Andres Kim and the Arroyo Seco Saints open up play in the Palomino World Series on Thursday.

Arroyo Seco Saints march back to Palomino World Series

A return trip to the Palomino World Series was a chief goal for the Arroyo Seco Saints. They have appeared in the event the previous two seasons, advancing to the semifinals each time.

Burroughs High's Matt Schwartz sets different standard

Fifteen feet, nine inches.

The ruptured water main that closed the intersection of Verdugo Boulevard and Honolulu Avenuen on Tuesday, July 1 will get a permanent weld.

Crews dig in to fix underground pipeline from sinkhole incident

Crews plan to work through Thursday morning to repair an underground water main that ruptured in Montrose earlier this month.

Phil Coombes spoke to the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce about the business uses of unmanned aerial vehicles, known commonly as drones.  Photographed in Pasadena on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Real estate broker has his own view of drones

An area businessman is looking to change the perception of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones, starting with businesses in the La Crescenta area.

Glendale Arts dance class pops up at the Galleria

Glendale Arts dance class pops up at the Galleria

The rhythm of Latin music pulsating throughout the Glendale Galleria Tuesday night not only stopped shoppers in their tracks, but prompted a handful to drop their bags and learn some dance moves.

Glendale water rates still afloat

The City Council put its controversial vote on water-rate increases on hold this week after Mayor Zareh Sinanyan said on Tuesday that he couldn't support a proposed bump he backed during earlier discussions.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: YMCA of the Foothills to launch new Tribes season; National Night Out Tuesday

The YMCA of the Foothills is preparing to launch another season of its Tribes program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their fathers.

Nurses rallied outside USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale on Wednesday afternoon, demanding safer working conditions.

Nurses picket outside USC-Verdugo Hills

About 70 nurses and 40 of their supporters rallied outside of USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital on Wednesday afternoon as they called for the hospital’s administration to bring their working conditions up to par with the university’s other hospitals.

A sign tells travelers how to get from the new transportation center to the Bob Hope Airport.  Photographed on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Airline to offer nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport to San Diego

A regional airline will start offering nonstop flights from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank to San Diego on Oct. 1.

The Brand gates in Glendale, California, from the early 1900s.

Verdugo Views: Growing up on the flats near L.C. Brand

Two large, white houses stood close together on the slopes above northwest Glendale in the early 1920s. One was El Miradero, home of L.C. and Mary Louise Brand. Another was Ard Eevin, home of Dan and Margaret Campbell. A young girl named Sumi was familiar with both houses and both families.

La Cañada Community Center executive director Deb Jordan, left, pictured with Wendy Hobbs, right, at a birthday party for Hobbs at the Community Center. Jordan will be leaving her post at the Community Center for a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

Deb Jordan to helm hospital foundation

After two years as executive director of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge, Deb Jordan will leave to take a position with the USC-Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

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 afternoon commute

Andy Beattie, a city commissioner and former president of the La Canada school board, died July 27, 2014.

Residents mourn Andy Beattie, community volunteer and public safety commissioner

Andy Beattie, a longtime community volunteer and public safety commissioner who was past president of both the La Cañada Unified School Board and the La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters, died Sunday morning.

Schiff to host forum on identity theft

On Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum on identity theft protection at the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium at 7 p.m. intended to teach constituents how to better protect themselves from fraud and what to do in the event that their personal information is used without their permission.

CV Sheriff's Department invites public to National Night Out on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Crescenta Valley Station is inviting La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose residents to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out crime and drug-prevention event, to be held in the parking lot of Ralphs Fresh Fare Market in La Crescenta, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Making song requests at the Oakmont League party are, from left, Judy Mendicina, Nina Ratliff and songstress Laura Angelini.

The Valley Line: Oakmont League celebrates 75th anniversary

What a strange day Sunday was — not at all like the usual weather we experience toward the end of July. A cloudy day in July is hardly ever on the weatherperson's menu, or mine, for that matter.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 507, from left, Finn Sagal, Haig Manoukian, Brian Ling, Alex Barsom and Asst. Scoutmaster David Sagal pose with the troop flag at the top of Mount Whitney in July 2014.

