(L-R) Carolyn Ratteray, Lynn Milgrim, Paige Lindsey White, Alex Knox in the Pasadena Playhouse production of "Pygmalion."

Theater Review: 'Pygmalion' goes in search of subtext

“Pygmalion” was George Barnard Shaw’s unromantic basis for the romantic 1956 Lerner and Loewe musical, “My Fair Lady.” It starred Julie Andrews as Cockney guttersnipe Eliza and Rex Harrison as the phonetics professor, who, on a bet, schools Eliza into passing for one of the upper class. The musical was later incarnated, of course, as the frothy 1964 film classic with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn.

Firefighters hose the remains of a small fire in the LA River at Riverside Dr. on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Brush fire breaks out along L.A. River

A quarter-acre brush fire erupted along the Los Angeles River Monday afternoon near Victory Boulevard and Riverside Drive in Glendale, officials said.

<p>Police released surveillance photos of a suspect who allegedly stolen electronics from a computer shop.</p>

Police release surveillance photos of computer shop burglary suspect

Police on Monday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of breaking into a computer repair shop in Glendale earlier this month and stealing electronics, police said.

A 45-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her elderly neighbor with her motorcycle helmet on the 2100 block of Peyton Avenue.

Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting neighbor with helmet

A 45-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly assaulting her elderly neighbor with her motorcycle helmet for blocking their shared driveway, police said.

A registered nurse wears a strike button during a vote to strike or not at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Verdugo Hills registered nurses of the California Nurses Association are sponsoring the vote.

818 Roundup: USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital nurses vote on possible strike; 'Pretty Little Liars' at the library

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, March 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 55 degrees with patchy fog in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Burroughs High goalie Kate Wilke was named to the All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Second Team

Gaby Aghakian, Senior, Driver, Burbank

Crescenta Valley High first-year Coach Ricky Mulcahey was named the 2014-15 All-Area Girls' Water Polo Coach of the Year. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Water Polo First Team

Ani Aghakhanian, Senior, Utility, Crescenta Valley

Crescenta Valley High's Audrey Taylor is the All-Area Girl's Water Polo Player of the Year. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Water Polo Player of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Taylor breaks out into spotlight

There’s rarely a break in the action for Audrey Taylor.

Martirosyan on wrong end of close decision against Jermell Charlo

LAS VEGAS — Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan moved forward and stalked. Jermell Charlo stayed to the outside and danced.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in "Serena," a Magnolia Pictures release.

Film Review: Lawrence and Cooper can't save 'Serena'

At this exact moment in time, it's hard to imagine a film starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence getting only a token theatrical release after debuting on VOD. Are there any rising stars hotter?

Read On: Making plans for the big night

My beautiful and talented daughter Gabi is getting married two weeks from today. And it’s all great. She’s marrying a terrific guy with a fantastic work ethic and from top-notch stock. She’s 26. Not too young. Not too old. Nobody’s pregnant or anything. All is right in Hitchville.

Leader Editorial: It's better to get a heads-up on test scores

Burbank Unified officials are cautioning all to mentally brace for the fact that tests measuring progress under the new Common Core standards will likely show lower scores than have been seen here previously. A similar warning is going out from districts across the state as everyone adjusts to the new educational standards and testing.

Student Carlos Mejia happily waves an American flag at the New Citizenship Recognition Program honoring students who have recently become U.S. citizens at the Garfield campus of Glendale Community College on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Students were treated to an appearance by an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, who also gave them a flag and pin as their names were read.

News-Press Editorial: A salute and welcome to new citizens

Leaving your homeland to establish yourself in a new country can be fraught with challenges, as any newcomer can attest. Learning a new language can be quite difficult for some, as can adjusting to a different culture and establishing fresh networks of friends. It takes a certain amount of courage to make the leap to a new world.

News-Press Cartoon: Council candidate's campaign HQ violates zoning, city says

News-Press Cartoon: Council candidate's campaign HQ violates zoning, city says

Bert Ring provides us his take Glendale City Council candidate Edith Fuentes' campaign headquarters in the Montrose Shopping District, which the city argues violates zoning rules.

Burbank's Community Day School wins $10K IKEA grant to revamp kitchen

The kitchen at Community Day School in Burbank, where students learn to cook with vegetables they grow in the school’s garden, will undergo a major renovation thanks to a $10,000 grant from IKEA.

<p>Alex Cervantes, of Eagle Rock, flies a DGI Phantom 2 drone at Brand Park in Glendale on Friday, March 20, 2015. Cervantes has had the drone for a few months, the last time flying it was six weeks ago. He was at Brand Park for a workout with a trainer and got there early to fly.</p>

#818 Spotlight: A man and his drone

Alex Cervantes, of Eagle Rock, flies a DGI Phantom 2 drone at Brand Park in Glendale on Friday, March 20, 2015. Cervantes has had the drone for a few months, the last time flying it was six weeks ago. He was at Brand Park for a workout with a trainer and got there early to fly.

