Scaring up screams for charity

Scaring up screams for charity

Diane Meyer could divulge what’s inside the Wilsley Bros. Fun House in Burbank, but that would ruin the surprise and maybe some of the screams.

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Titans run through obstacles for Toll Middle School

Titans run through obstacles for Toll Middle School

Toll Middle School students hopped, skipped and jumped their way through a series of obstacles Thursday as part of the school-wide “Dash of the Titans” fundraiser.

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818 Roundup: Search is on for Miss La Cañada; Burbank residential water restrictions

818 Roundup: Search is on for Miss La Cañada; Burbank residential water restrictions

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening.

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Glendale football blocked from overtime win by Pasadena

GLENDALE — For the Glendale High football team, home had been less than sweet so far this season. The Nitros came into their Pacific League matchup with visiting Pasadena riding a two-game losing streak, with both defeats coming at Moyse Stadium, where Glendale is winless in three tries.

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St. Francis High football stays on track, stymies St. Paul

SANTA FE SPRINGS — The focus all week for the St. Francis football team following an emotional come-from-behind Angelus League victory at Cathedral was to avoid an emotional letdown in Friday's showdown at St. Paul.

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La Cañada High football sunk by Glazier, San Marino

La Cañada High's Samuel Brown returns a San Marino kickoff before being taken out by San Marino's Patrick Crowley during a Rio Hondo League game on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High football sunk by Glazier, San Marino

LA CAÑADA — A relentless offense, fueled by an aerial attack led by one of the more polished quarterbacks in the San Gabriel Valley, handed the La Cañada High football its first defeat at home of the season and first loss in Rio Hondo League play Friday evening.

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Flintridge Prep football left seeing Stars in nonleague defeat

SAN PEDRO — Having entered the homestretch of the regular season, things took a turn for the worse for the Flintridge Prep football team.

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Crescenta Valley High football enjoys special win versus Muir

Crescenta Valley High's Jordan Lobianco looks back over his shoulder after making a catch as he runs over 50 yards to score against Muir in the first half of a Pacific League football game at Muir High on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football enjoys special win versus Muir

PASADENA — Moments after the conclusion of Friday evening’s Pacific League showdown between the visiting Crescenta Valley High and Muir football teams, streams of fans and former Falcons players descended toward a steadily growing huddle in the end zone.

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Burbank football rumbles past Hoover

BURBANK — Both the Burbank High and Hoover football teams have very much been the walking wounded throughout the current season with injuries plaguing both squads from the beginning of the season.

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Council OKs jail services contract

A private medical care provider was granted a one-year trial run on Tuesday to examine and treat local jail inmates on-site as opposed to the costlier process of having paramedics and police officers escort them to Glendale Adventist Medical Center for minor health issues.

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News-Press Editorial: Move to stem potential suit may backfire

As Glendale Unified moves toward giving up the Sagebrush territory — something long thought impossible, and now seen as almost inevitable — a curious set of politics comes to the fore.

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Read On: AT&T seems to have its wires crossed

Read On: AT&T seems to have its wires crossed

So while I hate to write about my own personal issues — actually, that’s a lie, there is little I like to do more — I must take the opportunity here to slam the stuffing out of a little company you may have heard of called AT&T.

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City settles over fund transfer

The city of Burbank has finalized a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed its long-running practice of transferring certain funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal.

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Glendale police swear in new recruits

Glendale police swear in new recruits

Five new officers were welcomed to Glendale's police force on Thursday at a swearing-in ceremony that marked the culmination of the “arduous” six-month Orange County Sheriff’s Police Academy.

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Decade of dominance secured for Glendale Community College cross-country women

A decade of dominance was secured by the Glendale Community College women’s cross-country team at Friday afternoon’s Western State Conference Championships.

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Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system

Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system

The Glendale Community College Trustees voted to pass a resolution on Tuesday initiating the switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one.

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Glendale teachers share exam hurdles

Three Glendale teachers confronted school officials this week, expressing discontent over an academic-diagnostic exam implemented this school year that took much longer than expected for many students to complete.

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Multiple topics addressed at Burbank town hall meeting

Burbank residents voiced a variety of concerns at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, including gripes about water restrictions, grievances about parking, complaints about graffiti and grime and criticism of the city’s smoking-ban ordinance.

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A Word, Please: A listicle that spells things out for you

A Word, Please: A listicle that spells things out for you

Listicles are all the rage these days, or so young folks tell me.

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Verdugo Views: Preservationists saw Brockmont's clock ticking

Verdugo Views: Preservationists saw Brockmont's clock ticking

Earlier this year, Brockmont Park became the city’s sixth historic district.

