Hoover High's Jesse Martinez drags a few Hollywood High defenders with him as he is tackled in the nonleague season opener at Glendale High on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Hoover High football handed season-opening loss by Hollywood

GLENDALE — After one game, Hoover High second-year football Coach Matt Andersen isn’t about to panic.

UFC fighters Shayna Baszler, left, works out with weights at the Glendale Fighting Club on June 23. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Shayna Baszler begins final chapter with UFC debut

To the novel or perhaps casual fan of mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler is known as one of “The Four Horsewomen,” a training partner of Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter” and an avid personality on Twitter who’s a diehard professional wrestling fan.

Glendale Community College cross-country runners, including Jassmine Macon, front row center left, Glindyll Mancia, front row center right, and Concepcion Flores, front row second from right, practice on campus Thursday afternoon. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College cross-country confident it can continue success

It will be on Saturday morning when the Glendale Community College cross-country program, arguably the most successful sports program in the school, returns to competition in an event named after one of the more storied runners to have been associated with Glendale.

Michael Feinstein as he conducts the Pasadena POPS.

Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena POPS.

Jerome Joseph, left, and Noriaki Nakano, right, owners of the Brand Bookshop at their N. Brand Blvd. store in Glendale on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.  The store will close next month after 29 years in business.

'The End' is near at Brand Bookshop

The nearly 30-year story of the Brand Bookshop is in its final chapters as the business is expected to close sometime in September.

The Glendale Police Department welcomed four new recruits in August, pictured with Police Chief Robert Castro, from left, Officer Matthew Stafford, Officer Dylan Montes, Officer Russell Stiverson, Officer Ricardo Rodriguez and Capt. Mike Rock.

Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force

The Glendale Police Department swore in four rookie officers earlier this month after they graduated from the police academy, though plenty of training in the field still lies ahead.

James Schulz rides through sprinklers at Brand Park on Friday, April 11, 2008.

GWP adopts pilot program aimed at conservation

Glendale Water & Power recently launched a pilot program that will give thousands of customers more thorough information on how many gallons of water they consume, while providing tips for cutting back, in a move to spur greater conservation among residents.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students

One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I'm always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago.

Crash leaves nearly 800 homes without power

A silver SUV crashed into a power pole and a fire hydrant in the 2800 block of Verdugo Road on Thursday afternoon, leaving 796 homes in the area without electricity, said City Spokesman Tom Lorenz.

"Brock," a short film about a teenager who tells his life story to a childhood robot he's fixing, was created by St. Francis High School graduates Frederick Balian and Casey Shatraw. The film was one of two the pair entered into the Montrose Film Festival's student filmmaking contest, earning them $300.

Filmmaking teens take top honors at festival

A silent film set to the music of composer of George Gershwin that details a teenager's attempts to win the heart of his dream girl and another film that follows an introverted teenager as he recounts his life to the toy robot he's repairing recently won honors at a local film festival.