City Briefs: Judy Wexler Quartet to perform; Glendale City Gold Championship

The Judy Wexler Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the plaza at Brand Library and Arts Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

<p>Attendees view a video of the late William Pickering at the dedication of the Pickering Auditorium at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday, July 27, 2015. Pickering was the director of JPL for 22 years, from 1954 to 1976, and is credited with the motivation and execution of deep space exploration.</p>

NASA's JPL honors its former director

As the director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 22 years, William Pickering oversaw the lab’s space exploration in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and his missions’ successes paved the way for modern victories.

<p>This stills from surveillance footag,e provided by the Glendale Police Dept., show the suspect in a July 11 phone theft at the Glendale Galleria</p>

Glendale police release footage of phone theft suspect

Police on Wednesday released security footage of a man stealing two display phones from the AT&T store in the Glendale Galleria.

Burbank school officials to discuss students' mental health, suicide prevention

As the Burbank school district prepares to begin a new school year next month under new leadership with Supt. Matt Hill, a renewed emphasis is being placed on addressing the mental health of students.

<p>The Glendale High varsity and junior-varsity football teams listen to instructions about how the offensive line should set up on an extra point in a summer football practice at Glendale High School on Monday, June 29, 2015.</p>

No changes on Glendale football schedule

Coaches, philosophies and players may come and go, but at Glendale High, football schedules are pretty rock solid.

<p>Camp director Tony Passarella goes from player to player, including Kelin Shajanian, 6, of Glendale, to go over how to properly hold a basketball and make a chest pass at the annual Basketball, Training and Fitness Camp at Pacific Park Community Center in Glendale on Thursday, July 23, 2015.</p>

Passarella still enjoys sharing knowledge of basketball

GLENDALE — At 6 years old, Giacomo Mencarelli can already speak three languages fluently.

<p>The city of Pasadena appointed Ross S. Selvidge, Ph.D. to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority earlier this month.</p>

New faces, new roles taken on at Airport Authority

To the list of changes discussed or implemented at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank in recent months — new Southwest Airlines service to San Francisco International Airport, retirement of a longtime spokesman, a possible new name, a proposed replacement terminal and sale of a 58-acre parcel — add the somewhat more routine changeover on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

<p>Swiss Special Olympics equestrian athlete Sandro Wessneo and his coach Astrid Gygax evaluate Super Mario, the horse they are matched with at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Monday, July 27, 2015. Wessneo and Gygax accepted the horse.</p>

818 Roundup: Special Olympics riders make their matches; CHP dispatch center evacuated

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 90 and a low of 71 with a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball player Kayla Lund spikes during the College Coaches Camp at San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club in Los Angeles on Friday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Inaugural volleyball club camp takes learning to higher level

LOS ANGELES — Even after recording hundreds of kills and helping the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team achieve plenty of success the past two seasons, junior outside hitter Kayla Lund found a minor flaw in an important facet of her game

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<p>&nbsp;Caleb Murphy and the Arroyo Seco Saints fell to the Arcadia Astros on Tuesday.&nbsp;</p>

Arroyo Seco Saints stopped in extras by Arcadia

PASADENA — A game-winning single from Arcadia Astros third baseman Alex Briggs in the bottom of the ninth inning ended the hopes of a title for the Arroyo Seco Saints 19-and-under Palomino baseball team on Tuesday evening.

Man arrested for alleged package theft after pursuit in Burbank

A 28-year-old man suspected of stealing a package off a Burbank resident’s porch was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading officers on a foot pursuit during which he broke into an apartment, police said.

Riders look for the perfect match in Burbank

Riders look for the perfect match in Burbank

His name is Ramazotti 75, but those who know Lehua Custer's 19-year-old Swedish Warmblood affectionately call the bay horse Zotti.

Work to begin on veterans housing property in Burbank

It’s been nearly two years since the Burbank City Council, acting also as the Burbank Housing Authority Board, approved an agreement with the nonprofit Burbank Housing Corp. for the purchase and rehabilitation of an 11-unit residential property to provide housing and supportive services for homeless veterans.

Sewer work seen as future boon for Glendale

A new sewer pipeline project getting underway beneath the streets of Glendale next month will aim to save millions of dollars and gallons of water in the long run for the city.

Jury to decide Burbank man's fate in attempted murder trial

Jury deliberations began Monday in an attempted-murder trial of a Burbank man accused of beating and stabbing his best friend one evening last year, though his attorney claimed he acted in self-defense.

<p>News crews work outside a building that houses the California Highway Patrol's communications center on the Glendale-Eagle Rock border after it was evacuated on Tuesday, July 29, 2015, after&nbsp;receiving a bomb threat, officials said.</p>

Bomb threat leads to evacuation of area CHP dispatch center

About 60 employees were evacuated from the California Highway Patrol’s dispatch center on the Glendale-Eagle Rock border Tuesday afternoon after the facility received a bomb threat, but no explosives were found, officials said.

