Glendale teachers share exam hurdles

Three Glendale teachers confronted school officials this week, expressing discontent over an academic-diagnostic exam implemented this school year that took much longer than expected for many students to complete.

Multiple topics addressed at Burbank town hall meeting

Burbank residents voiced a variety of concerns at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, including gripes about water restrictions, grievances about parking, complaints about graffiti and grime and criticism of the city’s smoking-ban ordinance.

A Word, Please: A listicle that spells things out for you

Listicles are all the rage these days, or so young folks tell me.

The four-story clock tower that John C. Brockman installed on his Northwest Glendale property in 1914 has become a neighborhood landmark.

Verdugo Views: Preservationists saw Brockmont's clock ticking

Earlier this year, Brockmont Park became the city’s sixth historic district.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Writing is a tough but worthy pursuit

Last week, I was invited to participate in the Local Authors’ Showcase held at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank.

Hobbes is an Orange Tabby boy with loads of energy, seeking an experienced cat owner.

Leader Pet of the Day: Hobbes

As the nights become longer and the breeze cooler, ’tis the season for sweet, spunky excitement. Hobbes brings just that.

Jazzy (A366056) is a 1-year-old red tabby cat looking for a new home.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Jazzy

Jazzy is a 1-year-old, red tabby cat. He is easy to handle, very friendly and enjoys being petted.

A worker uses a hose to wash the sidewalk in front of a residential hotel on July 15, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. In Burbank, residents are being asked to cut back on outdoor water use even more during the winter months as California continues to endure a severe drought.

Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use

Burbank residents are being asked to cut back on outdoor water use even more during the winter months as California continues to endure a severe drought.

Inventory shrinks as home costs continue to rise

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank was up last month, compared to the same time last year, but the number of homes for sale was down significantly, according to the latest real estate report.

Glendale Community College safety Dante Shipman plays defense during practice on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Refocused Glendale Community College football looks to make it two straight wins

Following a bye and a victory to begin the second half of the season, it appears as though the members of the Glendale Community College football team are refocused.

Kaitlin Powers was named last year's Miss La Cañada Flintridge. The applications for 2015 are now open.

Search for Miss LCF is open

The search is on for the 2015 Miss La Cañada Flintridge and her royal court, it was announced Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce & Community Assn. Royal Court Committee.

Hospital guild to hold fundraiser

The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will be holding its third annual Moonlight and Moonshine fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the La Cañada Thursday Club. The evening will feature a barbecue dinner provided by Newport Rib Company, along with a DJ, line dancing, a silent auction, a wine toss opportunity and a casino featuring roulette, craps and blackjack.

Crime Report: Driver pulled over for arrest warrants assaults officer

At 8:32 p.m., officers ran the plates on a 1993 gold Toyota Camry on the 210 Freeway and discovered arrest warrants attached to the owner.

Dozens of people, passing through a control room, took part in the city of Glendale Water & Power plant tour at the Air Way location in Glendale on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

GWP opens up Grayson Power Plant to the public as part of 'Utility Day'

Groups of Glendale residents walked through aisles of massive machinery, gauges and buttons on Thursday for a behind-the-scenes look at where the city generates its power.

Burbank High's Rose Cowart spikes the ball past Crescenta Valley's Patricia Kerman during a Pacific League match on Thusday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Though it was the closest set of the match, Burbank High’s girls’ volleyball team hardly lost its poise in the third game of Thursday afternoon’s Pacific League match against visiting Crescenta Valley.

Quarterback Andy Amela and the Burroughs High football team routed Arcadia on Thursday.

Return of Amela sparks Burroughs football to lopsided win against Arcadia

BURBANK — The Burroughs High football team was just happy to have its quarterback back.

Sports Roundup: La Cañada volleyball sweeps up Temple City

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

League title chase goes south for Flintridge Sacred Heart versus Marymount

LA CAÑADA — A hope for a second consecutive Mission League girls’ volleyball title may have very well ended for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad on a night in which many of the players who delivered the program its first crown in seven years were honored.

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley water polo blitzes Burbank

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Hoover High's boys' water polo team defeated Pasadena on Thursday in Pacific League play.

Big first quarter sparks Hoover boys' water polo past Pasadena

GLENDALE — It took a good part of the season for the members of the Hoover High boys’ water polo team to get up to speed on offense in the first quarter of their matches. That seems to no longer be the situation.

Burbank girls' tennis rolls to 14-4 win against Hoover

GLENDALE — With the Burbank High and Hoover girls’ tennis teams having already locked up automatic playoff spots prior to Thursday’s matchup, both squads had something to play for when they met Thursday in a Pacific League match.

Crescenta Valley High School soccer players during practice at the school's field in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Glendale Unified School District installed artificial turf at the school in 2006, but following a recent story on NBC, some parents have expressed concern about the potential health impacts of the field.

818 Roundup: School parents concerned about artificial turf; Identity theft suspects arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 62 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Crescenta Valley High School soccer players during practice at the school's field in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Glendale Unified School District installed artificial turf at the school in 2006, but following a recent story on NBC, some parents have expressed concern about the potential health impacts of the field.

Parents express concerns over safety of artificial turf

Parents told the Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday they’re concerned about the materials that make up artificial turf, following a recent NBC News report.

A construction project between Brand Blvd. and Orange Street in downtown Glendale on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Following a presentation indicating the proliferation of development in downtown Tuesday, the Glendale City Council discussed the possibility of scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers.

Council wants to revisit plan for downtown Glendale

The Glendale City Council wants to look into scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers, direction given Tuesday after a presentation indicated that 66% of new multifamily units approved in Glendale since 2006 have been in the downtown area.

Health facility to change name, management

Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, owner of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, is partnering with a national company to handle the operations at a local outpatient surgical center Keck Medicine has purchased in an effort to boost efficiencies and offer care at more affordable rates, officials said.

The garden surrounding the home of Robert and Mary Kilmer at 4632 Palm Drive captured the Area 1 award for the month of October from La Cañada Valley Beautiful.

PHOTOS: La Cañada Valley Beautiful October 2014 Award Winners

Ovik Muradyan, left, and Arman Sarkisian were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft, debit card fraud and receiving stolen property. Both men were released after each posted $50,000 bail.

Identity theft suspects arrested after police witness 'suspicious' transaction

Two Glendale men suspected of making fraudulent ATM withdrawals resulting in a $7,100 loss to about 10 victims were arrested Wednesday after police officers witnessed a “suspicious” transaction at a local gas station, police said.

INFOGRAPHIC: Bob Hope Airport passengers

INFOGRAPHIC: Bob Hope Airport passengers

LCF chamber says to local business leaders, Let's Connect!

The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce invites interested business owners and operators to participate in this month’s Let’s Connect meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the La Cañada Flintridge Library.

La Cañada hears sound advice

When city staff sat down at the beginning of the year to discuss consolidating chapters of La Cañada's municipal code pertaining to noise for ease of reference, Helga Ohannesian saw her chance and took it.

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