Johar the female Jaguar walks around the new jaguar habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo that opened Friday, May 22, 2015. Guests can now see the jaguars like never before, with large windows where one can get a close-up view of the "near threatened" cats.

Photo Gallery: L.A. Zoo opens new Jaguar habitat

The Los Angeles Zoo opened its new jaguar habitat on Friday, May 22, 2015. A part of the rain-forest exhibit, the habitat is home to three jaguars. 

<p>Carla Buffa performs near the Gap Outlet store in downtown Burbank on May 18. It was Buffa's first time performing there, but the area has become a hotspot for street performers, some of whom have drawn the ire of nearby business managers who have complained about the volume of their performances.</p>

818 Roundup: Street performers draw ire of some downtown Burbank businesses; New Holiday Inn proposed in Glendale

Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, May 25, 2015. Happy Memorial Day. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 76 degrees and a low of 56 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Glendale Fighting Club's Browne on wrong end of slugfest with Arlovski

In what is likely to go down as one of the wildest rounds, if not fights, in Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight history, Travis “Hapa” Browne had the misfortune of being on the wrong side of the thrilling bout.

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

Flintridge Prep's Weiss, St. Francis' Foster win CIF Southern Section track and field titles

NORWALK — While the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships proved once again unkind to the majority of area athletes, there were a few one-of-a-kind efforts that led the way.

<p><span class="text"> Burroughs High's Kent Troung clears the bar in the boys' pole vault at the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College in Norwalk on Saturday.</span></p>

Burbank, Burroughs track and field conclude seasons at CIF Southern Section finals

NORWALK – For the city of Burbank, the end of the high school track and field season came at the CIF Southern Section Divisional Finals at Cerritos College on Saturday afternoon.

<p>Members of Boy Scout Troop 398, clockwise from top left, Eric Han, Felix Park, Michael Park, Dean Wyrzykowski, Thomas Rhee and Suraj Patel all recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.</p>

Six Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Don Yoon (“Eric”) Han, Felix Park, Michael Jihoon Park, Suraj Jayesh Patel, Thomas Rhee Jr. and Dean Wyrzykowski, all members of La Cañada Boy Scout Troop 398, will be feted at a Court of Honor that will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 Foothill Blvd. A reception will follow the ceremony.

A Word, Please: The dummy word that holds things together

A Word, Please: The dummy word that holds things together

Have you ever thought about the word “do”? My advice is don’t. The word “do” is one of the bugbears of English that make our language incredibly difficult to master — for nonnative speakers and even for people born into the English-speaking world. Almost no one fully understands “do.” The people who use it correctly do so through osmosis, not understanding.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

This week, I attended my youngest son’s spring dance at his elementary school. After 12 spring dances (counting my oldest son’s tenure), this was my final one.

<p>Pedestrians use the&nbsp;diagonal crosswalk at the intersection of Ocean View Blvd. and Honolulu Avenue on Friday, February 20, 2015.</p>

News-Press Editorial: Stepping needlessly into a mess

City officials for the past few months spent time either defending or decrying — depending on which bureaucrat was doing the talking — the apparently clueless installation of diagonal crosswalks at a single intersection in Montrose. Thankfully, since the crosswalks at Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard were removed and the traffic lights re-timed under public pressure this week, that controversy can fade into everyone’s memories.

<p>After speaking to the Burbank Unified school board, John Burroughs High School senior Frankie Baker will be&nbsp;allowed to wear a U.S. Air Force sash during her graduation ceremony.</p>

Leader Editorial: Saluting a reasonable decision

Although it took some hemming and hawing, Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz on Friday ultimately came to the right conclusion: It’s OK to alter policy and allow military sashes to be worn over graduation gowns by students who have enlisted in the armed forces.

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