Sig Alert issued on Glendale (2) Freeway after big-rig plunges down embankment

A Sig Alert was issued Tuesday morning after a big-rig drove off the Glendale (2) Freeway and plunged 70 feet down an embankment, officials said.

Voting irregularities mar Democratic committee election

Democratic officials in Sacramento Monday ordered a redo of the election of local delegates, ruling about 15% of voters were not qualified to cast a ballot.

A performance at the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorative Event at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, as well as to add further pressure on the Turkish government to officially recognize the massacres as a genocide.

Elijah Rock, Jake Broder and Angela Teek star in the Colony Theatre Company production of "Words By Ira Geshwin," by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein and now playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

Stage Review: Ira Gershwin, a lyricist of note

Ira Gershwin, older brother of celebrated composer George, wasn’t one for the limelight, despite his Pulitzer Prize-winning, decades-long success as one of the pillars of the great American Songbook.

Donnie Yen in a scene from "Kung Fu Killer."

Film Review: Donnie Yen leads an HK cavalcade of stars

Donnie Yen (“Iron Monkey,” “Ip Man”) now reigns as the top martial arts star in Hong Kong cinema. Since being discovered by Hollywood, Jackie Chan’s domestic output has slowed down. (Plus Jackie is now 61, and his stunt bravado is no longer so crazy.) Jet Li is nine years younger than Jackie, but his overall output (including the American “Expendables” series) has slowed even more.

Students to head to Costa Rica

The People to People Student Ambassador Program, a for-profit student educational program, will be taking a local junior high and high school delegation to Costa Rica in the summer of 2016 for a 10-day trip. Hilary Gregg, a 15-year veteran teacher in La Cañada, will be the primary leader for the junior high delegation.

Casino Night tickets are available

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Casino Night fundraiser hosted by the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge. The event will be held in conjunction with Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration taking place in late May under the sponsorship of the local chamber of commerce.

Power restored to nearly 2,000 customers after outage

Crews restored power to nearly 2,000 customers after an outage was reported in north Glendale just after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, officials said.

Schiff to host Rim of the Valley town hall

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting Monday night about the National Park Service’s draft report for the Rim of the Valley Study, which was released two weeks ago and recommends an expansion of the existing recreation area.

Rubio's Coastal Grill assistant manager Evette Cisneros shows the fish tacos and Salsa verde shrimp tacos at the Glendale Ave. restaurant in Glendale on Thursday, April 23, 2015.

Dining Review: Rubio's Coastal Grill dives into new territory

I’m breaking with tradition on two counts today. First, I’m writing about a major chain restaurant and second, I got free food there. Normally I don’t accept free food, but I wanted to go to this press event to hear a good explanation of the changes in store at Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill. Make that Rubio’s Coastal Grill, their new name.