Flintridge Prep's Daniel Wang does the butterfly stroke leg of the boys' varsity 200-yard individual medley at the 2015 Prep League Swimming & Diving Championship held at Pasadena Poly on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

PASADENA — After going through the dual meet portion of the Prep League unblemished once again this season, the Flintridge Prep boys’ swim team looked to put the finishing touches on its third straight league title in the Prep League finals at Pasadena Polytechnic.

Glendale Community College's Bruno Teramoto gets a single in Southern California Regionals game versus Southwestern College at Stengel Field in Glendale on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College baseball shows it has one last rally on road to Super Regionals

GLENDALE — If there was a virtue the Glendale Community College baseball team gleaned from its early season struggles this year, perhaps it was an ability to persevere.

Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes up short in tournament finals

LA CRESCENTA — With respective league seasons winding down and the postseason looming, high school teams from all areas met at Crescenta Valley High for the 14th Annual CV boys’ volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Jim Roy, left, and his team member Bill Whitescarver, hold the silver tea sets they won in the inaugural Canyon Classic at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club 50 years ago. Roy, now 97, will make a ceremonial appearance at this year's tournament.

Canyon Classic gets ready to swing

Taking the first shot off the tee May 8 when the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s 50th annual two-day Canyon Classic gets underway will be Jimmy Roy, a sprightly 96-year-old who won the inaugural tournament in 1965 with his partner Bill Whitescarver, then a member of Glendora Country Club.

Group seeks nominations for award

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s Endowment Fund is seeking community nominations of outstanding La Cañada Unified educators. Nominations are due by May 8. Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination — fellow-teachers, parents, administrators, and even students, if they can independently complete the nomination form.

Haggen, a new supermarket that opened Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Burbank, offers a wide variety of organic and locally grown produce and foods. The store is located at the former Albertsons location at 3830 West Verdugo Avenue.

New grocery store opens in Burbank as Albertsons becomes Haggen

It took about 40 hours for the Albertsons on Verdugo Avenue and Hollywood Way in Burbank to become a Haggen grocery store, but it’s a change that’s more than in name only.

Leader Cartoon: Burbank Water and Power on the lookout for water-wasters

Leader Cartoon: Burbank Water and Power on the lookout for water-wasters

Bert Ring gives us his take on Burbank Water and Power's plan to begin enforcing the city's water-conservation ordinance. Violations such as watering lawns on days when it's not allowed or failing to fix leaky irrigation systems may result in $100 fines.

Start the Presses: Starlings and birds of a feather

Who are Doug and Shelly Starling?

Man killed by train in Glendale

A man was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a train in Glendale, officials said.

<p>John and Rosaleen Rickerby on their wedding day. Their son, Mark Rickerby, is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of a case of love letters written by his late father that was stolen from his mother's Glendale home during a residential burglary on Thursday.</p>

After late husband's love letters are stolen, Glendale woman gets support from new pen pals

Glendale resident Rosaleen Rickerby had her collection of decades-old love letters stolen from her home during a daytime burglary a couple weeks ago, but her mailbox will be filling up with new letters soon.

Newly elected Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos, left with gavel, and City Manager Mark Scott during the Burbank City Council meeting on Friday, May 1, 2015. The city also swore in Council members Emily Gabel-Luddy and Will Rogers, and Burbank school board members Armond Aghakhanian, Steve Ferguson and Roberta Reynolds.

818 Roundup: Frutos chosen as Burbank's new mayor; Glendale considers funding for Rose Parade return

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, May 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Burroughs High baseball jumped into first place all by itself after defeating Crescenta Valley, 4-3, on Friday night.

Burroughs baseball holds off Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — A strikeout from Burroughs High pitcher Max DeAmicis with two on and two out in the bottom of the seventh preserved what could very well be a historic victory for the Indians.

Sports Roundup: Hoover baseball edges Arcadia

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Flintridge Prep track's Van Scoter, Barakat win two league titles each

REDONDO BEACH — Coming off a successful cross-country season, Flintridge Prep’s Jack Van Scoter has endured a few bumps in the road during the track and field season.

One big inning leads La Cañada softball past South Pasadena

SOUTH PASADENA — Facing a team that had not scored against it in two previous meetings, it wouldn’t be beyond the realm of thinking that one big inning early the third time around would suffice.

Maiale selected to be new Glendale High football coach

During his 10-year run serving as an assistant football coach at several high schools across the San Fernando Valley, George Maiale pined for the opportunity to become a head coach and select a group of his own assistants to help mold a program.

