A pocket of homes west of the LA/Ontario International Airport is high on the state's list of polluted areas because it has some of the state’s worst smog, diesel soot and a high number of cleanup sites and hazardous waste facilities. Above, children play soccer near a recycling facility in Ontario.

New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, north Glendale drinking water

The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water toxicity. 

Glendale area home prices increase from a year ago

The median price for a home in Glendale dropped below the $700,000 mark last month for the first time since last fall, though it’s still a 21.5% jump from a year ago, according to the latest real estate report.

Burbank pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air

Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High.

Armenian-Americans walk to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Genocide in Burbank Tuesday evening.

Burbank walk marks somber remembrance of Armenian Genocide

Roughly 200 local Armenians, some clutching candles, marched from City Hall to the Burbank Youth Center Tuesday to kick off a night commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million men, women and children near the beginning of the 20th century.

Crescenta Valley baseball forges first-place tie

PASADENA — For seven innings, Crescenta Valley High junior pitcher Brian Gadsby was strong on the mound and his defense was flawless behind him.

Glendale High's Arin Mesherkhani and the Nitros defeated Crescenta Valley on Tuesday.

Glendale boys' tennis doubles up Crescenta Valley

GLENDALE — Heading into the home stretch of the regular season, the Glendale High boys’ tennis team is seeking to solidify its doubles play.

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 conditions for your morning commute

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 19, 2014 -- Parents and children rush out to collect candy during an annual Easter egg hunt at Huntington Beach Sports Complex on Saturday.  (Kevin Chang/ HB Independent)

Weather: Your Wednesday forecast

Glendale Community College students pose in front of Tommy Trojan at USC for the Los Angels Times Festival of Books.

On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.

Congressman Adam Schiff lights incense and kneels before the Glendale Comfort Woman statue on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in honor of 87-year-old former comfort woman Li Xiumei who died recently.

Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.