Patty is a 6-year-old, female, chocolate, Point/Siamese mix and is available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. She also qualifies for the Seniors for Seniors program, which waives the adoption fee for adopters 60 years old and older.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Patty

Patty is a 6-year-old, female, chocolate, Point/Siamese mix. She is confident, friendly and enjoys attention. Patty also qualifies for the Seniors for Seniors program, which waives the adoption fee for adopters 60 years old and older. The mandatory microchip fee of $20 still applies.

Oscar is a unique mix of pit bull/terrier and Basset hound and is available for adoption at the Burbank Animal Shelter. He is playful and full of affectionate energy.

Leader Pet of the Day: Oscar

It's the perfect time to take home an Oscar. This handsome boy is a very unique mix of pit bull/terrier and Basset hound.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Tuition is not main hurdle for most community college students

What does $1,400 buy nowadays? One year of cellphone service with T-Mobile, one year of television with DirecTV, or one year’s tuition at a California community college — for 60% of students, that is. The other 40% pay no tuition.

A  Burbank resident and subcontractor for the Walt Disney Company was arrested after allegedly stealing six laptops from the Glendale campus.

Disney subcontractor arrested for allegedly stealing laptops

A 38-year-old Burbank resident and subcontractor for the Walt Disney Company was arrested in Glendale Thursday after allegedly stealing six laptops from the employer, police said.

A Word, Please: Speakers shall say whatever they will

History has never been my subject, a fact I attribute to my “cut to the chase” type of thinking. In history, the chase always goes: Dude One fights Dude Two for the right to control Thing A and, when a victor emerges, everyone has to live under dude rule.

Flintridge Prep's starting team of Natalie Rozman, Tyler Faulkner, Lacy Coan, Tala Ismail, and Renae Tamura cheer for a teammate on the freethrow line as the game nears the end with a victory against Providence in a CIF Division 5AA quarterfinal girls basketball game at Flintridge Prep School on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball team on doorstep of championship game

If the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team is to reach its first CIF championship game since 2007, it must first get past an opponent that’s got some championship pedigree.

CV's Alisa Shinn throws a pass during a playoff game against San Clemente on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball gears up for another stiff test

Winning coin flips to secure home playoff games isn’t the only thing working in favor of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team lately. The Falcons have looked pretty sharp on both ends of the court through the first two rounds of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs, resulting in a significant rise in confidence.

City gets grant for rubberized asphalt

The city of La Cañada Flintridge recently won a $123,500 grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s Rubberized Pavement Program for rubberized asphalt, known for its durability and noise-dampening qualities, to be installed through its annual street resurfacing program.

Crime Report: Vehicle burglary at LCHS

A woman reported that as she was walking toward her brother's car at about 7 p.m. she saw someone exiting it from the rear passenger door. At first she thought it might have been her brother.

Panoramic photograph of view of Glendale, La Crescenta and the San Gabriel Mountains from the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The Verdugo Mountains, which are within the Rim of the Valley Corridor, have been found to contain nationally significant resources along with previously-studied San Gabriel Mountains.

Southland leaders urge release of Rim of the Valley Corridor study draft

In a letter sent yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Reps. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) and Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), urged the National Park Service to release the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study draft, stating the report was completed months ago, but is stuck in "bureaucratic limbo."  

Indian classical musician Sandip Burman plays the sitar for students in the music class at Glendale High School on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Glendale High students sit in silence for sitar performance

Before sitar and tabla player Sandip Burman performed for 50 Glendale High student musicians on Thursday, the boys were told to take off their hats and all students were told to turn off their cellphones.

An exterior shot of the former Great Indoors store, where Walmart may be located in the future.  Photographed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

818 Roundup: Tentative court opinion appears to support Walmart in Burbank; Possible La Cañada senior community

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 68 degrees and a low of 52 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey strikes a pose with the champion's belt after squaring off with challenger Cat Zingano during press conference at Club Nokia on Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The women's world bantamweight championship fight will be the main event at UFC 184. Rousey trains at the Glendale Fighting Club.

UFC 184 Media Day: The calm before the Rousey-Zingano storm

Despite a cavalcade of cameras, recorders and myriad questions that had already been asked many a time before, UFC 184 Media Day at Club Nokia was very much the calm ahead of the impending storm on Saturday night.

