Glendale Community College's Chris Riley celebrates a touchdown after an interception in an American Conference Pacific Division game versus Antelope Valley College on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Ball-hawking defense leads way for Glendale Community College football victory

GLENDALE — Behind the strength of perhaps its strongest defensive effort this season, if not ever, the Glendale Community College football team returned to both its dominant and winning ways Saturday evening.

Flintridge Prep football rallies for Prep League victory over Firebaugh, 25-21

LA CAÑADA — Navigated by the fleet feet and clutch play of junior Andrew Tsangeos, the Flintridge Prep football team founds its way to a thrilling homecoming victory Saturday night.

Becky Gross, west coast regional manager for Operation Christmas Child, and Forester's Life Insurance agent Chris Saldana fill shoeboxes with pencils, rulers and toys for children in needy countries for this year. The operation is  an annual, year-long collection through Samaritan's Purse which has sent millions of shoeboxes to children in countries such as Rawanda, Ukraine, Madagascar and Mongolia.

Fundraiser benefits children worldwide

Dozens of volunteers and supporters gathered in Glendale Saturday to kickoff a fundraiser benefiting thousands of children across the world.

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Calling the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project proposed in the city's Media District "too dense" and "not appropriate," Burbank Mayor David Gordon chastised his City Council colleagues for supporting the development on Tuesday. Gordon cast the lone dissenting votes in a series of 4-1 votes to approve four measures that cleared the way for the proposed 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods to move forward..

A covering of newly installed solar panels which create shade for the staff parking lot at Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta where the Glendale Unified School District highlighted the installation of SolarCity solar panels on Monday, September 17, 2012.

College View to go solar

After committing about $12.7 million to install solar panels at 13 campuses in the last two years, Glendale school officials are now looking to to add them to College View School.

Burroughs High's Chance Bell points to his teammates after scoring the first touchdown of the game against Pasadena in a Pacific League football game at Pasadena High on Friday. Burroughs won, 17-14. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Bell tolls for Burroughs High football in win over Pasadena

PASADENA — With its starting quarterback shelved for the third consecutive game with a concussion, the Burroughs High football team still liked its chances with its ground attack Friday night against Pasadena.

La Cañada High football routs Blair, 36-0

PASADENA — Despite showcasing superior play through two quarters, the La Cañada High football team looked less than thrilled going into the halftime break.

St. Francis High's John Carroll runs the ball with Cathedral's Steven Asante in pursuit during a key Angelus League game Friday. St. Francis won, 52-41. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

St. Francis High football responds in second half for 52-41 league win over Cathedral

LOS ANGELES — Facing its most arduous test thus far, the St. Francis High football team responded with its most clutch performance yet.

Defense, special teams lead way for Crescenta Valley High football in win over Hoover

GLENDALE — On an evening when the high-flying Crescenta Valley High football team’s offense didn’t contribute a point until the second quarter, the Falcons proved that such a statistical dream scenario was instead a nightmare for visiting Hoover High.

Photos of 35-yr. old Andrianna Vaccare were on a tree next to a small candle memorial at the Joslyn Adult Center in Burbank on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Vaccare, who had run-ins with law enforcement in the past, was found dead next to the tree on Monday.

818 Roundup: Memorial for woman found dead; Crescenta Valley Town Council candidate forum

Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, October 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 77 degrees and a low of 58 with patchy fog in the evening.