Sig Alert issued on Glendale (2) Freeway after big-rig plunges down embankment

A Sig Alert was issued Tuesday morning after a big-rig drove off the Glendale (2) Freeway and plunged 70 feet down an embankment, officials said.

Voting irregularities mar Democratic committee election

Democratic officials in Sacramento Monday ordered a redo of the election of local delegates, ruling about 15% of voters were not qualified to cast a ballot.

A performance at the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorative Event at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, as well as to add further pressure on the Turkish government to officially recognize the massacres as a genocide.

Elijah Rock, Jake Broder and Angela Teek star in the Colony Theatre Company production of "Words By Ira Geshwin," by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein and now playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

Stage Review: Ira Gershwin, a lyricist of note

Ira Gershwin, older brother of celebrated composer George, wasn’t one for the limelight, despite his Pulitzer Prize-winning, decades-long success as one of the pillars of the great American Songbook.

Donnie Yen in a scene from "Kung Fu Killer."

Film Review: Donnie Yen leads an HK cavalcade of stars

Donnie Yen (“Iron Monkey,” “Ip Man”) now reigns as the top martial arts star in Hong Kong cinema. Since being discovered by Hollywood, Jackie Chan’s domestic output has slowed down. (Plus Jackie is now 61, and his stunt bravado is no longer so crazy.) Jet Li is nine years younger than Jackie, but his overall output (including the American “Expendables” series) has slowed even more.

Students to head to Costa Rica

The People to People Student Ambassador Program, a for-profit student educational program, will be taking a local junior high and high school delegation to Costa Rica in the summer of 2016 for a 10-day trip. Hilary Gregg, a 15-year veteran teacher in La Cañada, will be the primary leader for the junior high delegation.

Casino Night tickets are available

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. The event will be held in conjunction with Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration taking place in late May under the sponsorship of the local chamber of commerce.

Power restored to nearly 2,000 customers after outage

Crews restored power to nearly 2,000 customers after an outage was reported in north Glendale just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, officials said.

Schiff to host Rim of the Valley town hall

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting Monday night about the National Park Service’s draft report for the Rim of the Valley Study, which was released two weeks ago and recommends an expansion of the existing recreation area.

Rubio's Coastal Grill assistant manager Evette Cisneros shows the fish tacos and Salsa verde shrimp tacos at the Glendale Ave. restaurant in Glendale on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Dining Review: Rubio's Coastal Grill dives into new territory

I’m breaking with tradition on two counts today. First, I’m writing about a major chain restaurant and second, I got free food there. Normally I don’t accept free food, but I wanted to go to this press event to hear a good explanation of the changes in store at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. Make that Rubio’s Coastal Grill, their new name.

DJ Milam and the Glendale Community College baseball team will open the postseason Friday.

Glendale Community College baseball hosts Southwestern in CCCAA first round

Not long after Glendale Community College's baseball team had defeated College of the Canyons, 8-6, on Friday evening to wrap up a fourth Western State Conference South Division title in five seasons, Vaqueros Coach Chris Cicuto predicted his team would be the No. 8 seed in the upcoming postseason.

Sports Roundup: La Canada softball hands Monrovia first league loss

SOFTBALL

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley swimming's MacDougall wins 100 free at Mt. SAC

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Glendale Community College women's tennis' historic season concludes

It was a season full of firsts and triumphs that was likely the greatest in program history.

Protesters wave the Armenian flag during a demonstration outside the Turkish Consulate on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles on April 24, 2009, to call for an end of Turkey's denials of the Armenian genocide.

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its ambassador from Vienna.

Thousands brought flags, signs and photos to the March for Justice commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Friday, April 24, 2015.

818 Roundup: More than 130,000 march in LA to commemorate Armenian Genocide; Reward for stolen love letters grows

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, April 25, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 51 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Glendale Community College track team produces three conference titles

Three Glendale Community College athletes took home individual titles at the Western State Conference Championships at Santa Barbara City College.

Crescenta Valley High's Brett Klein hits a single into the outfield for an RBI in the first inning against Arcadia in a Pacific League baseball game at Stengel Field in Glendale on Friday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Huge first inning leads Crescenta Valley High baseball to lopsided win against Arcadia

GLENDALE — More often than not, the Crescenta Valley High and Arcadia baseball teams have been accustomed to playing close games.

Benitez, Gharabegi will represent Glendale Community College in quarterfinals

A historic season for the Glendale Community College women’s tennis team will continue for at least one more day and perhaps more.

Flintridge Prep's Dante Fregoso hits a serve into play against Rio Hondo in a Prep League boys volleyball game at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada Flintridge on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Flintridge Prep boys' volleyball keeps rolling with sweep of Rio Hondo Prep

LA CAÑADA — Occupying the top rung of the Prep League standings, the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team is prepared for its share of challenges during the final stretch of the league campaign.

Glendale Community College men's tennis makes postseason exit at Ojai

Aspirations of advancing to Saturday’s second-to-last day of the season-ending 115th annual Ojai Valley Tournament fell short for the Glendale Community College men’s tennis team Friday afternoon.

News-Press Cartoon: Pope Francis acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

News-Press Cartoon: Pope Francis acknowledges the Armenian Genocide

Bert Ring gives us his take on Pope Francis' acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide and President Obama's decision not to use the word "genocide."

Glendale Community College baseball takes WSC title all for itself

VALENCIA — It made no matter to the Glendale Community College baseball team what L.A. Mission was doing miles away, because the Vaqueros were intent on closing out their Western State Conference South Division business on their own accord.

Armenian Americans span three decades of local leadership

The first Armenian American elected to public office in Glendale didn’t think that being the first was unique at the time.

Thousands brought flags, signs and photos to the March for Justice commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Friday, April 24, 2015.

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

A century after a genocide that left 1.5 million Armenians dead, thousands of their descendants took the streets of Los Angeles in remembrance on Friday, while also demanding recognition from the perpetrators.

Glendale officials, residents visit Yerevan

YEREVAN, Armenia -- Former Glendale Mayor Eileen Givens, traveling with a small contingent of local residents, represented the city of Glendale during meetings with Armenian officials as part of genocide commemorations being held in that country.

Members of the La Cañada High School TACH Executive Board David Yoon, from left, Eza Bromley, Kyle Kevorkian, Josh Moulin and Ryan Newquist are planning their annual TACH Bash, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd.  The event will include food trucks, live entertainment,  a giant slide, silent auction and more.

Teens host event for Children's Hospital Los Angeles

The community is invited to the annual TACH (Teens for the Advancement of Children’s Hospital) Bash, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 in Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd.

Police are investigating an apparent suicide of a Burbank man, whose body was discovered near Oxnard.

Police: Burbank man's body discovered in Ventura County in apparent suicide

Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a Burbank man whose body was recovered Thursday off Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County, near Naval Air Station Point Mugu.

Columnist Katherine Yamada meets with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and presents him with a book she co-wrote, "Glendale."

Verdugo Views: Part of the excitement as history unfolds

This past week has been a remarkable one, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A Word, Please: Being an expert is all well and good

When someone asks how you’re doing, can you respond “I am good”? Or is the only correct form “I am well”? And why?

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