St. Francis High volleyball stopped Flintridge Prep in four games on Wednesday.

St. Francis volleyball blasts past Flintridge Prep

LA CAÑADA — Following an exhausting third game that lasted nearly 40 minutes, the members of the St. Francis High volleyball team had just three minutes to regroup.Still in control in a nonleague match against Flintridge Prep, St. Francis showcased better communication en route to picking up arguably its most impressive win of the season.

Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball downs Glendale

GLENDALE — Despite his team owning 11 victories, including two to start Pacific League play, Crescenta Valley High boys’ volleyball Coach John Nelson insisted his team was still evolving into form heading into its match with Glendale on Wednesday.

Members of the band System of a Down are John Dolmayan, Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian and Shavo Odadjian. The band is launching a tour to bring awareness to the Armenian Genocide, as well as joining with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) to seek formal recognition of the genocide, on its 100-year anniversary, by the United States and Turkey.

Rep. Schiff, System of a Down share goal of Armenian Genocide recognition

While the alternative rock band System of a Down plans to use the concert stage this month as a platform to push for formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and Turkey, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), is using his influence as a legislator toward the same goal.

Bent Hansen, owner of Los Gringos Locos, serves up his restaurant's one-millionth taco to John Witt of Glendale on March 26, who placed the lucky order. Witt wins a $1,000 gift card to the restaurant, or "free tacos for a year," as Hansen put it.

Diner orders the 'Juan Millionth Taco' at Los Gringos Locos

Following up on a promotional tool they’d used successfully in August 2006 when they sold their 500,000th taco, Los Gringos Locos restaurant drew a packed house to the Foothill Boulevard eatery last week with the promise that the “Juan Millionth Taco” was about to be sold and its buyer would win a $1,000 gift certificate to the restaurant.

The Honolulu Avenue Strummers formed about a year ago and play old and newer songs on ukuleles at special events around town.

Local ukulele players hit the right notes

It was at the Montrose Christmas Parade more than two years ago when a group of ukulele players first got together as a band and marched down Honolulu Avenue, but that ended up being their only gig on foot.

Rattlers put dog owners on alert

As climbing temperatures draw nature lovers to many local trails, outdoor enthusiasts are on the lookout for indigenous rattlesnakes who, similarly beckoned by spring weather, have been known to make regular appearances.

FAA to debut helicopter noise-complaint system

The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a helicopter noise-complaint system for Los Angeles County, so residents can file a complaint by calling a local phone number or submitting it online.

Police seek alleged tricycle thief

Police are looking for a man who was caught on a surveillance camera stealing a tricycle from a La Crescenta parking lot last month, police said.

City Briefs: Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' opens at GCC; Deukmejian Wilderness Park nature education program

William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” will be presented by the Glendale Community College’s Theatre and Arts Department Thursday, April 2 through April 12 in the college’s Mainstage Theatre.

Emergency crews respond to an accident on Angeles Crest Highway in early April  2005 after a brakeless work truck forced a pickup truck that had been in its path into a fire hydrant, shearing off the hydrant's top. The Allen Lund Building, at far left, was flooded during the incident. The brakeless truck then continued downhill on Angeles Crest, across Foothill Boulevard and into a retaining wall at Hill Street Café.

La Cañada History: Allen Lund Building flooded after accident breaks fire hydrant

Ten Years Ago

Modeling the fashions from Holiday Hats & Gowns in Montrose at the Thursday Club fashion show are (back row, from left) Ruth Dale, Shon Whipple, Marian Christensen, Gracella Gibbs, Lee Johnson and Kim Ortiz. Fay Hall, standing in front of them, models a dress suitable for a formal occasion.

The Valley Line: Thursday Club presents annual fashion event

Spring was in full bloom March 19 when the La Cañada Thursday Club held its annual fashion show and luncheon that drew nearly 200 members and guests. This year the theme was “Garden Party.”

LCHS officials rethink discipline

La Cañada High School officials could reexamine the way errant students are punished and suspended, after a review Tuesday of the campus' discipline policy revealed suspensions may not be the most effective form of rehabilitation.

<p>A driver was transported to the hospital Wednesday after crashing her car into a front porch of a Glendale home on the 2000 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard.</p>

Driver crashes car into front porch of home

A driver was transported to the hospital Wednesday after crashing her car into the front porch of a Glendale home across the street from Glenoaks Elementary School, police said.

In this Feb. 27, 1993, file photo, Selena performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo inside the Astrodome in Houston. Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival.

Intersections: The Queen of Tejano made being multicultural OK

Maybe it was her hair, that thick, overbearing black mane curled to perfection that made my own wild hair easier to deal with, her colorful and often risque fashion sense that set her apart from everyone else and had me enamored, or how she switched between singing in Spanish and English so flawlessly. I appreciated every word, even if I couldn’t understand the majority of them.