A registered nurse wears a strike button during a vote to strike or not at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Verdugo Hills registered nurses of the California Nurses Association are sponsoring the vote.

Nurses fall in line on possible strike at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital

Nurses at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital took action in the face of contract negotiations that have dragged on since last May by taking a strike vote Thursday and Friday, and 85% of the nurses who voted supported a strike, according to the nurses union representative.

Julie Morgan of Burbank poses with a display case of props from the ABC Family show "Pretty Little Liars," which is filmed in Burbank. The props and costumes were on display at Buena Vista Library on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 for an early viewing of the show's fifth season finale, kicking off a collaboration between Warner Bros., the show's distributor, and the Burbank Public Library.

Library hosts fans of cult book and show 'Pretty Little Liars'

This week, Burbank's die-hard “Pretty Little Liars” fans got a glimpse at some of the ABC Family show's props and costumes, and to view the teen drama's fifth season finale an hour before it aired on the West Coast.

Twenty Glendale police officers -- including the police chief -- are slated to compete in a 120-mile race from Baker to Las Vegas this weekend.

Local police officers to compete in 120-mile, 'Baker to Vegas' relay race

Twenty Glendale police officers — including, for the first time in Glendale’s history, the police chief — will be hitting the pavement Saturday afternoon to compete in an overnight law-enforcement relay race through the desert.

Glendale High football players warm up on artificial turf before a game on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

818 Roundup: Glendale schools likely sticking with artificial turf; 'Empire' actress apologizes to Glendale police

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, March 28, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 59 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Election: Hopefuls' campaign war chests grow

Election: Hopefuls' campaign war chests grow

As the April 7 election approaches, challengers lead in the money race for seats on the Glendale City Council and Glendale Community College’s board of trustees, while the sole incumbent in Glendale Unified’s race has raised the most funds in that contest.

Technicolor USA Inc. to shutter Burbank film facility

Citing a shift in its priorities toward a digital-servicing platform, Technicolor USA Inc., the French-owned film processing and post-production company, announced this week it would be closing its facility in downtown Burbank.

Hearing slated for Bob Hope Airport noise program update

Bob Hope Airport will hold a workshop and public hearing on Monday on its proposed revision of a noise compatibility program for homes around the airfield.

Council candidates differ on issues at forum

Council candidates differ on issues at forum

Council candidates at the final election forum on Thursday were divided on what to do about transferring millions of dollars from a local utility to the General Fund, an issue that’s currently being decided in court.

Crime Report: Residential burglary occurs while boarder is at home

A man told deputies that he and his wife left their home at around 12:30 p.m. to get groceries. When they returned at 1:15 p.m., they noticed someone had cut open a sliding screen door.

Glendale High football players warm up on artificial turf before a game on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Schools likely to stick with crumb rubber turf

After chemical tests showed there is no hazardous amount of toxic materials in the artificial turf fields installed at several Glendale schools, officials in the Glendale school district are likely to stick with the turf material they’ve been using for the past decade.

A bulldozer knocks down the first of 19 buildings at the old Western Studio Center to make way for a new IKEA store on the 800 block of S. San Fernando Rd. in Burbank on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The store, about one mile away from an existing IKEA, will have 456,00 sq. ft of space and will include 1,700 parking spaces on 22 acres of land. The store will open in the Spring 2017.

Demolition crews clear the way for new IKEA

The first of more than a dozen buildings on the site of the future IKEA store came crashing down in a matter of minutes Thursday morning, a milestone that comes more than a year after the project was approved.

La Ca&ntilde;ada Elementary School third grader Andres Uribe spins around an obstacle during the school's Health and Fitness week activities during lunch at the school yard in La Ca&ntilde:ada Flintridge on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Health and Fitness Week at La Cañada Elementary

Activities like a lunchtime obstacle course were part of the Health and Fitness week from March 23 through March 27, 2015 at La Cañada Elementary School. 

Election meet-and-greet event slated

Election meet-and-greet event slated

The Burbank City Clerk’s Office and the I Vote 4 Burbank 2015 Election Committee will host a meet-and-greet event where voters will have a chance to get acquainted with candidates in the upcoming City Council and school board elections.

Actress apologizes to Glendale police for racial profile claims

Actress apologizes to Glendale police for racial profile claims

“Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson apologized for alleging that Glendale police racially profiled her son during a traffic stop after a video obtained by the Los Angeles Times cast doubt about whether police had improperly targeted him.

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