<p>La Canada Coach Ryan Zerbel and the Spartans notched a victory in Friday's season opener versus Verbum Dei.</p>

La Cañada football gives Zerbel first win in first game of season

LA CAÑADA — Ryan Zerbel could not be certain that the first play he called as head coach of the La Cañada High football team would result in a touchdown, but he had watched enough film to feel confident that something good would come out of it.

<p>Glendale senior linebacker Abraham Martinez has been selected team captain for the upcoming year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer)</p>

Glendale's Martinez will not be weighed down by excuses

As he took the reins of the Glendale High football program in May, new coach George Maiale was looking for a player to build his team around.

<p>Jake Kelley and Burbank High defeated Monrovia on Friday night in their season opener.</p>

Burbank's running game, defense ground Monrovia

MONROVIA – Behind a bruising ground game and a relentless defense, the Burbank High football team made quite a statement in its season opener Friday evening.

<p>Glendale Fighting Club's Ronda Rousey will now defend her title in Melbourne, Australia on Nov. 14.</p>

Rousey-Holm title bout moved down under in November

Fresh off a victorious title defense in Brazil earlier in August that headlined a pay-per-view that reportedly did north of 900,000 buys, Ronda Rousey is set to headline another card outside of the United States with some lofty expectations.

Hoover football stumped by Hollywood in opener

HOLLYWOOD — Hoover High’s football team might have suffered from a case of first-game jitters Friday in its season opener on the road at Hollywood.

<p>Members of Compassion and Choices held a rally in favor of ABX215 in front of Assemblyman&nbsp;Mike Gatto's office in Burbank on Friday, August 28, 2015.&nbsp;</p>

818 Roundup: Right-to-die advocates rally at Gatto's office; Glendale water use drops nearly 26%

Good morning, 818! Today is Saturday, August 29, 2015. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 93 and a low of 70, according to the National Weather Service.

<p>In this&nbsp;May 2014 photo, former students and teachers attended La Ca&ntilde;ada&nbsp;High School's 50th anniversary celebration all-class picnic at Memorial Park in La Ca&ntilde;ada&nbsp;Flintridge.</p>

La Cañada fields suggestions for park areas

When a USC graduate program in public administration put out a call for projects students could address, the city of La Cañada Flintridge answered. The result was a series of parks-related suggestions that will be implemented in coming months, particularly at heavily used Memorial Park.

<p>Large sign saying "We love you!!" was raised as former GlKristine Siegal says her official goodbyeenoaks Elementary School principal &nbsp;to her former students at the Glendale school on Friday, August 28, 2015. Siegal was assigned to work as principal of Mark Keppel Elementary School over the summer and students were not able to properly say goodbye until today.</p>

Students bid fond farewell to former principal

Two weeks after school let out last June, parents and students learned their principal at Glenoaks Elementary, Kristine Siegal, would be reassigned to Mark Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Elementary.

Park land, recycled water among topics discussed at Burbank council meeting

The Burbank City Council directed city staff to look into the steps required to put a ballot initiative before voters to decide whether or not the city should give away or transfer city-owned park land to a non-city entity or to require a four-fifths vote of the council for such a transfer or sale.

<p>Members of Compassion and Choices California held a rally in favor of ABX215 in front of Assemblyman Mike Gatto&rsquo;s (D-Glendale) office in Burbank on Friday, August 28, 2015.</p>

Right-to-die supporters rally outside Gatto's office

About two dozen supporters of a right-to-die bill that would let doctors in California prescribe lethal doses of medications to terminally ill patients rallied outside of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) office Friday afternoon to try to win his support.