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The Whiteboard Jungle: Writing is a tough but worthy pursuit

The Whiteboard Jungle: Writing is a tough but worthy pursuit

Last week, I was invited to participate in the Local Authors’ Showcase held at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank.

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Leader Pet of the Day: Hobbes

Leader Pet of the Day: Hobbes

As the nights become longer and the breeze cooler, ’tis the season for sweet, spunky excitement. Hobbes brings just that.

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News-Press Pet of the Day: Jazzy

News-Press Pet of the Day: Jazzy

Jazzy is a 1-year-old, red tabby cat. He is easy to handle, very friendly and enjoys being petted.

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Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use

Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use

Burbank residents are being asked to cut back on outdoor water use even more during the winter months as California continues to endure a severe drought.

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Inventory shrinks as home costs continue to rise

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank was up last month, compared to the same time last year, but the number of homes for sale was down significantly, according to the latest real estate report.

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Refocused Glendale Community College football looks to make it two straight wins

Following a bye and a victory to begin the second half of the season, it appears as though the members of the Glendale Community College football team are refocused.

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Search for Miss LCF is open

The search is on for the 2015 Miss La Cañada Flintridge and her royal court, it was announced Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce & Community Assn. Royal Court Committee.

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Hospital guild to hold fundraiser

The Flintridge Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will be holding its third annual Moonlight and Moonshine fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the La Cañada Thursday Club. The evening will feature a barbecue dinner provided by Newport Rib Company, along with a DJ, line dancing, a silent auction, a wine toss opportunity and a casino featuring roulette, craps and blackjack.

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Crime Report: Driver pulled over for arrest warrants assaults officer

At 8:32 p.m., officers ran the plates on a 1993 gold Toyota Camry on the 210 Freeway and discovered arrest warrants attached to the owner.

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GWP opens up Grayson Power Plant to the public as part of 'Utility Day'

Groups of Glendale residents walked through aisles of massive machinery, gauges and buttons on Thursday for a behind-the-scenes look at where the city generates its power.

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Burbank High's Rose Cowart spikes the ball past Crescenta Valley's Patricia Kerman during a Pacific League match on Thusday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Burbank High girls' volleyball pulls away from Crescenta Valley

BURBANK — Though it was the closest set of the match, Burbank High’s girls’ volleyball team hardly lost its poise in the third game of Thursday afternoon’s Pacific League match against visiting Crescenta Valley.

Quarterback Andy Amela and the Burroughs High football team routed Arcadia on Thursday.

Return of Amela sparks Burroughs football to lopsided win against Arcadia

BURBANK — The Burroughs High football team was just happy to have its quarterback back.

Sports Roundup: La Cañada volleyball sweeps up Temple City

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

League title chase goes south for Flintridge Sacred Heart versus Marymount

LA CAÑADA — A hope for a second consecutive Mission League girls’ volleyball title may have very well ended for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy squad on a night in which many of the players who delivered the program its first crown in seven years were honored.

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley water polo blitzes Burbank

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Hoover High's boys' water polo team defeated Pasadena on Thursday in Pacific League play.

Big first quarter sparks Hoover boys' water polo past Pasadena

GLENDALE — It took a good part of the season for the members of the Hoover High boys’ water polo team to get up to speed on offense in the first quarter of their matches. That seems to no longer be the situation.

Burbank girls' tennis rolls to 14-4 win against Hoover

GLENDALE — With the Burbank High and Hoover girls’ tennis teams having already locked up automatic playoff spots prior to Thursday’s matchup, both squads had something to play for when they met Thursday in a Pacific League match.

Crescenta Valley High School soccer players during practice at the school's field in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Glendale Unified School District installed artificial turf at the school in 2006, but following a recent story on NBC, some parents have expressed concern about the potential health impacts of the field.

818 Roundup: School parents concerned about artificial turf; Identity theft suspects arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 87 degrees and a low of 62 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Crescenta Valley High School soccer players during practice at the school's field in La Crescenta on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Glendale Unified School District installed artificial turf at the school in 2006, but following a recent story on NBC, some parents have expressed concern about the potential health impacts of the field.

Parents express concerns over safety of artificial turf

Parents told the Glendale Unified school board on Tuesday they’re concerned about the materials that make up artificial turf, following a recent NBC News report.

A construction project between Brand Blvd. and Orange Street in downtown Glendale on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Following a presentation indicating the proliferation of development in downtown Tuesday, the Glendale City Council discussed the possibility of scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers.

Council wants to revisit plan for downtown Glendale

The Glendale City Council wants to look into scaling back incentives and establishing additional fees for developers, direction given Tuesday after a presentation indicated that 66% of new multifamily units approved in Glendale since 2006 have been in the downtown area.

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