Flintridge Prep's #17 Hamilton Evans throws to first base during Prep home game vs. New Community Jewish High School at Glendale Sports Complex in Glendale on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

Baseball Preview: Flintridge Prep, La Cañada hoping for rekindled success

Two seasons have passed since Guillermo Gonzalez took over the helm of Flintridge Prep baseball and Alex Valadez grabbed the reins at La Cañada.

La Canada High's #20 Olivia Lam connects with the ball in CIF SS Div. IV sofball playoff game vs. Hawthorne High School at home in La Canada Flintridge on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Softball Preview: La Cañada looks to turn over more success

With plenty of pop in the lineup, the La Cañada High softball team lifted itself to a surprising CIF Southern Section Division IV quarterfinal run a season ago.

La Cañada High Schools #501 Katie Scoville runs in the CIF SS Girls Div. 4 cross country finals at Mt. SAC in Walnut on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.

Girls' Track and Field Preview: Distance packs lead city trio

If there’s a common thread that runs through the city of La Cañada’s three track and field programs, perhaps it’s that each has a steady cross-country program to poach from.

School board candidate forum doesn't shy from heated topics

School board candidate forum doesn't shy from heated topics

During an election forum this week hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, school board candidates were quizzed about their top priorities for Glendale Unified and were asked to answer questions specific to them.

Council hopefuls discuss voting districts, Rockhaven at candidate forum

Council hopefuls discuss voting districts, Rockhaven at candidate forum

Several City Council hopefuls sounded off against splitting Glendale into voting districts during a candidate forum Monday night at the Sparr Heights Community Center, saying the change could limit representation and bring important decisions to a stalemate.

Challengers lead incumbents in campaign fundraising for school races

Challengers in the Glendale Unified and Glendale Community College races have outpaced incumbents in the money race so far, according to an analysis of campaign financial data.

Talk continues between school districts on potential Sagebrush transfer

Talks between La Cañada and Glendale districts remain positive, officials said this week as both sides continue to discuss the possible transfer of the Sagebrush area to the La Cañada Unified school district.

Eight stores cited for underage alcohol sales in police sting

Clerks at eight Glendale liquor stores were cited for allegedly selling alcohol to teenagers during a special-enforcement sting police conducted on Saturday.

Comment period extended for 710 extension project

The offices of two California assemblymen announced this week that the California Department of Transportation has decided to extend the public comment period on the still-unreleased Environmental Impact Report for its 710 Freeway extension project.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Montrose-Verdugo chamber mixer; CV Alliance presentation

The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Mardo K Fine Jewelry, 2269 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.

Robert Kenneth Delman was arrested last month on suspicion of soliciting an underage girl online, and police are looking for other possible victims.

Police looking for more possible victims of alleged online solicitation suspect

Glendale police are looking for possible victims who may have had contact with a 42-year-old Glendale man accused of soliciting an underage girl online, police said.

Crescenta Valley High swimming is looking to continue its long line of Pacific League titles.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Even without the star power and depth that carried Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team to three straight CIF Southern Section Division II top-three finishes from 2011-13, the Falcons still managed to stay in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish last year.

Chef Claud Beltran rules over his kitchen at The Eatery. He and his staff are preparing dinner for Dinners from the Heart.

The Valley Line: Area eateries host 'Dinners from the Heart'

Here we are and it is the first week of March already. These past few days have been busy ones for many of our folk who are charity-minded. They have attended several dinners to raise funds for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and its many programs. The annual event is called, “Dinners from the Heart,” and is staged in 35 different restaurants throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

Sagebrush talks 'productive'

La Cañada Unified school officials reassured residents Tuesday that negotiations with their Glendale counterparts over the transfer of students living in La Cañada's Sagebrush territory are still moving forward after a Feb. 25 meeting of the minds.

Jury awards teacher $178K in disability discrimination case

A federal jury unanimously found Monday that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles discriminated against a former kindergarten teacher at a private school in La Cañada Flintridge and engaged in conduct which was “malicious, oppressive or in conscious disregard” of the teacher’s disability rights when they fired her in 2012 following spine surgery.

Intersections: The roots of tree veneration grow deep

Earlier this week, I was invited to speak at an Arbor Day event organized by Glendale Beautiful at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, the oldest home in the city of Glendale.

