Sports Roundup: La Canada boys' basketball edges Claremont at APU


La Cañada High's Russell Marki, top, tries to control Hoover High's Edmen Shahbazyan in the Rio Hondo League wrestling 195-pound finals at Monrovia High on Saturday. Marki won the match, 3-1. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

La Cañada High, Hoover wrestling qualify 14 at Rio Hondo League finals

MONROVIA — On a day of championships and qualifying, the La Cañada High and Hoover wrestling programs did just that at the Rio Hondo League individual finals at Monrovia High on Saturday afternoon.

The Simmzy's burger is made with an angus beef patty, chow chow onions, melted cheddar, garlic aioli, lettuce ans tomato, at Simmzy's Pub in Burbank, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. A Three Weavers IPA is in the background.

Dining Review: For fun and burgers just follow the signs

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Good signage should be a restaurant’s top priority or at least near the top. It was the striking, huge, lit-up sign that brought Simmzy’s to my attention. The second Happy Face sign drew me inside, like a moth to the flame. Simmzy’s wasn’t promoted on any foodie websites that I peruse. There was no Internet buzz about the SoCal chainlet’s opening in Burbank. But eight days after opening its doors, the place was packed. I believe they can thank the signs.

Sheriff's officials are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a La Crescenta Valero gas station and fled the scene Saturday evening, authorities said.

Authorities on the lookout for suspect in alleged gas station robbery

Sheriff’s officials are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a La Crescenta gas station and fled the scene Saturday evening, authorities said.

Dog rescued from flowing L.A. River in Burbank

Dog rescued from flowing L.A. River in Burbank


Burbank police sergeant Kerry Schilf gets ready to show off the department's new electric motorcycles on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

A charge out of technology

They produce as much exhaust as a bicycle, and with the sirens off, they’re nearly as quiet as a bike with baseball cards in its spokes. They are a pair of Zero Dual Sport electric motorcycles that Burbank officials showed off this week.

Cerritos Elementary School sixth-graders Maral Oksazian, Elin Hairapetian and Malia Smith stand next to their classroom door, which they decorated during Yellow Ribbon Week as part of an initiative to encourage acts of kindness.

Cerritos Elementary celebrates Yellow Ribbon Week

Students at Cerritos Elementary School celebrated Yellow Ribbon Week this week with a classroom door-decorating contest that encouraged acts of kindness and compassion.

News-Press Cartoon: Pedestrian cross-walking flags

News-Press Cartoon: Pedestrian cross-walking flags

Cartoonist Bert Ring gives us his take on the city's new pedestrian-safety initiative.

Read On: A salute to a lively mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law.

Glendale Transportation and Parking Commissioner Maro Yacobian demonstrates how to use the pedestrian caution flags provided by the city as a pilot program at E. Colorado St and Jackson St. in Glendale on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

News-Press Editorial: New safety measure raises a flag

In response to an alarming number of vehicle versus pedestrian skirmishes the Pedestrian Safety Task Force was created by the Glendale City Council last year. The obvious hope is that the findings and suggestions of the task force will significantly improve the situation.

Leader Editorial: Take a deep breath, stay focused and vote

So many elections, so much opportunity to confuse voters. We learned from City Clerk Zizette Mullins this week that some locals were flummoxed when they received not only ballots and sample pamphlets for the vote-by-mail primary municipal elections for the Burbank City Council and Board of Education, but also for the Los Angeles County Community College District primary elections. What were bewildered voters to make of all these election materials? What ballot was to be returned where? And when?

The Burbank City Council appointed Ray Adams, a Burbank resident and real estate consultant, to fill a vacancy on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board.

Former real estate agent fills seat on airport board

The Burbank City Council selected Ray Adams, a former real estate agent and veteran of the home warranty industry, to serve on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board to replace Susan Georgino, who in November resigned because she moved outside of city limits.

GCC officials optimistic about state budget

Glendale Community College officials are optimistic about Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget and how it will benefit the campus.

Sports Roundup: La Cañada High boys' basketball takes down San Marino


Sports Roundup: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer rallies past Notre Dame


Glendale High boys' basketball gets 'gigantic' win over Pasadena

GLENDALE — It was not the most conventional way to win a basketball game, but the Glendale High boys’ basketball team will surely take it.

Crescenta Valley High boys' basketball halts Burroughs

LA CRESCENTA — Berj Krikorian wanted a fresh start while playing guard for the Crescenta Valley High boys’ basketball team against Burroughs on Friday night.

Flintridge Prep girls' basketball shows it's No. 1 in Prep League

LA CAÑADA — It was the sort of statement game the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team didn’t just want to send, but felt compelled to send.

Burroughs girls' basketball kept hold of first place against Crescenta Valley.

Burroughs High girls' basketball holds off Crescenta Valley in another thriller

LA CRESCENTA — When the Crescenta Valley High and Burroughs girls’ basketball teams met for the first time earlier this season, the Indians were able to pull out a close victory in overtime.

Christopher Rizzotti, Burbank city council candidate, 2014.

818 Roundup: Burbank council candidate responds to 'anti-gay' accusation; Potential measles symptoms

Good morning, 818! It's Saturday, January 31, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 72 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with mostly clear skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

School board hopefuls join race in narrow field

At the start of the race, the candidate field for those vying for a seat on the Glendale school board and Glendale Community College trustee board appears narrow.

Burbank Channel wins regional awards

Ronda Rousey's UFC title defense against Cat Zingano is now the UFC 184 main event.

Ronda Rousey-Cat Zingano title fight moved to main event at UFC 184

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is once again taking the main event spotlight.

Seven sign up for council election

Seven hopefuls have signed up to run for two open seats on the Glendale City Council, and the pool ranges from a pair of incumbents to those making a second or third attempt and a couple of newcomers.

Planners ask staff to research hedge rules

The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission considered Tuesday whether restrictions on residential hedge height would be helpful or burdensome, after a fed-up homeowner broached the matter before city officials. Longtime La Cañada resident John Spencer claims homeowners and developers too often line properties with hedges that grow upward of 30 feet, blocking both views and sunlight.

Reviewers support addition to Chevy Chase Country Club

The proposed expansion of the nearly 90-year-old Chevy Chase Country Club clubhouse won support from the city's Design Review Board meeting Thursday evening, the first step toward gaining final approval to expand the structure by 20,795 square feet with the hopes of drawing in new members.

Christopher Rizzotti, Burbank city council candidate, 2014.

Rizzotti answers to 'anti-gay' accusation

Burbank City Council candidate Christopher Rizzotti said he's being unfairly criticized for his faith and affiliation with an evangelical youth group after a Burbank man alleged that Rizzotti holds anti-gay views.

Student shows potential measles symptoms

A child attending St. Mark's Preschool in Glendale showed mild symptoms that "are not yet confirmed as measles," said Susie Fowler Kenny, deacon and head of the school, on Friday.

R.D. White Elementary school third grader Anush Melikyan places flowers on bench after dedication of the bench in honor of school volunteer Raffi Kasparian, on school's grounds in Glendale on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.

School dedicates bench in honor of 'Mr. Raffi'

Raffi Kasparian would typically show up at R.D. White Elementary with a newspaper tucked under his arm and wearing a tie — and the students would call him "Mr. Raffi."

Council candidates field tough questions at forum

At the second forum for City Council candidates in Burbank's upcoming primary election, hopefuls faced pointed questions on development and their backgrounds before a near-capacity crowd at Woodbury University Wednesday.