Couple's grandson arrested in their double homicide

A 34-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of murdering his grandparents, who were found dead Sunday in their Glendale home.

<p>Pasadena Firefighter Nicole Olsen sprays Phos-Chek on the brush and trees near the Rose Bowl June 29, 2011. In preparation for the fire season and as a preventive measure for the 4th of July activities, firefighters from Pasadena and Sierra Madre soaked the plants and trees in the Linda Vista and Arroyo brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl with the fire retardant.</p>

Dry conditions caused by drought spark heightened vigilance for firefighters

As residents make plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, local fire officials are ramping up for what could be a very busy weekend, warning residents to avoid fireworks and exercise extreme precaution in dry weather conditions.

<p>Water runs from a pipe for children at the Tom Sawyer Camps in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&nbsp;on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.</p>

818 Roundup: Statewide residential water use drops; Glendale police seizing more guns

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 86 and a low of 63, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Jason Hogan, a Crescenta Valley High School graduate who went on to become part of the elite Navy SEAL Team 3, was severely injured on June 26 while working security at a restaurant in Spokane, Wash. Local friends and residents have supported an effort to raise $100,000 for his physical recovery process.</p>

Communities rally behind injured Crescenta Valley High graduate, former Navy SEAL

A graduate of Crescenta Valley High School who went on to become a Navy SEAL, is now recovering from a severe injury to his spine and three broken vertebrae after he escorted a patron from a bar, while working as a bouncer in Spokane, Wash.

<p>This October 2012 file photo shows guns seized by police, including an AR-15, as well as&nbsp;cash and drugs taken from a Los Angeles apartment.&nbsp;</p>

More guns are being seized in Glendale this year, police say

Glendale police have seized more guns in the first half of this year than during all of last year, prompting police officials to consider beefing up firearms training, officials said.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The Whiteboard Jungle: Mandating civics courses would benefit students

The other day, my son was practicing his guitar playing with a new music book and came upon Samuel Francis Smith’s “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee),” you know, the 1832 patriotic song that is not “America the Beautiful” and whose melody is the same as England’s “God Save the Queen.”

<p>Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus was honored with an award for landscape architecture at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards.</p>

Architecture awards fete Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus, Legendary Entertainment HQ

When Burbank Water and Power renovated its EcoCampus along Magnolia Boulevard, officials could have chosen to totally remove elements of the old power substation there, but instead retained them and incorporated them into the landscape design.

<p>Water runs from a pipe for children at the Tom Sawyer Camps in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&nbsp;on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.</p>

Local water consumption declines 27%

As local water agencies await specifics on fines and punishments that could be levied by the state against wasters and districts failing to meet reduction mandates, officials are hopeful recent increased efforts to educate consumers will hold water.

<p>Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's proposed 710 Freeway tunnel march in protest of the proposed project during the Festival of Balloons Parade in South Pasadena on July 4, 2014.</p>

Critics of proposed 710 Freeway tunnel plan to march

Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed 710 Freeway tunnel will convene in South Pasadena Saturday morning to take part in the city’s “7-4 Day,” and rally public support behind a recently unveiled campaign against the tunnel, “Beyond the 710.”

<p>For about a week-long stretch, squads from La Crescenta, Glendale, Burbank and Tujunga will look to eliminate one another across four divisions with the goal of advancing to the Section 2 Tournament. Pictured the Burbank Dukes Ricky Perez. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)</p>

Plenty of appeal for Little League baseball all-stars

Not long after the Fourth of July celebrations have concluded, there might be plenty of immediate fireworks to follow on the local diamonds when the Little League District 16 baseball all-star teams begin to compete.

<p>Dante Araratyan, 7 of Glendale, left, and Veronica Toscano, 8 of Hollywood, scrimmage at soccer camp held by Glendale High School soccer coach Artur Aghasyan at Glorietta Park in Glendale on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.</p>

Campers get their kicks at soccer clinic

GLENDALE — Sophia Beers didn’t have an interest in soccer until she attended a friend’s birthday party several months ago. She’s become curious about the game and the fundamentals surrounding the sport since the festivity concluded.

Hoover dips into past to name Moreno new baseball coach

Having served more than a decade as an assistant baseball coach at the high school and junior college level, Mickey Moreno examined the possibility of moving up the coaching ladder and taking charge of a team.

