FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

A toppled bus bench and police tape mark the spot on Glenoaks Blvd. at Western Ave. where a pickup truck hit a wall, the bench and a man sitting on the bench on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Man sitting on bus bench critically injured when hit by truck

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after being struck while sitting on a bus bench by a pick-up truck whose driver, an 18-year-old Burbank woman with a learner’s permit, lost control of the vehicle, police said.

Quarter chicken, white, coated with mild peri peri sauce, with cole slaw, steamed vegetables, and grilled corn withe peri peri seasoning at PortuCal Peri Peri in Burbank on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The peri peri sauce comes in mild to very spicy.

Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

PortuCal Peri Peri, the new fast-casual eatery on San Fernando Road, has a name as peculiar as the circuitous route that brought this spicy chicken to Burbank.

A scene from "Vengeance Is Mine."

DVD Review: There's no explaining 'Vengeance'

Japanese director Shohei Imamura had a long, somewhat strange career. For a decade, starting in the late ’50s, he attracted attention for a series of social realist films, often with an ironic view of the American occupation. After a decade, he dropped fiction altogether, directing a number of documentaries throughout the ’70s. In 1979, he returned to dramatic film with the serial killer picture “Vengeance Is Mine”; he worked continually for the remaining 25 years of his life, twice winning the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Rosamund Pike and Simon Pegg star in Relativity Medias's "Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal life. He's financially well off with a thriving practice. At least some of his patients have interesting neuroses. And he lives in a lovely home with the even lovelier Clara (Rosamund Pike), whose career in public relations is soaring.

A 25-year-old Eagle Rock woman was killed Saturday evening when she was struck by a car while crossing the street illegally on Colorado Street at Verdugo Boulevard.

Woman struck, killed by car; marks third pedestrian fatality this year

A 25-year-old Eagle Rock woman was killed Saturday evening when she was struck by a car while crossing the street illegally, marking the third pedestrian fatality in Glendale this year, authorities said.

Five Acres tees up for speakeasy event

Five Acres will host its inaugural “Supper at the Speakeasy” dinner and fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Annandale Golf Club, tied to its 27th annual Golf Classic.

Democratic club to talk education

Greta Pruitt, a former teacher and administrator, will discuss “The Privatization of Public Education” at the Sunday, Sept. 21 meeting of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive.

Members of the executive board of the  La Cañada Junior Women's Club held their annual retreat at Warner Bros. Studios to discuss the upcoming club year. From left, Ann Tennyson, Carole Swemline, Marikay Cuthill, Brenda Gant, Jenny Sullivan, Juniors President Kelly Chamberlain, Cheryl Trowbridge, Lisa Henderson, Andrea Vacheron, Taleen Kamar, Julie Del Rivo, Tamar Tujian and Marion Kuszyk.

Women's Club meets at Warner Bros.

La Cañada Junior Women's Club President Kelly Chamberlain invited her new executive board members to Warner Bros. Studios for their annual retreat to discuss the upcoming 2014-15 year.

Social club plans activities for SGV

The Newcomers and Friends of San Gabriel Valley club invite new La Cañada Flintridge residents to join in their October events.