Flintridge Prep cross-country girls repeat as Division V champs

Flintridge Prep cross-country girls repeat as Division V champs

WALNUT — It was the fleet feet of Natalie O’Brien that led the way, but it was the Flintridge Prep pack shortly behind her that won the day.

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Glendale Community College football comes up short in Patriotic Bowl

ESCONDIDO — Incremental growth can be difficult at times.

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Burroughs boys' cross-country runs to CIF championship history

Burroughs boys' cross-country runs to CIF championship history

WALNUT — In the long run, it was an accomplishment more than 65 years in the making.

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Glendale Community College cross-country closes out strong year with frustrating performance at state

Admittedly, there was frustration for the Glendale Community College cross-country program in the aftermath of Saturday morning’s California Community College Athletic Assn. cross-country championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

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Texas Tenors to perform at concert

Texas Tenors to perform at concert

In their first public performance in the Los Angeles area since their recent Emmy award-winning PBS special, the Texas Tenors will be performing a holiday concert, “Deep in the Heart of Christmas,” at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. The concert is in support of the nonprofit Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary of funding college scholarships for students in need.

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Fund hosts lunch with LCUSD superintendent

Fund hosts lunch with LCUSD superintendent

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund on Nov. 13 hosted its second semiannual “Breakfast with Wendy,” geared to provide parents and key donors with an update on the state of La Cañada Unified School District and featuring Supt. Wendy Sinnette.

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Vintage furniture sale helps library's renovation efforts

Vintage furniture sale helps library's renovation efforts

Hundreds trickled into the Glendale Central Library throughout Saturday not to just read, but to spruce up their homes with furniture and fixtures on sale.

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Longtime Cartoon Network executive leaves company

Longtime Cartoon Network executive leaves company

Talk to Zita Lefebvre about her fondest memories at Burbank-based Cartoon Network Studios and she might tell you about starting an effort to help match company employees with the right volunteer opportunity in the community.

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News-Press Cartoon: Sagebrush

News-Press Cartoon: Sagebrush

Cartoonist Bert Ring offers his take on the ongoing saga between the Glendale and La Cañada unified school districts over a potential transfer of the Sagebrush territory.

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Christmas comes early at Burbank's Magnolia Park

Christmas comes early at Burbank's Magnolia Park

Eliza Higgins, 4, stood in a parking lot on Magnolia Boulevard Burbank. Her mother, Michelle, told her daughter it was OK to approach the man in front of them. So, Eliza did.

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Salvation Army puts the kettle on

Salvation Army puts the kettle on

The bells of the Glendale Salvation Army’s kettle campaign will start ringing next week as the monthlong effort kicked off with a breakfast fundraiser Friday morning.

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Motorcyclist killed following short chase, collision early Saturday morning

Motorcyclist killed following short chase, collision early Saturday morning

A 40-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a hydrant and lightpole in Burbank, officials said.

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 Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

Burbank High football eliminated by Salesian

EAST LOS ANGELES — For a team that lost its two perennial skill players for most of the season, it might have been a surprise to some that the Burbank High football team got as far as it did this season.

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Crescenta Valley High football pulls away from Paramount to reach semifinals

PARAMOUNT – With balance on offense and stout play on defense, the Crescenta Valley High football team proved itself worthy of one of the deepest playoff runs in recent memory.

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No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

No. 1 St. Francis falls in quarterfinals against La Serna

WHITTIER — In the end, it was not a 17-point deficit that was too much to overcome.

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818 Roundup: Glendale shooting suspects pleads not guilty; Burbank Army medic competes

818 Roundup: Glendale shooting suspects pleads not guilty; Burbank Army medic competes

Good morning, 818! It's Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 75 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with partly clouds skies in the evening.

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Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

A two-story house that was once owned by legendary pro baseball manager Casey Stengel took a big step toward securing its place in history this week after being added to the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.

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Burbank native competes for Army's 'Best Medic' title

Burbank native competes for Army's 'Best Medic' title

It’s been said that soldiers in the U.S. Army do more by 9 a.m. than most people do all day, and a 72-hour competition earlier this month to find the best of the Army’s medics tried to prove just how much they could fit into each day.

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Voting change could reach ballot

Community members Thursday night talked about the pros and cons of ditching the city’s at-large voting system in favor of council districts, an issue the City Council will next month consider putting on the spring ballot.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Molly

Leader Pet of the Day: Molly

Imagine being a domesticated bunny and found as a stray. That's what happened to adorable little Molly.

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Leader Editorial: An idea that may travel well

As we reported this week, a proposal was given a tentative green light by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board that shows promise toward easing traffic while closing a gap in transit options for travelers who need to make their way to Burbank Bob Hope Airport. The idea is to expand bus service in order to connect the Metro Red and Orange Line station in North Hollywood to the Lake Avenue Gold Line Station in Pasadena, creating a loop that could make it much easier for people to get from the airport to Pasadena and vice versa.

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Parents raise concerns over report cards

After new report cards were sent home with elementary students last week, some parents raised concerns about the new language identifying students’ achievement levels as “thorough” and “adequate” at best.

