Brotherly matchup does not end well for La Cañada High boys' water polo

COMMERCE — Sometimes being the middle brother can have its disadvantages.

Two men arrested at Burbank home for separate charges

A 52-year-old Burbank man on probation was arrested Friday morning after police reportedly discovered a loaded stolen semiautomatic gun in his home during a compliance check, police said.

Appellate court dismisses bias suit filed by Burbank police officer

A former Burbank police officer's retaliation lawsuit against the city will be thrown out after a state appellate court agreed to dismiss the case.

Bret Harte principal takes job with county

Students, teachers and staff at Bret Harte Elementary School will bid farewell to their principal, Sheari Taylor, at the end of this month because she has accepted a position at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Exit exam scores hold steady in Burbank

The percentage of students who passed the California High School Exit Exam in Burbank during the last school year remained largely unchanged from the year prior's rates, according to data released by state education officials.

Local hot dog institution Papoo'sHot Dog Show on Riverside Drive in Burbank (Toluca Lake) is closed, photographed on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The eatery first opened in 1949.

City looks into preserving historic signs

When Umami Burger moved into the building on the corner of Riverside Drive and Rose Street in Burbank, it kept a few traces of Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a restaurant that had been there for 62 years before closing in 2011.

Pedestrians, as well as motorists, make their way around and through the scene of a crash at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Pacific Avenue in Glendale on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Glendale's drivers named among nation's worst

Glendale is one of the least safe cities to be on the road, according to a new insurance report that says the city's motorists are 72.6% more likely to get into a collision compared to the national average.

The Mark Keppel show choir rehearses on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

Keppel show choir back in business

Members of Glendale's youngest show choir at Mark Keppel Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School — who made a name for themselves during a major competition last year — are preparing again for a full slate of musical performances.

Burbank High School Class of '69 attended the Burroughs Burbank reunion including, from left, Gary Marca, Denny Rush, Larry O'Brien, Jeff Bryan and Marty Uribe.

Community: Burbank-Burroughs grads are happy together

Setting aside crosstown rivalry, more than 200 graduates gathered in the Castaway's Starlight Room for the fourth annual JBHS/BHS (Burroughs and Burbank high schools) All-Class Reunion on Sept. 13.

Community: Agency dinner supports mental wellness

The Family Service Agency is in the final stretch of planning its annual “Imagine a City” dinner, dance and auction set for Oct. 4 at Providence High School.

Leora Pearl Wilson recently celebrated her 100th birthday and attributes her longevity to possessing a sense of humor and thinking positive.

Community: Still laughing at 100 years young

Perhaps we'd all live to be 100 if we had the happy-go-lucky attitude of Leora Pearl Wilson.

Grace Zamudio of Loyola Marymount University cross-country team.

College Update: Glendale Community College products running to stellar results

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

Campbell Center founders Jerry and Phyllis Campbell are recipients of the Center's Lifetime Achievement Award.

On the Town: Campbell Center celebrates 60 years; Art in the Convert Garden

From the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded to GAR Services to the Campbell Center, no matter what you call it, this organization has served its clients for 60 years.

Roberto, left, and Johnny Flores will compete in the Extreme Cowboy Association World Championship Oct. 30 in Texas.

Burb's Eye View: A teen and tween go for the extreme

A few years ago, the Flores brothers first evaluated the Extreme Cowboy Assn. and their place within it with all the rigor and careful planning that a 15-year-old and an 8-year-old could muster.

Miles Gonzalez blowing some serious Saturday night jazz to the delight of supporters of the John Burroughs High School Instrumental Music Assn.

On the Town: The stars align for salsa at Burroughs

Last week's heat spell was nothing more than a mere memory as the mix of cool jazz and hot salsa blended together and rendered a perfect late-summer evening as John Burroughs High School's Instrumental Music Assn. presented its annual "Salsa Under the Stars" fundraiser this past Saturday evening.

Police respond to alleged suicide attempt at Glendale High School

[UPDATED 3:50 p.m.] A 15-year-old Glendale High School student reportedly attempted suicide on campus Tuesday by jumping from the top of an outdoor ramp as tall as a second story, injuring her ankles and knees, police said.

Wally is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Wally

Wally is a 10-year-old Shih Tzu. He enjoys attention, being held and treats. This older fellow would love to find a loving home.

Louie is a black Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler mix up for adoption.

Leader pet of the day: Louie

Introducing the sweet, the affectionate, the handsome... Louie.

In Theory: To spank or not to spank?

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested earlier this month for alleged child abuse after he used a switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. In a statement issued Sept. 15, Peterson, who was later suspended indefinitely, said, in part, “My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day.”

Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow." Warner Bros. is restructuring its labor relations department.

Warner Bros. names new head of labor relations

Warner Bros. Entertainment has reorganized its labor relations department, appointing longtime studio executive Hank Lachmund to head the division, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Tortoise found at country club among several missing throughout the state

Tortoise found at country club among several missing throughout the state

For the second time in less than a week, authorities are asking for help locating a large turtle that disappeared, this time from an Alhambra woman's home.

'Queens of the Stone Age' guitarist buys home in Glendale

'Queens of the Stone Age' guitarist buys home in Glendale

Troy Van Leeuwen, the guitarist for Queens of the Stone Age, has purchased a home in Glendale for $1.365 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A toppled bus bench and police tape mark the spot on Glenoaks Blvd. at Western Ave. where a pickup truck hit a wall, the bench and a man sitting on the bench on Monday, September 22, 2014.

818 Roundup: Man sitting on bench hit by truck; FAA implements helicopter noise complaint system

Good morning, locals! Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 88 degrees and a low of 68.

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

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

FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A toppled bus bench and police tape mark the spot on Glenoaks Blvd. at Western Ave. where a pickup truck hit a wall, the bench and a man sitting on the bench on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Man sitting on bus bench critically injured when hit by truck

A 49-year-old man has lost a leg after he was struck on Monday while sitting on a bus bench by a pickup truck whose driver, an 18-year-old Burbank woman with a learner’s permit, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

Quarter chicken, white, coated with mild peri peri sauce, with cole slaw, steamed vegetables, and grilled corn withe peri peri seasoning at PortuCal Peri Peri in Burbank on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The peri peri sauce comes in mild to very spicy.

Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

PortuCal Peri Peri, the new fast-casual eatery on San Fernando Road, has a name as peculiar as the circuitous route that brought this spicy chicken to Burbank.

A scene from "Vengeance Is Mine."

DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

Japanese director Shohei Imamura had a long, somewhat strange career. For a decade, starting in the late ’50s, he attracted attention for a series of social realist films, often with an ironic view of the American occupation. After a decade, he dropped fiction altogether, directing a number of documentaries throughout the ’70s. In 1979, he returned to dramatic film with the serial killer picture “Vengeance Is Mine”; he worked continually for the remaining 25 years of his life, twice winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rosamund Pike and Simon Pegg star in Relativity Medias's "Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal life. He's financially well off with a thriving practice. At least some of his patients have interesting neuroses. And he lives in a lovely home with the even lovelier Clara (Rosamund Pike), whose career in public relations is soaring.