Flintridge Prep girls' soccer gets different effort, same result against Poly

PASADENA — The first time Flintridge Prep played Pasadena Poly this season in girls’ soccer, the host Rebels lost and left Prep Coach Esteban Chavez unhappy with the effort of his squad.

Candidates win fans in high places

For Juan Guillen, a candidate for the Burbank City Council in the Feb. 24 primary election, endorsements aren’t something he’s been aggressively seeking.

Boy Scouts went through an obstacle course as part of the Scout-O-Rama event this past weekend.

Climbing toward a Scouting career

About 200 boys participated in this year’s Scout-O-Rama held at Verdugo Park in Glendale where local youth could take part in various activities and find out what Scouting is all about.

Emergency personnel stand in front of the wreckage of a Metrolink train after it derailed on Wednesday, January 26, 2005,  south of Chevy Chase.

Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community.

A no smoking sign hangs in the window of a cigarette and cigar shop advertising their products along San Fernando Blvd. in Downtown Burbank Monday evening, May 5, 2008.

Burbank earns 'B' grade for tobacco-control policies

In its annual report card grading California cities and counties on their antismoking laws, the American Lung Assn. gave Burbank a B grade for the sixth time since it began keeping score in 2009.

Principal Rebeca Witt, 2nd from left, along with several students has a small prototype of the Mars Rover driven over them by JPL senior engineer Steve Schroeder. This was  during the Mountain Avenue School Science Fair, Saturday, January 24, 2015 in La Crescenta.

Fun as a catalyst for learning science

Mountain Avenue Elementary students gladly went to school on a Saturday to play catch with a robot, use Red Vines to create DNA helixes and get a hair-raising lesson on electrical fields — all in the name of science.

Interest in Glendale Unified's dual-language, magnet programs continues to grow

A computerized program will soon determine which students will be placed in Glendale’s elementary dual-language and magnet-school programs for the next school year, when the window to enroll comes to a close later this week.

Bond funds eyed to meet class size demand

To meet a state mandate to have class sizes at an average of 24 students to one teacher by 2019, Burbank Unified may need to pay for new classroom buildings or portable rooms with bond funds, according to school board member Larry Applebaum.

The emergency entrance at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The hospital was one of three in Glendale and Burbank to earn a "C" grade from the nonprofit Leapfrog Group.

Area hospitals earn C grades in safety report

Three of the major hospitals in Glendale and Burbank earned C grades on a recent national report card about patient safety, while local medical officials said improvements are being put in place and that some of the data used to compile the scores was outdated.

Among the featured authors at last week's Book'd in Burbank were romance writers KB Alan, left, and Ruth Clampett.

On the Town: Book'd in Burbank hosts its first event of year

If people aren’t reading books these days, no one told that to the attendees that filled Theatre Banshee on Magnolia Boulevard for the first Book’d in Burbank event of 2015 this past week.