Glendale News Press Male Athlete of the Year Brian Gadsby during an interview at Crescenta Valley High School on July 10. Gadsby is the quarterback for the football team and a pitcher for the baseball team. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale News-Press Male Athlete of the Year: Crescenta Valley High's Gadsby proved himself a true dual threat

Whether it was under the Friday night lights of autumn or in the center of a Stengel Field spotlight in the spring, Brian Gadsby’s right arm was a constant.

A rendering of the proposed Burbank Whole Foods Market and conjoining 241-unit luxury apartment complex that may be built at 3401 West Olive Ave.

Planning board to weigh in on Talaria complex

The Planning Board on Monday is slated to weigh in on a proposal to build a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods market in the city’s Media District.

Levandis Landy (aka "LL") as a preacher during a gospel scene at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank during rehearsals for "Hustlin'." The play was written and performed mostly by former addicts and homeless currently in a Los Angeles rehab facility.

'Hustlin' puts street life on the stage

The woman onstage is in mourning, rising unsteadily from the floor in fishnets and a dangerously short skirt, still in disbelief that another friend has died on the streets. “She was so young,” cries Carrie Gazzaruso, a curtain of blond hair over her face. She quickly pulls off a thong and wraps it tightly around her arm, collapsing back to her knees to prepare a needle loaded with heroin.

Midnight is a 4-year-old domestic medium-hair cat up for adoption.

Leader pet of the day: Midnight

Cat lovers know the precious, light, sand-paper caress of feline kisses... well, get ready for some with Midnight.

Two of the suspects connected to an alleged residential burglary on July 25 in the 100 block of Aspen Oak Lane were caught on tape.

Four suspects appear in surveillance video

Police have released surveillance photos of four suspects allegedly breaking into a Glendale home last month and stealing an unknown number of personal items.

An employee walks through the Grayson Power Plant on Thursday, December 4, 2008. At its Aug. 19, 2014 meeting, the Glendale City Council recently approved a study to look into revamping the community's sole electricity-generating plant with up-to-date technologies.

Council supports power plant study

A study looking into revamping the community’s sole electricity-generating plant with up-to-date technologies will soon be underway after winning unanimous support from the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Burbank school district appeals $3.2M award in sexual harassment case

Burbank Unified School District officials are appealing an award of $3.2 million in legal fees stemming from a seven-year-old sexual harassment lawsuit.

Glendale school district prescribes additional school nurses

Glendale school officials recently made room for more nurses to join the staff as they move to address students' health concerns and slowly recover from past budget cuts.

City of Burbank agrees to $1.4M settlement in Dahlia case

The city has reached a $1.4-million settlement with a former Burbank police detective who sued the city for retaliation after he was fired four years ago for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a takeover robbery at Porto’s Bakery in 2007.

Motorist arrested after allegedly striking pedestrian

A 35-year-old motorist was arrested Thursday after she allegedly struck a pedestrian while driving under the influence of drugs with her four-year-old daughter in the car, police said.

Learning Matters: Some ideas for the school board appointee to consider

Some friends have asked about my intentions for next April's election. As I've told them, I'm not seeking another term on the Board of Education. And I don't plan to submit my name for the interim appointment to the seat being vacated by my good friend Mary Boger, though I pondered the possibility when it was presented.

A Word, Please: The rule says you should 'ignore' this headline

Much has been said about misused quotation marks. Photos of signs boasting about "fresh" seafood and "free" refills abound on the Internet, offering a good laugh at the expense of business owners who don't realize that quotation marks around "fresh" and "free" could suggest quite the opposite.

Deni King, an adult fitness instructor, leads a water aerobics routine at Verdugo Pool for the first ever "Rock-a-Hula" pool party for local seniors in Burbank on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Nearly 200 older adults came out to the event.

First-ever 'Rock-a-Hula' party makes a splash

The city’s first-ever “Rock-a-Hula” pool party for older adults drew dozens of residents donning colorful leis to the Verdugo Pool Thursday to dance to 1950s rock-and-roll and take a dip in the water.

Groups present Wine & Gourmet event

Kiwanis Club of La Cañada, together with Le Petit Vendome, La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation Endowment Fund and the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce are presenting the 12th Annual Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting and Premium Wine Auction on Sunday, Sept. 28 in Memorial Park. Hours for the food and wine tasting are 3 to 6 p.m.; the live wine auction will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is for adults 21 years and older only.

