Heat, student safety at forefront for local schools

A scorching heat wave that blistered the region with near record-high temperatures also brought safety to the forefront for the local high schools and college.

La Cañada High girls' volleyball trips up top-ranked Mayfield

LA CAÑADA — Apparently the members of the La Cañada High girls’ volleyball team didn’t get the memo they were set to compete against a top-ranked squad Tuesday.

Glendale High's Grace Tappin, after hitting a very unlikely shot that falls for a point is congratulated by teammates Ivanna Gamboa and Kathleen Hulguin in a nonleague match against at Glendale High on Tuesday. Glendale won the match 3-2 in a thriller. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale High girls' volleyball passes final test versus Monrovia before league

GLENDALE — Had the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team hoped for a challenge in its final nonleague match before the commencement of Pacific League action, then Monrovia High certainly fit the bill.

Hoover football coach Matt Andersen speaks at the Quarterback Club on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Quarterback Club: Transportation issues can't stall Crescenta Valley football team

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the second meeting of the year.

Tommy Stender, 10 and in 5th grade, plays the violin during the Valley View Elementary School Band and Orchestra Instrumental Spring Concert at the La Crescenta school on Thursday, May 13, 2010.

Group fosters art, health and science programs for Glendale schools

A year ago, a student in Gregg Boyadgian's fifth-grade music class at Horace Mann Elementary School stopped speaking. She had lost a parent and fell into a deep depression. After the school provided her with a violin, she began to open up again.

A class of 11 people interested in yoga practice at the Alex Theatre in Glendale where Glendale Arts holds its first of four free yoga classes as part of the Pop Up! series on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Glendale Arts Pop Up series hosts free yoga class at the Alex Theatre

Typically the site of preshow receptions, the forecourt of the Alex Theatre on Monday was instead a setting for yoga mats and stretching poses.

Report answers queries regarding possible Sagebrush transfer

Glendale school officials this week released answers to 63 questions posed by parents and residents during a PTA meeting last month at Mountain Avenue Elementary about the possible transfer of an area called the Sagebrush territory to the La Cañada Unified school district.

A Glendale man was shot and injured while allegedly robbing a home in Van Nuys on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Man shot after allegedly breaking into house

A Glendale man was shot and injured while allegedly robbing a home in Van Nuys on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A Southwest Airlines plane takes off at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

Bob Hope Airport sees slight bump in passengers

After a two-month dip in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.2% increase in July compared to the same month last year, despite a 4.7% drop in available seats, according to the latest passenger report.

Fewer Burbank grads college bound

A lower percentage of students graduated from Burbank high schools and immediately enrolled in colleges or universities last year compared to five years ago, according to recently released data.

Op-Ed: Glendale's dump: bad neighbor, black eye

Just three years ago, when Glendale adopted forward-thinking "zero-waste" goals to stop 90% of solid waste from going to dumps by 2030, the last thing our city expected was to be labeled a polluter. But with a shoddy report seeking to expand its Scholl Canyon landfill in the southeast part of Glendale, that's exactly the reputation our city is earning.

MiMi is a two-year-old brown tabby up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: MiMi

Missy, a Pet of the Day last week, is still looking for a home.

This Mediterranean Revival style home is featured on the Glendale Historical Society Romantic Revivals Home Tour scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Community: Home tour set to revive a sense of history

Ignite your weekend with a little romance via the Glendale Historical Society's Romantic Revivals Home Tour on Sept. 28, featuring six period Revival homes built from the 1920s to 1940s in the Jewel City.

Boy Scouts distributing programs at the Big Strike Auction are, from left, Liam KcKenna of Troop 219; brothers Sean, Daniel and Peter Rawlins, of Troop 139; and Sako Kitsinian of Troop 201.

Community: Scouts blast off for auction

Touting the space theme “Scouting and Beyond,” the Verdugo Hills Council set a course to celebrate the 40th annual Big Strike Auction at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel on Sept. 6. The event benefits programs for more than 3,000 Boy Scouts in Burbank, Glendale and surrounding cities.

Yazan Elayyan gets a rinse of the power washer.

