Burbank High's Rose Cowart spikes the ball past Crescenta Valley's Patricia Kerman during a Pacific League match on Thusday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Though it was the closest set of the match, Burbank High’s girls’ volleyball team hardly lost its poise in the third game of Thursday afternoon’s Pacific League match against visiting Crescenta Valley.

Quarterback Andy Amela and the Burroughs High football team routed Arcadia on Thursday.

Return of Amela sparks Burroughs football to lopsided win against Arcadia

BURBANK — The Burroughs High football team was just happy to have its quarterback back.

Sports Roundup: La Cañada volleyball sweeps up Temple City

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

League title chase goes south for Flintridge Sacred Heart versus Marymount

LA CAÑADA — A hope for a second consecutive Mission League girls’ volleyball title may have very well ended for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad on a night in which many of the players who delivered the program its first crown in seven years were honored.

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley water polo blitzes Burbank

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Hoover High's boys' water polo team defeated Pasadena on Thursday in Pacific League play.

Big first quarter sparks Hoover boys' water polo past Pasadena

GLENDALE — It took a good part of the season for the members of the Hoover High boys’ water polo team to get up to speed on offense in the first quarter of their matches. That seems to no longer be the situation.

Burbank girls' tennis rolls to 14-4 win against Hoover

GLENDALE — With the Burbank High and Hoover girls’ tennis teams having already locked up automatic playoff spots prior to Thursday’s matchup, both squads had something to play for when they met Thursday in a Pacific League match.

Crescenta Valley High School soccer players during practice at the school's field in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Glendale Unified School District installed artificial turf at the school in 2006, but following a recent story on NBC, some parents have expressed concern about the potential health impacts of the field.

818 Roundup: School parents concerned about artificial turf; Identity theft suspects arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 62 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Crescenta Valley High School soccer players during practice at the school's field in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Glendale Unified School District installed artificial turf at the school in 2006, but following a recent story on NBC, some parents have expressed concern about the potential health impacts of the field.

Parents express concerns over safety of artificial turf

Parents told the Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday they’re concerned about the materials that make up artificial turf, following a recent NBC News report.

A construction project between Brand Blvd. and Orange Street in downtown Glendale on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Following a presentation indicating the proliferation of development in downtown Tuesday, the Glendale City Council discussed the possibility of scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers.

Council wants to revisit plan for downtown Glendale

The Glendale City Council wants to look into scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers, direction given Tuesday after a presentation indicated that 66% of new multifamily units approved in Glendale since 2006 have been in the downtown area.

Health facility to change name, management

Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, owner of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, is partnering with a national company to handle the operations at a local outpatient surgical center Keck Medicine has purchased in an effort to boost efficiencies and offer care at more affordable rates, officials said.

The garden surrounding the home of Robert and Mary Kilmer at 4632 Palm Drive captured the Area 1 award for the month of October from La Cañada Valley Beautiful.

PHOTOS: La Cañada Valley Beautiful October 2014 Award Winners

Ovik Muradyan, left, and Arman Sarkisian were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft, debit card fraud and receiving stolen property. Both men were released after each posted $50,000 bail.

Identity theft suspects arrested after police witness "suspicious" transaction

Two Glendale men suspected of making fraudulent ATM withdrawals resulting in a $7,100 loss to about 10 victims were arrested Wednesday after police officers witnessed a “suspicious” transaction at a local gas station, police said.

INFOGRAPHIC: Bob Hope Airport passengers

INFOGRAPHIC: Bob Hope Airport passengers

LCF chamber says to local business leaders, Let's Connect!

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce invites interested business owners and operators to participate in this month’s Let’s Connect meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the La Cañada Flintridge Library.

La Cañada hears sound advice

When city staff sat down at the beginning of the year to discuss consolidating chapters of La Cañada's municipal code pertaining to noise for ease of reference, Helga Ohannesian saw her chance and took it.

