Actor-musician Barry Livingston performs at a birthday tribute to Rick Nelson at the Pickwick Gardens Pavilion Room in Burbank.

Rick Nelson: From teen idol to immortal legend

The celestial trajectory of actor-singer Rick Nelson’s career was one of pop culture’s greatest, tinsel-draped, star-crossed tragedies. Growing up on his parent’s network television show “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet,” Nelson was publicly transformed from bashful cathode-ray boy next door to a rock ‘n’ roll sensation, one whose good looks, ingenuous charm and sweet, hot vocal style propelled him to international stardom.

Complaint alleges Glendale Unified violating California Voting Rights Act

Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman has filed a complaint against the Glendale Unified School District for allegedly violating the California Voting Rights Act, 10 days after voters rejected Glendale Unified’s measure that would have paved the path for them to adopt a district-based voting system.

Man struck by train is identified in apparent suicide

The man who was fatally struck by a train in Glendale early Saturday morning was identified as 20-year-old Manuel Vargas, coroner’s officials said.

<p>This leafy and rose-studded front yard at 4844 Fairlawn Drive won the La Ca&ntilde;ada Valley Beautiful Area 1 Award for the month of April.</p>

Valley Beautiful Awards April 2015

The impact of the Civil War and its aftermath on the American West is explored in "Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West exhibition," on display through Jan. 3, 2016 at the Autry National Center.

Autry exhibit explores the West's influence on the Civil War

Historians and Civil War buffs have long considered the conflict’s activity in the western states as a distant sideshow to the momentous battles in the East. A new exhibition at the Autry National Center goes a long way in bringing the 19th-century issues and battles around slavery in the western region into sharp focus.

<p>John and Rosaleen Rickerby on their wedding day. Their son, Mark Rickerby, is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of a case of love letters written by his late father that was stolen from his mother's Glendale home during a residential burglary on Thursday.</p>

818 Roundup: In the case of stolen love letters, pen pals come to the rescue; Burbank Albertsons becomes Haggen

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, May 4, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 77 degrees and a low of 55 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Flintridge Prep's Daniel Wang does the butterfly stroke leg of the boys' varsity 200-yard individual medley at the 2015 Prep League Swimming & Diving Championship held at Pasadena Poly on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep boys' swimming repeats at Prep League championships

PASADENA — After going through the dual meet portion of the Prep League unblemished once again this season, the Flintridge Prep boys’ swim team looked to put the finishing touches on its third straight league title in the Prep League finals at Pasadena Polytechnic.

Glendale Community College's Bruno Teramoto gets a single in Southern California Regionals game versus Southwestern College at Stengel Field in Glendale on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College baseball shows it has one last rally on road to Super Regionals

GLENDALE — If there was a virtue the Glendale Community College baseball team gleaned from its early season struggles this year, perhaps it was an ability to persevere.

Crescenta Valley High boys' volleyball comes up short in tournament finals

LA CRESCENTA — With respective league seasons winding down and the postseason looming, high school teams from all areas met at Crescenta Valley High for the 14th Annual CV boys’ volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Jim Roy, left, and his team member Bill Whitescarver, hold the silver tea sets they won in the inaugural Canyon Classic at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club 50 years ago. Roy, now 97, will make a ceremonial appearance at this year's tournament.

Canyon Classic gets ready to swing

Taking the first shot off the tee May 8 when the La CaƱada Flintridge Country Club’s 50th annual two-day Canyon Classic gets underway will be Jimmy Roy, a sprightly 96-year-old who won the inaugural tournament in 1965 with his partner Bill Whitescarver, then a member of Glendora Country Club.