Hiker rescued in Angeles National Forest

A hiker who became lost in the Angeles National Forest area north of La Cañada Flintridge Saturday afternoon was located and airlifted to safety by search-and-rescue team members about one hour after he called for help, according to an official at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Editorial: Offering respects to memory of Nelson

The unthinkable happened last week to a well-liked and respected young man who had left his imprint on Burbank: David Nelson, just 26 years old and a police officer with the Bakersfield police department, died in a car crash while pursuing a suspect.

Ray Richmond columnist.  Photographed on Tuesday , August 13, 2013.

Read On: Hoping for the two Americas to come together

So we’ve arrived at America’s birthday, the day she gained her independence. And while in nation terms, she’s still relatively young, the United States is looking every one of its 239 years about now.

<p>Fireworks fill the sky at the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association's Annual Fourth of July Carnival and Fireworks Display at La Crescenta Elementary in La Crescenta on Saturday, July 4, 2015.&nbsp;</p>

La Crescenta firework show honors American, vets

Montrose resident and United States Air Force Reservist Major Jennifer Burghdorf had plans to leave for a two-week assignment in South Korea on Sunday, but before she left, she made one special stop in La Crescenta Saturday evening.

Letter: Bill raises concern about training

Re: “Bill envisions expanding health services,” Op-ed, July 1. The op-ed writer Lilia Babakhan, a second-year optometry student, supports SB 622 allowing her the potential to perform “minor procedures.” However, those procedures are anything but “minor” — they are eye surgeries with real potential complications, including, for example, the spread of cancer. Yet, after just 25 hours of additional course work following optometry school and performing a small number of training cases the bill would allow her to become “certified” to do either laser eye surgery for glaucoma and after cataract surgery, or scalpel surgery to remove or destroy eyelid lesions and medication injections, including into the eye.

<p>Burbank resident Helbert Moreno dressed for July with his Red White &amp; Blue wardrobe for the Fourth of July celebration at Starlight Bowl in Burbank on Saturday, July 4, 2015.</p>

Burbank celebrates Independence Day at the Starlight Bowl

Every Fourth of July for the past five years, the Vice family of Burbank sets their sights on a single destination — the city's Starlight Bowl, which annually plays host a spectacular fireworks display.

Burbank airport rebranding to be discussed

The operations committee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is slated to meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. inside the Airport Skyroom of the Bob Hope Airport, 2676 Hollywood Way, to discuss potential rebranding of the airport as “Los Angeles Burbank Airport.”

City, Burbank airport to meet on joint meeting agenda

The Burbank City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday at 6 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., for a discussion about the agenda and format of joint public meeting with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

BWP to step up water saving efforts

With Burbank facing a state mandate to reduce water consumption by a billion gallons between June and February, Burbank Water and Power is stepping up efforts to identify leaks and improper water use.

<p>Marilyn Monroe impersonator Kassandra Carroll sings to Murray Slater, 71 of Burbank, right, as Ken Nichols, 84 of Burbank, left, looks on, during the pre-Fourth of July lunch at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank on Thursday, July 2, 2015. About 100 seniors enjoyed hot dogs, orange juice, baked beans, carrot raisin salad, cantaloupe and milk.</p>

Photo Gallery: Seniors enjoy a Fourth of July luncheon

Seniors and staff at Joslyn Adult Center dressed up in red, white and blue for a patriotic lunch on Thursday. 

Firefighters knock down brush fire south of GCC

Firefighters from Glendale and surrounding communities knocked down a one-acre brush fire south of Glendale Community College Saturday evening, officials said. 

Oped: Government must step in for vaccinations

When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."

Le Jardin Des Enfants gearing up for opening

Teachers are prepping to open a new preschool in Burbank that will give youngsters an opportunity to spend their mornings speaking and learning in French.

<p>Students walk to class at Glendale Community College.</p>

GCC grapples with flat enrollment in past year

As Glendale Community College officials gear up for a new academic year in the fall, they are hoping for a boost in enrollment after figures for the past academic year were relatively flat.

Resident honored with veteran award

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) honored Staff Sgt. Gerald Collins, a veteran from both the U.S. Army and California National Guard, as Veteran of the Year for the 43rd Assembly district during the 2015 Assembly Veterans Recognition Luncheon last week.