Junior Women's Club schedules events

Local women who would like to learn more about the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club are invited to call Provisional Chair Lainie Rose Miller at (323) 294-7444, as the group is planning a morning coffee meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Miller will provide interested parties the street address for the gathering.

Crescenta Valley Crime: Two Rolex watches and white gold ring stolen from La Cañada home

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St. Francis names Terry Phillips as new baseball coach

Having been involved with coaching baseball for about a decade, Terry Phillips doesn’t view the diamond in all that different a light from the classroom.

Glendale High's Artak Arzumanyan, center, looks to shoot on Los Altos' Matthew Perez (13) during the first half in a CIF Southern Section Division V championship match at Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine. (Kevin Chang/ Daily Pilot)

Top 10 Games of 2013-14: Glendale water polo is No. 1

The top-10 high school games from the 2013-14 season were selected by the sportswriters of the Glendale News-Press.

Jonathan Fong, 15, of Glendale, a four-year student of Charles Newschwanger, taking a lesson in the Samuelson Chapel at the Crescenta-Canada YMCA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Newschwanger has been teaching piano at the Y since 1998.

Piano lessons strike a chord at the Y

YMCA branches are staples for offering family-friendly physical activities such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming.

Nestle announces new animal welfare standards

Nestle, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has pledged new animal welfare standards for its 7,300 worldwide suppliers, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is the Glendale News-Press 2013-14 Female Athlete of the Year. Here she's photographed on campus on Friday, July 25, 2014. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose is News-Press Female Athlete of the Year once again

If 2013 was a breakout season for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimmer Kirsten Vose, then perhaps 2014 could be defined as a brand-building campaign.

Crescenta Valley High pitcher Brian Gadsby turned in the top-10 individual performances in a team setting. (File Photo)

Top-10 individual performances in a team setting: Gadsby's run tops list of individual performances

The following are the top-10 individual performances in a team setting for the 2014-15 high school season as voted by the Glendale News-Press sports staff.

Artur Ghazaryan, left, 28, and Havhannes Ghazaryan, 26, were arrested for allegedly being in possession of more than 100 fraudulent credit cards on Tuesday.

Glendale pair suspected of ID theft after 138 cards found in vehicles

Two Glendale men were arrested on suspicion of identity theft on Tuesday after being caught with more than 100 allegedly fraudulent credit cards in their possession, police said.

Ron Mizrahi points to the bottom of a canyon near his family home off Earlmont Avenue, where a car driven by a 76-year-old La Cañada woman landed Wednesday afternoon, killing the driver. Several witnesses said they saw the Mercedes barrel down Jarvis Avenue onto Earlmont and veer off into the front yard of the Mizrahi family home before careening off a cliff's edge into the draw below.

818 Roundup: Woman dies after car careens off edge of canyon; Bike safety campaign held in Glendale

Good morning readers! Today is Friday, August 22, 2014. Today's forecast includes a high of 85 degrees and a low of 65 in Glendale.

Students walk to class at Glendale Community College Monday June 22, 2009.

Glendale Community College aims for growth

Glendale Community College officials hope to increase the number of full-time equivalent students by nearly 1.5% this academic year, and they are also concerned about the impending end of Proposition 30, which saved the college from making drastic budget cuts two years ago.

GWP to send energy-saving tips and alerts via text and email

Glendale Water & Power is turning to texting and emails to remind customers of how to conserve energy during the hottest days of the summer.

As Chris Chorebanian of Glendale, fills out a questionaire, Nathalie Winiarski of Walk Bike Glendale puts a free rear light on his bicycle as part of Operation Firefly in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the assistance of the Glendale Police Department on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Glendale police officers stopped bicyclists riding without lights, but instead of giving them citations, let Winiarski talk with them about safe cycling at night and attached free front and rear lights.

Campaign lights the way to bike safety

Chris Chorebanian was pulled over on his bicycle by a Glendale police officer Wednesday evening for riding without a front light.

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Friday

Glendale Unified issues more bonds

Glendale school officials issued another $70 million in bonds last week as they move ahead with plans to upgrade facilities and replace classroom bungalows with one- and two-story buildings at 10 schools.

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