Glendale Community College students pose in front of Tommy Trojan at USC for the Los Angels Times Festival of Books.

On the Town: GCC students check out Festival of Books; "The Art of the Scarf" event

On a recent sunny weekend on the USC campus, more than 100,000 bookies gathered to read, attend author seminars, panels and lunch from ubiquitous food trucks.

Congressman Adam Schiff lights incense and kneels before the Glendale Comfort Woman statue on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in honor of 87-year-old former comfort woman Li Xiumei who died recently.

Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.

Glendale High School dancers perform during the 13th Annual Genocide Commemoration.

Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High.

Ikea shoppers head for the entrance of the Ikea store in Burbank in 2012. The retailer plans to relocate roughly a mile away to a much larger store.

Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show.

Photographer Andre Murray stands within the mural as he takes photos of the event at the unveiling of a 5,400-square-foot mural depicting Yosemite scenics similar to the photography of Ansel Adams on a corridor wall at John Muir Middle School in Burbank on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The mural, created by artist Randall Williams, took between 3 and 4 weeks with the help of students at the school.

Muir debuts namesake mural

John Muir Middle School unveiled a mural of Yosemite Valley on Monday, which also marked the birthday of the school’s namesake on April 21, 1838.

The editing team of the show the Last Comic Standing picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center, where the show is edited, in Glendale on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The editors are walked out on Monday, April 21 in hopes of joining the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 700 union.

Editing team of 'Last Comic Standing' on strike receives union support

Union members turned out to support the editing team behind the NBC reality show “Last Comic Standing” on Tuesday and picketed outside the Hollywood Production Center in Glendale for the workers’ right to unionize.

Sienna Euliss, 5, makes a giant bubble at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival as her mother, Ulrika, watches.

Creativity meets recycling at Burbank downtown arts festival

Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival.

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded renamed

Glendale Assn. for the Retarded has a new name: The Campbell Center. Nonprofit leaders decided to rebrand the organization in honor of the daughter of their founders, Janice Elaine Campbell, as the once-accepted medical diagnosis of mental retardation has gained a derogatory connotation since the nonprofit’s founding in 1954. 

Artistic Director Mikhail "Misha" Shtangrud directs the Burbank Chorale in a rehearsal for the program dedicated to Shakespeare scheduled for this Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

Community: Concert feast is Shakespeare

The Burbank Chorale will honor William Shakespeare's 450th birthday with its program titled “If Music be the Food of Love” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Burbank First United Methodist Church.

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic conditions for your afternoon commute