<p>Opponents of a measure requiring nearly all California school children to be vaccinated gathered on the west steps of the Capitol after lawmakers approved the bill, in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 25, 2015. The bill, SB277 co-authored by state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento and Ben Allen D-Santa Monica was approved by the Assembly.&nbsp;</p>

Local officials react to vaccine law

A new law that would require essentially all California students to get vaccinated before starting school will have a tiny impact on Glendale and Burbank as nearly all children have been immunized, but some local officials believe the law, while based on good intentions, goes too far.

<p>An investigation is underway at a Glendale home in the 600 block of Alexander Street, where the bodies of a couple&nbsp;were found Sunday.</p>

Couple's grandson arrested in their double homicide

A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of murdering his grandparents, who were found dead Sunday in their Glendale home.

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada's One City, One Book Selection Committee recently announced local author Mark Salzman will be the featured author at this year's citywide book discussion this fall.</p>

One City, One Book favors one of its own

La Cañada author Mark Salzman’s 1986 memoir “Iron & Silk,” the story of a young man’s search for meaning and self-mastery during a teaching assignment in Central China, has been selected as this year’s One City, One Book title.

<p>Pasadena Firefighter Nicole Olsen sprays Phos-Chek on the brush and trees near the Rose Bowl June 29, 2011. In preparation for the fire season and as a preventive measure for the 4th of July activities, firefighters from Pasadena and Sierra Madre soaked the plants and trees in the Linda Vista and Arroyo brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl with the fire retardant.</p>

Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

As residents make plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.

<p>Water runs from a pipe for children at the Tom Sawyer Camps in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&nbsp;on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.</p>

818 Roundup: Statewide residential water use drops; Glendale police seizing more guns

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 86 and a low of 63, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Jason Hogan, a Crescenta Valley High School graduate who went on to become part of the elite Navy SEAL Team 3, was severely injured on June 26 while working security at a restaurant in Spokane, Wash. Local friends and residents have supported an effort to raise $100,000 for his physical recovery process.</p>

Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash.

<p>This October 2012 file photo shows guns seized by police, including an AR-15, as well as&nbsp;cash and drugs taken from a Los Angeles apartment.&nbsp;</p>

More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

Glendale police have seized more guns in the first half of this year than during all of last year, prompting police officials to consider beefing up firearms training, officials said.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The other day, my son was practicing his guitar playing with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith’s “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” you know, the 1832 patriotic song that is not “America the Beautiful” and whose melody is the same as England’s “God Save the Queen.”

<p>Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus was honored with an award for landscape architecture at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards.</p>

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

When Burbank Water and Power renovated its EcoCampus along Magnolia Boulevard, officials could have chosen to totally remove elements of the old power substation there, but instead retained them and incorporated them into the landscape design.

<p>Water runs from a pipe for children at the Tom Sawyer Camps in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&nbsp;on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.</p>

Local water consumption declines 27%

As local water agencies await specifics on fines and punishments that could be levied by the state against wasters and districts failing to meet reduction mandates, officials are hopeful recent increased efforts to educate consumers will hold water.

<p>Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's proposed 710 Freeway tunnel march in protest of the proposed project during the Festival of Balloons Parade in South Pasadena on July 4, 2014.</p>

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.”

<p>For about a week-long stretch, squads from La Crescenta, Glendale, Burbank and Tujunga will look to eliminate one another across four divisions with the goal of advancing to the Section 2 Tournament. Pictured the Burbank Dukes Ricky Perez. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

<p>Dante Araratyan, 7 of Glendale, left, and Veronica Toscano, 8 of Hollywood, scrimmage at soccer camp held by Glendale High School soccer coach Artur Aghasyan at Glorietta Park in Glendale on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.</p>

Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

GLENDALE — Sophia Beers didn’t have an interest in soccer until she attended a friend’s birthday party several months ago. She’s become curious about the game and the fundamentals surrounding the sport since the festivity concluded.

Hoover dips into past to name Moreno new baseball coach

Having served more than a decade as an assistant baseball coach at the high school and junior college level, Mickey Moreno examined the possibility of moving up the coaching ladder and taking charge of a team.

Oakmont's Kennedy qualifies for PGA Championship

Thanks in part to a superb short game, Russ Kennedy will now be making some new travel plans later in the summer.