Heather Thomsen, 30 of Glendale, takes time to relax and write some poetry at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Friday, April 25, 2014. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Weather: Your forecast for Thursday

La Cañada High School alumna and jazz singer Nora Sagal sings with the David Sagal Jazz Quintet at the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation 23rd Annual Spring Gala at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The young singer performed at the wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.

LCF resident sings at George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin's wedding

Former member of the Miss La Cañada Flintridge royal court and 2014 La Cañada High School graduate Nora Sagal showcased her vocal talents for a very special crowd Saturday during a performance at the wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy.

Julie Martin, member of the Montrose Chamber of Commerce, wears special glasses at the annual Oktoberfest festival in Montrose on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: Handmade tiles; Town Council elections; Montrose Oktoberfest

Handmade tiles are still available for purchase that will be placed in the future Crescenta Commons in La Crescenta. 

Boxer Vanes Martirosyan, left, looks to get back on track Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Vanes Martirosyan-Willie Nelson fighting to regain championship potential

In the road to boxing stardom that has been Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan’s career, there has been a multitude of pivotal bouts set to launch the Glendale pugilist to the next level.

Eight Glendale employees to be laid off

Eight city employees will be laid off by the end of this month as part of reorganization and streamlining measures within City Hall.

Some student rush to and from buildings as others wait in line on the first day of Fall classes at Glendale Community College on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

GCC could be among 15 colleges in the state to begin awarding BAs

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation earlier this week allowing some community colleges to begin awarding bachelor's degrees in fields not offered on the UC and Cal State campuses.

Growth powers utility fixes

Part of a 1930s-era substation that powers homes and businesses in the San Fernando Road corridor will be rebuilt as part of a $13-million reconstruction project to accommodate anticipated growth in the neighborhood following City Council approval on Tuesday.

Members of the Crescenta Valley High School cross country tea run over a bridge that crosses the Verdugo Wash at the site of a solar-powered monitoring station at Crescenta Valley Park in La Crescenta on Monday, September 29, 2014. The station is being used to gather data about whether Crescenta Valley Park would be suitable for storm water to be placed in the ground.

District hopes to tap new resource of groundwater

The Foothills area could gain a new way to combat the recurring drought as a study aims to see if an area of the Crescenta Valley can transform into a viable resource of usable groundwater.

Between 1997-99, Jim Bonds (pictured) and Casey Clausen enjoyed plenty of success at Alemany. Bonds and Clausen are now the head coaches at St. Francis and Calabasas, respectively, and the two will reunite on the field on Friday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Weekly Previews: Jim Bonds leads St. Francis football against former pupil

The following are previews of the area's upcoming high school football games this week.

One-month old, 100-pound bull calf Chip licks the finger of handler Laura LaFayetteat of the Dairy Council of California's Mobile Dairy Classroom at Horace Mann Elementary Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Chip's adopted mother cow Buttercup was there too, and the two were on display to help teach the students about cows, where milk comes from, and to eat a healthy diet. (

Cow and calf visit Horace Mann Elementary

The Dairy Council of California brought its mobile classroom to Horace Mann Elementary School on Wednesday with a 1,500-pound cow named Buttercup and a 100-pound bull calf named Chip.

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