Providence High baseball eliminated by Santa Paula in CIF opener

BURBANK — For a team that doesn't have any seniors, the Providence High baseball team made some strides this season.

UFC 187: Travis Browne faces old friend Andrei Arlovski in heavyweight slugfest

When Andrei Arlovski was preparing for his previous Ultimate Fighting Championship bout, he was doing so while residing in the welcoming confines of Travis Browne’s home.

<p>Flintridge Prep's Hamilton Evans tries to score a run with Foothill Tech catcher Josh Ellison applying the tag during a CIF-SS Division VI playoff game on Friday. The Rebels won, 4-3. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)</p>

Pilar propels Flintridge Prep baseball into second round

GLENDALE — A one-out single from catcher Cole Pilar in the seventh inning delivered the Flintridge Prep baseball team a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Ventura Foothill Tech in Friday’s first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs at the Glendale Sports Complex.

<p>Crescenta Valley High pitcher Brian Gadsby fires a fastball against Ventura during a CIF-SS Division II playoff game on Friday. The Falcons won, 4-0. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)</p>

Gadsby, Crescenta Valley High baseball shut out Ventura in CIF opener

GLENDALE — Following seven innings of brilliance on the mound, Crescenta Valley High’s Brian Gadsby did what he always does.

<p>A sign posted roadside warns passing motorists of the Water Conservation Alert Status on April 8, 2015 in&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge, Calif.</p>

La Cañada Flintridge to purchase recycled water from Glendale to irrigate median plants

Not content to let city trees die amid state mandates banning the use of potable water for street medians, La Cañada Flintridge is securing truckloads of recycled water from the city of Glendale to get the job done.

<p>Linda Zulager of Simi Valley, right, holds her father Army Air Corps veteran John Hollis' hand during the Memorial Day ceremony at McCambridge Park War Memorial in Burbank on Monday, May 26, 2014. Hollis, who lives in Burbank and is 92 years old, served in World War II and Korea.</p>

Burbank to host Memorial Day service at McCambridge Park

In commemoration of the Americans who’ve died in service to the country, Burbank will host a Memorial Day service Monday at 11 a.m. at McCambridge Park.

<p>After speaking to the Burbank Unified school board, John Burroughs High School senior Frankie Baker will be&nbsp;allowed to wear a U.S. Air Force sash during her graduation ceremony.</p>

Burbank school board says OK to Burroughs student's Air Force graduation sash

A 17-year old Burroughs High senior received tentative approval to wear a U.S. Air Force sash during her graduation, a reversal of district policy that forbids wearing honors unrelated to school during the ceremony.

Commissioners OK bare stairway at Masonic Temple

Commissioners OK bare stairway at Masonic Temple

A city staffer and members of the Historic Preservation Commission were divided this week on the issue of whether a proposed outdoor stairway that’s part of a rehabilitation project for the former Masonic Temple should be left open or covered.

Students put patriotism on display during Memorial Day assembly

Students put patriotism on display during Memorial Day assembly

First- and second-grade students serenaded their fellow classmates and parents at John Marshall Elementary School Friday morning with patriotic songs such as “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This Land is Your Land” during the school’s annual Memorial Day assembly.

<p>Danielle Granados with a citizenship award she won at Disney Elementary during this school year. Granados passed away in January at age seven and a half due to a heart condition she was born with.</p>

New garden at Disney Elementary honors former student

Drops of rain fell in Burbank the day before Danielle Granados passed away, but her spirit will live on through a new garden at Disney Elementary School, where she was a second-grader.

<p>Frank is a 10-year-old Chihuahua and miniature Pinscher mix available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.</p>

News-Press Pet of the Day: Frank

Frank is a 10-year-old, black-and-brown, smooth-coated Chihuahua and miniature Pinscher mix.

<p>Betty is a 12-year-old Pomeranian available for adoption through the Burbank Animal Shelter.</p>

Leader Pet of the Day: Betty

Well... hello, Betty. You sweet li’l thing, you. You've got 12 years under your belt and seek an owner who is compassionate and loving.

