<p>In this July 2014 file photo, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto speaks at a press conference introducing Assembly Bill 47 and Assembly Bill 1532 which enforces broader and stiffer hit-and-run laws in California in front of Los Angeles City Hall. Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed Assembly Bill 8 into law. Starting in January, local law enforcement agencies will be able to tap into the state&rsquo;s existing network of digital freeway signs to push out information &mdash; only when enough is available &mdash; about suspected hit-and-run vehicles and drivers when the collision results in a fatality or serious bodily injury.</p>

Editorial: New alert law is a worthy pursuit

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed into law AB 8, a bill written by local Assemblyman Mike Gatto that will allow information to be posted on computerized freeway signs about suspected hit-and-run vehicles and their drivers when a collision causes a fatality or serious bodily injury. It’s a common-sense piece of legislation that should be especially welcome in cities like Glendale and, to a lesser degree, Burbank, where people are felled all too frequently by drivers who panic and flee the scene.

Better performance doesn't bestow better result for Glendale college football

GLENDALE — If Glendale Community College’s football team wanted to right the ship at home in its second Pacific Conference American Division game after three straight losses, it would have to come against the reigning conference champion, visiting Santa Monica College.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball sweeps rival La Cañada

LA CAÑADA — For all the serves, aces, digs and kills recorded during Saturday’s nonleague match between the La Cañada High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball teams, each of the players were aware of the match’s true importance.

Bell-Jeff football struggles in all facets in latest loss

LA VERNE — In the grand hopes of rebuilding a program, progress has been found by the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football team this season every time it’s taken the field and silver linings discovered with every completed contest.

<p>Ghistaine Fremaxu "Untitled" . The Brand Library's "Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper," this year curated by famed Los Angeles muralist Kent Twitchell, is open through Oct. 30.</p>

An expansive muralist narrows the field

When painter Kent Twitchell was asked to single-handedly adjudicate the Brand Library’s annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper, he wasn’t prepared for the enormity of the task.

<p>Augusta (Brit Marling), Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and Mad (Muna Otaru) make their stand in Drafthouse Films' "The Keeping Room."</p>

Film Review: A Civil War story takes on Western tropes

“The Keeping Room” looks like a Western, feels like a Western, and is generally considered a Western — even though the farthest west it appears to go is South Carolina, which, of course, sits on the Atlantic.

<p>Bellarmine-Jefferson High sophomore Caitlyn Couch finished first in the girls' varsity III race at the 48th annual Staub/Barnes Invitational Cross-Country Meet at Crescenta Valley Park on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Burroughs, Bell-Jeff capture victories at Staub/Barnes

LA CRESCENTA — While the Burroughs High and Bellarmine-Jefferson cross-country teams only represented a small portion of the squads participating at Saturday morning’s 48th annual Staub/Barnes Invitational at Crescenta Valley Park, the programs more than made their presence known.

<p>Glendale High's Paulo Vazquez claimed victory Saturday at the Staub/Barnes Invitational.</p>

Glendale's Vazquez, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy lead way at Staub/Barnes

LA CRESCENTA — Victories were at premium for the majority of the local cross-country competitors at the 48th annual Staub/Barnes Invitational held Saturday morning at Crescenta Valley Park.

<p>A scale model of the proposed Burbank Channel Bikeway phase two on display at City Hall on Sept. 24 shows the proposed crosswalk on Alameda Avenue, near Victory Boulevard, connecting to the project's phase one, which was completed in 2011.</p>

Burbank chooses cheaper bike path option despite residents' opposition

Saying she felt that she’d run out of things to say, Carla Schwam continued addressing City Council even a while longer in her last-ditch effort to block a proposed second phase route of the Burbank Channel Bikeway, which she fears could bring hundreds of people within a stone's throw of her home and could ruin the “unexpected oasis” at the end of Ash Avenue, where it abuts the Western Flood Channel.

<p>Mural by artist Chelsea Hover on a wall adjacent to the Cypress Senior Living complex on the 300 block of E. Cypress Ave. in Glendale on Friday, October 2, 2015. The mural is a little over a year old.</p>

Mural restorer offers insight on growing Glendale's public art

A longtime mural restorer who helped lift the mural ban in Los Angeles talked about the experience at the Brand Library & Art Center Thursday night and offered advice on how Glendale could grow its collection of art in public spaces.