The youth cast, of Snoopy, played by Tim Byers, Lucy, played by Maddie Seifert, Charlie Brown, played by Miles Gonzalez, Linus, layed by Matt Bond, Schroeder, played by Billy McGavin, and Sally, played by Mackenzie Byers, dance in the "My Blanket and Me" scene at a dress rehearsal for the play "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown", a production by the Stepping Stone Players, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Little Theater at Hoover High School. The show opens on Friday.

Theater group seeks helping hand

A local community theater troupe is at a crossroads, contemplating whether or not to skip next summer’s production, which is prompting board members to seek outside monetary help.

A passerby walks past the House of Fun being set up by Preston and Diane Meyer and the Rotten Apple gang at 907 N. California St. in Burbank on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.

Scaring up screams for charity

Diane Meyer could divulge what’s inside the Wilsley Bros. Fun House in Burbank, but that would ruin the surprise and maybe some of the screams.

Eighth grade students make their way through a tire run at Toll Middle School for Dash of the Titans day on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Two six-station obstacle courses, with two large inflatables with their own obstacles, jumping jacks, hula hoop, cone run, and tire run, were set up on the grounds of the school and students had to do two timed laps.

Titans run through obstacles for Toll Middle School

Toll Middle School students hopped, skipped and jumped their way through a series of obstacles Thursday as part of the school-wide “Dash of the Titans” fundraiser.

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

818 Roundup: Search is on for Miss La Cañada; Burbank residential water restrictions

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening.

Glendale football blocked from overtime win by Pasadena

GLENDALE — For the Glendale High football team, home had been less than sweet so far this season. The Nitros came into their Pacific League matchup with visiting Pasadena riding a two-game losing streak, with both defeats coming at Moyse Stadium, where Glendale is winless in three tries.

St. Francis High football stays on track, stymies St. Paul

SANTA FE SPRINGS — The focus all week for the St. Francis football team following an emotional come-from-behind Angelus League victory at Cathedral was to avoid an emotional letdown in Friday's showdown at St. Paul.

La Cañada High's Samuel Brown returns a San Marino kickoff before being taken out by San Marino's Patrick Crowley during a Rio Hondo League game on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High football sunk by Glazier, San Marino

LA CAÑADA — A relentless offense, fueled by an aerial attack led by one of the more polished quarterbacks in the San Gabriel Valley, handed the La Cañada High football its first defeat at home of the season and first loss in Rio Hondo League play Friday evening.

Flintridge Prep football left seeing Stars in nonleague defeat

SAN PEDRO — Having entered the homestretch of the regular season, things took a turn for the worse for the Flintridge Prep football team.

Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco looks back over his shoulder after making a catch as he runs over 50 yards to score against Muir in the first half of a Pacific League football game at Muir High on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football enjoys special win versus Muir

PASADENA — Moments after the conclusion of Friday evening’s Pacific League showdown between the visiting Crescenta Valley High and Muir football teams, streams of fans and former Falcons players descended toward a steadily growing huddle in the end zone.

Burbank football rumbles past Hoover

BURBANK — Both the Burbank High and Hoover football teams have very much been the walking wounded throughout the current season with injuries plaguing both squads from the beginning of the season.

Council OKs jail services contract

A private medical care provider was granted a one-year trial run on Tuesday to examine and treat local jail inmates on-site as opposed to the costlier process of having paramedics and police officers escort them to Glendale Adventist Medical Center for minor health issues.

News-Press Editorial: Move to stem potential suit may backfire

As Glendale Unified moves toward giving up the Sagebrush territory — something long thought impossible, and now seen as almost inevitable — a curious set of politics comes to the fore.

Read On: AT&T seems to have its wires crossed

So while I hate to write about my own personal issues — actually, that’s a lie, there is little I like to do more — I must take the opportunity here to slam the stuffing out of a little company you may have heard of called AT&T.

City settles over fund transfer

The city of Burbank has finalized a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed its long-running practice of transferring certain funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal.

From left, Officer Brendan Raine, Officer Vlad Akopian, Chief Robert Castro, Officer Mark Newborg, Officer Jose Mendoza, and Officer Marlene Montalvo during a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday.

Glendale police swear in new recruits

Five new officers were welcomed to Glendale's police force on Thursday at a swearing-in ceremony that marked the culmination of the “arduous” six-month Orange County Sheriff’s Police Academy.

Decade of dominance secured for Glendale Community College cross-country women

A decade of dominance was secured by the Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team at Friday afternoon’s Western State Conference Championships.

The Glendale Community College Trustees voted to pass a resolution on Tuesday initiating the switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one. Four of the five trustees live in northeast Glendale, north of the Ventura (134) Freeway, indicated in the map above. The fifth lives in Montrose.

Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system

The Glendale Community College Trustees voted to pass a resolution on Tuesday initiating the switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one.

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.

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