Burb's Eye View: Twelve-year-old raises funds in friend's memory

Before an ounce of soapy water soaked the first windshield at 12-year-old Will Jurman's car wash, he'd already earned $900 in memory of his friend.

A pair were arrested in Burbank after cops discovered a large amount of metal in the car while they were pulled over for a vehicle code violation.

Pair arrested in Burbank for allegedly stolen metal

A Panorama City man and Huntington Park woman were arrested during a traffic stop in Burbank early Sunday morning after police reportedly discovered a large amount of stolen metal in their car.

Dale Gorman, left, who serves as the executive director of the Kids' Community Dental Clinic, and clinic board member Elise Stearns-Niesen arriving at Media Studios North for Saturday's fundraiser.

On The Town: Casino fundraiser bets on dental health

Finding smiles on the faces of folks at a casino are usually only evident when big wins are happening.

Maggie is a 3-year-old calico Domestic Longhair up for adoption.

Leader pet of the day: Maggie

Introducing a perfect 10. Maggie is a beautiful 3-year-old calico domestic, long-hair cat that loves all ages of humans, friendly dogs and other cats.

In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported.

Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a group of men who attacked two Glendale men on a street corner in the 600 block of Glenwood Road.

Police search for group who assaulted two Glendale men

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a group of men who attacked two Glendale men, leaving one in the hospital, early Saturday morning after one of the victims yelled that the group was driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, authorities said.

Schiff introduces authorization for use of military force in Iraq, Syria

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced on Tuesday an authorization for use of military force against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, which he said meets Congress' constitutional imperative in declaring war.

Sobriety checkpoint nets five arrests for impaired driving

A grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted in Glendale on Friday night yielded five drunk or drugged driving arrests, police said.

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 Tuesday

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

L'emprunt de la liberation (The Liberation Loan) France, Devambez Imprimerie, 1918, Jules Abel Faivre (1867 -- 1945), color lithograph, 31 3/8 -- 44 1/4 in.

Posters of the First World War on display at Huntington Library

Wars are always fought on many fronts. The artists who made the posters that accompanied the World War I effort were an unprecedented conflagration of skilled visual communicators, stretching the two-dimensional medium previously limited to commercial uses. The Huntington Library's current exhibition, "Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War," is a sometimes stirring and always informative display of how government can use an art form to motivate, inform and sometimes manipulate a citizenry.

A man places a candle at a vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank for three teens who died in a car crash on Friday, September 12, 2014 in Santa Clarita.

Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma

The deaths of three Burbank teens killed in a car collision in Santa Clarita last week have been ruled accidental and were caused by blunt trauma, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said Monday.

Richard Lewis in the movie Diary of a Young Comic which aired on NBC in 1979.

DVD Review: Compilation is short on Lewis' anxious comedy, Bundle of Nerves

This release from comedian Richard Lewis is like a video scrapbook of odds and ends from his previously not-on-DVD works. Lewis is probably most widely known for the sitcom "Anything But Love," in which he costarred with Jamie Lee Curtis for three seasons. While not nearly his best work, it seems to have made him permanently financially secure.

The beef tofu soup, lower right, comes with steamed rice, and a variety of side dishes including fried fish, kimchi, sea weed, bean sprouts, cucumber, broccoli and fish cake at Cho Dang Tofu & B.B.Q. Korean restaurant on Verdugo Blvd. in La Crescenta on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Dining Review: Area Asian eateries offer tasty soup options

Ludwig Van Beethoven once said, "Only the pure of heart can make good soup."

One injury reported in vehicle collision with motor scooter

A collision between a vehicle and a motor scooter occurred Monday morning on Verdugo Boulevard close to the Glendale (2) Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge.

Grace Moreno, daughter of Heidi and Kirk Moreno and granddaughter of Harriet Hammons, floated into summer at the recent La Cañada United Methodist Church Youth Pool Party. Everyone had a great time kicking back as the church launched its summer activities for youth.

Excessive heat warning in place for Los Angeles, Ventura Counties

Dangerously hot weather in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties was expected Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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