A Word, Please: Taking a look at Yankovic's 'Word Crimes'

When I was a kid, I fancied myself a musical-parody artist. Most of the spoof lyrics I created for popular songs are lost to the ages, and the stuff I remember I’ll spare you due to its heavy emphasis on flatulence (“Heart of Glass,” indeed). But the lessons from that exercise live on: Writing lyrics is hard and writing funny lyrics is even harder.

Arroyo Seco Palomino baseball team takes West Zone opener

COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints looked to get off to a strong start in the Palomino West Zone Tournament in their quest for a third straight West Zone title. With this in mind, coach Aaron Milam sent Angel Lerma to the mound against the Police Action League Giants and his ace responded with a jewel Friday afternoon.

City of Glendale to sue state finance department

City officials plan to sue the state Department of Finance in order to get back tens of millions of dollars in loans the city made to its now-defunct redevelopment agency, the City Council announced this week.

A man waters his lawn with a hose as the sprinklers also water the grass on the 1400 block of Allen Ave. north of Bel Aire Dr. in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Glendale brings back tip line regarding water use

In response to one of the worst droughts in California in decades, the city of Glendale has reactivated an anonymous tip line for reporting homeowners and businesses that are wasting water.

Glendale resident accused of harboring fugitive father

A Glendale man was arrested Thursday for leading police on a vehicle pursuit while allegedly harboring his father — a felon wanted for skipping sentencing for fraud in a small Nebraska town, police said.

Two separate multiple-car collisions occur on Burbank streets

[UPDATE 6:02 p.m.] Two multi-car collisions took place on Burbank streets on Friday afternoon.

La Cañada City Council members recently voted to impose steep penalties for the removal or damage of trees in the public right of way.

City imposes stiff penalties for removing trees in public right of way

Anyone who removes or critically damages a tree in the city’s public right of way could face stiff penalties — up to $18,000 — after the La CaƱada Flintridge City Council recently determined restitution amounts for such violations.

Community centers to serve as cooling stations

Due to the forecasted heat wave over the next few days, the city’s Community Services and Parks Department will open its community centers to serve as cooling stations for seniors — in addition to regularly scheduled programming that will take place at the centers.

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

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Crescenta Valley Crime: Glass door smashed, home ransacked

Burglary, residence: A woman was checking on a friend's house on July 18 in the 4800 block of Grand Avenue. She noticed during that day's visit the home had been ransacked while the owner was out of town.