California PUC President Michael Peevey is stepping aside after 12 years.

State lawmakers to question former PUC president Michael Peevey

California lawmakers are wading into an unfolding scandal at the Public Utilities Commission, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

Two suspected home burglars, along with their lookout, were caught breaking into a Burbank home on the 1500 block of Lima Street on Monday.

Neighbor's call helps police catch home burglars

Two suspected home burglars, along with their lookout, were caught breaking into a Burbank home Monday after a “good neighbor” reported the suspicious activity to authorities, police said.

Jerry DeLaurie steps down as Burbank boys' basketball coach

Citing the need for time to grieve following the death of his mother, Jerry DeLaurie said Monday he stepped down as boys' basketball coach after guiding Burbank High for three seasons.

This Feb. 19, 2015 image shows the swarf planet Ceres provided by NASA, taken by the agency's Dawn spacecraft from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers).

818 Roundup: Dawn spacecraft prepares to make history; Ronda Rousey beats 'toughest opponent yet'

Good morning, 818! Today is Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 67 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the morning, according to the National Weather Service.

This Feb. 19, 2015 image shows the swarf planet Ceres provided by NASA, taken by the agency's Dawn spacecraft from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers).

Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'

Once it enters orbit Friday, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to be the first to successfully visit a dwarf planet. 

Emergency personnel rescue a woman trapped on an island in the L.A. River on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Firefighters rescue woman from L.A. River

Glendale firefighters rescued a woman from the Los Angeles River Monday evening, authorities said.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing ex-employer's car

A 26-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday evening after allegedly stealing his ex-employer’s car, police said.

Man arrested after allegedly hitting another man with a skateboard

A 22-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday after allegedly bashing another man’s head with a skateboard, police said.

LCHS Spring Festival Concert to take place Thursday

La Cañada High School’s Choral Music Program will hold its annual Spring Festival Concert this Thursday, featuring its ensembles, choir and chamber singers.

Firefighters knocked down a blaze Sunday evening on the 400 block of North Orchard Drive in Burbank.

Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank home

Firefighters knocked down a blaze Sunday evening that apparently crept into a Burbank attic through the outside vents, officials said.

The cast of "The Threepenny Opera" includes Andrew Ableson (as Macheath)and Marisa Duchowny (Polly Peachum).

Theater Review: Music steals the show

Since its debut in Berlin in 1928, “The Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s groundbreaking, razor-edged protest against societal corruption and religious hypocrisy, has never lost its relevance. Giving it the grittiness and gut punch it needs for that relevance to hit home is the challenge. With uneven intensity, A Noise Within’s production, running through May 17, doesn’t quite get there, but it often comes close.

Rock 'n' roll originator Chris Montez performs Saturday, March 7, at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.

Rockin' from the golden age

Pioneering Chicano rock ‘n’ roll originator Chris Montez, famed for frantic international 1962 hit “Let’s Dance,” is one of the most exciting performers still working from that era. Now 73 years old, Montez, who appears Saturday at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, projects an eerily youthful presence that’s’ completely natural and slightly mystical — it’s as if his illimitable passion for music has both nurtured and somehow preserved him. And his schedule of shows is equally remarkable.

A stilt walker dressed in traditional Chinese dress walked around greeting customers at the Glendale Galleria's Chinese Lunar New Year "The Year of the Sheep" Celebration at the mall in Glendale on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

Photo Gallery: Glendale Galleria celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Glendale Galleria held a Chinese Lunar New Year "The Year of the Sheep" Celebration at the mall in Glendale on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

Flintridge Prep Taylor Yoshida ran into Ribet Academy's 6-4 center Celine Bolton-Ford during a  CIF-SS semifinal game on Saturday. The Rebels lost, 46-39. (Photo by Mike Mullen)

Flintridge Prep girls' hoops goes cold in third quarter, loses to Ribet Academy

LOS ANGELES — It was a nightmare third quarter that ended a dream season for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team Saturday evening.

Crescenta Valley High girls' basketball's memorable run comes to close

LA CRESCENTA — After taking its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter, the Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball team finally shifted momentum to its side, as it prompted a timeout from CIF Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinal opponent Long Beach Millikan.

Burroughs High girls' basketball off to semifinals

BURBANK — A few moments after they achieved a program milestone, the members of the Burroughs High girls’ basketball took a lap through a victory tunnel formed by a throng of ardent supporters inside a noisy and packed home gymnasium.

UFC fighter Jake Ellenberger grabs a hold of Josh Koscheck at UFC184 at Staples Center on Saturday. Ellenberger, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club under coach Edmond Tarverdyan, won the match. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

UFC 184: Jake Ellenberger back to winning ways

LOS ANGELES — Just before the official decision was read aloud, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger let out a sigh.