Around Town: Coffee is a hard habit to break

I promised to write more about Bestia, but my regimen with Equinox trainer Mike Padgett is finally showing results, which is why Stumptown Coffee is a better choice than Bestia.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A deeper look at the Kobani dilemma

I was a hawk, raised by members of the greatest generation, but the Vietnam War cured me of that infliction. I understand the precipitous nature of war and if you’re a good student of history, the ills of capitulation are readily discernible. The prosecution of war teeters on the razor’s edge; it’s the thin red line dividing disaster from calamity. Regardless of which side you fall on, we’re reminded of Plato’s quote, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Rector Amy Pringle meditates in an dry grass area during the first St. George's Episcopal Church walking meditation series at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. "What are you thirsty for now, at this moment in time?" was the theme of the first event.

Reflection in the garden

With days packed full of errands, obligations and events, finding the time to reflect on the direction and wider meaning of one's own life often tends to get pushed to the back burner.

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to rob a Burbank bank

A 32-year-old man suspected of attempting to rob a Burbank bank this week was arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Rose Queen Madison Triplett is crowned by Tournament of Roses President Rich Chinen at the announcement and coronation ceremony for the 2015 Tournament of Roses on the front steps of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

818 Roundup: Altadena resident named 97th Rose Queen; Glendale Unified considers Sagebrush transfer

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 85 degrees and a low of 61 degrees with clear skies.

William Zeitler performs with his glass armonica at the La Crescenta Library as part of the branch's "Season of Discovery" program on Wednesday, October 22, 2104.  The instrument was originally designed by Benjamin Franklin prior to the American Revolution.  Zeitler played music from Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikowski as well as his own original music.

Making 'music out of glass'

Many people can name a list of musical instruments ranging from flute to piano, but few have encountered a glass armonica. Not only has William Zeitler heard of the unique period instrument — he plays it.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Alliance hosts anti-drug meeting; Friends of the Library celebrates 35 years

The Crescenta Valley CV Alliance will host an anti-drug meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 222 E. Acacia Ave., Glendale.

Glendale High's Ivanna Gamboa, Grace Tappin, and Sevana Stepanian are senior captains on the girls' volleyball team and are hoping to lead the Nitros to an automatic playoff berth. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Trio of different personalities hopes to lead Glendale High girls' volleyball to automatic postseason berth

Equal mixtures diversity and talent, the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team is on the cusp of accomplishing a goal that seemed impossible only a couple of years ago.

Darren James, a reputed associate of a Los Angeles criminal street gang, was arrested last month after authorities allegedly tied him to multiple recent home-invasion robberies in Los Angeles County.

Glendale police charge robbery suspect

A man charged in connection with several home-invasion robberies, including one in Glendale in which an elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint, is due to appear in court next week.

Crescenta Valley will battle Muir High on Friday for leadership of the Pacific League. (LIBBY CLINE)

Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High football takes on Muir in first-place showdown

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

UNLV linebacker Ryan McAleenan (left) is in hot pursuit of Fresno State's Josh Harper during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on October 10. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

College Update: McAleenan, Davis tackling success on Saturdays

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

La Cañada Unfied School District Superintendent Wendy Sinnette listens to a question from a Sagebrush area resident at Crescenta Valley High School where school district officials from Glendale and La Ca&ntidle;ada responded to questions from the community about the Sagebrush area of La Cañada Flintridge that is served by the Glendale Unified School District on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Glendale school board members unveiled a new proposal at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2014 that they said they're willing to offer La Cañada Unified.

Glendale school officials talk Sagebrush transfer terms

Glendale school board members unveiled a new proposal on Tuesday that they said they’re willing to offer La Cañada Unified as they prepare to vote on whether or not to come to a negotiated agreement in transferring the Sagebrush territory from Glendale Unified to the La Cañada school district.

UNLV linebacker Ryan McAleenan (left) is in hot pursuit of Fresno State's Josh Harper during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium on October 10. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

College Update: McAleenan tackling success on Saturdays

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

Glendale police have released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing four pairs of Nike shoes from the Designer Shoe Warehouse earlier this month.

Glendale police on the lookout for suspected shoe thief

Glendale police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing four pairs of Nike shoes from the Designer Shoe Warehouse earlier this month.

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