective, has been on a personal mission to take down Mobius, a mysterious shadow organization. He reunites with Juli Kidman, the woman who tricked him into the horrors of the first game. She gives him an offer he cannot refuse. The game starts as you re-enter the STEM machine and relive the horrors of the first game. This time, it’s to save Castellanos’ daughter, Lily. The campaign of “Evil Within 2” starts here and takes you into new horrors in Union. Union is a new world created within the mind of Lily to be a peaceful place. When you arrive to this place inside the mind of a little girl, it does not take long until you bump into the undead. It turns out a psychopath named Stephano Valentini has infiltrated Lily’s head and is having a field day creating monsters. The one negative I’ll give this game is the way it references the first “Evil Within.” Every time Castellanos says, “This is just like Beacon,” it’s like the game takes a step away from it own story to say, “Hey! Remember the first game! Something like this happened in the first game too.” If this happened once or twice, it would have been unnoticeable, but this is a line that keeps popping up. The game play has changed a lot without really being to divergent. At the core, this plays like a survival horror game. You have to keep track of your health and ammo because these supplies are not very common. What has changed from the first game is the crafting system. Before, all you could craft were bolts for the bolt launcher. This time around, you can craft healing items and bullets for your guns. This gives you the choice of using your ammo on standard enemies or to be stealthy and hoard your ammo for boss fights. The other big change to the sandbox is the addition of a map. “Evil Within 2” introduces side quests you can tackle alongside the main story. Now that the series is not being held back graphically by the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the blood and guts look much more real. “Evil Within 2” builds on everything set in the first game three years ago. This is a recommended buy for gamers, even those who do not play horror games. Black Friday and Christmas are right around the corner, so check it out. Four out of five stars.

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  • The Thrill of It AllThe Thrill of It All

    Remaining true to the usual theme of drawing out any lingering emotional remains buried in the depths of a (my)  recently broken heart, Sam Smith’s sophomore album The Thrill of it All debuted on Friday and once again I’m emotionally distraught. It was never my intention to torture the general public with something as tiresome as a failed first relationship via a(n) playlist/album again, but Mr. Smith has managed to articulate what my El Vaquero “Break Up With Summer” curation nowhere near accomplished, following my Oct. 1st split, with this highly anticipated album—preceding his own personal instance of love lost. Where I haphazardly threw together every song that seemingly caused an allergic reaction to my tear ducts during the first half of October, Smith flawlessly delivered a meticulous examination of the post-breakup process. He has basically encapsulated my entire October post-break-up process in an album. And in quintessential Sam Smith fashion, each track boasts that one specific moment, or multiple moments, of unsolicited emotional response. The one that spurs an involuntary muscle spasm in the form of a sassy left hand snap, or when you just have to jerk your head away as if you see the lyrics of the song playing out in front of you and you can’t bare witness. Here are the lines from each song on the album that had that reaction along with my response, in GIF form. So, without further adieu—Welcome to The Thrill of it All…and back to My Breakup: Part 2!  Except this time, it’s fun. There are GIFs! (Digital, Social Media versions only) Too Good At Goodbyes “And every time you walk out, the less I love you. Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true” Say It First “I know you’re right for me. But I’m waiting for everything in your world to align with my world. I think of you while I sleep. I dream of what we could be if we grow. Together unfold.” One Last Song “And I hope it makes you feel. And I hope it makes you burn. And I hope it reminds you of how much it hurt” Midnight Train “I’ll always love you. But tonight’s the night I choose to walk away” Buning “Funny how time goes by. Had respect for myself. That river ran dry” HIM “Don’t you try and tell me that God doesn’t care for us. It is him I love, it is him I love” Baby You Make Me Crazy Ft. The Dap-Kings Horns “It wasn’t enough, but you could’ve had the guts to face me. It would have meant so much, if you’d looked me in the eye Why do I always fall for the ones who have no courage? I must see some kind of beauty in their eyes” No Peace Ft. YEBBA “All that I am asking is for a little clarity. That’s all that really matters to me” Palace “It was beauty we were making. And I know we’ll both move on. You’ll forgive what I did wrong. They will love the better you. But I still own the ghost of you.” Pray “There’s dread in my heart and fear in my bones. And I just don’t know what to say” Nothing Left For You “I gave him everything. Now there’s nothing left for you” The Thrill of It All “I guess I got lost in the moment. I guess I got lost in the fall. I guess I got lost in your heartbeat. In the thrill of it all” Scars “I guess I got lost in the moment. I guess I got lost in the fall I guess I got lost in your heartbeat. In the thrill of it all” One Day At A Time “I know you’re feeling weighed down tonight. And you can’t find the breaks. Every day is too long for you.You are sworn to your fate.  But we got everything we need, baby. In the memories we make, In a world of reinventions. It’s never too late.” And there you have it. The break up album heard ‘round the world, personalized and simplified for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to head over to our online version of the paper as well as our various social media platforms for all of the appropriate accompanying GIFs.

