<p>Flintridge Prep baseball pitcher Robbie Leslie, center, was mobbed by infielder Hamilton Evans, left center, and other players, after the final out of the CIF-SS Div VI semifinal game versus Salesian at Glendale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Flintridge Prep won, 10-9. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Flintridge Prep baseball rallies, tops Salesian in semifinal thriller

GLENDALE — If there was a common refrain in regards to the Flintridge Prep baseball team this season, perhaps it’s that the Rebels were just a little too young to win this season.

<p>Crescenta Valley's Ryan Lynch tags out Mission Viejo's Tyler Odekirk on a steal attempt of second base in the second inning in a CIF Southern Section Division II semifinal baseball game at Mission Viejo High on Tuesday. Crescenta Valley lost the game 4-2. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Crescenta Valley baseball's memorable run comes to close in semifinals at Mission Viejo

MISSION VIEJO — For the better part of 30 games, Crescenta Valley High’s baseball team capitalized on tremendous pitching, staunch defense and timely hitting to turn in one of the program’s greatest seasons.

<p>Glendale City Manager Scott Ochoa, as well as Citty Atty. Mike Garcia, are each seeking raises of 18%, which the City Council will consider on Tuesday, June 2.</p>

City manager and city attorney receive 18% raises

The City Council signed off on 18% pay raises for its city manager and city attorney Tuesday, making their rate similar to those of their counterparts in Burbank and Pasadena.

Bob Hope Airport seeks to conserve water

That puff of smoke that comes off the wheels of an airplane’s landing gear when it hits the runway is caused by the wheels skidding.

Water district sweetens turf rebate program

Water district sweetens turf rebate program

The Metropolitan Water District’s board of directors last week poured an additional $350 million into its turf-removal rebate program and enacted a last-minute change that could help homeowners in Burbank who want to expand previously completed turf-replacement projects.

Hospital jobs lost to new blood

As a cost-cutting measure, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center closed its regional blood donor center last month.

Graduation comes with gratitude for La Cañada High

Graduation comes with gratitude for La Cañada High

Summoning a collective spirit of gratitude — for family, faculty and friendships forged — La Cañada High School’s Class of 2015 bid farewell Friday to the school that provided a temporary backdrop for what will become lifelong memories.

Grant money goes toward recycling containers in downtown Glendale, Montrose

A new grant will help pay for 75 new recycling containers in the downtown and Montrose areas as well as launch a campaign aimed at getting thousands of apartment dwellers into the habit of recycling.

Passenger numbers rise at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose by 2.3% in April compared to the same month last year, according to airfield officials, continuing a recent trend that has had officials cautiously optimistic for the future.

Glendale police host open house

Glendale police host open house

Dozens of community members visited the Glendale police station on Saturday for the agency’s open house.

<p>Leo is a 2-year-old, male, black-and-white pit bull, terrier and Rottweiler mix.</p>

News-Press Pet of the Day: Leo

Titus, a Pet of the Day from last week, was adopted, while Figaro (A367672), another featured pet from last week, is still available.

<p>Lucky is a 3-year-old Cane Corso, or Italian mastiff, available for adoption.</p>

Leader Pet of the Day: Lucky

Talk about a black beauty. Lucky is a gorgeous Cane Corso, or Italian mastiff, boasting a jolly disposition and expressive brown eyes.

<p>The Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 is the newest addition to the Bob Hope Airport fire department's fleet of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles.</p>

Airport safety officials introduce latest addition to fleet of rescue vehicles

They call it “Crash 4.” It’s the new yellow-green Rosenbauer Panther 4x4 that Bob Hope Airport fire officials recently brought into their fleet of aircraft rescue-and-firefighting vehicles.

In Theory: What do you think of National Children's Day?

John Ross of Batavia, Ill. has spearheaded a movement to proclaim the second Sunday in June as National Children’s Day.

Bob Hope Airport launches social media contest to celebrate anniversary

With Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority officials and Burbank’s elected officials set to meet publicly later this summer to outline their proposals for a replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport, the existing terminal turned 85 years old this past Saturday.

Flintridge Sacred Heart selects Snashall as new soccer coach

Based on the track record during the last decade, expectations will continue to remain high concerning the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer program.

