'Midsummer' and acrobatics on tap at Lincoln Park

Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words of William Shakespeare.

Leader Cartoon: Bike lane

Leader Cartoon: Bike lane

Bert Ring gives his take on longstanding animus between bicyclists and drivers.

Glendale settles lawsuit relating to Taser incident

The city will pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who claims a Glendale police officer used excessive force and Tased him after he was pulled over while on his way to a hospital to see his sick father.

Hundreds of mourners at a vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on. Three died in a crash in Santa Clarita last night.

Start the Presses: Can we stem the teen wasteland?

Last Saturday, I found myself in front of my computer in the predawn darkness, feverishly clicking online for news about the three Burbank teens who died the day before.

Haley Powell uses a sewing machine for make an outfit of her own design. (Courtesy of Nicole Butler)

Youngsters create their own style

Jaden Martin thinks preteens deserve a better selection of cool fashions and he wants to bring it to them. The Burbank resident said he had a lot of design ideas and wanted to make them a reality.

Resident faces charges in alleged home invasion

A 25-year-old Glendale man who was shot after allegedly breaking into a Van Nuys home was charged with one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and attempted grand theft auto, authorities said. 

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley, Flintridge Prep cross-country lead way at Woodbridge


Isaiah Bernard and Glendale Community College football improve to 3-0 on Saturday.

Glendale Community College football holds on for wild victory over San Bernardino

GLENDALE — What appeared to be a third straight dominant victory for the Glendale Community College football team produced unexpected nerves and perspiration on an otherwise cool Saturday evening.

Pedestrian struck in Burbank crosswalk

An SUV struck a 76-year-old man in Burbank Saturday morning, a Burbank Police official said. 

Pastry chef Naomi Shim holds one of her German Chocolate cookies on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Naomi Shim’s fascination with food started with something small: a sweet tooth. At a young age, she found herself eating spoonfuls of butter.

Burroughs High football rushes past Santa Fe

DOWNEY — After a bump in the road to begin the season, the Burroughs High football team appears to be turning things around at the right time.

Burbank High football limps to first loss of season against Canyon

CANYON COUNTRY — The post-James Williams era began Friday night for the Burbank High football team.

St. Francis' Dylan Crawford (2) scores a touchdown in the first half of a nonleague football game against Monrovia at St. Francis High on Friday. (Photo by Libby Cline)

St. Francis High football relies on defense late to repel Monrovia

LA CAÑADA —Thanks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and some clutch defense, bragging rights within the West San Gabriel Valley remained on Foothill Blvd.

Glendale High football stymied by South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — What looked like a momentum shift in favor of the Glendale High football team quickly went the other way.

Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco dives for a touchdown against La Cañada during a nonleague rivalry game at Moyse Field on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football shuts out La Cañada

GLENDALE — Late in a game that was decided more than a quarter earlier, the Crescenta Valley High football coaches were still yelling instructions to their second-string defense.

Flintridge Prep football, Jones haul in second win of season

BALDWIN PARK — The good news for the Flintridge Prep football team was that it could equal last year’s win total in just the fourth game of the season when it went on the road to take on Sierra Vista in a nonleague contest. The not-so-great news was that the Rebels were also looking to end a two-game losing streak after opening the campaign with a dominant shutout victory.

Aram Hambardzumyan, 25, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary and robbery.

818 Roundup: Glendale woman thwarts robbery; Lines form for new iPhone

Greetings, 818 residents!

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

City Clerk to assist voter registration

The Burbank City Clerk’s office will host an open house on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to increase voter turnout in the city.

Hundreds of mourners gather at a growing collection of candles at a vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on Friday, September 12, 2014. Three died in a crash in Santa Clarita last night.

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon.

Airport Authority approves bid to insulate homes

A $1-million contract to better insulate 29 single-family and condominium-style homes from aircraft noise at the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

Representatives from the Zonta Club of Burbank, the National Charity League Burbank chapter and the Burbank Community YMCA pose for a photo during a shoe donation event on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. From left to right: Marva Murphy (Zonta Club), Kimberley Clark (Zonta Club), Aimee Snow (National Charity League), Emily Gabel-Luddy (Zonta Club) and JC Holt, president and chief executive of the Burbank Community YMCA.

Two charities take steps to make change overseas

A pile of old shoes may not seem like much, but it’s what brought together a pair of Burbank women’s groups looking to get as much mileage as possible out of the old soles.

Three vendors set up at Burbank High School where food trucks, which normally are at the school on Thursdays, set up with their services for the high school's back-to-school night on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Ten percent of the money the food trucks earn goes to the high school's culinary arts program.

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks are popular at Burbank High, including the school’s Back-to-School event held on Wednesday.

Man pleads guilty in police car theft

A 22-year-old Palm Springs man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he stole a Glendale police car from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in Tustin in January, authorities said.

Employees lined up to greet customers when the Apple store at the Americana at Brand opened at 8:00 A.M. to begin selling the newest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Shoppers get hung up in line for iPhone

Several hundred shoppers eagerly waited in line for hours — some for more than 12 hours — outside the Glendale Galleria for a chance to be among the first to get an iPhone 6 Friday morning, but several claimed poor line management forced them to wait even longer.

A Glendale police officer chases down a motorist who did not stop for an undercover Glendale Police officer using the crosswalk at Central and Garfield in Glendale on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

Glendale graduates in bright evening sun at the graduation of Glendale High School on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Glendale students' exit exam scores decline

A lower percentage of Glendale students passed the California High School Exit Exam during the 2013-14 school year compared to the year before, according to data state officials released Friday.

News-Press Editorial: Things may be looking better at Grand View

We are holding our collective breath to find out how things are shaping up for Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery, now that a new owner is finally in place and is apparently taking steps toward revitalizing the property. As we reported this week, news of what the future holds is expected to be made public by the cemetery’s management by some time in October.

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police have released surveillance video of the hit-and-run incident that shows an 80-year-old Glendale woman getting knocked to the ground by a black sedan, and is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver.

Leader Editorial: Grieving for all three victims of the crash

With the community reeling over the loss of three teenagers in a vehicle crash in the early hours of Sept. 12 — an eerie echo of a fiery crash almost exactly a year ago — Burbank does what it often does: lend comfort and support to those who have lost their loved ones.