Glendale Freeway shooter gets life

A reputed gang member accused of killing a Mongols Motorcycle Club member on the Glendale (2) Freeway in 2008 was sentenced Wednesday to life without the possibility of parole.

Former Glendale Coiuncilman John Drayman, after being sentenced, is taken into custody in handcuffs by a Los Angles Sheriff's Department deputy in Superior Court in Los Angeles on Monday, April 7, 2014 for embezzling proceeds from the Montrose Farmer's Market, and filing false tax returns. His sentence was 365 days in county jail, with 4 days credit for time served, and to pay restitution and all court fees, but spent only eight days in jail and will serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement.

Drayman serves eight days in prison

Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement, after spending just eight days in jail.

Field trip talk turns to pot at LCUSD school board meeting

La Cañada Unified School District officials examined their field trip supervision guidelines Tuesday night after learning that more than one student participating in La Cañada High School's annual trip to Yosemite National Park in February was caught in possession of marijuana.

Glendale to pay resident for claim of home fire caused by street repairs

The city has agreed to pay $80,000 to a Glendale woman who claimed street repair work caused a fire inside her home, leaving her without electricity needed to care for her disabled daughter and niece.

Mountain Avenue School in La Crescenta, pictured on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, is one of the schools that falls into the Sagebrush territory.

Glendale school board weighs Sagebrush transfer

Reaction from Glendale school board members on transferring the students living in the west side of La Cañada known as the Sagebrush area to the LCUSD was mixed Tuesday night during the board’s first public discussion of the matter since a town hall meeting last month.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Equestrian nonprofit fundraiser, documentary screening, search for Waldo

Valley View Vaulters, a local nonprofit equestrian club, will host an all-day fundraiser on Tuesday at Cordon’s Smokehouse & Grill, 2931 Honolulu Ave.

Burbank High's Clarissa Guerrero (left) was named to the 2014 All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Soccer First Team

Casey Basso, Senior, Midfielder/Forward, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Sophia Saldivar was named to the All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

All-Area Girls' Soccer Second Team

Brianna Albarian, Senior, Midfielder, La Cañada

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 afternoon commute

La Cañada High junior forward/defender Megan Decker is this year's All-Area Girls' Soccer Player of the Year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High soccer's Megan Decker led Spartans' success with a smile

Every high school team has high hopes before the season — some realistic, some maybe not so much.

Great Britain's Prince Andrew points to a representation of our galaxy during a 90-minute tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in April 1984. With him is Dr. Carol Persoon.

La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge

Prince Andrew of England¿s royal family paid a visit to La Cañada Flintridge, touring the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on April 19, 1984

Some members of the La Cañada High School iTeam club include, left to right, Clay Massimino, adviser Jamie Lewsadder, Matthew Pasion, Braden Oh and club president Jonathan Connelly, at the iMac lab on campus on Tuesday, April 14, 2014.

La Cañada High's iTeam provides classroom technology support

For the past year, Jamie Lewsadder has led La Cañada Unified School District’s foray into a new technological era. As IT director, she’s worked with a small team of employees to upgrade the district’s infrastructure and prepare it for online Common Core field testing, currently in progress.

Around Town: Springtime calls to mind the cycle of life

The pine tree we planted has grown tall. The cones tumble down, full of sap. Hummingbirds nest in the branches. The mama birds dive bomb when I walk by. They want to attack me, divert me and protect their young.

The stars of the night at the L.A. Chamber Orchestra Strad gala are, from left, Cho-Liang Lin, Martin Chalifour, Margaret Batjer, LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, Ray Ushikubo, Chee-Yun, Xiang Yu and Philippe Quint.

The Valley Line: Orchestra supporters have the world on a string

Whew! Tax time is over. Certainly not my favorite time of the year. Actually, I get quite cranky. Of course there is not a darn thing to be done about it. Ben Franklin once wrote in a letter, "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Amen, Ben.

