Flintridge Prep's Tala Ismail battles for the loose ball under the basket against Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kelly Fradet in a non-eague girls' basketball game at Flintridge Prep on Thursday. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)

Ismail, Flintridge Prep girls' basketball turns back Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

LA CAÑADA — There are several things that Tala Ismail does well on the court while for the Flintridge Prep girls’ basketball team.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer holds off gritty Flintridge Prep

LOS ANGELES — Depending on what juncture of the match was observed, the level of separation between the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep soccer teams appeared small to nonexistent.

La Cañada High's Gianna Mor takes a shot on goal with Glendale's Heather Aquino defending during a nonleague match Thursday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Early goal is all La Cañada High soccer needs to defeat Glendale

LA CAÑADA — It didn’t take long for the Glendale High girls’ soccer team to have to play catch-up against La Cañada in its nonleague match Thursday.

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.

818 Roundup: Parents search for diagnosis for ill 18-month-old son; Passport window upgraded

Greetings, readers! Today is Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 63 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with a 20% chance of slight showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

A new 1,500-square-foot office solely for process passport applications is now open at the Broadway branch of the U.S. Post office.

Passport office upgraded at Postal Service's Broadway branch

The passport window at the Broadway branch of the U.S. Postal Service was recently upgraded to a 1,500-square-foot office with the goal of getting rid of long lines.

High marks for Glendale Community College chemistry teacher, students

There’s one thing that the students who take Sevada Chamras’ organic chemistry class know — that his exams are considerably more difficult than the American Chemistry Society’s standardized test — which may explain why Glendale Community College students scored in the 85 percentile after recently taking the national exam.

City Council approves Glendale Unified's ballot request

The City Council approved a request made by Glendale Unified school officials to ask for voters’ input this April to allow Glendale Unified officials to conduct elections as they wish, ultimately letting them to switch from a current “at-large” voting system to one based on district.

Glendale College #58 David Smith gets a hold of L.A. Valley College QB #5 Ellis Richardson during home game at Sartoris field in Glendale on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Glendale Community College's David Smith picks up top regional nod

After helping the Glendale Community College football team enjoy one of its most successful seasons in program history, which included an appearance in a bowl game, a group of players continue to receive postseason recognition.

Kayla Mills of USC women's soccer team.

College Update: Honors for Mills at USC roll in

Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: Mills and fellow Flintridge Sacred Heart alumna Katie Johnson had an eventful season, which came to a close in penalty kicks during the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament.

SPCA lowers fees to celebrate 'Cat-Mas'

As part of a special holiday adoption promotion, the Pasadena Humane Society is celebrating the "12 Days of Cat-Mas" by offering special discounts on feline adoptions through Dec. 24. The Humane Society & SPCA serves residents in nine area cities, including La Cañada Flintridge.

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