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 Tuesday

New members were recently inducted into the evening branch of  Kiwanis Club of La Cañada. From left are Kyle Hara, president-elect of the Noon Kiwanis Club; Chad Skrederstu; Maria Drummond, Membership Committee; Linda Magarian, membership chairman; Kendyl Young, new member; Vanessa Terzian, new member, and Matt Regan, new evening club organizer.

Business Evening Kiwanis welcomes new members

The newly formed Business Evening Kiwanis Club, a subsidiary organization of La Cañada’s noon Kiwanis group, meets monthly at various restaurants in the city. This month they met at Dish restaurant.

The falafel blossom at Momed in Atwater is made from a zucchini blossom stuffed with a falafel mixture with sheep cheese and yogurt added, then lightly fried in a tempura batter. It comes with a Russian kale tabouli and avocado hummus. Additional sides include a double berry tiramisu and the Momed latte. Photographed on Thursday, August 28, 2104.

Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

There aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can be sipping wine and nibbling appetizers when all of a sudden, 20 feet away, a train roars by. That's just one of the little thrills you can expect at the brand-new restaurant Momed in Atwater Crossing, the creative-arts district just over the Glendale border.

A 60-year-old man was arrested on the 1000 block of N. Pass Avenue in Burbank for allegedly pointing a handgun at his neighbor while drunk, police said.

Man arrested for pointing handgun at neighbor while drunk, police say

A 60-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly, while drunk, pointed a handgun at his neighbor who had asked the man if he sprayed the victim’s car while watering the lawn, police said.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Music enthusiasts and fans of "big canvas" performances should expect nothing less from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's opening night performance this September.

A Glendale man was arrested on Friday, Aug. 29 after police reportedly observed him peeping through the a window at the Burbank Extended Stay Inn.

Glendale man arrested after allegedly peeping into hotel window

A 34-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Friday morning after police reportedly observed him peeping through a window at the Extended Stay Inn in Burbank, police said.

Fitness is Art members Antjuane Sims, front left, Paulina Fichtenmayer, rear left, and Martin Naborowski, front right, do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Group 'Ice Bucket' challenge at Burbank gym

Rachele Rivera has seen the influx of “Ice Bucket Challenge” videos on her Facebook timeline in recent weeks. And in some of those videos, friends challenged her join and raise money funding research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The fatal neurodegenerative disease causes body paralysis. 

Shayna Baszler stopped in UFC debut by Bethe Correia

Following more than a decade in the world of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler finally made her first walk to fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Sophia Coffey reaches for the ball during practice on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has championship aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

Burroughs High's Eben Britton doesn't survive chopping block

As of Saturday afternoon, Burroughs High product Eben Britton was without a home in the NFL.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's girls' volleyball team practices on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart volleyball team holds title aspirations

Following a renaissance season that concluded with an appearance in the semifinals, the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team have some unfinished business they’d like to tend to in the next several months.

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 Monday forecast

UFC fighters Shayna Baszler, left, works out with weights at the Glendale Fighting Club on June 23. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

818 Roundup: High-speed rail, Victory Baptist, Shayna Baszler nears UFC debute

Good morning readers! Today is Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014. As you get together your grilling tools for that epic BBQ this afternoon, take a look at these headlines from around the area. 

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los Angeles Times reported.

News-Press Cartoon: Geo Listening

News-Press Cartoon: Geo Listening

Bert Ring gives his thoughts on the continued use of Geo Listening by Glendale Unified. The company watches the public social media posts of students, keeping an eye out for instances of bullying, depression, or thoughts of suicide.

Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

Ray Richmond columnist.  Photographed on Tuesday , August 13, 2013.

Read On: The news can be hard to bear

So this is the headline I woke up to read on my Facebook news feed on Friday morning: "Ice Bucket Fraud! ALS Foundation Admits 73% of Donations Not Used For ALS Research."

La Cañada High's Ryan Breneman, left, leaves a Verbum Dei player behind during the nonleague opener at Los Angeles Southwest College on Friday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High football edges Verbum Dei in opener

LOS ANGELES — Every facet of La Cañada High’s football team proved to be a major catalyst in its season-opening victory Friday evening.

Burbank High football holds off Ayala in opener

CHINO HILLS — Burbank High’s football team walked off the field Friday night with a win in its season opener on the road against Ayala.

Flintridge Prep's Elliot Witter turns upfield for a gain against Blair in the first half of a nonleague football game at Occidental College on Friday. Flintridge Prep won, 45-0. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Flintridge Prep football blitzes Blair in season opener

LOS ANGELES — Big things will be expected throughout the season by the Flintridge Prep football team as it relates to its passing attack.

Fallen power pole causes power outage, street closures

A power pole fell on a parked car at Rosemont and Prospect avenue in the La Crescenta-Montrose area on Friday evening, causing "fluid" street closures in the area as authorities worked to repair the damage.

Doors into Victory Baptist Church in Burbank on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Members of the growing local church worry about being displaced by the proposed Talaria Project, as the city, they said, offers minimal zoning options for churches.

818 Roundup: Church's future in question if apartment project approved; Man arrested for test-driving cars at dealership after-hours

Good morning readers! Today is Saturday, August 30, 2014. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 92 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 68.

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 Saturday

Co-owner of the Neat Bar Xanthus Be Dell pours a drink for a customer at the Neat Bar in Glendale on Friday, August 29, 2014. The bar will be the site of the next meetup hosted by the Glendale Historical Society as part of their new yearlong series kicked off this week, called "Raising the Bar" in which they meet with anyone interested in history and preservation at local and longtime bar establishments in Glendale.

Glendale Historical Society raises the bar

The Glendale Historical Society is toasting the Jewel City's history of cuisines and libations with its launch of a yearlong series that will find the group spotlighting long-standing bars and restaurants across the city.

Doors into Victory Baptist Church in Burbank on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Members of the growing local church worry about being displaced by the proposed Talaria Project, as the city, they said, offers minimal zoning options for churches.

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Before David Golding began attending Victory Baptist Church three years ago, his life was in shambles.

The Verdugo aquatic facility and recreation center will be closed for five weeks, through Oct. 6, 2014.

Verdugo pool to close for new roof

The Verdugo aquatic facility and recreation center will be closed for five weeks, and programming will be relocated while crews install a new roof on the 66-year-old building starting next Tuesday, officials said.

Longtime DeBell Golf Club professional dies

Phillip Scozzola Jr., a longtime golf professional who oversaw DeBell Golf Club, passed away on Aug. 17 due to complications from Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 78.

Locals take part in a prayer for peace

Locals take part in a prayer for peace

Prayers for peace were shared by more than 100 people at the First Baptist Church of La Crescenta Thursday night during a candlelit vigil dedicated to Christian minorities facing persecution in the Middle East.

No shortage of learning for Glendale Community College women's volleyball

Being asked questions is considered a good sign by Yvette Ybarra. She’s glad to provide detailed answers.

Junior peewees run a drill at a youth football practice for the Glendale Bears at Eagle Rock High on Wednesday. This is the program's first year at Eagle Rock after several years, from its inception, of playing at Glendale High. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Bears make preparations for new season

Talk to Cynthia Perez and she’s got quite an optimistic outlook.

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