The Glendale float "Let's be neighbors," and featuring Meatball the bear, won the Governor's award for Best depiction of life in California at the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

News-Press Editorial: City needs to rejoin the parade

As we recently reported, this coming New Year’s Day will mark the first time in a century that the city of Glendale will not send a float down Pasadena’s famed stretch of Colorado Boulevard. City officials have been cutting back on funds for a Rose Parade float for some time now and this year they completely dropped it.

Along with many others, this little baby boy participated in the 5th annual Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot Kids Run in Burbank on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

Families make Turkey Trot a part of their holiday

More than 2,000 people participated in Burbank Community YMCA’s fifth annual Turkey Trot on Thursday morning and, for some Burbank residents, it’s become a part of family Thanksgiving celebrations.

Volunteer Camila Tagan, 17, from Puerto Rico, serves a turkey dinner to Diana Sandoval, of Burbank, who is happy to receive the dinner at the Burbank Salvation Army during a pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday evening, November 26, 2014. The meal returns after a four year absence with a goal of feeding 300, but enough food for 400.

A welcome return to tradition

Salvation Army Burbank Corps opened its doors to the community for a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on Wednesday after a four-year absence from holding the event.

Shoppers take a break from shopping on Black Friday at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Looking for the best deals at the Glendale Galleria

Thousands of deal seekers flocked to the Glendale Galleria on Thursday as Black Friday once again encroached on Thanksgiving with many stores opening as early as dinnertime.

A Sig Alert was issued for a two-car collision that is blocking two lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank at Buena Vista Street.

Two-car collision blocks pair of lanes on northbound Golden State (5) Freeway

A Sig Alert was issued Friday afternoon after a two-car collision blocked two lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank, authorities said.

Learning Matters: Getting help to the variety who need it

Glendale and La Crescenta together make an appealing size for a community — big enough to be interesting and small enough to be knowable, with many resources to meet the needs of children and families.

Crescenta Valley High girls' water polo attacker Audrey Taylor works on drills during practice on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)

Girls' Water Polo Preview: New coach, same goal for Crescenta Valley High

For the third time in the last four seasons, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team will have a new coach.

Leader Editorial: Putting action behind the season of giving

We’ve counted our blessings this week and now look ahead to sharing with friends, colleagues and loved ones the wonderful if hectic weeks ahead, when Christmas and Hanukkah shine their own unique lights on the final month of 2014.

A Word, Please: It's not possible to badly split an infinitive

Not long ago while editing a series of articles, I noticed that the writer had strange ideas about where to put adverbs. Many were placed before the verbs and some before the subjects, too.

Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station detectives are seeking information on a woman who stole a wallet from a shopper at a La Canada Ralphs Nov. 21 and used the victim's identity to make a $2,000 cash advance in Montrose.

Crime Report: Woman sought in identity, grand theft case

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