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Thanksgiving serves up lessons and a feast

Thanksgiving serves up lessons and a feast

John Marshall Elementary hosted an early Thanksgiving feast on Friday for students and young adults with special needs who have been bonding for months and learning valuable lessons from each other.

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Hebrew school OK'd to expand

Burbank resident Victoria Sabonjohn was nine months pregnant when she and her husband moved into a home near Jefferson Elementary School, about a mile from Burbank Temple Emanu El, which has a preschool.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Teacher salaries say something about society

Back in 1998, when I was embarking on my 10th year as a teacher, I had an op-ed piece published in the Times about paying good teachers six-figure salaries as a way to attract and retain higher qualified people.

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A Word, Please: There's correct, and then there's also correct

Sometimes it seems like grammar is all darned-if-you-do, darned-if-you-don’t propositions. If you say “Who are you visiting tomorrow?” some people will look down on you for not using “whom.” But if you use “whom,” others will think you’re out of touch (at best).

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Valley Beautiful awards: November 2014

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Diane Fazzi honored for distinguished service

La Cañada resident Diane Fazzi was among five individuals honored Nov. 14 at the Cal State L.A. 25th Annual Distinguished Educator Award Dinner, held in the university’s Golden Eagle Ballroom. The local woman was named the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award.

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Big Al's to help out book and toy drive

Allen Lund Co. is hosting at its La Cañada headquarters a book and toy drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Donors will find “Big Al,” the transportation firm’s mascot truck, parked in the lot at 4529 Angeles Crest Highway to serve as a collection site between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12.

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Crime Report: Izzy Cycles burglarized

Deputies responded to an audible burglary alarm at Izzy Cycles that was activated at around 3:30 a.m.

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Humphrey is a 2-year-old male Parson Russell Terrier available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Humphrey

Humphrey is a 2-year-old, male Parson Russell terrier.

With partner Margaux Blain looking on at right, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis doubles player Holly McVaugh returns the ball vs. St. Lucy's Priory High School in CIF SS Div. IV playoff game at Fremont Tennis Center in Glendale on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Flintridge Sacred Heart, Glendale march to individuals

After winning a league championship or finishing runner-up, a trio of local girls’ tennis players are set for the next stage of competition.

Former Crescenta Valley High School student and Glendale College #77 Mitchell Stoudt, OL, 6'5", 260 lbs., was one of the sophomores honored before the game vs. L.A. Valley College at Sartoris field in Glendale on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Glendale Community College football gears up for Patriotic Bowl

With his team enjoying its best season throughout his seven-year tenure, Glendale Community College football Coach John Rome was asked if he thought his Vaqueros, a member of the American Division Pacific Conference, could complete at a higher level, say the National Division.

From left to right, Cam Spitznagel, Claudia Forbes, Karen Howard and Kitty Schaller, tour the newly opened Oak Woodland after the ribbon cutting ceremony at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. About 30,000 plants were planted in the newly created area.

Photo Gallery: Descanso Gardens cuts ribbon on new Oak Woodland

Descanso Gardens cuts ribbon on the new oak woodland area, designed to provide a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th-century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern Californian landscape.

Glendale forensics officers use metal detectors and find something of interest at the site of an shooting investigation on the 1500 block of West Kenneth Road where a victim of multiple gunshots was taken County USC Hospital on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Burbank resident charged in shooting outside Glendale home

A 40-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he shot a 34-year-old man multiple times outside the victim’s Glendale home, leaving him in critical condition, authorities said.

Fireworks in the sky moments after the Christmas Tree is lit at The Americana at Brand Tree Lighting in Glendale on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The 7th annual event featured Cirque du Santa, Santa, and the lighting of the 100-foot Christmas Tree.

Photo Gallery: Americana at Brand 7th annual tree lighting

Jobless rates rise slightly in Burbank, Glendale

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank edged up last month with construction and specialty trade contractors reporting the most cutbacks across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Lara Singvon, 17, of the Glendale High School Dance team learns a new dance routine at rehearsal on Monday morning, November 17, 2014. The routine they are learning is being taught by Michael Peña and Kelly Allen and will be performed in the Rose Parade. The team was selected out of thousands of dance teams nationwide.

818 Roundup: Glendale High prepares for Rose Parade; Police on the lookout for underwear thief

Good morning, 818! It's Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the day and partly clouds skies at night.

The Glendale High School Dance team as they a new dance routine at rehearsal on Monday morning, November 17, 2014. The routine they are learning is being taught by Michael Peña and Kelly Allen, and will be performed as the lead performance in the Rose Parade.

Glendale High dance team to perform at Rose Parade

This coming New Year’s Day will mark the first in 100 years that the city of Glendale will not have a float in the Rose Parade, but Glendale will still be represented by 90 Glendale High students who will dance in the parade’s opening show.

Local school officials march toward new voting system

Glendale Community College officials this week listened to input from an attorney as they begin to plot voting districts for upcoming elections.

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