<p>A&nbsp;BurbankBus arrives on Empire Avenue at Buena Vista Avenue in this 2012 file photo.</p>

BurbankBus 'NoHo to BoHo' route gains riders

Ridership on the BurbankBus route between the North Hollywood Metro Station and Bob Hope Airport has increased steadily since June, when the service began running throughout the day rather than only at peak hours.

<p>Former Luther Burbank Middle School teacher and National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mielwocki shows some of the $5,000 worth of books she donated through Scholastic to her former school in Burbank on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.</p>

Leader Editorial: A generous gift of books will enrich students

Word of a gracious gift made the rounds this week and we wanted to chime in with our own appreciation for the donation of 1,000 books former Luther Burbank Middle School teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki made to the campus.

<p>The "Kenneth Village People", a name the group just came up with and giggled about, includes, from left, Chris Cragnotti, Pilar Molina, Jackie Bartlow, Cliff Claycomb, Tonya Lariviere, Jerri Cragnotti, and Kandice Astamendi. The group stands in front a clock on Kenneth Road in the Kenneth Village area of Glendale on Friday, October 9, 2015. The group is using a "Go Fund Me" site to raise money to restore and repair historic features in the village, including the clock, a banner, street lights and the village's website.</p>

Resident launches fundraising campaign to give Kenneth Village a makeover

Kenneth Village is behind the times — at least its 14-foot-tall street clock is. The public timepiece is running slow, and it, along with a few other spots along the stretch quaint shops, are in need of some sprucing up.

Foundations plans Twelve Oaks party

The 4.5-acre senior-living facility in the Foothills known as Twelve Oaks Lodge and managed from 1975 to 2002 by the National Charity League, Inc., Glendale Chapter, has returned to its hands following almost two years of litigation that resulted in a settlement with managing entity be.group. The local NCL chapter, along with the new Twelve Oaks Foundation, will be holding an appreciation party for supporters and community members at Twelve Oaks from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11.

<p>Pat Anderson, president and chief executive of the La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, with the Miss La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge Court of Megan Reilly, Ashley Morrison, Elizabeth Bromley, Sarah Kurdoghlian, and Charis Gee, all 17 years old and students at La Ca&ntilde;ada High School outside the Chamber office on Monday, October 5, 2015.</p>

Applications open for Miss La Cañada Flintridge 2016

The Royal Court Selection Committee of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce & Community Assn. is accepting applications for the 2016 Miss La Cañada Flintridge competition, according to Pat Anderson, president and chief executive of the chamber.

<p>Burbank residents are invited to take part in a community Halloween decoration contest, hosted by the Civic Pride Committee.</p>

Residents invited to participate in Halloween decoration contest

Burbank residents may be struggling to keep their lawns alive this year, but with Halloween approaching they may want to add a touch of morbidity and horror, for decoration.

Local high school students can visit Japan through Sister City exchange program

High school students who would like to be considered for participation in the city’s cultural exchange with Burbank’s sister city of Ota, Japan, have less than a week left to submit applications.

Applications available for Crescenta Valley Town Council

Applications are available for local residents to run for one of six open seats on the Crescenta Valley Town Council.

A Word, Please: Grammar-curious readers look for answers

A Word, Please: Grammar-curious readers look for answers

Some interesting questions have been piling up in my inbox recently, including one from a reader named Lorraine who asked about the expression “exact same.”

Read On: Recalling an interview with Dodgers legend Vin Scully

Read On: Recalling an interview with Dodgers legend Vin Scully

I’ve been interviewing people as a journalist for nearly 40 years — I am, indeed, older than dirt — and have thrillingly managed to chat up some true American icons. Not to drop names, but they include Liz Taylor, Shirley MacLaine, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball, George Burns, Roseanne and Fred Rogers, among many.