UFC women's bantamweight champ "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey celebrates after beating challenger Cat Zingano in 14 seconds in the co-main event at UFC184 at Staples Center on Saturday. Rousey trains at the Glendale Fighting Club under coach Edmond Tarverdyan. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

UFC 184: Ronda Rousey shines at Staples Center with 14-second victory

LOS ANGELES — Just when it seems unfathomable that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey could somehow improve upon her previous bouts of brilliance, she astonished once again.

Hoover High wrestling's Shahbazyan heading to state

ONTARIO - For the second day in a row, Edmen Shahbazyan left Citizens Business Bank Arena simmering over a loss in his final match of the day Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Boys’ Wrestling Masters Meet.

Russ Newton has been named publisher of Times Community News, a portfolio of local papers that includes the Glendale News-Press, the Burbank Leader and the La Cañada Valley Sun. He will also oversee three community titles based in Orange County: The Daily Pilot, Coastline Pilot and Huntington Beach Independent.

Russ Newton named publisher at Times Community News

Readers may soon see papers in coin-operated newspaper boxes again, said Times Community News Publisher Russ Newton, a move he said will increase the availability of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader to interested readers as well as highlight its worth.

Glendale police officer Michael Woolner, left  receives a Police Star Award at the first annual Burbank Police Awards luncheon on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Burbank police recognized at inaugural ceremony

When Jesus Espindola arrived on the doorstep of a Burbank home around 2 a.m. one February morning in 2013, a woman was crying for help, bleeding from her neck and body due to multiple stab wounds.

News-Press Cartoon: Glendale Arts Colony

News-Press Cartoon: Glendale Arts Colony

Cartoonist Bert Ring offers his take on the construction of the Glendale Arts Colony, a new 70-unit affordable housing project in Glendale, geared toward artists.

Read On: Getting together for a street hockey tradition

Well we lost another icon on Friday with the death of Leonard Nimoy, the incomparable Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame and by all accounts a good and decent man of real character. His looks to have been a life especially well-lived. After all is said and done, what more is there?

News-Press Editorial: Check these sources and cast your vote

Less than six weeks from now, when the April 7 Glendale Municipal Election is held, those of you who are registered voters will be asked to weigh in on who you believe will best represent you on the City Council, the school board and the community college board. You’ll also be considering a few charter amendments and Measure O, the latter of which, if approved, will raise the hotel bed tax.

Leader Editorial: Minority rules if so few cast their votes

The dust has settled on Burbank’s primary election, the field of candidates for City Council and the school board have been whittled down — with two of the school board candidates already winning outright their seats, having captured more than 50% plus 1 of the vote. Now is the time to focus on the April 14 Burbank General Election.

La Cañada High's Sam Bernstein is one of a handful of returners for the Spartans, who look to make a deep postseason run. (File Photo)

Boys' Golf Preview: La Cañada High looking to build off historic season

With a budding lineup, the La Cañada High boys’ golf team finally broke through a major barrier and advanced to the CIF Individual and Southern California Qualifying Tournament last season for the first time in the program’s history.

Burbank High golfer Jason Apinchapong, right, plays in the Burbank Invitational at De Bell Golf Club in Burbank on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Boys' Golf Preview: Local teams have goals outlined

There’s reason for optimism for all three local boys' golf teams leading into the upcoming season.

Cody Renfro, of the Crescenta Valley golf team, tees off on the second at Scholl Canyon Golf Course in Glendale's on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Boys' Golf Preview: Crescenta Valley, Glendale in search of Pacific League glory

Both the Crescenta Valley High and Glendale boys’ golf teams are thinking big before their players hit their first shots from the tee box to begin the season.

IKEA shoppers go into the N. San Fernando Rd. store in Burbank on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. IKEA announced Thursday that it has hired a contractor to build its new Burbank store, less than 1 mile from its current location. The existing store will remain open until the new one is completed.

Contractors hired for new IKEA store

IKEA announced Thursday that it has hired the contractors to build its new Burbank store, which will be the company’s largest store in the United States.

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball is still searching for its first CIF championship.

Bellarmine-Jefferson boys' basketball misses chance to make history

PLAYA DEL REY — Advancing to a CIF Southern Section championship has been a daunting task in the history of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys’ basketball program.While the Guards girls’ hoops program has a successful track record of advancing to the finals in the past two decades — winning titles in 1997 and 2009 — the boys’ squad has not enjoyed the same productivity.