Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is the Glendale News-Press 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year. Here she's photographed on campus on Friday, July 25, 2014. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is News-Press Female Athlete of the Year once again

If 2013 was a breakout season for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimmer Kirsten Vose, then perhaps 2014 could be defined as a brand-building campaign.

Crescenta Valley High pitcher Brian Gadsby turned in the top-10 individual performances in a team setting. (File Photo)

Top-10 individual performances in a team setting: Gadsby's run tops list of individual performances

The following are the top-10 individual performances in a team setting for the 2014-15 high school season as voted by the Glendale News-Press sports staff.

Artur Ghazaryan, left, 28, and Havhannes Ghazaryan, 26, were arrested for allegedly being in possession of more than 100 fraudulent credit cards on Tuesday.

Glendale pair suspected of ID theft after 138 cards found in vehicles

Two Glendale men were arrested on suspicion of identity theft on Tuesday after being caught with more than 100 allegedly fraudulent credit cards in their possession, police said.

Students walk to class at Glendale Community College Monday June 22, 2009.

Glendale Community College aims for growth

Glendale Community College officials hope to increase the number of full-time equivalent students by nearly 1.5% this academic year, and they are also concerned about the impending end of Proposition 30, which saved the college from making drastic budget cuts two years ago.

GWP to send energy-saving tips and alerts via text and email

Glendale Water & Power is turning to texting and emails to remind customers of how to conserve energy during the hottest days of the summer.

As Chris Chorebanian of Glendale, fills out a questionaire, Nathalie Winiarski of Walk Bike Glendale puts a free rear light on his bicycle as part of Operation Firefly in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the assistance of the Glendale Police Department on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Glendale police officers stopped bicyclists riding without lights, but instead of giving them citations, let Winiarski talk with them about safe cycling at night and attached free front and rear lights.

Campaign lights the way to bike safety

Chris Chorebanian was pulled over on his bicycle by a Glendale police officer Wednesday evening for riding without a front light.

Glendale Unified issues more bonds

Glendale school officials issued another $70 million in bonds last week as they move ahead with plans to upgrade facilities and replace classroom bungalows with one- and two-story buildings at 10 schools.

Water retailers are urging conservation and locals have been heeding the call, officials say.

La Cañadans heed warnings, use less water

Locals are apparently heeding warnings about the importance of conserving water in a period of statewide drought, according to figures recently released by Foothill Municipal Water District.

LCF home prices show slight decline

The median price of a home in La Cañada Flintridge declined slightly to $1.28 million last month, from $1.3 million a year ago, according to statistics compiled by Realtor Keith Sorem with Keller Williams Realty in Glendale.

James Brown's son to visit La Cañada bookstore

Daryl Brown, son of legendary singer James Brown, will visit La Cañada Monday evening to discuss his newly published book “Inside the Godfather,” which explores the complex life and personality behind the persona.

File Photo: Sport Chalet was sold to Connecticut-based Vestis Retail Group, which will pay about $17 million in cash and assume more than $50 million in debt to acquire Sport Chalet.

Shareholders OK Sport Chalet acquisition

Sport Chalet, Inc. shareholders recently approved a $70-million acquisition of the La Cañada Flintridge-based retailer by an East Coast sporting goods company, both companies announced Monday.

Comment period for FSHA ends soon

The deadline for public comments or inquiries regarding a series of capital projects planned for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is Aug. 27.

Glendale PTA: Schools seek members as PTAs get started

With classes into their second week, PTAs are gearing up for activities.

Flintridge Prep senior Alan Yoho, center, posted the No. 1 individual effort in an individual performance. (File Art)

Top 10 Performances in Individual Setting: Flintridge Prep's Yoho etched his name into school history

The area’s top 10 individual performances in an individual setting from the 2013-14 season were voted on by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press.

Man to stand trial in stabbing death of girlfriend's son

A 27-year-old man will stand trial on charges that he stabbed to death his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son, a Burbank student, in front of the boy’s younger brother on Memorial Day of last year, a judge ruled at a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Girls' Golf Preview: La Cañada High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy golf teams looking to move up

With the season set to begin in two weeks, there’s reason for optimism surrounding the La Cañada High girls’ golf team.

Perspective was the key in this shot of a "giant" invading Oak Grove Park for a Dennis Muren short filmed in 1964.

