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

Tujunga man sentenced for Foothill (210) Freeway shooting

A Tujunga man pleaded guilty on Thursday to fatally shooting his 33-year-old cousin, whose body was found on a freeway off-ramp three years ago, officials said.

Holiday telethon to broadcast Sunday

The Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund will host its annual telethon on Sunday to benefit underprivileged youths living in rural villages in Armenia.

A construction project between Brand Blvd. and Orange Street in downtown Glendale where several properties are under development, many of them for apartments, on Wednesday, November 27, 2013.

Business owners bullish on Glendale's housing boom

Neon yellow pads of insulation and dark blue-painted steel pipes interconnect all over downtown, stages of construction that will one day house Glendale residents.

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.

Indoor gym provides a place for special-needs children to play

A new indoor gym in Glendale gives special-needs children plenty of space to jump around and crash into just about anything they please.

Mom: Teens need more sleep

Considering research that indicates adolescents feel and perform better when their academic day begins after 8:30 a.m., local school district officials discussed Tuesday the possible pros and cons of a later start time at La Cañada High School.

Sarah from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, center, is ready to participate on the first day of the 2014-2015 Tournament of Roses Royal Court tryouts at the Tournament House in Pasadena on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. About 1,000 Pasadena-area young women were expected to try out to be part of the Royal Court.

Locals line up for a place on the Rose Parade Royal Court

Hundreds of hopeful young women turned out Saturday and Monday at Tournament House in Pasadena to vie for 2015 Rose Queen — or a place on the Royal Court.

Google Drive part of Common Core move

The La Cañada Unified School District has been preparing for the new Common Core state standards by ramping up professional development for teachers and making technological upgrades on all campuses, including a systematic move to Google Drive, a virtual file storage service provided by the tech giant.