Crescenta Valley baseball forges first-place tie

PASADENA — For seven innings, Crescenta Valley High junior pitcher Brian Gadsby was strong on the mound and his defense was flawless behind him.

Glendale High's Arin Mesherkhani and the Nitros defeated Crescenta Valley on Tuesday.

Glendale boys' tennis doubles up Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Heading into the home stretch of the regular season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team is seeking to solidify its doubles play.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 19, 2014 -- Parents and children rush out to collect candy during an annual Easter egg hunt at Huntington Beach Sports Complex on Saturday.  (Kevin Chang/ HB Independent)

Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

Glendale Community College students pose in front of Tommy Trojan at USC for the Los Angels Times Festival of Books.

On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.

Congressman Adam Schiff lights incense and kneels before the Glendale Comfort Woman statue on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in honor of 87-year-old former comfort woman Li Xiumei who died recently.

Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Glendale High School dancers perform during the 13th Annual Genocide Commemoration.

Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High.

Ikea shoppers head for the entrance of the Ikea store in Burbank in 2012. The retailer plans to relocate roughly a mile away to a much larger store.

Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show.

Photographer Andre Murray stands within the mural as he takes photos of the event at the unveiling of a 5,400-square-foot mural depicting Yosemite scenics similar to the photography of Ansel Adams on a corridor wall at John Muir Middle School in Burbank on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The mural, created by artist Randall Williams, took between 3 and 4 weeks with the help of students at the school.

Muir debuts namesake mural

John Muir Middle School unveiled a mural of Yosemite Valley on Monday, which also marked the birthday of the school’s namesake on April 21, 1838.

The editing team of the show the Last Comic Standing picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center, where the show is edited, in Glendale on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The editors are walked out on Monday, April 21 in hopes of joining the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 700 union.

Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

Union members turned out to support the editing team behind the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” on Tuesday and picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale for the workers’ right to unionize.

Sienna Euliss, 5, makes a giant bubble at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival as her mother, Ulrika, watches.

Creativity meets recycling at Burbank downtown arts festival

Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival.

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded renamed

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded has a new name: The Campbell Center. Nonprofit leaders decided to rebrand the organization in honor of the daughter of their founders, Janice Elaine Campbell, as the once-accepted medical diagnosis of mental retardation has gained a derogatory connotation since the nonprofit’s founding in 1954. 

Artistic Director Mikhail "Misha" Shtangrud directs the Burbank Chorale in a rehearsal for the program dedicated to Shakespeare scheduled for this Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

Community: Concert feast is Shakespeare

The Burbank Chorale will honor William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with its program titled “If Music be the Food of Love” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

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 conditions for your afternoon commute

Brian Cozakos, left, and Robert Symons work on the Burbank Tournament of Roses Back to the Future float, which will chug down Olive Avenue on Saturday during Burbank On Parade.

Community: Parade's future theme inspired by the past

Some participants in this Saturday's Burbank On Parade pay homage to films and TV shows of the past in their depictions of the theme “Burbank — City of the Future.”

Burb's Eye View: Phone-booth project calls out domestic abuse

The four phone booths inside the Burbank Town Center Mall may have looked at home there 20 or 30 years ago. Not Monday.

Olympian Kate Hansen, of La Canada Flintridge, happy after throwing the first pitch, shows off the baseball she threw at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Hansen threw out the first pitch.

Photo Gallery: Olympian Kate Hansen throws out first pitch of Dodger game

La Cañada resident and Olympian Kate Hansen threw the first pitch of the Dodger game on Monday, April 21, 2014.

The latest possible arson fire, which occurred at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, involved a mattress and it spread to a carport in the 400 block of East Harvard Street in Glendale.

818 Roundup: Glendale arson fires investigation; Stolen handguns recovered in Burbank

Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service. 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 19, 2014 -- Parents and children rush out to collect candy during an annual Easter egg hunt at Huntington Beach Sports Complex on Saturday.  (Kevin Chang/ HB Independent)

Weather: Your Tuesday forecast

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

The latest possible arson fire, which occurred at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, involved a mattress and it spread to a carport in the 400 block of East Harvard Street in Glendale.

Glendale police say rash of fires could be work of an arsonist

Police fear a wave of nuisance fires over the past three months in south Glendale may be the work of an arsonist.

Sienna Euliss, 5, makes a giant bubble at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival as her mother, Ulrika, watches.

Burbank festival spotlights variety of artwork, Earth Day

Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival.

Ellie Escobar and Saku Yoshioka, both 12, and students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, use magnifying glasses to etch artwork into pieces of wood. Escobar said she learned from the activity that "the sun can power anything electricity can."

Soaking up the Sun: Solar Faire offers sustainable energy takeaways for Glendale locals

Solar ovens. Solar artwork. Solar phone chargers. Out of electricity? No problem. You can still power up with the sun.

Five handguns believed to have been stolen were recovered during a traffic stop in Burbank on Sunday, police said.

Handguns thought to be stolen recovered during traffic stop in Burbank

Five handguns believed to have been stolen were recovered during a traffic stop in Burbank on Sunday, police said.

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

Filet mignon with grilled caramelized onions, carrot puree, and a red wine au jus at Bourbon Steak in Glendale on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Dining Out: Expect fair fare at high-flying Bourbon Steak in Glendale

It's official. Glendale has arrived. It now has a supper club on par with steakhouses in San Francisco, Miami and Las Vegas. It's no surprise because Michael Mina, head of the Mina Group of restaurants and the force behind Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, has 20 other concept restaurants in cities like San Francisco, Miami and Las Vegas.

818 Roundup: Gas prices to remain high, Ernie Jr.'s closes, Starlight Bowl renovation urged

Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 21. As you work off that sugar crash from all that Easter candy, check out these headlines from around the 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

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 19, 2014 -- Parents and children rush out to collect candy during an annual Easter egg hunt at Huntington Beach Sports Complex on Saturday.  (Kevin Chang/ HB Independent)

Weather: Your forecast for Monday

John Bordeaux and Ron Calbrisi of Toluca Lake listen to Burbank Sgt. Jeff Lamoureaux describe what a donation to the Special Olympics could get them at Claim Jumper in Burbank, where the officers from the Burbank Police Department helped with tables as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Burbank police lend a helping hand

Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said.

News-Press Cartoon: Self defense

News-Press Cartoon: Self defense

Bert Ring body slams the postponing of a women's self-defense class due to claims by a men's group that the gender-specific instruction is improper.

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