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  • Student Stress Is RealStudent Stress Is Real

    I wake up at 6 a.m. to get ready for school. I get out of class at 10 p.m. When I’m not in school, you can find me in my apartment, studying for my upcoming assignments, writing essays, planning for midterms, working on presentations, and obsessing over quizzes. “Please watch any movie about world history before next class,” said one of my professors last week. When am I supposed to have time to watch a movie when I don’t even have time to eat or sleep? When I get home from school, I’m exhausted. I’m too tired to shower, too tired to eat. I can’t even have a conversation with my boyfriend because it feels like my head’s about to explode. Even though I’m exhausted, I still can’t sleep. Because at the end of the day, I have a long list of new assignments, essays, midterms, presentations, and quizzes I must prepare for until next week, and every second I spend doing something else but studying, a wave of guilt washes over me. School isn’t easy, and you have to earn a good grade. But at what price? Anxiety is the leading concern among college students today with 41.6 percent, followed by depression at 36.4 percent, according to American Psychological Association. Thirty-one percent of college students have felt so depressed in the past year that it was difficult to function. On top of that, suicide is the third leading cause of death on college campuses. As if school doesn’t take up most of our time, the majority of us also have a job (sometimes even a full-time job), children, and relationships – you know, a so-called life. Relationship problems are the third major concern among college students, because when are we supposed to have time for our private life? When we’re not in school, we’re busy either working our butts off, because let’s not forget about those student loans, or we’re busy trying to keep our heads above water and not get anything lower than a B, because that would be a disaster. The average college student has student loan debt of roughly $17,000. The average student with a postgraduate degree owes around $45,000, according to Pew Research Center. You may have thought that the stress will be over once you graduate, but the ugly truth is that your debt will haunt you for at least the next 10 years of your life. A good diet, enough sleep, and exercise is crucial to obtain good mental health. I can only speak for myself, but ramen noodles, three hours of sleep, and sitting down in front of my computer all day sounds more like the antithesis of that. I should do better, but I don’t have time. I wish I had the answer for you, but surviving college without getting a spoonful of anxiety or a pinch of depression is just as likely as RedBull giving you wings. Pray for me, will you?

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  • Dangerously Thin: The Toll To Be SkinnyDangerously Thin: The Toll To Be Skinny

