City Clerk to assist voter registration

The Burbank City Clerk’s office will host an open house on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to increase voter turnout in the city.

Hundreds of mourners gather at a growing collection of candles at a vigil at Burroughs High School in Burbank on Friday, September 12, 2014. Three died in a crash in Santa Clarita last night.

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon.

Airport Authority approves bid to insulate homes

A $1-million contract to better insulate 29 single-family and condominium-style homes from aircraft noise at the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

Representatives from the Zonta Club of Burbank, the National Charity League Burbank chapter and the Burbank Community YMCA pose for a photo during a shoe donation event on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. From left to right: Marva Murphy (Zonta Club), Kimberley Clark (Zonta Club), Aimee Snow (National Charity League), Emily Gabel-Luddy (Zonta Club) and JC Holt, president and chief executive of the Burbank Community YMCA.

Two charities take steps to make change overseas

A pile of old shoes may not seem like much, but it’s what brought together a pair of Burbank women’s groups looking to get as much mileage as possible out of the old soles.

Three vendors set up at Burbank High School where food trucks, which normally are at the school on Thursdays, set up with their services for the high school's back-to-school night on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Ten percent of the money the food trucks earn goes to the high school's culinary arts program.

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks are popular at Burbank High, including the school’s Back-to-School event held on Wednesday.

Man pleads guilty in police car theft

A 22-year-old Palm Springs man pleaded guilty on Friday to charges that he stole a Glendale police car from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in Tustin in January, authorities said.

Employees lined up to greet customers when the Apple store at the Americana at Brand opened at 8:00 A.M. to begin selling the newest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on Friday, September 19, 2014.

Shoppers get hung up in line for iPhone

Several hundred shoppers eagerly waited in line for hours — some for more than 12 hours — outside the Glendale Galleria for a chance to be among the first to get an iPhone 6 Friday morning, but several claimed poor line management forced them to wait even longer.

A Glendale police officer chases down a motorist who did not stop for an undercover Glendale Police officer using the crosswalk at Central and Garfield in Glendale on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

Glendale graduates in bright evening sun at the graduation of Glendale High School on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

Glendale students' exit exam scores decline

A lower percentage of Glendale students passed the California High School Exit Exam during the 2013-14 school year compared to the year before, according to data state officials released Friday.

News-Press Editorial: Things may be looking better at Grand View

We are holding our collective breath to find out how things are shaping up for Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery, now that a new owner is finally in place and is apparently taking steps toward revitalizing the property. As we reported this week, news of what the future holds is expected to be made public by the cemetery’s management by some time in October.

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police release video footage of pedestrian struck by vehicle

Police have released surveillance video of the hit-and-run incident that shows an 80-year-old Glendale woman getting knocked to the floor by a black sedan, and is asking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver.

Leader Editorial: Grieving for all three victims of the crash

With the community reeling over the loss of three teenagers in a vehicle crash in the early hours of Sept. 12 — an eerie echo of a fiery crash almost exactly a year ago — Burbank does what it often does: lend comfort and support to those who have lost their loved ones.

A Word, Please: A notion writers should be disabused of

If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a subject for another day.)

Glendale Community College's Tru Jarvis, center, runs the ball up the middle in game at home versus East Los Angeles College on Sept. 6. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College football seeking best start since 2009

There are several reasons why the members of the Glendale Community College football team have begun the season on the right note. One of them has been the consistency of the defensive unit.

Glendale Community College cross-country enjoys top-five success

Glendale Community College Coach Eddie Lopez expressed elation, but self-control Friday after a morning in which both his women’s and men’s cross-country teams turned in top-five performances at the Southern California Preview Meet held at Van Nuys’ Woodley Park.

Learning Matters: GUSD features share of homegrown employees

A few weeks ago, a colleague and I went to Daily High School to meet with the new principal Rene Valdes, about a school-to-career grant we're working on. Deb Rinder, whose responsibilities include the high schools, joined us for the conversation.

Air Force Airman Michael I. Kreisel, a 2009 graduate of La Cañada High School, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

La Cañada High alumnus completes basic training

Air Force Airman Michael I. Kreisel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Crime Report: Copper pipes stolen from Trader Joe's

An employee of Trader Joe¿s called deputies after he discovered from a co-worker that copper pipes connected to the store¿s refrigeration unit had been stolen, causing goods to thaw.

District comes out ahead on property swap

Glendale school officials have sold the district's employee training facility on Central Avenue for the $7.2 million, months after a period of closed-door negotiations to swap the property for an apartment complex.

Three year-old Kellan (no last name provided), of L.A., has fun on a zip line at We Rock the Spectrum in Glendale on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Michael Cohen and his wife Deborah Portnoy own the gym for children with special needs.

818 Roundup: New gym for special-needs children; Funding tripled for state film tax-credit program

Good morning, locals. Today is Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  Temperatures today are expected to reach a high of 79 and a low of 66 degrees in the Glendale area today, with a chance of drizzle during the day and patchy fog at night.

Aram Hambardzumyan, 25, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary and robbery.

Woman thwarts burglary attempt with help of neighbor

A 63-year-old Glendale woman’s “quick actions” and bravery thwarted a 25-year-old man’s alleged attempt to break into her home and rob her on Thursday, authorities said.

Jobless rates decline slightly in Glendale, Burbank

Unemployment rates in Glendale and Burbank dipped slightly last month with education and health services adding the most jobs across Los Angeles County, according to the latest labor report.

Burbank High's James Williams' season ended by injury

James Williams received the news Wednesday that spelled the end of his season and his high school football career.

Burbank High's Lilit Vardanyan serves against Arcadia in a Pacific League girls' tennis match at Burbank High on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Arcadia High doubles too much for Burbank tennis

BURBANK — The reigning co-Pacific League champions faced one another Thursday when the Arcadia High girls’ tennis team visited Burbank.

Crescenta Valley High's Emily Bristow comes up with a dig versus Glendale during the Pacific League-opening match Thursday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball outlasts Glendale in league opener

GLENDALE — One win is all that separated the Glendale High and Crescenta Valley girls’ volleyball teams within the Pacific League standings last season.

A film crew, who said they were filming preliminary ideas for a new, yet to be proposed, television show with the working title "Beef" with Christopher Meloni film on location in the Kenneth Village area of Glendale on Thursday, February 6, 2013.

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.

A female pedestrian in her 70s was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Broadway in Glendale on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

Pedestrian struck in hit-and-run incident

A pedestrian was struck in a hit-and-run incident in Glendale Thursday afternoon, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

A house for sale is seen in Glendale Friday February 20, 2009.

Prices rise for single-family homes in Glendale

The median sale price for a single-family home in Glendale soared in August compared to the same time a year ago, while condo prices crept up, according to the latest real estate report.

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

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