<p>Cats await adoption at the Burbank Animal Shelter on N. Victory Place in Burbank in this Friday, July 18, 2014 photo.</p>

Burbank Animal Shelter offering reduced adoption fees

Liberate a dog or cat this Independence Day. The Burbank Animal Shelter is offering 50% off all adoption fees now through July 12.

Burbank seeks artists for city program

A new beautification program is moving forward in Burbank, and the city is seeking artists who want to help bring visual art out of museums and galleries and into open spaces.

<p>The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt is revealed to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.</p>

La Cañada adds plug-in hybrid to its car fleet

La Cañada will soon see its small fleet of city-owned vehicles grow by one, when a 2016 Chevy Volt arrives from a Sacramento dealership after its purchase was approved by the City Council at a budget hearing last week.

City Briefs: Whyman Project to perform free show; Glendale police holding Community Academy

The Whyman Project will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday in the outdoor plaza at Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

<p>Carl Gieseke, who was a key official with the Crescenta-Ca&ntilde;ada&nbsp;Family YMCA during its early days, died last month in Fresno. A memorial service is planned by the local Y and will be held on the afternoon of July 12.</p>

Carl Gieseke, former local YMCA head, dies at 89

Carl F. Gieseke, a former 15-year director of the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, died May 16 in Fresno, it was reported this week by YMCA officials. He was 89.

<p>Families gathered at the Rose Pavilion and surrounding lawn at Descanso Gardens to take in a performance by the band Buyepongo, as part of the World Rhythms Series on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.</p>

#818Spotlight: Grooving to 'World Rhythms' at Descanso Gardens

Families gathered at the Rose Pavilion and surrounding lawn at Descanso Gardens to take in a performance by the band Buyepongo, as part of the World Rhythms Series on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Routine traffic stop leads to arrest of Uber passengers, suspected identity thieves

A traffic stop led police to bust a “sophisticated” credit card manufacturing operation in Glendale that yielded hundreds of fraudulent credit cards, as well as materials to make them, officials said.

<p>Local residents were discovering in the summer of 1985 new outdoor exercise equipment that had been installed in the Edison easement trail area north of Foothill Boulevard and east of Indiana Avenue.</p>

La Cañada History: Residents make use of new exercise course; trash burning limited

Ten Years Ago

<p>Glendale-based rocker Kim Shattuck of the Muffs (second from left) is singer-guitarist in a reunion of the Pandoras, a local garage-rock favorite led by the late Paula Pierce. The current band is (left to right) Karen Blankfeld, Kim Shattuck, Sheri Kaplan and Melanie Vammen.</p>

Glendale rocker, ex-Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck reunites with former Pandoras bandmates

Guitar slinging, garage rock shouter Kim Shattuck is rock ‘n’ roll’s penultimate bad girl. Lanky, gregarious and boundlessly talented, the Glendale resident doesn’t candy-coat anything, never runs from controversy, and her role as both an unvarnished truth-teller and untamed show stopper is refreshingly genuine.

<p>Blood splatter was found near the scene where a man was shot Tuesday night&nbsp;on the 400 block of E. Elmwood in Burbank.</p>

Man hospitalized after shooting in Burbank

[UPDATE 7/1 12:23 p.m.] A 27-year-old man was hospitalized Tuesday night after getting shot in an alley in Burbank, police said.