Norma Zimmer, who later became bandleader Lawrence Welk's "Champagne Lady" takes to the slopes at Kratka Ridge in the winter of 1955 with her son, Ronnie, to practice for a charity race in support of paralyzed skier Jill Kinmont. Zimmer then lived on Keswick Road in Flintridge, in a house built by her husband Randy.

La Cañada History: 'Champagne Lady' takes to the slopes

Ten Years Ago

Burbank police closed off the neighborhood around a stabbing that took place on the 700 block of Roselli Street Tuesday night.

Attack suspect was angry ex-boyfriend, victim's brother says

[UPDATED 8:43 p.m.] Lance Jaquette got the call at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday.

Miles Johnson, of the Flintridge Prep boys volleyball team, touches the ball over teammate Chris Brummet's hands at practice on Monday, March 1, 2015.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose wins the girls varsity 200 yard IM race in the 2014 Mission League Championship Meet at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.

La Cañada's Dane Bell at the start of the boys 200-yard medley relay in a Rio Hondo League championship swim meet at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

A rebuilding effort is underway at La Cañada High, albeit one that should be smoother in the familiar waters of CIF Southern Section Division II.

The Bob Hope Airport Art Poster Winners are from the left, Anyssa Payaslyan, 12th grade, Burbank High School, Instructor: James Bentley; Ali Lax, 10th Grade, Burbank High School, Instructor: James Bentley; and David Quines, 10th grade, Burbank High School, Instructor: James Bentley.

Airport tower to display 'awesome' artwork

Some high school students might see their artwork hung on a fridge door for friends and family to admire or shown at an event for a few hundred art lovers to enjoy.

Southern California Edison announced plans in June 2013 to permanently shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station near San Clemente.

Emails with utilities 'troubling,' says PUC President Michael Picker

Emails portraying overly chummy and questionable contacts between California utilities and state regulators are "troubling," the new president of the Public Utilities Commission told lawmakers Tuesday.

Burbank paramedics attended to victims of a stabbing before they were transported to a trauma center. The stabbing was reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

Suspect in custody after allegedly attacking three women

[UPDATED 11:03 a.m.] A 29-year-old Santa Clarita man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly attacking three women, two of whom were stabbed, at their Burbank home, police said.

From left are Bruce Lira, Mario Valadez, Brandon Mendenhall, Nate Stockton and Michael Lira of band, the Mendenhall Experiment.  Photographed on Friday, February 27, 2015.

818 Roundup: Despite cerebral palsy, musician rocks on; Glendale City Council campaign finances

Good morning, 818! Today is Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with mostly clear skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Burroughs High girls' basketball lost in the CIF semifinals on Tuesday.

No. 1 Burroughs basketball falls short of quest to play for CIF title

TORRANCE — The Burroughs High girls’ basketball team has taken some rather big steps this season. Tuesday, however, the program looked to take a monumental leap.

La Canada boys' soccer lost to Monrovia on Tuesday in the CIF semifinals.

Penalty kick heartbreak ends La Cañada boys' soccer's playoff run

LA CAÑADA — Following 80 minutes of regulation and an additional 20 minutes of overtime, the La Cañada High boys’ soccer team found itself entering a penalty kick session with something huge at stake — a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division VI championship match.

From left are Bruce Lira, Mario Valadez, Brandon Mendenhall, Nate Stockton and Michael Lira of band, the Mendenhall Experiment.  Photographed on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Despite cerebral palsy, musician rocks on

In hard rock, Brandon Mendenhall found salvation in the form of acceptance, friendship and, for the past six years, a creative outlet.

First-time council candidate leads in campaign funding, reports show

A first-time City Council candidate has doubled down in the money race prior to the April 7 election, an analysis of campaign disclosure statements shows.

Doris McKently, 94, receives flowers from parent Aida Knur during the R.D. White Elementary School's 100th year celebration in Glendale on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. McKently taught at the school from 1967 to 1987. Martha McDaniel (Dzaich), second from left, attended the school as a kindergartener in 1929.

R.D. White Elementary PTA celebrates 100 years

Less than a year after R.D. White Elementary opened its doors to students in 1915, the school’s Parent Teachers Assn. was established, making it among the oldest PTAs in Glendale.

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