<p>In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Les Perkins, a Glendale resident who received a solar panel rebate from the city, stands amongst the solar panels he had installed.</p>

818 Roundup: Glendale energizes switch to solar; special flagpole approved

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, July 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 90 and a low of 72 with a 20% chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Burbank Major Softball All-Stars rally for victory to end memorable summer

SAN BERNARDINO — The Burbank Major All-Stars had plenty of fight left in them.

<p>In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Les Perkins, a Glendale resident who received a solar panel rebate from the city, stands amongst the solar panels he had installed.</p>

Change to Glendale solar rules in the works

An ordinance to speed up the application process for installing rooftop solar panels on residential homes won early support from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

<p>Sgt. Scott Studenmund, a 2008 graduate from Flintridge Preparatory School in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge, was killed June 9, 2014 in Afghanistan.</p>

Flag to honor sergeant saluted 3-1 by La Cañada Planning Commission

Several Jarvis Avenue neighbors of the family of the late Army Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund turned out for the Planning Commission meeting Tuesday night to support his mother Jaynie’s variance request to build a 25-foot flagpole in his honor on their property.

<p>Drought tolerant landscaping has replaced green grass on Honolulu Avenue at Ocean View Boulevard in Montrose on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.</p>

Diners, business owners unhappy with Montrose turf swap

Lately, patrons dining outside of Montrose Bakery & Café have been getting their orders with a side of grit.

<p>Glendale Community College product Ryan Sherriff has been nails of late, having made five appearances while allowing one run on six hits over 7 2/3 innings of work with five strikeouts versus two walks. (Courtesy of Mark Harrell)</p>

Minor League Update: Sherriff continues to drop ERA

The following are updates on local baseball players at the minor league level.

City Briefs: Judy Wexler Quartet to perform; Glendale City Gold Championship

The Judy Wexler Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the plaza at Brand Library and Arts Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

<p>Attendees view a video of the late William Pickering at the dedication of the Pickering Auditorium at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday, July 27, 2015. Pickering was the director of JPL for 22 years, from 1954 to 1976, and is credited with the motivation and execution of deep space exploration.</p>

NASA's JPL honors its former director

As the director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years, William Pickering oversaw the lab’s space exploration in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and his missions’ successes paved the way for modern victories.

<p>This stills from surveillance footag,e provided by the Glendale Police Dept., show the suspect in a July 11 phone theft at the Glendale Galleria</p>

Glendale police release footage of phone theft suspect

Police on Wednesday released security footage of a man stealing two display phones from the AT&T store in the Glendale Galleria.

Burbank school officials to discuss students' mental health, suicide prevention

As the Burbank school district prepares to begin a new school year next month under new leadership with Supt. Matt Hill, a renewed emphasis is being placed on addressing the mental health of students.