Easton Elite Dodgers unable to retain Western title

Aspirations of advancing to a second straight Stan Musial World Series were derailed for the Easton Elite Dodgers at the Western Regional Tournament in Palo Alto.

Leader Cartoon: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Leader Cartoon: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Beware the bicyclists, cartoonist Bert Ring warns -- you never know who you'll encounter!

Police investigate the crime scene where 77-year-old Maria Diaz was found dead on Monday, January 20, 2014. Her son, Moises Diaz was charged with one count of murder and was found competent to stand trial.

Burbank man accused of killing mother could stand trial

A 40-year-old Burbank man accused of killing his elderly mother was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but he intends to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, according to his attorney.

Dan Evans

Start the Presses: The Internet is written in ink

For the last two years, I have taught a journalism class at USC. Most of my students are undergraduate sophomores, too young to drink, but not too young to seriously damage their reputation online.

The construction site, with Glendale in the horizon, at Glendale Community College for the lab/college services building pictured on Friday, July 25, 2014.

GCC officials hopeful over state assistance

Glendale Community College officials are increasingly hopeful that state officials will give them money to cover the funds spent on unforeseen costs that have added up since breaking ground last year on a new lab and classroom building.

Some of the 'people movers' on the pedestrian bridge were ready to go during grand opening of the new Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank on Friday, June 27, 2014.

Officials to study light-rail feasibility

Southland officials gathered Thursday and lauded a motion to start looking into the feasibility of converting Metro’s Orange Line bus system in the San Fernando Valley into light rail that could one day extend to the San Gabriel Valley, passing by Bob Hope Airport in Burbank along the way.

Jase Sadsad, 11, of Burbank, Jason Park, 11, of Tujunga, and Rocco Morse, 10, of Burbank, all take off for a basketball dribbling drill at the MVP Basketball Camp, coached by coordinator Mike Graceffo on the McCambridge Recreation Center basketball courts on Friday, July 25, 2014.

MVP Basketball Camp still going strong in Burbank

BURBANK — Even without a basketball in hand, it didn’t take long for a throng of eager youngsters to work up a sweat inside the spacious McCambridge Park gymnasium early Friday evening.

Sprinklers water a patch of grass on the sidewalk in front of a house in Alhambra, California, on July 25, 2014. Despite calls from California Governor Jerry Brown to limit water use during drought, a report released last week by the State Water Resources Control Board showed Californians have actually increased water consumption this year. Burbank residents are required to limit watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the city.

818 Roundup: Glendale water-wasters tip line and Burbank water restrictions; Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, July 26.  Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 68 in the Glendale region.

Avalon Sanders, 8 of La Canada, gives the peace sign while swimming under water at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club swimming pool on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Temperatures, in the mid 90s on Wednesday, were expected to continue rising through the week.

Weather: Your Saturday forecast

San Gabriel Valley All-Stars defeat defending champs

With five games under their belt, the San Gabriel Valley All-Stars have still just had two practices and yet they’ve produced four wins to one loss, with the latest victory coming Friday evening against San Benito, 7-2, in the second round of play in the Pacific Southwest Regional in Modesto.