Mom: Teens need more sleep

Considering research that indicates adolescents feel and perform better when their academic day begins after 8:30 a.m., local school district officials discussed Tuesday the possible pros and cons of a later start time at La Cañada High School.

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Locals line up for a place on the Rose Parade Royal Court

Locals line up for a place on the Rose Parade Royal Court

Hundreds of hopeful young women turned out Saturday and Monday at Tournament House in Pasadena to vie for 2015 Rose Queen — or a place on the Royal Court.

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Google Drive part of Common Core move

The La Cañada Unified School District has been preparing for the new Common Core state standards by ramping up professional development for teachers and making technological upgrades on all campuses, including a systematic move to Google Drive, a virtual file storage service provided by the tech giant.

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District endorses foundation's efforts

District endorses foundation's efforts

Continuing a long-standing tradition in the school community, La Cañada Educational Foundation officials presented La Cañada Unified School District Tuesday with a giant check made out for $2.1 million, symbolizing the Foundation's fundraising efforts for the 2013-14 school year.

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College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

Camille Coffey of Fairfield University women's volleyball team. Coffey is a Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy alumna. (Courtesy of Fairfield University)

College update: Despite loss, Camille Coffey reaches career milestone

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

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Glendale High girls' tennis edges out Crescenta Valley

LA CRESCENTA — Postseason survival and standing in regards to Pacific League girls’ tennis may very well come down to the wire.

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Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

Burbank High's Irene Maemura tees off on the second hole in a Pacific League girls' golf match at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High golf's Irene Maemura medals in league match

PASADENA — Irene Maemura of the Burbank High girls’ golf team and Crescenta Valley picked up breakthrough efforts during the third Pacific League match of the season Wednesday.

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Six vie for open school board seat

Six vie for open school board seat

Six candidates have tossed their hat in the ring, so far, to become an appointed member of the Glendale Unified school board.

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Runners see their way to race

Pam Nelson isn't blind, but her late grandmother was. Arline Scheel lost her sight in the final decade of her life before passing away at 92 years old.

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Sale may revive moribund Grand View

After several years in real-estate limbo, Grand View Memorial Park is undergoing some improvements after being sold in May, and an announcement about its future is expected to be released in three weeks, according to management.

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Teachers, students adjust to new exams

Glendale school officials said Tuesday that educators and students are adjusting to new computerized diagnostic tests that the majority of Glendale students have taken since the beginning of the school year.

CV Briefs; Town Council to meet, Foothills 5K, Montrose Art Walk

The Crescenta Valley Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the community room at the La Crescenta Library, 2809 Foothill Blvd.

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Reported 'Armenian Power' associate sentenced in fraud case

A Glendale man was sentenced to six years in federal prison this week for his involvement in a "sophisticated" debit- and credit-card skimming scheme in which thousands of 99 Cents Only store customers were defrauded out of more than $2 million, officials said.

Hoover water polo defense sets tone in rout of Whittier

GLENDALE — The Hoover High boys’ water polo team served notice early that if Whittier hoped to come away with a win Wednesday, the Cardinals would have to find a way to crack the Tornadoes defense.

A young swimmer plays with the water cannons during the grand opening of the Verdugo Pool in Burbank in June.

L.A.'s record-breaking heat wave is about to end; Southland, rejoice

The sweltering heat wave gripping Southern California is about to crash.

A suspect who was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a business on 2800 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard admitted to police that he had broken into several other businesses earlier in the night and in the week, Burbank police said.

Suspect arrested in string of burglaries in Burbank

An 18-year-old Sun Valley man was arrested on suspicion of committing a string of burglaries in the last week in which $1,000 worth of cash, cigarettes and alcohol were stolen from several businesses on Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank, police said.

Tina Karwasky will represent the U.S. in International Team Tennis Competition. (File Photo)

Glendale resident Karwasky selected to represent U.S. Tennis

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that Glendale resident Tina Karwasky is one of 40 older adult athletes selected to represent the United States at the 34th annual International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships, which will be held Oct. 13-18, in Antalya, Turkey.

Intersections: Impulse buy spins into a yarn of its own

Last month while in Armenia, I ventured to the suburbs of the capital, beyond the bus station where Soviet-era vehicles can take you across the country for as little as $6, down toward the road that will eventually lead you to what is regarded by some scholars as the oldest cathedral in the world.

'Heat storm' saps power

As many as 337 Southern California Edison customers in La Cañada Flintridge were forced to endure record-breaking high temperatures Sunday during a 17-hour power outage that struck several areas within city limits.

Illness boosts call for shots

At least one La Cañada High School student has been diagnosed with pertussis, prompting school and health officials to inform families about whooping cough and the importance of receiving vaccinations and booster shots to protect against communicable diseases.

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