A group of parents and children cross at Allen Avenue and Bel Aire Drive in front of Balboa Elementary School in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014. There are no crossing guards at this location.

Glendale parents signal traffic concerns

Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents.

Davidian and Mariamian Elementary School children sign in the 12th Annual Genocide Commemoration at Glendale High School on Monday, April 22, 2013. Glendale high schools and elementary schools performed poems, dance and songs.

Armenian Genocide remembered: Commemoration events in Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles area

Several local events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be held in Glendale over the next several days.

Several tables of community members gather to discuss ideas for pedestrian safety at a community pedestrian safety training at the Glendale Central Library on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The program works with the public to come up with answers to improve safety in Glendale.

Glendale looking to address pedestrian-safety issue

Glendale's ongoing issues with pedestrian safety have claimed the lives of two 86-year-old men just within the past four months.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, a face-lift. Bathroom remodeling starts May 1 at the veterans center.

Grant to give American Legion post in La Crescenta a face-lift

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift.

The annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks at Burbank's Starlight Bowl, photographed on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Design firm proposes fixes to aging Starlight Bowl in Burbank

A design firm on Tuesday presented an $18-million, 20-year plan to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater, which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming.

Claudette is a two-month-old brown tabby kitten up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Claudette

Claudette is a 2-month-old, brown tabby kitten. She is an active girl who loves to play chase with other kittens. She loves wet food, fishing-pole toys and Ping-Pong balls.

Shane Stotsenberg and Ignacio Gonzalez, of the band Mystic Braves, perform at The Echo in Los Angeles on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The surf-inspired Mystic Braves make waves

As a blood moon casts its red hue over Sunset Boulevard, a lo-fi guitar haze rips the night air and five long-haired, moustached men in trim jackets and denim pound their leather boots. They lure bouncy babes to the psychedelic sway of their kaleidoscopic “Dockweiler.”

Burbank school district reports fewer students

Burbank school officials reported this week that about 100 fewer students are currently in the district compared to this time last year.

McKinley Elementary School in Burbank takes on dual language immersion program

McKinley Elementary School will house a portion of Burbank Unified's Spanish dual-language immersion program beginning in the fall with a kindergarten class half made up of native English speakers and the other half native Spanish speakers.

Matt Catingub congratulates drummer Steve Moretti and guitarist Grant Geissman(right)  on a stellar concert which won several standing ovations from the audience.

The Glendale Pops roars back into action at the Alex

Part of the collateral damage of the Alex Theatre's ambitious physical face-lift has been the suspension of the Glendale Pops series. Saturday night, after a year's absence, director Matt Catingub gave a decisive demonstration of why this remains one of the important SoCal big bands, though it performs only a handful of times each year.