Burbank City Council voices support for city manager after closed-door meeting

Burbank City Manager Mark Scott came out of a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday with the “unanimous support” of the City Council, the mayor said.

Matzah is passed during Passover Seder at Temple Sinai in Glendale on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The Seder service marks the beginning of Passover.

Temple Sinai marks Passover in Glendale

The Temple Sinai community celebrated the second night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt, with a seder Tuesday night at its Glendale social hall.

First and fifth graders at the Jefferson Elementary School hummingbird and butterfly garden at the Burbank school's campus on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The garden is maintained by first and fifth grader students.

Gardening is for the birds at Burbank's Jefferson Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary has a new hummingbird garden on its campus, which also features a butterfly habitat.

Former Glendale Mayor John Drayman, with his attorney Sean McDonald, at his sentencing at Superior Court in Los Angeles on Monday, April 7, 2014 for embezzling proceeds from the Montrose Farmer's Market, and filing false tax returns. His sentence is 365 days in county jail, with 4 days credit for time served, and to pay restitution and all court fees.

Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail

A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced last week to one year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns will instead serve the remainder of this time under home confinement.

The Comfort Women Statue is located in Central Park in Glendale.

818 Roundup: Attorneys for Glendale request comfort-women statue lawsuit dismissal, Glendale woman files claim against city of Burbank, LAPD

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, April 16. Forecasters predict the high will be 75 and low 54 in the Glendale region.

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

A man waters his lawn with a hose as the sprinklers also run water onto the grass in the 1400 block of Allen Avenue, just north of Bel Aire Drive, in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014. California is in the midst of a drought.

Weather: Forecast for Wednesday

Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso, who finished with 22 kills and 22 digs, tips the ball past Chadwick's Kyle Civale during a Prep League match on Tuesday. The Rebels won, 3-1. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball takes key match versus Chadwick

LA CAÑADA — Thanks to a friendly homecourt advantage, a key absence and the power of hitters Trip Westmoreland and Dante Fregoso, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team took a big step toward defending its Prep League championship.

An architect's rendering of the Tropico Apartments project on Los Feliz Road.

Developer claims council requirement will kill Tropico apartment project

Following a demand by the City Council last month to decrease the size of the proposed Tropico apartment project by 25%, the developer said Tuesday that such a reduction would kill it.

UCLA to run Burbank health center

By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank.

Police: Five took Nike clothing from Macy's

A group of five suspects reportedly grabbed $1,100 worth of Nike clothing from Macy’s in the Burbank Town Center on Monday and fled, police said.

A home in Burbank that is considered "mansionized" dwarfs the residence on the left on Monday, August 26, 2013. Burbank historical officials will discuss guidelines in dealing with mansionization.

Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

The Burbank Planning Board is asking elected officials to fund a study on anti-mansionization ideas, saying the work would be the best way to show how the resident-fueled suggestions would impact the look of the city’s neighborhoods.

School board hears concerns over shortage of nurses in Burbank schools

The Burbank Unified school board offered few assurances to the district’s head nurse Lenora Aguilera last week when she asked school officials to consider hiring three more certificated school nurses to add to the six that currently serve 15,200 students.

State moves to cap Chromium 6

After receiving 18,000 comments, the California Department of Public Health on Tuesday recommended setting the maximum limit for a water contaminant known as chromium 6 at 10 parts per billion, bringing the new cap on the pollutant that has plagued Glendale water for decades one step closer to finalization.

Woman files claim against Burbank, LAPD

A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries.

File Photo: The former police chief of Bell, Ca., Randy Adams, talks to media members on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, after taking the stand in court against one of his former bosses in an ongoing corruption case. Adams was once among the highest paid law enforcement official in the nation for policing a city of about 35,000 people.

Former police chief settles Bell case

Former Bell Police Chief Randy Adams, who was also chief of the Glendale Police Department for several years, has repaid the city of Bell nearly half of his $457,000 annual salary earned while he worked there.