<p>A Glendale Police Department Forensics officer documents evidence at the scene of a hit-and-run where a 4-year-girl was killed at the intersection of Olive Street and Wilson Avenue in Glendale on Friday, March 6, 2015.</p>

Driver in fatal hit-and-run pleads not guilty

A 55-year-old Glendale man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to fleeing the scene after his car fatally struck a 4-year-old girl in Glendale in March, officials said.

Pickup truck collides with bus; four passengers hospitalized

Pickup truck collides with bus; four passengers hospitalized

Four people were taken to the hospital Monday night after a pickup truck crashed into an MTA bus carrying 13 passengers in Burbank, police said.

Preview: Council to consider adoption of $649M budget

Preview: Council to consider adoption of $649M budget

The Burbank City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, June 2 at 6 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall,  275 E. Olive Avenue.

<p>Burbank firefighters battle a fire at a general contracting company early Sunday morning. The fire damaged construction vehicles and equipment, officials said.</p>

Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank construction contracting company

Burbank firefighters on Sunday took out a fire that damaged construction vehicles and equipment at a general contracting company, officials said.

Glendale/La Crescenta Crippen wins championship in final game at Stengel Field

GLENDALE — A nostalgic feel filled the air at Stengel Field on Sunday afternoon.

<p>Brian Gadsby and Crescenta Valley High baseball take a trip down to Mission Viejo on Tuesday for the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals.</p>

Crescenta Valley baseball heads back down to Mission Viejo looking for championship berth

It will have been but a week since the Crescenta Valley High baseball team ventured deep into Orange County for a playoff game in Mission Viejo.

<p>Hamilton Evans and the Flintridge Prep baseball team host a CIF Southern Section Division VI semifinal against Salesian on Tuesday at 4 p.m.</p>

Flintridge Prep baseball looks to power past Salesian in CIF Division VI semifinal

For a program that was for so long foreign to playoff success, Flintridge Prep’s baseball team has become quite familiar with postseason triumph over the last three seasons – all of them under Rebels Coach Guillermo Gonzalez, who took over before the 2013 campaign.

<p>Burbank-based rock musician Dan West, one half of the duo LoveyDove, has released a new solo album, "Does it Suit You?"</p>

Prodigious and protean musical talent

Burbank-based psychedelic musician Dan West possesses a disgustingly alchemical load of talent.

Dining Review: Stirring things up at home

Dining Review: Stirring things up at home

Down a palm-lined street in old Tropico on the southern edge of Glendale, there lives a young, bearded gentleman and his cohort. Together, in the kitchen of their tiny apartment, they shake craft cocktails with ingredients like hibiscus-infused Pisco, green chai tea and cinnamon syrup. Old friends drop in but so do new acquaintances, eager to be the bartenders' taste testers and ready to make conversation.

<p>Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini in "Gemma Bovery."</p>

Film Review: 'Gemma Bovery' -- an adaptation of an adaptation

Amid all the graphic novel adaptations about superheroes, here comes “Gemma Bovery” (based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel of the same name), whose hero is anything but super.

Burbank High graduates celebrate triumphs, embrace challenges ahead

Burbank High graduates celebrate triumphs, embrace challenges ahead

Before more than 650 Burbank High graduates walked across the stage to accept their diplomas at the Starlight Bowl Friday night, one item of business was in order.

<p>A&nbsp;Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media on January, 15, 2014 in Los Angeles.</p>

Police consider use of body-worn cameras

Burbank police are considering cost, storage, labor and policy issues associated with body-worn cameras as they weigh whether to implement them in the department.

New U.S. flag hangs at National Guard Armory

New U.S. flag hangs at National Guard Armory

A new U.S. flag proudly hangs atop the flagpole in front of the National Guard Armory on Colorado Street near Brand Boulevard, replacing a tattered one that irked some passers-by.

<p>The Crescenta Valley High baseball team celebrates after their walk-off victory over Carter High in a CIF-SS Division II quarterfinal game Friday at Stengel Field.</p>

818 Roundup: Crescenta Valley baseball walks off with dramatic playoff win; Burbank's ordinance banning short-term rentals in limbo

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, May 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 88 degrees and a low of 61 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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