<p>Hoover High boys' tennis coach Julie Hoppe pictured during practice at Hoover High School on Monday, February 24, 2014.</p>

Julie Hoppe retires from Hoover High tennis

Since 2004, Julie Hoppe has been a staple among the coaching ranks at Hoover High.

Glendale man arrested for alleged sexual assault of minor

A Glendale man was arrested this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a boy in the dressing-room area of the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, police said.

Jobless rates drop slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with leisure and hospitality as well as professional and business services driving most of the job gains across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

City to talk sharing consultant cost

As La Cañada school officials continue to negotiate with their counterparts in Glendale the terms by which students living in the city’s western edge might be peaceably transferred into LCUSD boundaries, city officials are considering how they might help.

Crime Report: Woman threatened with arrest by caller for missing jury duty, demands money

A woman reported that she'd received a call from a man with the title of lieutenant informing her that she had failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.

<p>Red brick steps and landings accent this garden at the home of Paul and Crista Murray, 5008 Palm Drive, which is the winner of the Area 1 La Canada Valley Beautiful Award for May.</p>

Valley Beautiful: May 2015

<p>Burbank Water & Power spokesman Joe Flores holds a Smart Meter at the utility's building on Magnolia Avenue in Burbank on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.</p>

818 Roundup: Burbank approves utility rate increases; Glendale proposes $800M budget

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, May 22, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 56 degrees with a 20% chance of showers during the day and mostly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

La Cañada golf's Morikawa moves on

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — With three holes remaining in his round Thursday and winds continuing to gust in excess of 35 mph at Mission Lakes Country Club, La Cañada High senior Collin Morikawa was on the verge of seeing his final season blown away at the CIF Southern Section boys’ golf championship.

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

Late rally by La Cañada softball comes up short

LA CAÑADA — Sammy Jedrey liked the chances of the La Cañada High softball team to mount a comeback bid after she hit a towering home run in the fourth inning in an opening-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division IV playoffs Thursday.

<p>Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy standout Kirsten Vose's high school swimming career has officially come to a close.</p>

Area swimmers opt out of CIF State Championships

When the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships get underway Friday morning at West Clovis High, there will be an interesting void.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball goes through Fillmore to get to second round

FILLMORE — It began with a move to the Sunshine League, a subsequent trip south to CIF Southern Section Division V and finally a journey to Fillmore.

<p>Christian Bergman.</p>

Major League Baseball Update: Bergman handling role well with Colorado Rockies

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Crescenta Valley softball done in by Redondo Union

REDONDO BEACH — It was two spectacular efforts that helped eliminate the Crescenta Valley High softball team from the postseason Thursday afternoon.

<p>Burbank High's Allyson Capili and Isabel Frias celebrate after Capili caught a deep flyout against La Mirada in a CIF softball playoff game at McCambridge Park in Burbank on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Burbank won the game 3-1.</p>

Capili lifts Burbank softball to win in playoff opener over La Mirada

BURBANK — Allyson Capili has had her share of struggles this season for the Burbank High softball team.

City staff proposes $800M budget

A budget of nearly $800 million is proposed for the 2015-16 fiscal year, one a top city official says will include a small surplus, but the years following will entail some uncertainties stemming from a legal battle with the state as well as ongoing increases in paying for employees’ retirement costs.

<p>An Amerian flag waves on the grass near the Vietnam&nbsp;War Memorial at Ocean View Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue in Montrose on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2013.</p>

Local Memorial Day ceremonies to pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers

Memorial Day will bring a series of events to the Glendale area that will give local citizens the opportunity to pay respects to veterans, including those from the area who perished in battles overseas.

<p>Burbank Water & Power spokesman Joe Flores holds a Smart Meter at the utility's building on Magnolia Avenue in Burbank on Wednesday, September 28, 2011.</p>

Council approves utility rate increases

Following a contentious debate about utility rates, Burbank City Council members on Tuesday voted 4-1 to raise the rates for water, power, sewer and refuse services.

First phase of energy upgrades will save GCC $239K annually

First phase of energy upgrades will save GCC $239K annually

Two years ago, Glendale Community College officials embarked on a multimillion-dollar endeavor to reduce energy costs, and their efforts appear to be proving successful.