A registered nurse wears a strike button during a vote to strike or not at USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Verdugo Hills registered nurses of the California Nurses Association are sponsoring the vote.

USC-Verdugo Hills nurses vote on possible strike

Feeling thwarted in recent contract negotiations with administrators, nurses at USC-Verdugo Hill Hospital asked those among their ranks Thursday to vote on whether they’d be willing to go on strike.

State of the City: Mayor Sinanyan praises city's economic growth

Mayor Zareh Sinanyan touted economic growth in downtown Glendale and thanked various facets of local government for their efforts during the annual State of the City Address Thursday.

Student Carlos Mejia happily waves an American flag at the New Citizenship Recognition Program honoring students who have recently become U.S. citizens at the Garfield campus of Glendale Community College on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Students were treated to an appearance by an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, who also gave them a flag and pin as their names were read.

English-language students, instructors celebrate citizenship

Aliza Garabet was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, the descendant of Armenians who survived the Armenian Genocide.

<p>JPL Boy Scout Troop 509 Eagle Scouts from left to right: Henry Bley, Ethan Angold,&nbsp;Ian deMoura,&nbsp;Hunter Farrington and&nbsp;Grant McComb.&nbsp;</p>

Local teens earn Eagle Scout ranking

Five members of Jet Propulsion Laboratory Boy Scout Troop 509 were recently feted at a Court of Honor in February after having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Focused Student: The joys of rewards and consequences

It's easy for parents to become confused when kids are having trouble with schoolwork. I can't tell you how many times I've had parents ask me, “I feel helpless. How do I motivate my kids? Are they just lazy? Rewards, punishment, what really works?”

<p>A jogger makes his way along the Santa Fe Dam on Thursday in Irwindale.</p>

Record-breaking temperatures to hit the Southland

Unseasonably hot temperatures in Southern California are expected to break records over the next two days and bring high surf, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The 'espiritu' of the LCHS choral artists' tour

Espiritu! The theme of the La Cañada High School choral artists as they ventured through Spain translates from Latin to English as “spirit.”

Around Town: Burglaries may be linked to Prop. 47

There's been another rash of burglaries in La Cañada, but first, a disclaimer: Around Town is a lifestyle column. Nothing in this column constitutes legal advice.

At the 3,000 ft. level on Angeles Crest Highway the low cloud covering the entire Los Angeles Basin finally runs out of steam.

Guest Column: The mountains offer clarity in a sea of fog

The change in temperature from tropical to Arctic — you’ll forgive the slight hyperbole, I hope — and the resulting 50 shades of gray enveloping our city has cast a gloom on many of us. Ira Gershwin had the same response to a foggy day in London town:

A Clayton Plumbers sign, which hasn't yet been illuminated, has been erected next to the Neon Art Museum in Glendale on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Remade classic sign to light up Museum of Neon Art

Illuminated drops of water will one day greet visitors of the Museum of Neon Art as a tall sign that pays tribute to an old plumbing business was recently erected along the side of a nearby pedestrian walkway.