Arroyo Seco baseball jumps out to big lead, cruises in opener

COMPTON — After three consecutive games in which the offense of the Arroyo Seco Palomino 19-and-under summer baseball team was held in check, the Saints returned to their high-flying selves Friday evening.

<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

818 Roundup: Burbank rejects police body cameras plan; bomb threat suspect arrested

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, August 1, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 and a low of 67, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>Glendale Fighting Club's Ronda Rousey, left, and Bethe Correia will fight Saturday night in Brazil for Rousey's UFC women's bantamweight championship.</p>

UFC 190: Rousey-Correia ready for champ's most 'personal' bout yet

Accompanied by a compelling and simmering storyline, it has accelerated into a very personal rivalry — too personal in the eyes of many.

<p>Toronto Blue Jay Marco Estrada comes to the mound on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.</p>

Major League Baseball Update: Estrada battles to earn win for Toronto Blue Jays

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

People look for work at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on Friday, October 16, 2009. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Verdugo Job Center awarded grant by state ED

A new state grant will allow the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board’s Job Center to help train people with disabilities with the skills they need to qualify for new jobs.

<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Elected officials last week nixed a proposal — at least for the time being — to purchase 160 body-worn cameras for police officers, citing high costs and concerns about the still-developing technology.

<p>Clark Magnet High School held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in La Crescenta.</p>

News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

People living in the Crescenta Valley, where some households fall into county territory and others lie in the Glendale annex, have often voiced over the years that they have not felt fully embraced or understood by decision makers who live outside of their neighborhoods. In particular, they’ve noted that while they have the highest-achieving schools in Glendale Unified School District, their concerns seem mostly ignored by district headquarters.

Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

Leader Editorial: Focusing on our students' mental health

Good health is linked to educational success. Students suffering from poor health obviously cannot do their best in the classroom, nor can they thrive beyond its doors.

<p>Los Angeles resident Jose Vargas, 28, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing drones from businesses in Glendale, El Monte and Van Nuys, as well as from a Glendale home.</p>

Man arrested in connection with string of drone thefts

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested this week after detectives reportedly tied him to four drone thefts since January in three different cities, including Glendale, police said.