<p>Michael Feinstein puts down the baton to sing a tribute to Frank Sinatra with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS.</p>

Feinstein to sing the hits of Ol' Blue Eyes

Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, renowned keeper and interpreter of the Great American Songbook, has proven himself to be an expressive and deft leader of the band, too, since succeeding the late Marvin Hamlisch in 2013 as Principal Conductor of the Pasadena Pops.

<p>Sandy Contreras, left, chief executive officer of the Campbell Center, listens as newly elected President Wendy Jacoby addresses the center's board of directors.</p>

Community: Grant provides training for disabled

Things are heating up this summer at the Campbell Center. The agency that helps adults with developmental disabilities achieve their highest potential has a new president of the board of directors and received a $150,000 grant that will support one of its training programs.

<p>Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey, right, and trainer Edmond Tarverdyan are preparing to face Brazil&rsquo;s unbeaten Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)</p>

UFC 190: Tarverdyan says Rousey not overlooking underdog Correia

When you get to know Edmond Tarverdyan, it does not take long to realize the Glendale Fighting Club owner and trainer is as straightforward as it gets.

<p>In this July 26, 2014 file photo, a man takes a look at a classic 1941 Willys Coupe at the annual downtown Burbank car classic on San Fernado Rd. in Burbank.</p>

Burbank classic car show slated for this weekend

Famous cars, exotic vehicles and hot rods will fill four blocks of downtown Burbank this weekend for the fourth annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic, which will also feature music, chalk artists and vendors.

<p>Alex Sarkissian, a former Glendale Community College and Pepperdine University tennis standout, has been competing in Assn. of Tennis Professionals tournaments and advanced to the Round of 16 the Claro Open in Bogata, Colombia. (Photo by John Kelley)</p>

Alex Sarkissian continues climb up ATP rankings

During the past couple of months, Alex Sarkissian has been busy traveling around the world. In addition to filling his suitcase with clothes, he’s brought his tennis racquets to each destination.

Burb's Eye View: A quiet game of kings and retirees

Burb's Eye View: A quiet game of kings and retirees

I’d been at the table for about an hour, taking in what wisdom I could from Ivor Baron and Jose Solis. Sometimes the chess pieces blurred around and away, leaving a thinner collection of game pieces that should have been easier to read.

La Cañada football to open Zerbel era at home

For the first time in three years, the La Cañada High football team will open the season at home.

Flint Canyon Trail in La Cañada Flintridge offers a serene, shaded trek

Flint Canyon Trail in La Cañada Flintridge offers a serene, shaded trek

Lacing through the wooded hillside community of La Cañada Flintridge, these equestrian trails make for serene, shaded summer walking. This one is called Flint Canyon Trail.

<p>Meg is a&nbsp;2-year-old, brown-and-black, domestic short-haired tabby and is available for adoption.</p>

Leader Pet of the Day: Meg

Meet the lovely feline Meg. This beautiful brown-and-black, domestic short-haired tabby was a wonderful mother to an adorable litter.

<p>Tofu is an 8-year-old Chihuahua and Parson Jack Russell terrier mix who loves sitting in laps and going for walks. He is available for adoption and qualifies for the Seniors for Seniors program at the Pasadena Humane Society &amp; SPCA.</p>

News-Press Pet of the Day: Tofu

Cher (A381132), a Pet of the Day last week, was adopted, while Dionne (A380913) is still available.

<p>An 8 1/2-foot-tall bronze monument featuring Satan was displayed Saturday by The Satanic Temple at a location in Detroit. Only ticket holders to the event were notified of the location of the unveiling.</p>

In Theory: On tolerance of a monument to Satan

A 1 1/2-ton, 8 1/2-foot tall monument of a goat-headed Satan will be secretly unveiled at a ticketed event in Detroit after the owner of a venue backed out due to threats, the Associated Press reports.

Glendale man pleads guilty to laundering $1.1 million in Medicare fraud scheme

A 47-year-old Glendale man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he helped launder $1.1 million in proceeds from a healthcare fraud scheme, officials said.

Four motorists arrested at Glendale DUI checkpoint

Four motorists arrested at Glendale DUI checkpoint

Four people were arrested for driving under the influence during a grant-funded sobriety checkpoint conducted on Saturday evening, police said.

A vinyasa flow class taught by Christy Marsden at Yoga Blend in Burbank.

Yoga Blend in Burbank emphasizes community-minded, noncompetitive atmosphere

You can probably guess that Yoga Blend, a friendly studio in Burbank, has classes influenced by the various schools of yoga.