    Every hour, someone dies as a result of an eating disorder. Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder today, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Society blames the media for putting too much pressure on individuals and creating unrealistic standards of how the ideal female body should look like. They blame them for only using unhealthy size zero models in their advertisements. But who is really to blame? The magazines that makes their money on advertisements or the model agencies that push these models to become a size zero? Today’s fashion industry has created an unhealthy picture of how the ideal fashion model should look like. The ideal height is between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, and the ideal weight is between 110 to 130 pounds, according to Better Business Bureau. A woman who is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 120 pounds has a BMI of 17.2, which is lower than 18.5 and categorized as underweight. When Hannah was 13 years old, her model agency told her to quit gymnastics. “They pretty much told me that my legs were too big and it wouldn’t go well for me if I didn’t quit. That was when it all started,” she said in an interview, asking that her last name be omitted due to work concerns. A year later, only 14-years-old, they put her on a strict diet and paid for her personal trainer. When she got sent to castings, companies would tell her that she could have been the perfect fit — if she only lost a little weight. As a result of getting food poisoned, Hannah ended up being hospitalized and was only able to drink blueberry soup for a couple of weeks. The day she could go back home, she was skinnier than ever, and decided to stop by her agency to say hello. “You look amazing!” was the first words she got from her agent. She was now in perfect shape, according to her agency. Today, seven years later, Hannah still suffers from eating disorders and the feeling that she is not good enough. “I was constantly told that I could’ve been a little smaller,” Hannah said. More than six in 10 models have been asked by their agency to lose weight, according to Model Alliance, a volunteer-run advocacy group for models working in the American fashion industry. The requirements from today’s model agencies are unhealthy and can, in many cases, be the primary cause for eating disorders among models. They break down their confidence by telling them to lose weight and stop eating, to later admire them when they are at their most depressed and unhealthy stage of their lives. If you don’t give them what they want, they will ignore you until you do. A countless number of women today have a dream of becoming a model. Last year, 6.65 million people sat down to watch the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to admire the beautiful, skinny, smiling women walking down the runway in sparkly wings and extraordinary lingerie. Many women, especially young girls, envy these ultra-thin models and use them as “fitspo” (fitness inspiration), without knowing the consequences that it often comes with. Italy, Israel and Spain are some of the countries that have launched laws that requires models to show a doctor’s certificate that prove that they are healthy enough to work as a runway model (based on a BMI measurement). Two years ago, France joined the movement. “We want to combat the idea that an agency could urge a model to stop eating; for example, eating cotton balls to lose their appetite, to always lose more weight,” Dr. Oliver Veran said, a French doctor and lawmaker who proposed the bill in France. Agencies that encourage weight-loss and continue to hire “dangerously thin” models will be fined up to 80,000 euros. The tragic death of the French fashion model Isabelle Caro was what triggered France to make the change. Caro, who released an autobiography called “The Little Girl Who Did Not Want to Get Fat,” became well-known after posing naked in a provocative advertisement against anorexia. On her blog “Anorexia or the hunger to live, take a step toward healing,” she described herself as “a little invisible snowflake in a strong blizzard who is fighting, fighting to finally live, despite years of suffering, and who is crying out to the entire world to say that anorexia is a hell from which you must escape while you still have time.” Caro died in 2010 after fighting anorexia for 15 years. Even though there has been a big step for a healthier fashion industry, current laws do not apply to the United States and many other countries. Hopefully, the rest of the world will adopt similar laws and the fashion industry will become a healthier and safer place to work.

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  • How Military Leadership Shapes SuccessHow Military Leadership Shapes Success

