Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Satruday, March 8, 2014. The Glendale area will have a high of 81 and a low of 56, according to the National Weather Service.
The doctors and nurses of Glendale Adventist Medical Center were honored by local officials this week for their work in achieving the nation’s fifth lowest hospital mortality rate.
Members of the Montrose Park Shopping Assn. will get back $50 if they pay their annual assessment on time next year, a gesture that comes on the heels of significantly improved revenue for the business improvement district.
A bit less than a month ago, about two dozen people squeezed into a conference room at the Glendale YWCA, all there to share their feelings about the Glendale News-Press.
A Glendale Community College instructor and his wife, who have adopted six children, have turned the love and chaos of their family life into that most American of pursuits: reality television.
As state lawmakers expect to release roughly $687 million of funding for shovel-ready projects to reduce the impacts of California’s current drought, Glendale Water & Power officials are looking to grab some of that cash.
About $138,000 is slated to pay for bicycle improvements in Glendale following a City Council vote this week, symbolizing a small step forward as officials try to implement an ambitious $5.8-million Bicycle Transportation Plan approved more than a year ago.
Burbank residents turned out this week for a town hall event where they had the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns on a host of city-related issues, from pot holes to proper notification of public hearings.
The city of Glendale will hire outside legal help to represent the city in a lawsuit filed last week seeking to force the city to stop transferring tens of millions of dollars from its utility to the General Fund for police, libraries and other general services.
After complaints from residents before it even opened, the Burbank Junk Trunk Flea Market, which was originally slated to open on Saturday in the parking lot at John Muir Middle School, is changing its venue.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA will face its final hurdle next week in its quest to build its largest store in the country, with the Burbank City Council set to consider the project on Tuesday.
The Burbank City Council heard a wide variety of concerns at Tuesday’s town hall meeting, with residents griping about group homes potentially moving into residential areas, inadequate public noticing on city meetings and hearings, pot holes on city streets and vacant storefronts.
A lawsuit alleging Burbank Unified officials failed to properly oversee a teacher — convicted of having sex with a middle school student in 2009 — is scheduled to go to trial later this month.
Longtime Burbank resident Tom Medley, creator of the "Stroker McGurk" cartoon series that ran in Hot Rod magazine, died Sunday.
After several years of pressing the issue, La Crescenta civic leaders and parents of early adolescents were rewarded for their efforts this week when the county Board of Supervisors agreed to make permanent a pilot program that paid for a crossing guard near Rosemont Middle School. This means that the current guard brought in for the test program last May, Mario Bocanegro, gets to keep his job.
In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult historic truths and present-day hardball politics.
Many years ago, back when I used to answer my land-line telephone, I found myself in a conundrum. I realized that, when a caller asked, “May I speak to June, please?” I would answer “This is she.” But I couldn’t for the life of me explain why. Why did I use the subject form, “she,” for a pronoun in a spot that seemed to call for the object form, “her”? I had no idea.
In the summer of 2009, Dan Parris, now 29, Rob Lehr, now 31, and David Peterka, now 26, challenged themselves to try to experience extreme poverty by living on $1.25 a day and journeyed across three continents to experience poverty in each country, documenting the experience for a film.
As both producer and director — and, to a lesser extent, writer and actor — Tsui Hark has long been one of the most influential and proficient filmmakers in Hong Kong, directing “Peking Opera Blues,” the first three “Once Upon a Time in China” entries, “The Blade,” and maybe a dozen others and producing “A Better Tomorrow,” “The Killer,” “A Chinese Ghost Story,” and yet another dozen others — all within a little more than a decade. His pace slowed down when he made two English-language films with Jean-Claude Van Damme and never quite recovered.
Conductor Brad Keimach aims to keep the programs fresh for the audience and musicians of the Glendale Youth Orchestra.
Nominated for this year's Animation Oscar, the excellent “Ernest & Celestine” was, sad to say, not the winner. It was a tough field — hey, there was a Miyazaki film in there too — and I have no unkind words for “Frozen,” the winner, either. We've all heard the frankly hollow line about there not being any losers. But, in this particular case, there is some justification. On the eve of the expansion of its U.S. release, the lovely French/Belgian co-production will benefit from its brief mention in last week's world-televised awards show — one of the dullest ever, by the way.
The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes.
La Cañada’s Public Works and Traffic Commission will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding traffic flow within the Town Center area and recommendations for how conditions might be improved.
From the very beginning of their career, Los Angeles-based noise-pop duo No Age has dug into rock's past, while side-stepping many of its clichés. The band, which consists of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt, was spawned from the Smell, a downtown L.A. all-ages performance space that didn't sell alcohol. Following that tradition, the band's show Friday, March 14, at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock will have no booze for sale, but concert-goers can indulge in vegan food provided by Pure Luck and Clara's Cakes.
Hoover High School won the 24th annual Glendale Unified Scholastic Bowl this week.
Glendale Community College educators are gearing up to implement a state law that aims to improve students' graduation and transfer rates.
Good morning, 818 readers. It's Friday, March 7, 2014 and the sun is slated to return just in time for the weekend. National Weather Service forecasters predict the high will be 76 and low will be 52 in the Glendale area.