Sports Roundup: Flintridge Prep boys' soccer rolls past Rio Hondo Prep


La Cañada High girls' water polo rallies past Monrovia

MONROVIA — Looking to avoid being swept in a pair of head-to-head matchups, the La Cañada High girls’ water polo team turned to Heather Connolly for a spark.

Holy Family basketball rolls to another Horizon League victory

PASADENA — It wasn’t a typical venue to compete in a basketball game. Surrounded by brick walls, wooden beams, dim lights and played on a vinyl floor, the members of the Holy Family basketball team made the best of the odd conditions.

818 Roundup: Papers filed for Glendale elections; Video footage reveals details in Plitt's death

Good morning, 818! It's Friday, January 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with a 20 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service.

Candidates file paperwork for upcoming elections

A total of 13 candidates have filed paperwork seeking an elected seat in Glendale on April 7.

The Glendale float "Let's be neighbors," and featuring Meatball the bear, won the Governor's award for Best depiction of life in California at the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. For the first time in a century, the city did not have a float in the last parade but community members have begun planning for a return next year.

Ideas floated for 2016 parade

Less than a month after Glendale went without a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade — the first time in a century — a group of local residents is working toward ensuring a Jewel City entry into the New Year’s Day event in 2016.

Zoe Drobenko and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy water polo came up short against Louisville on Thursday.

Flintridge Sacred Heart water polo out of sync in league loss to Louisville

LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy girls’ water polo Coach Carlos Ponce could tell that his team was not at its best even before it took to the pool Thursday against Louisville.

City gearing up for this year's Special Olympics

Glendale will be home to 100 athletes during the Special Olympics World Summer Games this summer and to get things started, city officials held a kickoff fundraising event on Wednesday at the Alex Theatre.

Actor, reality TV Personality and fitness trainer Greg Plitt died after being struck by a commuter train on January 17, 2015 in Burbank, Calif. He was 37 years old.

Video shows fitness model was clipped from behind by train in deadly accident

Video footage that captured the moments before Greg Plitt’s death shows the fitness model running southbound in between two sets of train tracks in Burbank before getting clipped from behind by an oncoming train, police said.

Glendale Police arrested 19-year-old Stevan Skendzic this week in connection with 27 fires that occurred since last January in the city. He pleaded not guilty to arson charges.

Suspected arsonist accused of starting more than two dozen fires pleads not guilty

A suspected arsonist accused of setting more than two dozen fires in Glendale since last January using abandoned furniture or trash — including one that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage — was arrested this week, police said.

INFOGRAPHIC: A look at the Burbank Police Department

INFOGRAPHIC: A look at the Burbank Police Department

INFOGRAPHIC: A look at the Glendale Police Department

INFOGRAPHIC: A look at the Glendale Police Department

Sarah Ali of the Fordham University women's tennis team.

College Update: Crescenta Valley's Ali wins doubles championship for Fordham tennis

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Burbank police are warning residents to lock their cars and hide valuables after a rash of vehicle burglaries in the past week.

Burbank police report rash of car burglaries

Burbank police are warning residents to lock their cars and keep valuables hidden after a rash of car burglaries was reported in two residential neighborhoods over the last week in Burbank.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman speaks during a Super Bowl XLIX media availability at the Arizona Grand Hotel on January 29, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona.

Times Community staff, area football coaches, players have Seattle repeating in Super Bowl

Plenty of attention will be focused on Glendale for the 49th rendition of the prestigious Super Bowl.

La Cañada High School seventh grader Patrick Kalb performs a drill during homeroom typing class at the school's library in La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The students have typing class during homeroom twice a month but can use the program at any time from a computer with Internet.

Students shift over to keyboards in preparation for Common Core exams

With little more than two months to go before the state's rollout of online-only Common Core testing, La Cañada school officials are scrambling to make sure students have mastered a foundational, but largely forgotten, skill — typing.

Michael Peevey at a PUC meeting in San Francisco in 2004.

State searches home of Michael Peevey, former PUC president

State law enforcement officials reportedly searched the La Cañada Flintridge home of former Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey this week and seized computer equipment and smartphones.

Former Hoover High School water polo player Hakop Kaplanyan photographed in 2009.

Former UCLA water polo player from Glendale sentenced to 180 days in jail

A former UCLA water polo player from Glendale who was accused of rape last year pleaded no contest on Thursday to one count each of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and criminal threats.

Students abuzz over Science Bowl contest

La Cañada High School is prepared to compete in a regional science competition at Jet Propulsion Laboratory this Saturday, following months of preparation in hopes they'll compete in the National Science Bowl.

The Focused Student: Helping teens learn, grow and succeed

After years of teaching, I've come to the conclusion that — even here in La Cañada — most teenagers drive their parents a little crazy. I'm highly qualified to make this diagnosis, as I'm the father of two teens as well as the executive director of the Hillside School and Learning Center. This is key to remember: They won't do it forever.

Actor Michael Gross talks about a short film called Our Father, in La Cañada Flintridge on Thursday, January 15, 2015. The movie, which deals with a father's late stage dementia, will be shown in next month's Pasadena International Film Festival.

Actor Michael Gross' connection to story brings a short film to life

When La Cañada actor Michael Gross read the script for the short film "Our Father," he was hooked.

Guest Column: A man who saw possibility in all things real

People say, “Once you knew Howard, you couldn't forget him.” Howard Schultz, a former resident of La Cañada, passed away unexpectedly last month while celebrating his 28th wedding anniversary on family vacation in Hawaii. He was 61. He recently moved to Boulder, Colo., where he and his wife Tana lived on their Lighthearted Ranch.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Exploring the deeper meaning of patriotism

When I was a kid, the criticism of older people would tick me off. I'd wonder what right the old geezers had to criticize me. Of course, now that I'm an old geezer, I understand the importance of an adult in being an adult. My beef is found within the context of a great story.

Price of single-family homes in Burbank rise

Price of single-family homes in Burbank rise

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank rose 11% last month compared to the same time in 2013, and sales also grew during the period, according to the latest real estate report.

Around Town: The benefits of being multilingual

Years ago, on a trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, a friend complimented me on my Spanish fluency. She said, “Es un adorno para saber un otro idioma,” which literally means that a fluency in a second language is an ornament.

Some of the 200 tiles sold that are ready for glaze and firing and will be placed at Crescenta Commons, in La Crescenta on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Tiles show common ground

There’s a patch of land in La Crescenta that many people will have a stake in — at least a small stake.

A pipe slowly gurgles water that creates a muddy area at the Tom Sawyer Camps in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

818 Roundup: LCF residents' water use drops in December; Walking flags at Glendale crosswalks

Good morning, 818! It's Thursday, January 29, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Bell-Jeff boys' basketball defeated La Salle on Wednesday night.

Bell-Jeff basketball picks up pace in second half to down La Salle

PASADENA – The pace was a bit slow during the first half of Wednesday’s Camino Real League game between Bellarmine-Jefferson High and La Salle.

La Cañada High boys' basketball rolls past Temple City and into first place

LA CAÑADA - Backed by what might have been their best first half of the season, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team find themselves with a share of the lead in the Rio Hondo League at the halfway point.

Sample ballots, pamphlets cause confusion

The Burbank City Clerk’s office mailed ballots and sample pamphlet books for the city’s upcoming primary election this week.