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.

Traffic flows on Orange St. in front of the parking garage Monday June 29, 2009.

City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

A ballot measure aimed at initiating a tax on parking in city-owned lots and another to raise a tax on local hotel patrons could be brought before Glendale voters as early as this spring.

Lawsuit alleges special needs student sexually assaulted by schoolmate

A parent filed a lawsuit against the Glendale Unified School District last week alleging that her 7-year-old daughter, a first-grader at John Marshall Elementary School with special needs, was sexually assaulted multiple times by another student.

Glendale Community College freshman cross-country runner Jassmine Macon is poised to lead her squad to a CCCAA championship. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College cross-country steams into state finals

A season’s worth of practices, early morning runs and tough competition will culminate for the Glendale Community College women’s and men’s cross-country teams at Saturday morning’s California Community College Athletic Assn. Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

Firefighters are working to knock down a fire at a hillside home in Glendale early Thursday evening.

Firefighters take down Glendale house fire

[UPDATE 11/20 7:07 p.m.] Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that started at a hillside home in Glendale Thursday evening, an official said.

Glendale police release footage of suspected underwear thief

Glendale police release footage of suspected underwear thief

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman caught on camera stealing colorful underwear worth hundreds of dollars from Victoria’s Secret in the Glendale Galleria late last month.

City Council looks at unpermitted construction issue

City Council looks at unpermitted construction issue

Unpermitted construction in La Cañada has become an increasing drain on the city's time and resources, forcing city officials to find ways to prevent it and ratcheting up punishments to fit the crime.

One woman hospitalized after firefighters extinguish Glendale house fire

Firefighters knocked down a Glendale house fire on Wednesday night that left one woman hospitalized with minor injuries, officials said.

La Cañada Presbyterian Church burglarized

La Cañada Presbyterian Church burglarized

An employee of La Cañada Presbyterian Church at 626 Foothill Blvd. contacted the sheriff's department Nov. 14 after realizing someone had entered her unlocked office in the music building sometime between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. that day and took cash and checks made out to the church in the amount of $992.74.

Genevieve Sultenfuss, a longtime resident and active community member, died on Sunday, Nov. 16. She was 104.

Genevieve Sultenfuss, local 'role model,' dies at 104

Longtime Glendale resident Genevieve Sultenfuss, who achieved several firsts for women in realty and community leadership, died on Sunday. She was 104.

Police looking into string of break-ins at Glendale homes

Police are investigating a series of daytime break-ins and break-in attempts that occurred in Glendale homes on Wednesday, and authorities said may be related and involve multiple suspects.

Glendale Community College freshman cross-country runner Jassmine Macon at Verdugo Park in Glendale on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Glendale Community College's Jassmine Macon finds her way back to Fresno

It seems that no matter where Glendale Community College freshman Jassmine Macon has hung her cleats over the last five years, all directions have steered her toward Fresno’s Woodward Park.

Crescenta Valley High School's Megan Melnyk, left, and Haley Witzeman run in the Pacific League cross country finals at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

Championships, state advancement on check list for local cross-country trio

While scattered across three different divisions, the goals and challenges aren’t too dissimilar for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High and Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy cross-country programs.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: It's good to know the bear necessities

Bears! They're everywhere in La Cañada, stopping traffic on the 210, eating pumpkins on Viro Road and dining on trash at Baptiste Way. They've even caused lockdown situations at Paradise Canyon Elementary and Saint Francis High. It's typical of human imagination to create catastrophe regarding that which is least known.

Around Town: Let's sit down and do the math on Sagebrush

Common Core, for all its foibles, is the most misunderstood yet most effective method to comprehend the Glendale Unified School District's $23-million demand to resolve the Sagebrush dilemma.

Glendale High's Manuk Piloyan takes an unsuccessful shot on goal versus multiple in a CIF-SS Div. IV semifinal game versus Cerritos High at Cerritos College on Wednesday. Glendale ended its season with an 11-4 loss. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale High boys' water polo stopped by Cerritos in semifinals

NORWALK — Whether or not the most successful era in the history of the Glendale High boys’ water polo program ended Wednesday evening won’t really be known until next season.

A man was shot multiple times outside a Glendale residence Wednesday, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries, according to Glendale police.

818 Roundup: Suspect arrested in Glendale shooting; Attempted car thieves thwarted

Good morning, 818! It's Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 71 degrees and a low of 54 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the evening.

Lizzy Brookey, left, and Emma Kupershmidt, both 14, hold up signs for the Crescenta Valley High School Prom Plus fundraising boutique at St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church in La Crescenta on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Vendor sales boost Prom Plus fundraiser

Lance and Terri Tucker have made pit stops at swap meets and flea markets a tradition for more than 20 years. It’s no surprise their daughters, 18-year-old Kiriahna and 16-year-old Poni, tag along.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Town Council meeting; SAT exam practice

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Crescenta Valley Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta.

Three men attempting to steal cars from CarMax in Burbank on Wednesday had to flee on foot after the car they crashed through the showroom window to gain entry blocked them from driving any cars away, police said.

Attempted car thieves thwarted by own vehicle

Three men attempting to steal cars from CarMax in Burbank Wednesday morning had to flee on foot after the car they crashed through the showroom window to gain entry blocked them from driving any cars away, police said.

A pedestrian was hospitalized with unknown injuries after being struck by a car at the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Glendale Wednesday, police said.

Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian

A pedestrian was hospitalized with unknown injuries after being struck by a car in Glendale Wednesday, police said.

Bus service may ease I-5 worries

As road construction continues on the Golden State (5) Freeway, expanded bus service closing the “transit gap” between the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena could ease traffic impacts in the region, local officials say.

La Cañada school board meets over GUSD's Sagebrush pitch

Still reeling from sticker shock after receiving a $23-million proposal from Glendale Unified for the transfer of Sagebrush students to La Cañada Unified, backers of the move are hoping for the best but planning for the worst.

A Monarch butterfly on a daisy at the Oak Woodland and California Meadow Project at Descanso Gardens in La Ca-ada Flintridge on Monday, November 10, 2014. The 5-acre project officially opens this Saturday and features the historic Boddy Lodge, native grasses, meadow plants and trees.

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

This photo of the new home of the Little Theater of the Verdugos, at 2517 La Canada Boulevard [sic] appeared in the September 6, 1950 Glendale News-Press.

Verdugo Views: Scholarships helped a GCC career get started

A couple of scholarships awarded to a young woman named Jill Benone sent her on a theatrical career path.

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.

Traffic: Live updates for your morning commute

City Council denies neighbors' claims over home construction

A saga over construction at a Normandy Drive home inched toward resolution Monday after the La Cañada Flintridge City Council denied a neighbor's claim the homeowner misled the city while Planning Department staff accepted and disseminated inaccurate plans.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works crews are removing about 4,000 cubic yards of dirt from the base of Devil's Gate Dam at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

County board certifies Devil's Gate plan

Opponents of a five-year plan to remove debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam say they will maintain vigilance in the coming years, after the project was certified Nov. 12 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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