Youth Roundup: La Cañada Gladiators win two conference titles

2014 Midget Champs. La Cañada Gladiators. (Courtesy of Kevin Lacey)

Youth Roundup: La Cañada Gladiators win two conference titles

For the first time in the 48-year history of the La Canada Gladiators, two teams brought home conference championships.

Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Flintridge Prep's Jack Van Scoter heads to Fresno's Woodward Park after winning the CIF-SS Division V individual championship last weekend at Mt. SAC. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep girls, boys lead way to Fresno

Perhaps it’s an already all-too familiar narrative, but history is on the line once again for the city of La Cañada Flintridge’s three surviving cross-country schools at Saturday’s CIF State Championships at Fresno’s Woodward Park.

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Upgraded helicopter has Burbank, Glendale police flying high

Arriving from Arizona, Glendale and Burbank police last week flew in their new shared helicopter, which is equipped with updated features for more efficient and effective police work, officials said.


New ad campaign takes flight at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Burbank Bob Hope Airport officials are following a marketing playbook that they hope will help raise awareness of the airport by targeting college sports fans throughout the country with bowl season around the corner.


Buffalo Wild Wings, L.A. Fitness eye Glendale Marketplace

L.A. Fitness and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant will be setting up shop in the Glendale Marketplace, which has seen several businesses close. However, their grand openings likely won’t happen until the end of next year.


Burroughs High gets new principal

Deborah Madrigal will take the helm of John Burroughs High School in December, Burbank educators announced this past Thursday during a meeting of the Burbank Unified school board.


Homework talk sparks 'spirited debate'

Guidelines that suggest how long students should spend on homework were reviewed by the Burbank Unified school board last week during a meeting that had a teacher and former student speak out against them.


Drop-off boxes at Broadway post office to be relocated

Two drive-thru drop-off mailboxes in the alley behind the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service will be relocated for three months due to a construction project.


Rink to reopen for season

Pull those Christmas sweaters out of the closet — and some leg warmers, while you’re at it. A temporary skating rink will return to downtown Burbank on Friday with a schedule of special events that includes Ugly Sweater Mondays and ’80s Night Wednesdays.


Youngsters learn about business world

From brainstorming ideas to targeting consumers, youth tapped into their business skills for a two-day “Youth in Business Entrepreneurs’ Day” this past weekend.


Burb's Eye View: A message helps make a happy home

When she moved into her new home on Lincoln Street this month, Elana Helgesen discovered a welcome surprise message: “Will you marry me?”

Patrons Club officials are, from left, Carolyn Payne, first vice president; Betty Musacco, president, and Marianne Jennings, fashion show chairwoman.

Community: GCC's Patrons Club presents annual fashion show

John Davitt, former superintendent/president of Glendale Community College, was remembered for his longtime support of the college’s Patrons Club during the annual fashion show earlier this month at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank.

Glendale Community College's Dante Shipman was named the team MVP after intercepting eight passes this year and finishing with the school career record of 14. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club: Glendale Community College football duo earns honors

GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the 12th and final meeting of the year.

Community: Weathercaster is also Santa's elf

NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman will be broadcasting his 5 and 6 p.m. segments live at several locations throughout December. He will visit the Americana at Brand from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, and then pack up his “sleigh” and head for Toluca Lake, where he’ll stop at the 7 p.m. neighborhood tree-lighting ceremony at the corner of Riverside Drive and Forman Avenue.

Community: Top SoCal choral singers perform

Local high school choral members performed with their peers last Saturday during the Southern California Vocal Assn.’s High School Honor Choirs event at Santa Monica High School. The evening performance culminated two days of intense rehearsals by students representing high schools throughout the Southland.

Matilda is a 6-year-old female blue point "Ragdoll" cat available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Matilda

From last week, Melody (A366120) is still available and Humphrey (A367559) has gone to a rescue.

Sylvester is a 3-year-old chocolate Pit Bull Terrier available for adoption through the Burbank Animal Shelter.

Leader Pet of the Day: Sylvester

Calling all chocolate lovers... chocolate pit bull terriers, that is. Introducing pretty-eyed Sylvester. This energetic 3-year-old boy is a handsome lad with a sweet and playful spirit.

Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, May 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and reaffirming support for a plan to equip law enforcement officials with body-worn cameras.

In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral who had helped arrange for the service to promote religious tolerance, said he "hoped the service would serve as the start of more efforts to work together for good." Although security was tight for the event, one heckler turned up, decrying the use of the cathedral by Muslims. The day before, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. had made a Facebook post in which he wrote about the event that it was "sad to see a church open its doors to worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible." The critics' sentiments resonated with some Americans, but not with others.

On Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m., Sport Chalet will offer free underwater photos with Santa for ages 10 and up. Younger children can snorkel with St. Nick as an alternative.

Underwater portraits with Santa at Sport Chalet

Anyone looking for a fun alternative to the annual mall Santa portrait will find a welcome respite at La Cañada’s Sport Chalet on Dec. 6.