Along the Scouting Trail: Troop 507 members climb Mount Whitney

Members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 507 took part in a six-day, 40-mile backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that began July 9. The highlight of the trip was their trek to the 14,508-foot summit of Mt. Whitney.

Fianceés Darnell Smith and Lauren Marlotte pose with her bike in Glendale on Monday, July 28, 2014. Smith's bike has already shipped to the East Coast for the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day 163-mile ride from Wellesley, Mass. to Cape Cod on Aug. 2 and 3, 2014.

Fiancés to cycle 163 miles for cancer research

The first time Lauren Marlotte and her fiancé Darnell Smith rode their bikes 100 miles, they trekked from Santa Barbara to Ojai to Ventura and back, ran out of water and followed a path that partially runs along the shoulder of a freeway.

Arroyo Seco Saints' Frankie Garriola catches the ball that arrives a little late to third base as Urban Youth Academy's Richard Samundo slides in safely in the championship game of the Palomino West Zone in Compton on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Arroyo Seco Saints earn spot in World Series

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team is accustomed to playing in extra-inning games.

Avalon Sanders, 8 of La Canada, gives the peace sign while swimming under water at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club swimming pool on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Temperatures, in the mid 90s on Wednesday, were expected to continue rising through the week.

Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

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

The city of Glendale held a grand opening ceremony for the Cypress Senior Living building on the 300 block of E. Cypress St. in Glendale on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Glendale housing for low-income seniors, retired veterans opens its doors

A once-dilapidated 1920s-era brick building in south Glendale will now have a new life as a home for low-income seniors and retired veterans.

A pedestrian is seen between two vehicles as she crosses the street on the 500 block of N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The driver in the car in front of the pedestrian was pulled over by Glendale police for not yielding.

Glendale drivers and pedestrians cited during sting

Four drivers were ticketed for not yielding to pedestrians on Brand Boulevard, while nine pedestrians were cited for offenses such as jaywalking during a safety operation Tuesday afternoon carried out by the Glendale Police Department.

Burbank school district weighs compensation comparison study

Burbank Unified officials are looking to hire a consultant to create a compensation study months after school board members heard concerns that some employees are not adequately paid compared to comparable workers in other districts.

Water Carnival puts summer on ice

Kids looking to cool off from the summer heat can head to McCambridge Park Pool Saturday evening for the city's annual Water Carnival.

A 1957 Lotus 11 makes a perfect background for photos at the annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic on San Fernando Road in Burbank on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Classic car show revs up the crowd

More than 10,000 spectators and car enthusiasts flocked to downtown Burbank on Saturday to admire roughly 200 classic cars at the third annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic, a show made up of cars featured on television shows and in movies.

The auditorium with several interested residents at Crescenta Valley High School where school district officials from Glendale and La Canada responded to questions from the community about the Sagebrush area of La Canada Flintridge that is served by the Glendale Unified School District on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Sagebrush cries foul over Glendale-produced informational document

Saying it underplays local support, Sagebrush residents are crying foul about an informational document posted by Glendale Unified regarding negotiations to transfer the area to La Cañada Unified.

Visiting high school and college students from Incheon, South Korea, try their hand doing leather work at Ralph Foy Park on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Students from South Korea visit as part of sister-city exchange

A dozen students crowded around a picnic table at Ralph Foy Park in Burbank Monday afternoon, decorating leather bracelets and bookmarks.

 Move-up sales buoy market

Move-up sales buoy market

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank continued to climb last month, but the median price for a condominium slid, according to the latest real estate report.

A memorial with a portrait of Drew Ferraro at Crescenta Valley High School on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Ferraro, a 15-year-old sophomore, jumped to his death during lunch from a school building. His family says he was bullied at school.  (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Drew Ferraro case moved to Burbank

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge relinquished the case involving a former Crescenta Valley High student who killed himself after deeming it "too complicated," court records show.