Burbank police seek resident feedback via online survey

The Burbank Police Department is asking residents to weigh in on its community policing efforts in an online survey, through which officials hope to identify any “areas for improvement.” 

About 150 volunteers helped planted 20,000 trees in a memorial forest honoring Sosé Thomassian and Allen Yekikian, a young couple whose unexpected death last year shook the Glendale Armenian community. The remaining of the planned 50,000 trees will be planted in the fall. Some of the volunteers included Vaché Thomassian (top left), Vrej Haroutounian (top right), Ali Hamlin (bottom left) and Nina Roma Agvanian (bottom right).

Trees planted in Armenian village in tribute to couple

About 150 volunteers planted 20,000 evergreen trees in an Armenian village last week, the first round of trees that are set to fill a memorial forest honoring a young couple whose unexpected deaths shocked the Glendale Armenian community.

Four area drop-off sites to take unwanted drugs

Authorities will collect unwanted and expired prescription drugs Saturday from residents looking to get rid of their supplies.

With construction hurdles, GCC officials seek state assistance

Glendale Community College officials are hopeful the state will give them more than $1 million to pay for unexpected costs tied to the school's lab/college services building, which is under construction.

The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off

For the first time in Glendale Unified School District’s history, April 24 is no longer a school day.

Two big rigs collided on the eastbound San Gabriel River (210) Freeway on Thursday afternoon, shutting a portion of the freeway down, along with the Metro Gold line and the Ventura (134) Freeway connector to the 210.

Big rig collision shuts down eastbound 210 freeway in Pasadena

All eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena were shut down on Thursday afternoon due to a big rig collision, authorities told KTLA.

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

Police have received no leads in their investigation of a number of fires in Glendale after putting out a request to the community to call in with any tips.

Police still have no tips in series of fires in Glendale

Days after police pleaded for the public’s help in finding a serial arsonist who has set 17 trash and furniture fires in Glendale, investigators still haven’t received any tips.

An architect's rendering of the Tropico Apartments project on Los Feliz Road.

Glendale City Council approves Tropico apartment project

The City Council approved a 220-unit residential project at the city’s southwestern edge this week, despite the developer falling short of prior direction from the dais to reduce density.

Jessamyn Duke, right, spins and kicks a bag as Shayna Baszler punches a bag as they train at the Glendale Fight Club on Friday, November 1, 2013.

Jessamyn Duke has problem to solve in Bethe Correia

With a victory in her Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in the rear view and her feet firmly and comfortably situated in Southern California as part of arguably the most popular and regarded stable of female mixed martial arts fighters, Jessamyn "The Gun" Duke has reason to be excited about her future.

Council candidates want to slow down development in downtown Glendale

As thousands of apartment units continue to fill downtown Glendale, all five candidates for City Council told about 130 people on Wednesday night at the first election forum this campaign season that they believe in slowing down development.

A motorist was leaving the shopping center at Walnut Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard and reportedly struck the pedestrian, a woman in her 50s, who was crossing the driveway just before 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

Burbank pedestrian struck by SUV suffers serious head injuries

A Burbank pedestrian suffered severe head injuries Thursday morning when he was struck by an SUV, police said.

Glendale High track and field ran past Hoover on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Glendale High track and field teams topple Hoover, retain Bronze Bowl

GLENDALE — Instead of collecting the Bronze Bowl and gathering with it at midfield for a postmeet celebration, the members of the Glendale High boys’ and girls’ track and field teams opted for something a bit different.

A Lexus driven by a man who was detained by police at gunpoint Wednesday, awaits retrieval outside the Union 76 gas station on Foothill Boulevard at Angeles Crest Highway.

818 Roundup: Three detained in LCF robbery investigation; Water officials say contamination below state maximum

Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Tuesday, April 22. The high in Glendale should reach 70 and low 52, according to the National Weather Service. 

A walker enjoys the cool morning weather on Kenneth and Ben Lomond Rd. in Glendale on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

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

Rockhaven Sanitarium, at 2713 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Rockhaven may open for development

Glendale officials are opening the door to possibly developing a historic sanitarium, known as Rockhaven, about six years after the city bought the $8.25-million site to save it from development.

