<p>This May 2015 file photo shows Sgt. Mike Fossmo, of the West Valley City Police, demonstrating the use of a body camera, in West Valley City.</p>

Burbank rejects police body camera plan

Elected officials last week nixed a proposal — at least for the time being — to purchase 160 body-worn cameras for police officers, citing high costs and concerns about the still-developing technology.

<p>Clark Magnet High School held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2015 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in La Crescenta.</p>

News-Press Editorial: A clear call for a frank conversation

People living in the Crescenta Valley, where some households fall into county territory and others lie in the Glendale annex, have often voiced over the years that they have not felt fully embraced or understood by decision makers who live outside of their neighborhoods. In particular, they’ve noted that while they have the highest-achieving schools in Glendale Unified School District, their concerns seem mostly ignored by district headquarters.

Burbank-based effects shop reports layoffs

Burbank-based visual-effects company Stereo D, which last summer announced plans to open a Toronto office, notified the state earlier this year that in June it would be laying off more than 225 employees, including 75 temporary employees.

Leader Editorial: Focusing on our students' mental health

Good health is linked to educational success. Students suffering from poor health obviously cannot do their best in the classroom, nor can they thrive beyond its doors.

<p>Los Angeles resident Jose Vargas, 28, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing drones from businesses in Glendale, El Monte and Van Nuys, as well as from a Glendale home.</p>

Man arrested in connection with string of drone thefts

A 28-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested this week after detectives reportedly tied him to four drone thefts since January in three different cities, including Glendale, police said.

<p>An aerial shot of La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge&rsquo;s Memorial Park, taken via a camera-equipped quadcopter, or drone.&nbsp;La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge was recently ranked among the top&nbsp;10 midsized cities in California, according to a study.</p>

City recognized among state's safest midsized cities

La Cañada Flintridge, where property crimes outweigh violent crimes 25 to 1, has been named among the Top 10 safest midsized cities in California, according to a recent study published by New York start-up analyst firm ValuePenguin.

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Burbank

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

INFOGRAPHIC: Groundwater contamination in Glendale

Burbank man found not guilty of attempted murder

A 23-year-old Burbank man was acquitted this week of attempted murder and assault charges stemming from a stabbing incident last year involving his best friend, officials said.

<p>Jorge Acevedo is a volunteer with the Glendale Police Department.</p>

818 Roundup: Glendale police fundraise for employee; Elderly man reported missing

Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, July 31, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 89 and a low of 69 with mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.