Zac Main is crowned by host Josh Cabello as Mr. La Canada 2015, a male student beauty pageant, at La Canada High School on Friday, March 27, 2015. The pageant is a fundraiser for the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization founded by Law & Order" SVU's Mariska Hargitay with a mission to heal, educate and empower the survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Zac Main crowned Mr. La Cañada

All eight court members for Mr. La Cañada brought something different to the stage on March 27 for the second annual male beauty pageant, whether it was speed painting a landscape by hand, rapping a Blackalicious track or making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

INFOGRAPHIC: Median earnings by education and gender in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Median earnings by education and gender in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Median earnings by education and gender in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: Median earnings by education and gender in Glendale

<p>The sculpture "Always Wanting, Never Enough" by Cindy Jackson of La Ca&ntilde;ada is part of the California Art Club's "104th Gold Medal Juried Exhibition."&nbsp;</p>

Sculptor holds herself to the highest standards

"I want to say things in a contemporary voice," says La Cañada sculptor Cindy Jackson, "but have the skills and craft to put it over."

A fatality was reported after a vehicle crashed into a tree on the Angeles Crest Highway in La Ca&ntilde;ada on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Fatality reported after car crashes into tree on Angeles Crest Highway

[UPDATED 4:57 p.m.] An unidentified man was killed Wednesday morning after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in a traffic island near the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Glendale Police Chief Robert Castro was among the 21 Glendale police officers who competed in the annual 120-mile Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay race. The Glendale team finished second in its category.

818 Roundup: Local police finish in the top 10 at annual 'Baker to Vegas' relay; Endorsements roll in for Glendale candidates

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, April 1, 2015, April Fools' Day. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 78 degrees and a low of 53 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Burbank High's Caitlyn Brooks and the Bulldogs blanked Glendale, 10-0, on Tuesday.</p>

Burbank softball finishes off Glendale

GLENDALE — For five-plus innings Tuesday, a talented young Glendale High softball team posed a significant threat to two-time reigning Pacific League champion Burbank. But Caitlyn Brooks has made a career out of closing out league opponents and the Bulldogs finally provided the Notre Dame-bound pitcher with timely run support in the sixth and seventh innings to turn away the upset-minded Nitros in both teams' Pacific opener.

Glendale High boys' tennis excels in doubles to turn back Hoover

GLENDALE — If there’s one area that’s of no cause for concern for the members of the Glendale High boys’ tennis team, it would be the play of their doubles lineup.

Crescenta Valley baseball escapes from Hoover with win

GLENDALE — Three-time defending Pacific League baseball champion Crescenta Valley High went on the road to take on Hoover in both schools’ league openers and so began the real business of the season.

La Canada High's Pat Finnigan and Nick Malone helped the Spartans to a 15-3 win over Flintridge Prep on Tuesday.

La Cañada tennis tops Flintridge Prep with surprising ease

LA CAÑADA — La Cañada High and Flintridge Prep carry a combined 12 freshman starters on their varsity tennis squads.

Crescenta Valley rolls through Hoover in Pacific League opener

GLENDALE — No matter what size lead Adela Alatraca had, the senior pitcher wanted to remain sharp in the circle for the Crescenta Valley High softball team.

Residents weigh in on aircraft noise at Bob Hope Airport

Burbank resident Mike Moynahan said when his family lived on Evergreen Street in 1997, planes from Bob Hope Airport would shake the walls of their home during the night and wake his infant daughter.

Organizations offer their endorsements for Glendale candidates

Organizations offer their endorsements for Glendale candidates

Clear leaders in garnering endorsements from key Glendale organizations have emerged in the three upcoming races leading up to election day on April 7.

As election draws near, Glendale candidates collect supporters

As election draws near, Glendale candidates collect supporters

Two City Council candidates — Paula Devine and Erik Yesayan — have locked down the endorsements of three of the five members of the Glendale Community College board of trustees, though not the same three.

Event MC and Ch. 22 news anchor Palmira Perez began the even at the City of Glendale 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration at Pacific Community Center in Glendale on Saturday,March 28, 2015.

Glendale celebrates Cesar Chavez's legacy

Cesar Chavez would have turned 88 this week.

Vice mayor Bob Furtos, holding flag at left, and others pose for a photo during the Tree City USA ceremony at Verdugo Park in Burbank on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The city celebrated plant-a-tree month and honored National Arbor Day, which takes place April 24.

Burbank celebrates its trees

Under an archway of green and white balloons in Burbank’s Verdugo Park, in the shade of a few trees, city officials spoke of the benefits all trees provide — cool shade, certainly, but also clean air and natural beauty.