    This Veteran’s Day, El Vaquero seeks to honor veterans who are current and former GCC students. We caught up with Jesse Petrilla, who attended Glendale College from 2005 to 2006. He has since gone on to impact conservative politics in Orange County and the nation, was commissioned as an Army officer, and, most recently, launched a business. Petrilla credits his military service with teaching him discipline and helping him along to professional and personal success. In an interview, he talked about his experiences and shared advice with GCC students.   When and why did you join, and what did you do during your time in the military? I commissioned as an Army officer in 2010 from the ROTC program at Cal State Fullerton. The Army paid for my schooling, and, upon graduation, I was guaranteed a job in the military. I started out as a tank platoon leader, and after several years switched to Signal Corps, which gave me technical expertise in communications. What memories stick out as particularly significant or life changing? Seeing the change in soldiers you help mentor is what it’s all about. The military gives you tremendous leadership training, and being able to share some of those skills and develop young men and women, and knowing you helped set them up for success for the rest of their lives, is truly rewarding. Do you have any fond memories you’d like to share? The food in Afghanistan was quite good. I will also always remember the excitement of getting on the plane heading there, and the relief stepping off the plane coming back home. What was your transition from military to civilian life like? Any particular hurdles that you faced, and how did you overcome them? Other than deployment and training, I have always served part time in the National Guard, so I’ve always had one foot in both military and civilian life. I’d say the biggest issue I’ve had since returning from Afghanistan is having to bite my tongue when I hear people who don’t appreciate just how good they have it. How do you feel your military experiences have shaped who you are? The military definitely gave me the foundation to build a successful life on. It gave me the discipline I needed, leadership skills, and focus. By not serving, lots of young people are missing out on the many tremendous opportunities. Is there anything you miss about your time serving vs. time as a civilian? While on active duty, you don’t have to worry about what you are going to wear for the day. Looking back would you change anything about your life or decision to serve? The only things I regret in life are opportunities missed, things I didn’t do. Deciding to take the opportunity to serve was a no-brainer. What did you learn in your military role? If anyone reading this does choose to serve, or even if they don’t but find themselves in management positions (which hopefully most will at some point), all I can say is listen to your subordinates, especially your subordinate leaders. Just because you are put in a position of power doesn’t mean that title comes with knowledge. Don’t confuse power with knowledge. What would you want to tell a Glendale College student that you would have liked to have been told when you were at GCC? Take advantage of that Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver. Most students will qualify, but so many don’t know about it or the other many financial aid programs out there. Same goes for when you transfer to a university, there is a lot of money out there to pursue your higher education. What would you like to tell GCC students who are veterans? There are many programs, including some that I was previously unaware of, that provide financial support for veteran students as well as their children. The National Guard has financial aid available for those currently serving while attending school, and those who have completed time on active duty are eligible for the GI Bill as well as other benefits. What about students who are considering joining the military before finishing college, or after college? Not everyone is ready to just jump into college life. I took four years off after high school before starting at Glendale Community College. While I didn’t spend that time in the military, I recognize it is a good time to develop discipline and save up some money all while figuring out what you want to study. GI Bill benefits would then be available to pay for college. For those who are thinking about serving after college, there are programs such as ROTC which will pay for advanced degrees if you want to go after your Masters and then serve after that. Also there are options to directly commission as an officer if you already have a degree. Tell us about your time at GCC. What do you remember from it? What sticks out? GCC has some phenomenal teachers. I still keep in touch with some of them. I also remember a small handful of very bad teachers who felt the need to inject their political views into most lessons. Don’t be a bobblehead, challenge their views if you disagree with them, respectfully of course. Where are you at today, career-wise, and personally? I own a company that manufactures telecommunication equipment. I started it in my garage four years ago, and now we are in our second office after outgrowing the first one. My greatest accomplishment though is my wife and two boys. What about being active in the GOP – what do you do as someone who helps affect change in Orange County? Far too many people believe they can’t affect change, in fact, I would say this belief is held by the majority of people, and so the minority rule. After graduating, I decided to run for city council of a small city in Orange County, I won and served a four year term. I also have volunteered with a number of political campaigns and projects. While it may be easy to complain about things, it’s actually pretty easy to get involved too. I believe it’s our duty as citizens. What does being a veteran mean to you? What do you wish people knew about veterans? I’m just thankful for the opportunity to serve. I’ve had it pretty darn good. The previous generations of veterans really made tremendous and courageous sacrifices to give us what we have. I always take the time to stop them and thank them every time I see one.

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  • So. Cal Dream House: Spanish Colonial RevivalSo. Cal Dream House: Spanish Colonial Revival

    Neighboring So. Cal cities Glendale and Pasadena both boast lovely Spanish colonial masterpieces. One home just went on the market in Pasadena, Calif, and is listed for a whopping $1,099,000. The home was designed by acclaimed architect Wilbur C. Harrison, the Zillow posting says, and is located in the gorgeous Washington Square/Bungalow Heaven neighborhood. It’s located at 1090 Palm Ter. The 1929 Spanish colonial revival features beautiful arches, a stunning gourmet kitchen, classic beams, and Mediterranean-style tiles in the classic burnished orange. The three bed, three bath home is 2,478 square feet on a lofty lot size of 10,763 square feet. It’s even got a guest house in the back that boasts a full kitchen and bath. That space can be used as an in-law house or a separate office, or in today’s climate where housing inventory is scarce, can easily be rented out. The home is close to Old Town Pasadena and minutes from Downtown L.A. and Angeles National Forest. For those that appreciate the tranquility of nature, the home also features a beautiful oak tree and lovely, secluded garden that can make anyone forget they’re in sunny Los Angeles. The listing realtor is Steve Gutierrez-Kovner with John Hart’s agency.

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