Keston Ott-Dahl holds her daughter, 16-month-old Delaney, who has Down syndrome. The Ott-Dahl family was in Burbank Wednesday, Nov. 25, to deliver books filled with the names and comments of 75,000 people who signed an online petition asking Disney to create characters that represent children with disabilities.

Petition to Disney aims to represent children with Down syndrome in animated films

Six-year-old Jules and her 16-month-old sister Delaney, asleep in the stroller, were dressed as Disney princesses — Jules as Elsa, her favorite character from Disney’s animated film “Frozen,” and Delaney as Cinderella.

Montrose Jewelers in Montrose on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The store's owners, the Abadjian brothers, are giving up ownership after 15 years.

Montrose Jewelers owner eyes his golden years

Large windows allow passersby to peer into Montrose Jewelers on Honolulu Avenue. Wooden cases contain hundreds of rings, bracelets and necklaces, some that sparkle and others that hold treasured jewels like sapphires and black diamonds. And paired with those jewels, during the last 15 years, have been the store’s owners, brothers Jack and Henry Abadjian.

Nutcracker statues on the four corners of Brand Blvd. at California Avenue in Glendale on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The statues are on the corners of intersections along Brand Blvd.

Nutcracker soldiers call attention

The 32 oversized nutcracker soldiers along Brand Boulevard in honor of the holiday season received a personalized touch thanks to a group of local students.

Burroughs High's Andrew Barrondo, left, was his team's No. 5 runner at the CIF-SS boys' Division I cross-country finals at Mt. SAC on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Burroughs High boys, Burbank High's Candela Fernandez make way to state

For most of the cross-country season, the local narrative circled around the Burroughs High boys’ cross-country team, Burbank High junior Candela Fernandez and then everyone else.

People wait in line for the shelter to open at Ascencia in Glendale for the Glendale Winter Shelter Program on Monday, December 2, 2013.

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

With no luck in finding a new space for housing the homeless overnight, Glendale will go without a winter shelter this year.

Crescenta Valley High's Boston Lakin (left) has the ball just out of reach in versus Harvard-Westlake at Glendale High on Nov. 14. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High football faces La Serna with championship berth on line

When the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division pairings were announced, it was only natural that many a local eye looked toward a fortuitous semifinal showdown between fourth-seeded Crescenta Valley High and top-seeded St. Francis.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives are seeking information on a woman who stole a wallet from a shopper at a La Canada Ralphs Nov. 21 and used the victim's identity to make a $2,000 cash advance in Montrose.

Woman sought in La Cañada grand theft

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of grand theft after stealing a wallet from a shopper at the La Canada Flintridge Ralphs grocery store on Nov. 21.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Madeline Dulcich (left) figures to have a bigger role with the Tologs this season. (File Photo)

Girls' Water Polo Preview: La Cañada High eyeing Rio Hondo League title

In the mind of La Cañada High girls’ water polo Coach Davey Brown, he can’t help but be excited about the prospects of the upcoming season.

Dressed as turkey triplets for the 2004 Thanksgiving Run for the Hungry at Memorial Park were, from left, Becky Muhs, Becky Childs and Amiee Crouse. It was the 11th annual event sponsored by the Community Center and it drew more than 1,100 participants.

La Cañada History: Runners, walkers take part in annual Run for the Hungry

Ten Years Ago

Ghapama  is a traditional Armenian delicacy which consists of a pumpkin stuffed with raisins, apricots, walnuts, cinnamon, honey and rice.

Intersections: Sitting down to tradition and reflection

Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday — on the one hand, I dream all year long about the food I will come to eat on the last Thursday of November, even as a vegetarian. On the other hand, the fact that it simplifies and paints over the pain, genocide and conquest that Native Americans endured by colonists makes me nervous and uncomfortable.

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