The water below Devil's Gate Dam in the Hahamogna Watershed is long gone, leaving behind cracked earth and hearty plants that are wilting in the sun in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. A meeting was recently held to discuss the drought and what La Cañadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint.

Conservation issues take center stage

A potential California mega-drought, global warming and what La Cañadans can do today to reduce their carbon footprint were up for discussion in a Tuesday evening speaking engagement sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos.

Burt C. Monesmith, right, a Lockheed executive who lived on Princess Anne Road in La Canada, posed in 1954 with a 201-pound black marlin he caught off the Kona Coast of Hawaii while on vacation. With him is the skipper of the charter boat, George S. Parker Jr.

La Cañada History: Resident catches 201-pound black marlin

Burt C. Monesmith of Princess Anne Road in La Cañada landed a 201-pound black marlin while deep sea fishing off Hawaii's Kona Coast.

Visitors learn about Cassini, NASA's mission to explore Saturn and its moons, at a past Open House at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The 2014 Open House will take place Oct. 11 and 12.

JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in La Cañada Flintridge, will open its doors to the public next weekend for an up-close look at the work the space agency does at the local facility.

Head Coach John Cicuto congratulates the Vaqueros and says goodbye to one of his winningest teams in memory after they won the Western States Bowl at Glendale College Saturday.

John Cicuto: Leader of the Vaqs

At 69, he's still got quite a sharp memory. He can recall the majority of football players he's coached and the games that took place while he stood on the sidelines wearing a headset.

Sports Roundup: Glendale High tennis notches Pacific League win


Crescenta Valley High boys' water polo sinks La Serna in overtime

PASADENA — Grasping a precarious one-goal lead with 29 seconds to play, Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ water polo team simply could not hold on to victory thanks to a dramatic steal and score by La Serna with but five seconds left in regulation.

Football previews: Burbank vs. Crescenta Valley; Burroughs vs. Muir


Burbank High's Sara Treadway hits the ball to keep it in play against Crescenta Valley in a Pacific League girls' volleyball match at Crescenta Valley High on Tuesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High girls' volleyball can't complete comeback versus Burbank

LA CRESCENTA — Another sample of what should be a very exciting and competitive race for a Pacific League girls’ volleyball postseason spot played out Tuesday afternoon between two of the league’s stronger competitors.

La Cañada High girls' tennis still can't get by San Marino

SAN MARINO — Both the La Cañada High girls’ tennis coach and his counterpart at San Marino shuffled their lineup for their first Rio Hondo League meeting of the season Tuesday.

Crescenta Valley High girls' golf places fourth in league match

ALHAMBRA — Through the first four Pacific League matches, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ golf team finished no worse than third place.