Read On: Yanking 'The Interview' was inevitable

Well, what a year, huh? Crazy stuff in politics, in sports, in entertainment. Really crazy in entertainment.

Julia Blythe, who has worked here as as server on-and-off for 8 years, Kim Snow, the bartender of 12 years, regular guest John Oliver, of Hollywood who has his own named plaque to mark his seat at the bar, and Eddie Driscoll, who has worked here as the karaoke DJ on-and-off for 14 years sing a Christmas song together at Dimples on West Olive Avenue in Burbank on Friday, December 19, 2014. Dimples, which opened in 1982, will be closing in mid-January for redevelopment of the property.

'America's first karaoke bar' Dimples to sing itself out

Sunshine Kriegsman came out to Dimples in Burbank Thursday night to bring her marriage “full circle.”

La Cañada High boys' basketball gets classic win over Ribet

La Canada High boys’ basketball got back to winning at its host tournament, defeating Ribet Academy, 64-43.

St. Francis High basketball sputters down stretch against Renaissance Academy

LA CAÑADA — A return trip to the championship game of the La Cañada Holiday Classic appeared inevitable for the St. Francis High basketball team Friday night.

Architectural renderings show the development project proposed for 550 N. Third St. in downtown Burbank. The project would build a 6-story mixed-use building that features apartments on the upper floors and retail space on the ground floor.

818 Roundup: Burbank council approves mixed-use project; Teenage smoking study

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 66 degrees and a low of 49 degrees with partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Architectural renderings show the development project proposed for 550 N. Third St. in downtown Burbank. The project would build a 6-story mixed-use building that features apartments on the upper floors and retail space on the ground floor.

Mixed-use project gets approval in mixed vote

A residential-and-retail development proposed for downtown Burbank won the City Council’s approval on Tuesday to exceed density limits while providing less parking than city code requires.

Jennifer Estrada, front left, sings with the elementary choir as background and student named Alex as the snowman, front right, during the annual Holiday Show and Open House at Tobinworld in Glendale on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

School ushers in holiday cheer

Just minutes before dozens of middle and high school students of Glendale’s Tobinworld broke into their rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” on Friday, the son of the school’s founder startled his mother with an unexpected announcement.

Burbank Unified uses grant money to purchase 200-plus new computers

Burbank Unified school officials have made their first big dent in a $1.4-million grant the district was awarded earlier this year to create educational pathways for students to take from school into their careers.

Glendale homeless find shelter out of town

While there might not be a winter homeless shelter in Glendale this year, those in need of a roof over their head can still be picked up locally and taken to an 80-bed facility in Pacoima.

Students work to get out the vote

With hopes of boosting voter registration and turnout, Burbank is looking to local high school and college students for fresh ideas.

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