La Cañada hears sound advice

When city staff sat down at the beginning of the year to discuss consolidating chapters of La CaƱada's municipal code pertaining to noise for ease of reference, Helga Ohannesian saw her chance and took it.

Around Town: Coffee is a hard habit to break

I promised to write more about Bestia, but my regimen with Equinox trainer Mike Padgett is finally showing results, which is why Stumptown Coffee is a better choice than Bestia.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A deeper look at the Kobani dilemma

I was a hawk, raised by members of the greatest generation, but the Vietnam War cured me of that infliction. I understand the precipitous nature of war and if you’re a good student of history, the ills of capitulation are readily discernible. The prosecution of war teeters on the razor’s edge; it’s the thin red line dividing disaster from calamity. Regardless of which side you fall on, we’re reminded of Plato’s quote, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Rector Amy Pringle meditates in an dry grass area during the first St. George's Episcopal Church walking meditation series at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. "What are you thirsty for now, at this moment in time?" was the theme of the first event.

Reflection in the garden

With days packed full of errands, obligations and events, finding the time to reflect on the direction and wider meaning of one's own life often tends to get pushed to the back burner.

Man arrested on suspicion of trying to rob a Burbank bank

A 32-year-old man suspected of attempting to rob a Burbank bank this week was arrested on Wednesday, police said.

Rose Queen Madison Triplett is crowned by Tournament of Roses President Rich Chinen at the announcement and coronation ceremony for the 2015 Tournament of Roses on the front steps of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

818 Roundup: Altadena resident named 97th Rose Queen; Glendale Unified considers Sagebrush transfer

Good morning, 818! Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 85 degrees and a low of 61 degrees with clear skies.

William Zeitler performs with his glass armonica at the La Crescenta Library as part of the branch's "Season of Discovery" program on Wednesday, October 22, 2104.  The instrument was originally designed by Benjamin Franklin prior to the American Revolution.  Zeitler played music from Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikowski as well as his own original music.

Making 'music out of glass'

Many people can name a list of musical instruments ranging from flute to piano, but few have encountered a glass armonica. Not only has William Zeitler heard of the unique period instrument — he plays it.

Crescenta Valley Briefs: CV Alliance hosts anti-drug meeting; Friends of the Library celebrates 35 years

The Crescenta Valley CV Alliance will host an anti-drug meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 222 E. Acacia Ave., Glendale.

Glendale High's Ivanna Gamboa, Grace Tappin, and Sevana Stepanian are senior captains on the girls' volleyball team and are hoping to lead the Nitros to an automatic playoff berth. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Trio of different personalities hopes to lead Glendale High girls' volleyball to automatic postseason berth

Equal mixtures diversity and talent, the Glendale High girls’ volleyball team is on the cusp of accomplishing a goal that seemed impossible only a couple of years ago.

Glendale police charge robbery suspect

A man charged in connection with several home-invasion robberies, including one in Glendale in which an elderly couple was robbed at gunpoint, is due to appear in court next week.