August, and Gage Berklas, 11, walk to school with their mom Nicole and dogs Clementine and Huckleberry, who are on leash, in La Cañada Flintridge on the Cross Town Trail on Monday, October 13, 2014.

Parcels eyed for dog park

Trying to make peace between dog owners who want Fido to run free and those seeking stricter enforcement of the city's leash law, La Cañada officials are looking for places to put a dog park.

Methodists mark Youth Sunday

At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, La Cañada United Methodist Church will celebrate Youth Sunday. Members of LCUMC’s Youth Group will lead the service with a sermon by Nick Mayer, a videotaped dance by Christine Ecker, Intercessory prayer by Annabelle Mayer and a violin duet by Selina Cho and Elise Wu.

Participants in the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Teen Class fill Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Back row, from left, Doreen Aitelli, Jennifer Winslow-Kush, Jennie Genske and Michelle Sabourin.  Front row, from left,  Janet Lazier, Jenny Ling, Maggie Mason, Melanie Frey, Jeanne Mar and Carol Van Citters.

Group partakes in holiday activities

The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Parent Education program collected more than 200 Operation Christmas Child boxes filled with gifts and personal letters to be shared with boys and girls in countries around the globe.

Luarice Levive, Thalassemia outreach coordinator for the hemotology/oncology department at Children's Hospital in Oakland is flanked on the right by Mark G. Mannarelli, president of the Italian Catholic Federation Branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church, and to the left by immediate past resident of the branch, Al Restivo.

St. Bede hosts speaker on disorder

Thalassemia disease, a genetic blood disorder that if left untreated can take the lives children under 5, was the topic of a recent gathering of the St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church Branch 374 of the Italian Catholic Federation.

A call for the holiday spirit

Glendale police and fire officials are seeking donations to provide toys and gifts to needy children as part of their respective holiday programs.

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.

Employees who work within Glendale Unified's Healthy Start office, which oversees mental health services for students across Glendale, among other services, put together 100 bags of food to give to families in need for Thanksgiving, which also include $30 gift cards for families to purchase turkey or ham.

Thanksgiving supplies delivered to families in need

Employees who work in an office that oversees mental-health counseling for Glendale Unified students have put together 100 bags of food and gift cards for families in need this Thanksgiving.

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