Ernie's Jr. Taco House waitress Tiffany Alvarado serves up lunch for Glendale residents Susan Schachtner, 56, left, and her mother Jackie Waldron, 80, right, at the Eagle Rock landmark restaurant on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Ernie's Jr. will close Saturday.

818 Roundup: Ernie Jr.'s to close; Armenian genocide events; Fewer students in BUSD

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, April 19. The high is expected to reach 73 and low 57 in the Burbank area. 

Dusty, a hamster from Petco, eats a treat after participating in the 2014 Hamster Ball Derby at Petco in La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

The condo where former Glendale mayor and convicted felon John Drayman lives on Stancrest Dr. in Montrose, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, where he will serve the remainder of his sentence after eight days in jail.

Drayman on the hook for outstanding debt

When former Councilman John Drayman begins his five years of probation, expected to begin next month, the first meetings he has with the Los Angeles County Probation Office will include a thorough review of his assets and liabilities to determine how much he will pay monthly toward his $319,000 in restitution.

A group of parents and children cross at Allen Avenue and Bel Aire Drive in front of Balboa Elementary School in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014. There are no crossing guards at this location.

Glendale parents signal traffic concerns

Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents.

Davidian and Mariamian Elementary School children sign in the 12th Annual Genocide Commemoration at Glendale High School on Monday, April 22, 2013. Glendale high schools and elementary schools performed poems, dance and songs.

Armenian Genocide remembered: Commemoration events in Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles area

Several local events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be held in Glendale over the next several days.

Several tables of community members gather to discuss ideas for pedestrian safety at a community pedestrian safety training at the Glendale Central Library on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The program works with the public to come up with answers to improve safety in Glendale.

Glendale looking to address pedestrian-safety issue

Glendale's ongoing issues with pedestrian safety have claimed the lives of two 86-year-old men just within the past four months.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta, a face-lift. Bathroom remodeling starts May 1 at the veterans center.

Grant to give American Legion post in La Crescenta a face-lift

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift.

The annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks at Burbank's Starlight Bowl, photographed on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

Design firm proposes fixes to aging Starlight Bowl in Burbank

A design firm on Tuesday presented an $18-million, 20-year plan to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater, which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming.

Claudette is a two-month-old brown tabby kitten up for adoption.

News-Press pet of the day: Claudette

Claudette is a 2-month-old, brown tabby kitten. She is an active girl who loves to play chase with other kittens. She loves wet food, fishing-pole toys and Ping-Pong balls.

Shane Stotsenberg and Ignacio Gonzalez, of the band Mystic Braves, perform at The Echo in Los Angeles on Monday, April 14, 2014.

The surf-inspired Mystic Braves make waves

As a blood moon casts its red hue over Sunset Boulevard, a lo-fi guitar haze rips the night air and five long-haired, moustached men in trim jackets and denim pound their leather boots. They lure bouncy babes to the psychedelic sway of their kaleidoscopic “Dockweiler.”

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