Jasmine De Matteis and her 18-month old, Jude De Matteis, who suffers from an unknown condition and has a feeding tube to eat, at their home in Sunland on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Boy's illness confounds doctors

Jason and Jasmine DeMatteis were desperate when they flew to Cincinnati in search of a diagnosis for their 18-month-old son, Jude.

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's kids at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Burbank's kids at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale teenagers at a glance

INFOGRAPHIC: Glendale teenagers at a glance

Bill Latuf of La Crescenta is a 12-year volunteer with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Crescenta Valley station, pictured with nearly 200 bags of groceries in a Bob Smith Toyota storage area in La Crescenta on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Food and toys will be distributed to families in need this Saturday at Crescenta Valley Park. There will also be a special breakfast with Santa.

CV station adds partners to its holiday tradition

There's no place like home for the holidays, at least for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Crescenta Valley station volunteers who plan to distribute food and toys this weekend for as many as 150 local families in need.

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The call to destiny is rooted in character

Is it nature or nurture? Although we are genetically predisposed toward certain temperaments, experience and perception play a critical role in behavior. DNA is not definitive. Genetics may determine the cards we are dealt, but it’s my belief that experience, perception and will determine the outcome.

Around Town: A system is in place for justice

The unsurprising revelation earlier this month that Rolling Stone magazine failed to fact-check its article on gang rape at the University of Virginia proves, once again, that campus rape charges should be sent to the police, not to the student conduct board. (Around Town, “The ‘talk’ can serve as an effective tool,” Nov. 24.)

Rockhaven Sanitarium, at 2713 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

Cerritos Elementary School students got a surprise when they were told each one would receive a Christmas gift after the winter awards assembly at the Glendale school on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The gifts were donated by Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center employees through their Mission Council group.  The group collected gifts for 455 students.

818 Roundup: Cerritos Elementary students rewarded; La CaƱada Flintridge council appointments

Greetings, readers! Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 64 degrees and a low of 45 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Glendale Community College's Juwan Thomas takes a jump shot against Cuyamaca's Chase Parsons in the first round of the Glendale Community College's Vaquero Classic on Wednesday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Glendale Community College men's basketball falls in tournament opener

GLENDALE — It’s been a tough road the first month of the season for the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Crescenta Valley High's Van Ginkel selected to All-American Game

Crescenta Valley High senior wide receiver Connor Van Ginkel was one of 100 players selected nationally to take place in the fourth annual National Underclassmen Football Combine All-American Game and Performance Week taking place in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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