<p>Palm Crest Elementary School substitute teacher Therese Louk asks a question to her fourth grade students at the school in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&nbsp;on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Louk, who has a master's degree in education, is fully credentialed and this is her first year working as substitute. Her assignment will be for two months. She was a full-time teacher prior to this assignment.</p>

District works for better substitutes

Not content to let ill-prepared mercenaries attempt to stand in for top-notch educators, La Cañada Unified is making sure its substitute teachers are able to do much more than press the "Start" button on a DVD player.

<p>The Glendale Community College&nbsp;women's cross country team takes off for a fast run at an early season practice at Verdugo Park in Glendale on Monday, August 31, 2015.</p>

Glendale Community College cross-country squads look for consistency in 2015

With 28 seasons under his belt, Glendale Community College cross-country Coach Eddie Lopez has come to expect one thing from his men’s and women’s programs.

<p>Glendale Community College&nbsp;coach John Rome works with his team during practice on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.</p>

Eager Glendale Community College football braces for East L.A.

After weeks of practicing under the hot sky, the members of the Glendale Community College football team are ready to compete in their season opener.

<p>Rendering of a one-story building Caruso Affiliated plans to construct next to the Masonic Temple on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Colorado Street.</p>

818 Roundup: Americana at Brand developer files application for new retail, restaurant building

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, September 4, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 77 and a low of 59, according to the National Weather Service.

Hoover football gets 42-18 win against Sotomayor

GLENDALE — Given that the Hoover High football team had been held scoreless in more than three games, dating back to last season, the offensive onslaught that was Thursday night might just be what it needed.

<p>Crescenta Valley High's Brandon Beardt stiff arms a Verdugo Hills defender in the season-opening game at Verdugo Hills High on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Crescenta Valley football rushes to victory in opener over Verdugo Hills

TUJUNGA — Playing for the first time this season and since winning a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division championship last year, there were plenty of eyes on the Crescenta Valley High football team Thursday night.

Glendale volleyball recovers, downs Flintridge Prep in four

LA CAÑADA — Kicking off the girls’ volleyball season, Flintridge Prep played its second home match in as many days and welcomed Glendale High , which was playing in its first contest of the new season.

Burbank girls' tennis topples Flintridge Prep in final nonleague tune-up

BURBANK — Even though the girls’ tennis season is less than a week old, the Burbank High and Flintridge Prep squads were on different schedules when they met Thursday afternoon.

<p>The Bell Jeff girls' volleyball team picked up its first victory in two years against Holy Family on Thursday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)</p>

Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' volleyball tops Holy Family in five games

BURBANK — Looking to begin their season on the right note and end a long losing streak, the members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls’ volleyball team turned to a freshman to turn the tide.

<p>This 2007 file photo shows traffic backed up on the Westbound 134 freeway just east of Brand Boulevard due to a traffic collision. A&nbsp;measure introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) this spring and passed by the state Senate on Thursday would allow lone motorists to drive in carpool lanes during off-peak travel hours on the 134 Freeway from the Hollywood (170) Freeway in Studio City to the 210 Freeway in Pasadena or on the 210 Freeway between the 134 Freeway in Pasadena and the Orange (57) Freeway in Glendora.</p>

Gatto carpool lane bill awaits green light

That moment when it’s 10 p.m. and some mystery up ahead on the freeway has caused the right lanes of traffic to stall, while the high-occupancy vehicle lane sits frustratingly empty — it could be a memory for drivers along the Ventura (134) and Foothill (210) freeways.