<p>Two 12-gauge shotguns, a .357 Colt revolver, and several purses were stolen during an Aug. 26 home invasion robbery in the 1200 block of Flintridge Avenue, police said.</p>

Crime Reports: Details emerge in home invasion robbery

La Cañada Flintridge

INFOGRAPHIC: How much could a ride in a L.A. County ambulance cost you?

INFOGRAPHIC: How much could a ride in a L.A. County ambulance cost you?

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A joyride and its consequences

Charlie Iccavone, who was from Misterbianco, Sicily, was my goombah. If you Google “goombah,” you'll find an Americanized definition explaining the term is derogatory. Italians understand the term designates a close friendship. You had to earn the distinction of goombah. But it's for life.

Electric car charging stations power up in Burbank

Electric car charging stations power up in Burbank

In bringing electric vehicle chargers out from the oft-hidden corners of parking garages where they have typically been found, Burbank may have taken the lead in the nation for the number of public, curbside charging stations.

<p>The water below Devil's Gate Dam in the Hahamogna Watershed is long gone, leaving behind cracked earth and hearty plants that are wilting in the sun in La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.</p>

Sediment to be cleared from Devil's Gate Dam in preparation for El Niño rainfall

The sediment-laden Devil's Gate Dam reservoir will likely weather the strong El Niño storms forecast for fall and winter and should be ready for a five-year sediment removal project scheduled to start this spring, county Public Works officials reported.

Around Town: A few tips to combat burglaries

A confession: I have mixed feelings about continuing to write about crime in the Foothills. It's a topic we're all interested in, but I don't want to pander to the sensational.

<p>Two North Hollywood men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after reportedly stealing packages from front porches, police said.</p>

Two men arrested after reportedly stealing packages from front porches

Two 22-year-old North Hollywood men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after reportedly stealing two packages from front porches in Burbank, police said.

<p>Glendale Community College&nbsp;quarterback David Arriaga receives the ball during practice on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.</p>

Glendale Community College Football Preview: Vaqs looking for more than just repeat success

Coming off a somewhat magical 2014 season, there appears to be a few paths the Glendale Community College football team can take this year.

<p>Glendale Community College defensive end Payton Lowry-Sanders is looking to be one of the leaders of a defense that allowed just 15.4 points per game last season.</p>

Payton Lowry-Sanders on mission to keep defense daunting for Glendale Community College football

He’s taken pride playing on one of the top defensive units in the state. He’s had several good mentors show him the best route to the quarterback.

<p>A line of arriving students walk passed many dozens of free donuts Hoover High girls are pleading to give away at Hoover High School where students, many of them cheerleaders and the dance team, hand out 1,700 small donuts to welcome back students on the first day of school on Monday, August 10, 2015.&nbsp;Glendale school officials said Tuesday they will take a hard look at the district&rsquo;s academic calendar following parents&rsquo; recent objections to the school year beginning on Aug. 10 this year, which they believe is too early, with a start date of Aug. 8 slated for 2016.&nbsp;</p>

Glendale school officials to review calendar

Glendale school officials said Tuesday they will take a hard look at the district’s academic calendar following parents’ recent objections to the school year beginning on Aug. 10 this year, which they believe is too early, with a start date of Aug. 8 slated for 2016.

<p>Glendale Adventist Clinical Research Coordinator Javier Valeriano,left, and Director of Integrated Research Lily Villalobos, right, go through patient training material with Glendale firefighter/paramedic Gilberto Mejia on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The training is to prepare Mejia for home visits to cardiac patients shortly after being released from the hospital. Glendale Adventist and the Glendale Fire Department are the first in California to coordinate like this with the goal to reduce the need for patients to return to the hospital.</p>

818 Roundup: Health care pilot programs to launch in Glendale; School districts resume Sagebrush talks

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, September 3, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 79 and a low of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Crescenta Valley High senior defensive end Colin Caver will take on an even larger role for the Pacific League champion Falcons. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Colin Caver set to return, lead Crescenta Valley defense

One often overlooked aspect to the unforgettable season that was Crescenta Valley High football’s 2014 campaign was the team’s fortune of remaining relatively injury-free.

<p>Crescenta Valley High's Brandon Beardt, center, runs a play during practice at the school's football field. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Crescenta Valley Football Preview: Falcons look to follow up season of seasons

Following a perfect season is the task at hand for the Crescenta Valley High football team.

<p>Flintridge Prep cross-country runners, left to right, Gabi Bennett, Maia Choen, Marissa Langley, Lilly Maxfield, Willow Scott, Sophie Gitlin, Natalie O'Brien and Sasha Codiga practice on the quiet streets of Pasadena. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Girls' Cross-Country Preview: Flintridge Prep ready to make statement

In an offseason of change for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Glendale, Hoover, Holy Family and St. Monica Academy girls’ cross-country programs, each team has adapted at a different pace.