Piece of Mind: LCF holds a special-effects place in his heart

Flipping through vintage Valley Suns in late July to assemble items for the August “10-20-30” history articles, my eyes fell on a story published Aug. 20, 1964 that featured a local 17-year-old filmmaker who had directed and produced four 10- to 12-minute movies that summer.

Around Town: Anti-Semitism rears its head in Europe

Here's a confession to our readers. For the past 45 days, I've written about fluff, forth and anything but the subjects which truly concern me.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Philosophy with Sister Audrey

Sister Audrey was many things, but one thing for certain, she was my favorite teacher at the University of Dayton. Because of her, I became a student of philosophy.

Ron Mizrahi points to the bottom of a canyon near his family home off Earlmont Avenue, where a car driven by a 76-year-old La Cañada woman landed Wednesday afternoon, killing the driver. Several witnesses said they saw the Mercedes barrel down Jarvis Avenue onto Earlmont and veer off into the front yard of the Mizrahi family home before careening off a cliff's edge into the draw below.

Woman found dead after car swerves off La Cañada road

[UPDATE: 12:55 p.m.] A 76-year-old La Cañada woman died Wednesday when her car careened down Earlmont Avenue, went over a curb and through a homeowner’s front lawn before flying off the edge of a canyon and into the draw below.

Glendale High's Manuk Piloyan, right, and Harut Bandikyan, left, react after Piloyan's goal put the Nitros up 13-11 during the final seconds of their CIF Southern Section Division V championship match against Los Altos at Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine on Saturday. (Kevin Chang/ Daily Pilot)

Top 10 Teams of the Year: Glendale boys' water polo team captures elusive CIF title

The area’s top-10 high school teams from the 2013-14 season were selected by the Glendale News-Press sports department.

Glendale High senior Arman Momdzhyan is No. 2 boys' athlete of 2013-14 after leading the Nitros to a CIF Southern Section Division V championship. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Top 10 Boys' Athletes of 2013-14: Momdzhyan leads Glendale water polo team to magical season

The top-10 male high school athletes of the year were voted on by the Glendale News-Press sports department. These are selections 2 through 10. See Saturday’s edition for the Male Athlete of the Year.

A woman was shot and wounded while exiting the Golden State (5) Freeway this morning in the Atwater Village area.

818 Roundup: Woman shot while exiting Golden Street Freeway; Scholl Canyon protest; Montrose purse snatching

Good morning readers! Today is Thursday, August 21, 2014. Today's forecast includes a high of 82 degrees and a low of 63, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

With a trash truck passing behind him, Ben Foushee of Eagle Rock, center, wears a particulate mask in protest to the proposed city of Glendale expansion of the Scholl Canyon Landfill, during press conference at in Eagle Rock.

Protesters gather at Scholl Canyon landfill

Eagle Rock residents and local officials gathered at the base of the Scholl Canyon Landfill Wednesday to protest potential plans by Glendale to expand the site, which worries nearby residents who say an expansion could worsen what they call ongoing negative impacts, such as street damage by the heavy trucks that travel in and out of the location.

Montrose purse snatchings catch residents off guard

July 25 was supposed to be a typical day for one 82-year-old woman shopping in Montrose. She parked her car in the 2400 block of Honolulu Avenue. She put her keys in her pocket. Then, she felt her shoulder jerk along with her purse.

A single chimney is all that remains of a home amongst a stand of burned trees in Vogel Flats after the Station Fire in 2009. Photographed on August 23. 2010.

Community recalls the Station fire

It's been five years since the Station fire — started by an unidentified arsonist on Aug. 26, 2009 just a few miles north of La Cañada — ravaged the Foothills, burning through a record 161,000 acres over a 50-day period.

Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale, owned by a city commissioner, is at the center of a controversy over permitted parking with residents on Lexington Drive.

Council puts Lexington parking vote on hold

Residents on a stretch of Lexington Avenue in the downtown area are seeking permit parking following the expansion of a nearby popular Lebanese restaurant, but the Glendale City Council on Tuesday held off voting on the issue until sometime next month.

St. Francis High School's #3 Kyle Leufroy goes up for two in CIF SS Boys Div. 3A basketball championship game vs. Oak Park High School at Azusa Pacific University's Felix Event Center in Azusa on Friday, March 7, 2014.

Top 10 Male Athletes: St. Francis' Leufroy guided team to first-ever championship appearance

While CIF Southern Section championships were in short supply in La Cañada this past sports season, deep playoff runs, league titles and individual accomplishments were all the rage, highlighted by a selected group of talented boys' athletes.