John Bordeaux and Ron Calbrisi of Toluca Lake listen to Burbank Sgt. Jeff Lamoureaux describe what a donation to the Special Olympics could get them at Claim Jumper in Burbank, where the officers from the Burbank Police Department helped with tables as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Burbank police lend a helping hand

Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said.

News-Press Cartoon: Self defense

News-Press Cartoon: Self defense

Bert Ring body slams the postponing of a women's self-defense class due to claims by a men's group that the gender-specific instruction is improper.

Leader Cartoon: Cooling off

Leader Cartoon: Cooling off

After City Manager Mark Scott's statement that Burbank "can be a frustrating place to work" the Council decides to take matters in their own hands, Bert Ring imagines.

News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to a year in jail.

Leader Editorial: Burbank would benefit from cooler heads all around

City Manager Mark Scott says that a closed-door evaluation session with the City Council this week left him feeling “energized.” Inasmuch as we were not privy to the conversations that took place during that meeting, we’re left to take him at his word that his enthusiasm for his job has returned and he’s looking ahead to brighter days. That confident attitude had been left somewhat in question after Scott stated in a recent public meeting that Burbank is a “very frustrating place to work.”

Start the Presses: An insulting case of justice denied

I got the call at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Ernie's Jr. Taco House waitress Tiffany Alvarado serves up lunch for Glendale residents Susan Schachtner, 56, left, and her mother Jackie Waldron, 80, right, at the Eagle Rock landmark restaurant on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Ernie's Jr. will close Saturday.

818 Roundup: Ernie Jr.'s to close; Armenian genocide events; Fewer students in BUSD

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, April 19. The high is expected to reach 73 and low 57 in the Burbank area. 

Dusty, a hamster from Petco, eats a treat after participating in the 2014 Hamster Ball Derby at Petco in La Cañada Flintridge on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Weather: Your forecast for Saturday

The condo where former Glendale mayor and convicted felon John Drayman lives on Stancrest Dr. in Montrose, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, where he will serve the remainder of his sentence after eight days in jail.

Drayman on the hook for outstanding debt

When former Councilman John Drayman begins his five years of probation, expected to begin next month, the first meetings he has with the Los Angeles County Probation Office will include a thorough review of his assets and liabilities to determine how much he will pay monthly toward his $319,000 in restitution.

A group of parents and children cross at Allen Avenue and Bel Aire Drive in front of Balboa Elementary School in Glendale on Thursday, April 10, 2014. There are no crossing guards at this location.

Glendale parents signal traffic concerns

Glendale school and city officials are reevaluating where crossing guards are assigned throughout the city due, in part, to concerns raised by parents.