<p>Glendale Adventist Clinical Research Coordinator Javier Valeriano,left, and Director of Integrated Research Lily Villalobos, right, go through patient training material with Glendale firefighter/paramedic Gilberto Mejia on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The training is to prepare Mejia for home visits to cardiac patients shortly after being released from the hospital. Glendale Adventist and the Glendale Fire Department are the first in California to coordinate like this with the goal to reduce the need for patients to return to the hospital.</p>

Health care pilot programs in Glendale aim to keep patients and savings in mind

Local hospital officials are hoping two pilot programs kicking off this year will reduce the number of return visits to the emergency room as well as ease the bottleneck in ERs by diverting some patients to local urgent-care centers.

<p>Nikhil Poole, left, and Jack Van Scoter, right, are poised to lead the Flintridge Prep boys' cross-country team to another Prep League crown and perhaps a CIF-SS Division V title. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Boys' Cross-Country Preview: Improvement, success highlight goals for local squads

Another start to the boys’ cross-country season includes a set of varying expectations for the Flintridge Prep, Crescenta Valley High, St. Francis, Glendale, Hoover and St. Monica Academy programs for the upcoming season.

Intersections: Take a moment to thank your local journalist

Intersections: Take a moment to thank your local journalist

Waking up to shootings has unfortunately become a norm in this country. We are no longer shocked when someone with a gun storms a school, a movie theater or any other public place and unleashes the destruction of innocent human lives.

<p>A $10,000 donation has allowed Glendale police to purchase a dozen new bicycles.</p>

Donor funds Glendale police patrol bikes

A $10,000 donation helped Glendale police purchase a dozen new bicycles last week to beef up two-wheeled patrols in the city’s parks and business district.

<p>St. Francis High offensive lineman #75 Cole Mockary his team will face a solid challenge in visiting West Covina. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Weekly Football Previews: St Francis kicks off season

Before the St. Francis High football team even steps on the field Friday evening, coach Jim Bonds knows his team is at a slight disadvantage.

<p>Mountain Avenue School students arrive for class at the La Crescenta elementary campus on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.</p>

Revived talks on Sagebrush transfer in the works

After a hiatus, Glendale school officials are moving forward on resolving the Sagebrush issue, scheduling a meeting with advisers next week.

<p>Crescenta Valley High coach Paul Schilling noted that his team will now be hunted this season. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)</p>

Weekly Football Previews: Title defense begins for hunted Crescenta Valley

Since taking over at Crescenta Valley High in 2010, football coach Paul Schilling has grown used to one role.

City Briefs: 'Riverwalk Workday' set in Glendale; Foothill Community Business Expo scheduled

A “Riverwalk Workday” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, 300 Paula Ave.

<p>DreamWorks Animation SKG studios in Glendale as photographed on Jan., 19, 2013.</p>

DreamWorks to part with Burbank-based Walt Disney Co.

DreamWorks Studios, the production house of Steven Spielberg, is expected to part with the Walt Disney Co. next year when the companies' marketing and distribution pact expires, according to multiple people who were not authorized to comment publicly.

<p>Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Assn. recently honored four retired educators, from left, Larry Auzene and Frank Kallem from Burbank High School and Bea Wojtyla and Terry Scott from John Burroughs High School.</p>

Community: Grads can forget rivalry, join as family at reunion

The Burbank-Burroughs Alumni Assn. is on a roll.

City clerk's office seeks applicants

The Burbank city clerk's office is seeking applications from Burbank residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Burbank Housing Corp. board of directors.

<p>Greg Fish, left, and Philip Lanzafame were appointed the new Fire Chief of the Glendale Fire Department and new director of the Community Development Department, respectively, on Tuesday.</p>

Fire chief, community development director named

A new fire chief and community development director were appointed by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, both internal promotions of employees with decades of city experience.

<p>Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers will appear as part of Ronnie Mack's salute to the music of Tina Turner at Burbank's Pickwick Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 12.</p>

Welling up the first wave of the psychedelic tide

The Chambers Brothers' immortal "Time Has Come to Today," one of psychedelic rock's most enduring, epochal classics, was the result of a weird mixture of coincidence and controversy involving Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins' conk hairdo and the outraged fury of gospel star Mahalia Jackson.

<p>Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's&nbsp;Maddie Pernacky reaches to hit the ball to the setter at a girls' volleyball practice at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy on Thursday, August 27, 2015.</p>

Girls' Volleyball Preview: Expectations no different for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

There’s a huge void in the middle of the lineup that the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team will try to fill.

Glendale Community College women's soccer team aiming for rebound campaign

Glendale Community College women's soccer team aiming for rebound campaign

Sitting in the stands near midfield, Glendale Community College women’s soccer Coach Jorge Mena had a bird’s eye view of his players scrimmaging.

<p>IKEA&nbsp;employees and city officials throw the ceremonial dirt as construction begins for the new IKEA&nbsp;in Burbank on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. When completed, the new 456,000 sq. ft. store, on 22 acres on San Fernando Rd., will be the largest one in the United States.</p>

818 Roundup: IKEA breaks ground on new Burbank store; Joint police operation yields 24 arrests

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 80 and a low of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

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