Glendale High's small military squad performs during Glendale High's Dance Revue, held April 17 and 18. Pictured from left, Alyssa Cancilla, Faith Garcia, Sandra Vasquez, Lara Singzon, Amber Borillo.

Glendale High School dance and drill team excels at national event

The Glendale High School dance and drill team returned from a national competition recently with six first-place wins, the most a Glendale High team has secured at one time in the school’s history.

Glendale police are asking for the public's help to find two men who allegedly physically assaulted a 68-year-old Glendale woman during a home-invasion robbery on April 17 in the 1000 block of North Kenilworth Avenue.

Glendale woman injured in home-invasion robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help to find two men who allegedly physically assaulted a 68-year-old Glendale woman during a home-invasion robbery.

The Anheuser Busch Clydesdale team paused in front of Jackson Bowl, 416 South Glendale Avenue, in 1950. The outfit was on a cross-country tour celebrating Anheuser Busch's 50th year in the beer brewing business.

Verdugo Views: There used to be bowling alleys to spare

Bowling alleys have been around in Glendale for many years. Some, such as Jewel City Bowl and the Montrose Bowl, are still here; others, such as the alley in Jensen’s Palace Grand Shops on Brand Boulevard and the Glen Bowl on Colorado Boulevard, disappeared when the buildings were demolished or dramatically altered.

Local Armenian-American leaders say Turkish Prime Minister's statement falls short

Leaders of the Armenian community in Glendale said a  statement by the Turkish Prime Minister on Wednesday offering his condolences to descendants of Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago fell short because the country continues to refuse to characterize the deaths as a genocide.

A Lexus driven by a man who was detained by police at gunpoint Wednesday, awaits retrieval outside the Union 76 gas station on Foothill Boulevard at Angeles Crest Highway.

Sheriff's deputies detain three Beverly Hills robbery suspects at gunpoint outside gas station

Three people were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon in La Cañada during a robbery investigation involving the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments. 

Study: Traffic issues near LCF Town Center tough to fix

Despite ongoing grumblings from frustrated La Cañada drivers, traffic in and around the city's Town Center area is about as good as it's going to get, according to the findings of a monthslong traffic study heard Monday by City Council.

Second grade teacher Pam Watts teaches her students about digital citizenship in her Paradise Canyon Elementary School classroom in La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Above, students answer a question with a red circle indicating the question was not a safe activity to do while on the internet. Her students are learning how to be safe and cautious while using the internet.

Digital citizenship lesson plan: La Cañada students learn online safety

Do you know what to do when a message pops up on your computer asking if you want to chat? La Cañada Unified second-graders do.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Dig deep while choosing college

I’m obnoxious. I’m the guy who sits in the front of the room and asks a million questions, particularly when there’s five minutes remaining in a class that ends at 10 p.m.

Around Town: Giving up on the Dodgers

Rule No. 1: The Dodgers will always break your heart.

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

Gregg Roesink of Van Dike Landscape Architects, contractors for the Metropolitan Water District, looks for water inefficiencies at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Friday, April 18, 2014. Roesink will locate areas where water is not being used efficiently and will recommend water saving solutions.

Metropolitan Water District examines Descanso Gardens' water use

Officials at Descanso Gardens gave Metropolitan Water District a look under the hood Friday morning, participating in a free irrigation survey designed to pinpoint spots where water efficiency upgrades could be made.

Gene Grabbe and his daughter, Willow, tend to beehives in their Los Amigos Street garden in April 1954. Willow Grabbe, then 9 and a fourth-grade student at La Cañada Elementary School, smokes the bees in the frame held by her father.

La Canada History: Area physicist picked a home with a beehive

Sixty Years Ago: His wife reported to the Valley Sun that the reason physicist Gene Grabbe located his house in the 2000 block of Los Amigos Street was because he saw a beehive on the land when they were shopping for a new place to call home.

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation begins its spring phone fundraising campaign next week. Foundation directors looking ahead to the campaign are, photographed, Gina Ricci, Stephanie Fossan, Kelly McWilliams, Nina Ries, Paris Cohen, Steve Ingrassia, Betsy Hall and Brent Kuszyk.

LCF Educational Foundation gears up for phone drive

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money each year for La Cañada's public schools, begins its spring phone campaign next week. Volunteers will be operating in space offered by Dilbeck Real Estate.

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