Glendale's Trenton Julian swims the breastroke leg of the 200 IM in the championship final in the Pacific League swimming finals at the Burbank High School pool on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Julian finished in second place.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Can Crescenta Valley swimming maintain storied success?

Even without the star power and depth that carried Crescenta Valley High’s boys’ swimming team to three straight CIF Southern Section Division II top-three finishes from 2011-13, the Falcons still managed to stay in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish last year.

Chef Claud Beltran rules over his kitchen at The Eatery. He and his staff are preparing dinner for Dinners from the Heart.

The Valley Line: Area eateries host 'Dinners from the Heart'

Here we are and it is the first week of March already. These past few days have been busy ones for many of our folk who are charity-minded. They have attended several dinners to raise funds for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and its many programs. The annual event is called, “Dinners from the Heart,” and is staged in 35 different restaurants throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

Jury awards teacher $178K in disability discrimination case

A federal jury unanimously found Monday that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles discriminated against a former kindergarten teacher at a private school in La Cañada Flintridge and engaged in conduct which was “malicious, oppressive or in conscious disregard” of the teacher’s disability rights when they fired her in 2012 following spine surgery.

Intersections: The roots of tree veneration grow deep

Earlier this week, I was invited to speak at an Arbor Day event organized by Glendale Beautiful at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, the oldest home in the city of Glendale.

The 710 Freeway, pictured on Thursday, January 28, 2010.

Workshop looks at 710 EIR

Locals put weekend plans on hold Saturday morning, crowding into La Cañada’s City Council chambers to learn how to harness people power in anticipation of the release of the California Department of Transportation’s proposed 710 Freeway extension project.

Norma Zimmer, who later became bandleader Lawrence Welk's "Champagne Lady" takes to the slopes at Kratka Ridge in the winter of 1955 with her son, Ronnie, to practice for a charity race in support of paralyzed skier Jill Kinmont. Zimmer then lived on Keswick Road in Flintridge, in a house built by her husband Randy.

La Cañada History: 'Champagne Lady' takes to the slopes

Ten Years Ago

Burbank police closed off the neighborhood around a stabbing that took place on the 700 block of Roselli Street Tuesday night.

Attack suspect was angry ex-boyfriend, victim's brother says

Lance Jaquette got the call at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday.

Miles Johnson, of the Flintridge Prep boys volleyball team, touches the ball over teammate Chris Brummet's hands at practice on Monday, March 1, 2015.

Boys' Volleyball Preview: Flintridge Prep looking for third straight Prep League crown

Before the first serve of the season took place, the members of the Flintridge Prep boys’ volleyball team had been bestowed with a top-10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section Division IV preseason poll.

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy's Kirsten Vose wins the girls varsity 200 yard IM race in the 2014 Mission League Championship Meet at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Girls' Swimming Preview: Flintridge Sacred Heart has newer, larger goals

The finish line for the 2015 season has been pushed back and there will be considerable reward for those who have enough for the extra mile.

La Cañada's Dane Bell at the start of the boys 200-yard medley relay in a Rio Hondo League championship swim meet at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Boys' Swimming Preview: Rebuilding for La Cañada, Flintridge Prep comes with high hopes

A rebuilding effort is underway at La Cañada High, albeit one that should be smoother in the familiar waters of CIF Southern Section Division II.