An exterior shot of the former Great Indoors store, where Walmart may be located in the future.  Photographed on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

Tentative opinion seems to support Walmart's appeal to open in Burbank

A three-judge panel appeared poised on Thursday to allow Walmart to proceed with a project to open a store in Burbank, according to a tentative opinion on an appeal seeking to overturn a trial court’s ruling that halted the project.

City Manager Scott Ochoa presents the 2015 Man of the Year Award to Fire Chief Harold Scoggins at the annual Glendale Latino Association awards luncheon.

Glendale Latino Assn. recognizes community leaders

The Glendale Latino Assn. once again recognized a man, woman and organization of the year as part of a now 25-year-old tradition of spotlighting noteworthy leaders and organizations in the community.

New online tool will help teachers spot, report suspected child abuse

A new online training tool debuted this week as part of a renewed effort to help school employees across the state report suspected child abuse and neglect.

Local leaders bid farewell to retiring workforce advocate Don Nakamoto

Several civic, business and education leaders from Glendale and Burbank showed up to the Verdugo Jobs Center on Wednesday to pay tribute to Don Nakamoto, who, for almost two decades has served as director of the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board and recently announced his retirement.

A vehicle parked near the Allen Lund parking lot was robbed of several parts Wednesday, amounting to a $6,000 loss.

Thief cuts vehicle's catalytic converter near Allen Lund Company in broad daylight

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce is warning residents to be aware of suspicious activity after a vehicle parked near the Allen Lund parking lot was robbed of several parts Wednesday, amounting to a $6,000 loss.

#818Spotlight: Nature's watching

Submitted by Hannah Ellis, taken while walking through the Oakwood complex.

College Update: Rodriguez shines in first CSUN start

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

The Focused Student: How to win the daily homework showdown

Last month I introduced “The Focused Student” and I must say the response has been positive. Thanks for taking the time to read this column. I know you want to help your kids, and I hope my ideas will be useful.

A graphic rendering of a 72-unit facility being proposed by Santa-Rosa based Oakmont Senior Living shows how the project might appear once constructed at 600 Foothill Blvd., current site of the Christian Science Church of La Cañada Flintridge.

Developer bids to build senior housing facility

A Santa Rosa senior housing developer recently announced its intentions to build a 72-unit assisted-living facility on La Cañada's heavily zoned Foothill Boulevard, a move so far being met with more cheers than jeers.

Around Town: Learning a language isn't the same as speaking it

Applying to college? Now that we've discussed the advantages of being multilingual, it's time to take another look at the issue.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Seeking answers during a Texas visit

Davy Crockett, as a congressman from Tennessee, lost his third bid for the office to a man with a wooden leg.

Girl Scouts and volunteers organize boxes of Samoas at last year's Cookie Delivery Drive-Through Event at Flintridge Prep.

Girl Scouts hide golden tickets

In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and the 40th anniversary of the Samoa cookie, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is hiding golden tickets on select boxes of Samoas Girl Scout cookies somewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area this Saturday only. Those who find a golden ticket will win either a one-month or one-year supply of free Girl Scout cookies, according to a news release.

Glendale Fire Dept. chief Harold Scoggins at the annual City of Glendale Fire Department Awards Luncheon at the Glendale Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Scoggins accepted the top post at the Seattle Fire Department and will be stepping down next month, city officials said Wednesday.

818 Roundup: Glendale Fire Chief accepts top post in Seattle; Ruling favors comfort-women statue

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 73 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with patchy fog throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.

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

A rainbow appears above Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Monday, February 23, 2015 after a rainstorm starts to move out of the area.

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

DreamWorks Animation has sold its 13-acre campus in Glendale, only to lease it back from an undisclosed buyer as part of a financial restructuring effort.

DreamWorks Animation to sell Glendale campus, then sign lease

DreamWorks Animation has announced it sold its 13-acre campus in Glendale this week, only to lease it back from an undisclosed buyer as part of a financial restructuring effort.

Teens from the Daos Children's Center in Mombasa, Kenya, enjoy bikes they received last summer from Bikes 4 Orphans, a charitable organization started in 2013 by St. Francis High School student Sebouh Bazikian.

Group's charity event aims to donate bikes to orphans

In 2012, St. Francis High School’s Sebouh Bazikian made a promise to raise $5,000 to provide orphans in Kenya with bicycles that would get them to school safely and potentially change their lives forever.

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