Glendale Community College baseball relies on defense to defeat Southwestern, 5-3

Glendale Community College baseball relies on defense to defeat Southwestern, 5-3

GLENDALE — Defense and situational hitting proved the difference for the Glendale Community College baseball team in Friday afternoon’s first game of its California Community College Athletic Assn. Southern California Regional series.

City swears in council, school board members

City swears in council, school board members

In taking his seat for the first time as Burbank mayor, Bob Frutos outlined his priorities for the office, which include ensuring the city’s public safety services remain top notch, potholes get filled and the city government becomes more accountable and responsive.

La Cañada boys' tennis breezes past Temple City, 12-6

TEMPLE CITY — Having already clinched second place in the Rio Hondo League, the members of the La Cañada High boys’ tennis team still had some unfinished business to tend to Friday.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) stands in the middle of this year's winners of the Congressional Art Competition -- Lauren Suh, Christine J. Lee, Emily Hogeland and Avenia Ghovandian.

Local students honored at art competition hosted by Rep. Schiff

Three local students were honored recently at the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

IKEA's plans to generate on-site power hit a snag

Just a few weeks after breaking ground on a new store in Burbank, IKEA officials were in City Council chambers Tuesday to protest a policy that would keep them from generating their own power at the site using fuel-cell technology.

The city of Glendale's float, "Let's be Neighbors," featuring Meatball the bear, won the Governor's Award for "Best Depiction of Life in California" at the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. In 2015, however, the city did not participate in the parade, breaking a century-long streak.

Glendale floats the idea of fully funding a return to the Rose Parade

After breaking a century-long tradition with the absence of an entry in this year’s Tournament of Roses parade, the Glendale City Council will consider throwing in for a 2016 float, but a lot weighs on how much fundraising a group of enthusiastic volunteers can pull off.

<p>Glendale Community College's Alex Gomez hits a single in the bottom of the fourth inning against Southwestern College in an opening round playoff baseball game at Stengel Field in Glendale on Friday, May 1, 2015.</p>

#818 Spotlight: Vaqueros baseball opens playoffs against Southwestern College

Glendale Community College's Alex Gomez hits a single in the bottom of the fourth inning against Southwestern College in an opening round playoff baseball game at Stengel Field in Glendale on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Burbank Unified sees slight increase in high school graduation rate

Of the more than 1,300 seniors who were on the path to graduate at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, 93.6% of them went on to earn their high school diploma, while about 4% dropped out.

From back left, Jerry Shively wearing tall pink hair with Brian McEvoy and Raul Lopez in pigtails and fellow Verdugo Woodlands father Razmik Tatos. On May 8 and 9, these fathers will be part of a cast of dads to put on the 68th annual Fathers' Follies to benefit the Verdugo Woodlands PTA.

Fathers gear up to produce the annual 'Fathers' Follies'

A nearly 70-year tradition that features local fathers producing a light-hearted display of shenanigans will take to the stage again next week at Glendale High School for the 68th annual “Fathers’ Follies.”

Sprinklers water a lawn at a home in the 1800 block of Screenland Drive near Burbank Middle School in Burbank on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Water conservation measures, enforcement step up in Burbank

Water-wasters watch out — Burbank Water and Power will begin enforcing the city’s water-conservation ordinance by imposing $100 fines for violations such as watering lawns on days when it’s not allowed or failing to fix leaky irrigation systems.

<p>John and Rosaleen Rickerby on their wedding day. Their son, Mark Rickerby, is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of a case of love letters written by his late father that was stolen from his mother's Glendale home during a residential burglary on Thursday.</p>

News-Press Editorial: The stamp of human kindness

Every so often there is a local news item that has a compelling or unique human element that draws many of us in. Such a story unfolded a couple of weeks ago when Glendale resident Rosaleen Rickerby became the victim of a burglary during which she lost, among other precious belongings, about 30 love letters written to her more than half a century ago by her late husband.

Leader Editorial: A recipe for better services

Weary of dealing with a firm that has become in recent months unresponsive and clearly unhelpful, Burbank school officials plan to keep the job of self-operating its food services program in-house.

A Word, Please: For tighter writing, watch out for danglers

How big a problem is the dreaded dangler? In the real world, maybe not so big. Danglers, though sometimes serious, often aren’t so bad. Some don’t harm your message at all and could slip by even the most careful reader. But for anyone who puts a premium on precision, it’s a good idea to avoid danglers.

Learning Matters: May Day can mark an emotional time for students

For much of the world, the first day of May, or May Day, has one of three connotations: a celebration of spring, with pictures of children dancing around a maypole; a political holiday or demonstration in support of organized labor and the struggle of workers; or a call of distress in an emergency.

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