Arroyo Seco baseball jumps out to big lead, cruises in opener

COMPTON — After three consecutive games in which the offense of the Arroyo Seco Palomino 19-and-under summer baseball team was held in check, the Saints returned to their high-flying selves Friday evening.

<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, August 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 and a low of 67, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Glendale Fighting Club's Ronda Rousey, left, and Bethe Correia will fight Saturday night in Brazil for Rousey's UFC women's bantamweight championship.</p>

UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

Accompanied by a compelling and simmering storyline, it has accelerated into a very personal rivalry — too personal in the eyes of many.

<p>Toronto Blue Jay Marco Estrada comes to the mound on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.</p>

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

People look for work at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on Friday, October 16, 2009. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

A new state grant will allow the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board’s Job Center to help train people with disabilities with the skills they need to qualify for new jobs.

<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Elected officials last week nixed a proposal — at least for the time being — to purchase 160 body-worn cameras for police officers, citing high costs and concerns about the still-developing technology.

<p>Clark Magnet High School held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in La Crescenta.</p>

News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

People living in the Crescenta Valley, where some households fall into county territory and others lie in the Glendale annex, have often voiced over the years that they have not felt fully embraced or understood by decision makers who live outside of their neighborhoods. In particular, they’ve noted that while they have the highest-achieving schools in Glendale Unified School District, their concerns seem mostly ignored by district headquarters.

Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

Leader Editorial: Focusing on our students' mental health

Good health is linked to educational success. Students suffering from poor health obviously cannot do their best in the classroom, nor can they thrive beyond its doors.

<p>Los Angeles resident Jose Vargas, 28, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing drones from businesses in Glendale, El Monte and Van Nuys, as well as from a Glendale home.</p>

Man arrested in connection with string of drone thefts

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested this week after detectives reportedly tied him to four drone thefts since January in three different cities, including Glendale, police said.

<p>An aerial shot of La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&rsquo;s Memorial Park, taken via a camera-equipped quadcopter, or drone.&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge was recently ranked among the top&nbsp;10 midsized cities in California, according to a study.</p>

City recognized among state's safest midsized cities

La Cañada Flintridge, where property crimes outweigh violent crimes 25 to 1, has been named among the Top 10 safest midsized cities in California, according to a recent study published by New York start-up analyst firm ValuePenguin.

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

Burbank man found not guilty of attempted murder

A 23-year-old Burbank man was acquitted this week of attempted murder and assault charges stemming from a stabbing incident last year involving his best friend, officials said.

<p>Jorge Acevedo is a volunteer with the Glendale Police Department.</p>

818 Roundup: Glendale police fundraise for employee; Elderly man reported missing

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 31, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 69 with mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>In this July 15, 2014, file photo, sprinklers water a lawn in Sacramento.</p>

Glendale exceeds water saving goal

Glendale surpassed its state-mandated water-conservation goal by 4% in June, according to a report released Thursday by California’s Water Resources Control Board.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tiffani

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tiffani

Tiffani is a 2-year-old, petite, tortie cat. You will often find her on top of the perch greeting visitors in the cattery.

<p>Prepare yourself for a furry, perky-eared duo that will make you want to bunny hop! Phoebe and Betty are an inseparable pair that can be seen snuggled together even on the hottest of days. Help&nbsp;Phoebe, A064101, and Betty, A064100, find their forever home.</p>

Leader Pets of the Day: Phoebe and Betty

Prepare yourself for a furry, perky-eared duo that will make you want to bunny hop. Phoebe and Betty are an inseparable pair that can be seen snuggled together even on the hottest of days.

<p>This photo, provided by the Glendale Police Department, shows&nbsp;Heraldo Bonilla, who was&nbsp;reported missing on Wednesday.</p>

UPDATE: Missing elderly Glendale man is found

[UPDATE 7/31 5:30 p.m.] Police have found an 85-year-old Glendale man who had been reported missing Wednesday, according to authorities.

<p>Arroyo Seco leadoff batter Gabriel Chavez will play a big role in his team's success as the Saints will begin action in the West Zone Tournament on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Arroyo Seco baseball looks to avoid hiccups in West Zone Tournament

Perhaps it’s fair to say that no squad looked more dominant and like more of a sure pick through the first two games of the just-concluded Palomino Pasadena Super Regional Tournament than did the Arroyo Seco 19-and-under baseball team.

A Word, Please: A more complete story about sentence fragments

A Word, Please: A more complete story about sentence fragments

When I was a kid, the “Do as I say, not as I do” school of parenting reigned supreme. Those adults lecturing children on the dangers of smoking? Smokers, one and all.

The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

The Whiteboard Jungle: School year should not start so early

One of the most asked questions I get as a teacher is why does school start so early in August instead of September.

Injuries not an issue for this time for Glendale women's basketball

Injuries not an issue for this time for Glendale women's basketball

With her, it might have won the Pan-Armenian Games.

Crime Report: Unexpected tax refund check result of identity theft; Pair of cars at La Cañada Crest burglarized

La Cañada Flintridge

Caltech preschool expands enrollment

The cooperative preschool at Caltech operated by the Child Educational Center, which was previously open only to families with Caltech or JPL affiliations, announced this week it is opening its enrollment to all families.

<p>Authorities are looking into the theft of 39 iPad tablets, estimated at $19,500, on July 21 from Palm Crest Elementary School in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge.</p>

Windows smashed, 39 iPad tablets stolen from Palm Crest Elementary

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding a July 21 burglary at Palm Crest Elementary School, in which suspects smashed six classroom windows and stole 39 iPad tablets, estimated at $19,500, from one of the rooms.

INFOGRAPHIC: How much does the city of Burbank pay in membership dues?

INFOGRAPHIC: How much does the city of Burbank pay in membership dues?

INFOGRAPHIC: How much does the city of Glendale pay in membership dues?

INFOGRAPHIC: How much does the city of Glendale pay in membership dues?

<p>People's Republic of China President Li Xiannian reacts to what he's being shown in a "clean room"at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge during a visit on July 29, 1985. Vice Premier Li Peng, left and Mme. Lin Jiamei, the president's wife, right, accompanied him during the tour, where they saw the spacecraft Galileo, then still under construction.</p>

La Cañada History: Chinese president tours JPL; heat wave swelters region

People¿s Republic of China President Li Xiannian requested and was given a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on July 29, 1985. While there he, his wife, Mme. Lin Jiamei and Vice Premier Li Peng viewed the spacecraft Galileo, then still under construction.

The Focused Student: A satisfying homework session is crucial

It should come as no surprise to you by now, that helping your kids develop better focusing skills is a combination of planning and flexibility. Hopefully, you and your family have developed some good study skills early on, but even if you haven't, it's not too late to improve your situation.

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