Oakmont's Kennedy qualifies for PGA Championship

Thanks in part to a superb short game, Russ Kennedy will now be making some new travel plans later in the summer.

Crime Report: Security spots woman 'returning' new items for in-store credit

La Cañada Flintridge

<p>This side-by-side image of surveillance stills, shows a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a Glendale bike shop on June 16.</p>

Police release images of Glendale bike theft suspect

Police on Thursday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of stealing a bicycle from a store after requesting a test ride, police said.

<p>Ani Sarkissian, center, recently accepted a 2015 Mary Ellen Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship from Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic. She is flanked by Janice Paul, left, president of the organization, and Lynne Graves, Scholarship Committee member. Sarkissian is a La Ca&ntilde;ada&nbsp;High School graduate who will attende Cal State San Luis Obispo to major in civil engineering.</p>

LCHS grad among scholarship winners

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a community-based organization encompassing the Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, La Crescenta, Sunland and Tujunga areas, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 scholarship awards.

<p>Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will be honored by the Ca&ntilde;ada Crescenta Democratic Club during its 10th anniversary barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12.</p>

Democratic club to honor Liu, Schiff

The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a barbecue celebration on Sunday, July 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the La Cañada home of state Sen. Carol Liu and Michael Peevey.

Council grants $295K in funding to community organizations

On Monday, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council granted a combined $295,725 to help nine local organizations build or maintain projects and community programs intended to enrich the lives of La Cañada youths, adults and seniors.

City officials express relief over exclusion of AB 113 from state budget

City officials are breathing a sigh of relief the recently-adopted state budget didn’t include a bill that could have siphoned millions of dollars that Glendale won in a court case against Sacramento, but at least one official up north is claiming the piece of legislation will return.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Taking down the 'Stars and Bars'

When I got to Vietnam I learned the only thing worse than being a second lieutenant was being a second lieutenant from New York City. A Yankee! I was consumed by college boy idealism. However, my opinions would soon collide with reality.

<p>Anita Brenner</p>

Around Town: Trip to Koreatown leads to delicious results

After months of procrastination, I finally made it back to Koreatown. My destination was the Kae Sung Market.

<p>Palbearers remove the casket from the hearse at the funeral for Bakersfield police officer David Nelson at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.</p>

818 Roundup: Officers pay tribute to former Burbank cadet; traffic stop leads to credit card fraud bust

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, July 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 65 with a slight chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Homeless man sues Glendale hospital, alleges patient dumping

A mentally-ill homeless man who was hospitalized after a suicide attempt is suing Glendale Adventist Medical Center after being allegedly discharged from the hospital against his will and dumped on Skid Row.

<p>Fireworks at the Fourth of July celebration at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank on Friday, July 4, 2014.</p>

Fireworks scheduled at Starlight Bowl in Burbank

Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 — the day the colonists threw off the yoke of Great Britain’s king.

<p>La Ca&ntilde;ada High's Lucas Chmielewski was named to the All-Area Boys' Tennis Team as a singles player.</p>

All-Area Boys' Tennis Team


<p>Crescenta Valley High's Albert Chtchyan and Jason Chang are the 2015 All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year.</p>

All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year: Crescenta Valley tandem showed instant success

Fatigue had finally caught up to Albert Chtchyan while recovering from a lengthy illness.

<p>Burroughs High boys' tennis player Sawyer Patterson is the 2015 All-Area Singles Player of the Year.</p>

All-Area Boys' Tennis Singles Player of the Year: Burroughs' Patterson has no regrets

By Sawyer Patterson’s standards, his senior season and his boys’ tennis career at Burroughs High didn’t end the way he would have liked.

<p>Cats await adoption at the Burbank Animal Shelter on N. Victory Place in Burbank in this Friday, July 18, 2014 photo.</p>

Burbank Animal Shelter offering reduced adoption fees

Liberate a dog or cat this Independence Day. The Burbank Animal Shelter is offering 50% off all adoption fees now through July 12.

Burbank seeks artists for city program

A new beautification program is moving forward in Burbank, and the city is seeking artists who want to help bring visual art out of museums and galleries and into open spaces.

<p>The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is revealed to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.</p>

La Cañada adds plug-in hybrid to its car fleet

La Cañada will soon see its small fleet of city-owned vehicles grow by one, when a 2016 Chevy Volt arrives from a Sacramento dealership after its purchase was approved by the City Council at a budget hearing last week.