Rockhaven Sanitarium, at 2713 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

Cerritos Elementary School students got a surprise when they were told each one would receive a Christmas gift after the winter awards assembly at the Glendale school on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The gifts were donated by Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center employees through their Mission Council group.  The group collected gifts for 455 students.

818 Roundup: Cerritos Elementary students rewarded; La Cañada Flintridge council appointments

Greetings, readers! Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 64 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Glendale Community College's Juwan Thomas takes a jump shot against Cuyamaca's Chase Parsons in the first round of the Glendale Community College's Vaquero Classic on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

GLENDALE — It’s been a tough road the first month of the season for the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

Flintridge Prep's Ari Baranian shakes hands with teammate Ramzi Beshir after scoring a goal just past Burbank High goalie Andrew Hank in a nonleague boys' soccer game on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' soccer sends Burbank on holiday break with loss

BURBANK — The Burbank High boys’ soccer coach and players are going to have a long time to think about Wednesday’s 2-0 nonleague loss to Flintridge Prep.

Crescenta Valley's Jordan Lobianco runs with the ball against Muir in the first half of a Pacific League football game at Muir High School on Friday, October 24, 2014. Lobianco was named the 2014 Pacific League co-most valuable player, along with USC-bound Taeon Mason of Muir.

Crescenta Valley's Lobianco hauls in Pacific League Player of the Year

In a season of historical brilliance that was Crescenta Valley High football’s undefeated run to a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division title, it all started with a dominant seven-game tour de force through the Pacific League.

Burbank High girls' soccer knocks off Flintridge Prep late for win No. 1

GLENDALE — All it took was 30 seconds and a little bit of hustle for Burbank High sophomore forward Kira Bochard to break a season-long drought for her Bulldogs girls’ soccer team.

St. Francis' John Carroll is congratulated by quarterback Jeremiah Martin after scoring a receiving touchdown against Mayfair in a first round CIF Southeast Division football game at St. Francis on Friday, November 14, 2014. The pair are this year's co-most valuable players of the Angelus League.

St. Francis football's Carroll, Martin share Angelus League's top honor

Searching for the program’s first league title since 1997, the St. Francis High football team ran roughshod over the Angelus League.

Alyce Russell volunteers as the executive director of the Glendale Humane Society. Photographed holding Peppermint Patty Thursday July 10, 2008. 
(Alex Collins/News-Press)

NBC4 awards Humane Society with $5K

The Glendale Humane Society received a $5,000 donation from NBC4 recently to support the organization’s work to provide care for animals until they are adopted.

Film production crews arrive and begin unloading trees as other crews arrive with portable power at 4159 Commonwealth Ave., in La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 20913. Some neighbors do not like the frequency of filming at this home.

'Balance' of film ordinance produces new controversy

Fourteen months of negotiations among residents, movie executives and weary public officials ended Monday, when the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a new set of regulations governing filming inside city limits.

Cerritos Elementary School students got a surprise when they were told each one would receive a Christmas gift after the winter awards assembly at the Glendale school on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The gifts were donated by Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center employees through their Mission Council group.  The group collected gifts for 455 students.

Compassionate Cerritos Elementary students rewarded with gifts

During a morning assembly on Wednesday, more than 400 students at Cerritos Elementary School applauded their classmates who were being recognized by teachers for showing compassion and being good friends to others.

Hotel tax hike to go on ballot

A proposed 2% increase on the tax hotel guests pay in Glendale will go before local voters following the City Council’s approval Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot in April.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting Thursday; Library collecting gifts

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the community room of the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

A vile of clear liquid labeled "virus" was found Wednesday near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

Area deemed safe after vial of liquid found outside IKEA

Public health officials on Wednesday were testing a vial of clear liquid found near the main entrance of IKEA in Burbank, authorities said.

La Cañada city engineer Ying Kwan retires

City officials bid a fond farewell to city engineer Ying Kwan, who’s worked on numerous citywide projects since joining the payroll in 2002.

Sonia Race, with her mother Zina Race at Zina's Healthy Corner in La Cañada Flintridge on Monday, December 1, 2014. Owner, Sonia Race is in a dispute with the city's Planning Commission Chair Arun Jein, the new owner of the property the restaurant is on, who is reporting code violations which has stripped the eatery of tables and chairs.

Zina's dispute continues

In the third appearance of its kind this month, Sonia Race, owner of Zina’s Healthy Corner on Foothill Boulevard, attended Monday's City Council  meeting with a contingent of supporters and legal representation willing to speak about her legal dispute with her landlord, Planning Commissioner Arun Jain, over modifications she made to the property.

Council hears update from Carol Liu

Updating the public on the year’s activities in Sacramento, Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) delivered a presentation on the state of the state at Monday's City Council meeting. She shared the triumphs and trials of the 2013-14 legislative season, which ended in August, and looked to the year ahead.

Mayor Mike Davitt, left, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker, middle, and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni, right, will be appointed to the La Cañada City Council's three open seats without an election.

LCF council hopefuls to get a seat

Candidates running to fill three upcoming openings on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council — Mayor Mike Davitt, Planning Commission Chair Terry Walker and Public Works Commissioner Len Pieroni — will be appointed without an election, according to the city clerk.

The aftermath of a residential fire near La Canada Country Club that took place in December 1974 and was reported to have been the biggest fire in the community that year. The $75,000 blaze started at 5:23 a.m. when the home's occupants were asleep, but they escaped unscathed.

La Cañada History: Early morning fire erupts at Country Club Estates

Ten Years Ago

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 female Belted Kingfisher checks out the L.A. River from a high wire at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk in Glendale on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

Four of the Boy Scouts from Troop 209 wrapping holiday gifts are, from left, Ethan Lucsik, Christopher Coomber, Dylan Gilberto and Hayden Lucsik.

Community: Scouts wrapping up cheer for the holidays

Burbank’s Boy Scout Troop 209 is selling mistletoe and taking donations for wrapping gifts from now through Dec. 24 on the third floor of Sears in the Burbank Town Center mall.

A cross shines year round in the backyard of Elena Cook, on the hill above Brace Canyon Park.

Community: Couple celebrates Christmas all year long

Neighbors in the north end of town may have noticed a cross illuminating the top of the hill above Brace Canyon Park throughout the year.

Community: Contest winners help light up the holidays

Alan Falkner's home holiday light show is a technological marvel while La Providencia Guild's thrift shop's window displays glow with sophisticated elegance.

Angineh Almasi and Patrick Keshishzadeh stand beside the decorated Christmas tree at the Burbank Community YMCA Christmas Tree Lot where she accepted his wedding proposal on Friday.

Community: Wedding bells replace sleigh bells

Romance was in the air along with the smell of pine on Friday at the Burbank Community YMCA Christmas Tree Lot.

St. Francis' Brodie Felkel grabs a rebound against Glendale in the second half of the 2014 La Cañada Holiday Classic at La Cañada on Tuesday. St. Francis came from behind to win the game, 51-48. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Big third quarter lifts St. Francis High basketball past Glendale

LA CAÑADA — After a rough first half, the St. Francis High basketball team quickly changed course in the second half..

La Cañada High boys' basketball regroups to knock off Arcadia

LA CAÑADA — After seeing a 21-point second-half lead vanish, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ basketball team showed no signs of panic.

Kayla Mills of the USC women's soccer team. (Courtesy of USC)

College Update: Mills, Johnson propel Trojans to playoffs

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

Greetings, readers! Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 62 degrees and a low of 42 degrees with a 90% chance of rain in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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