Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo captures Oxnard Tournament title


Fifth grader Kaynan Chrisikos learns how to play the ukulele in the music class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Burbank on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.

818 Roundup: Music education thrives in Burbank; Remembering conductor Norman Mamey

Good morning, 818! We hope you had a great weekend. It's Monday, January 26, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 70 degrees and a low of 52 degrees with a 30% chance of showers during the day and a 40% chance in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer worn down by Harvard-Westlake

LA CAÑADA — With a spot atop the standings at stake Saturday afternoon, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team surrendered the first three goals of its Mission League showdown to visiting Harvard-Westlake, which received a score each from a player named Courtney in what was a 3-1 victory at Friedman Field.

Ismail's triple-double sparks Flintridge Prep girls' basketball against Mayfield

PASADENA — Backed by a triple-double from one of its stalwart players, the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team’s winning streak reached double digits.

Groundbreaking dancers the Nicholas Brothers delivered mind-boggling cameos in the movie musicals "Down Argentine Way," "Sun Valley Serenade" and "Stormy Weather." A live tribute to the duo arrives at the Alex Theater in Glendale on Sunday.

Alex production taps into dancers' old-movie legacy

With all due respect to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the silver screen’s most electrifying dance duo was the Nicholas Brothers. While Astaire and Kelly glided with their respective dance partners in classic movie musicals, Fayard and Harold Nicholas slid, spun, flipped, leaped and flew through the air. There were other celebrated flash acts — dance teams that emphasized acrobatics — in the golden age of tap dancing, but none were classier than the Nicholas Brothers.

Leader Cartoon: Burbank elections 2015

Leader Cartoon: Burbank elections 2015

Cartoonist Bert Ring is keeping up with the Burbank council and school board races. Are you keeping up with the election?

Editorial: Leading the leaders of tomorrow

On Friday morning, just a bit past dawn, nearly 100 students from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada took part in the 30th iteration of the Youth Leadership Conference. As in years past, the conference was hosted at Glendale Community College and put on by the Character & Ethics Project. (Full disclosure: Editor Dan Evans sits on the group’s board.)

Start the Presses: Doing our part following the money

There are three clichés in journalism. Well, main ones. The first is: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”

Alleged blowtorch robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A 41-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Friday in incidents where he allegedly used a blowtorch and Taser to rob three convenience stores in Glendale, Long Beach and Carson, officials said.

Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley girls' hoops holds off Arcadia