Read On: Dr. Huxtable's image goes off a cliff

This is the tale of Dr. Cosby and Mr. Hide, about a man who has gone — in the space of a few dizzying weeks — from beloved American treasure and paragon of fatherly virtue to serial rapist and predatory monster.

The Whiteboard Jungle: Teacher salaries say something about society

Back in 1998, when I was embarking on my 10th year as a teacher, I had an op-ed piece published in the Times about paying good teachers six-figure salaries as a way to attract and retain higher qualified people.

A Word, Please: There's correct, and then there's also correct

Sometimes it seems like grammar is all darned-if-you-do, darned-if-you-don’t propositions. If you say “Who are you visiting tomorrow?” some people will look down on you for not using “whom.” But if you use “whom,” others will think you’re out of touch (at best).

The landscaping at the home of Mike and Carolyn Ward, 4830 Hill St., evokes a country garden. It received the Area 1 Award for the month of November from La Cañada Valley Beautiful.

Valley Beautiful awards: November 2014

Diane Fazzi of La Cañada Flintridge, associate dean for the Charter College of Education at Cal State L.A., was named the winner of the university's Distinguished Service Award and honored at a dinner event this month.

Diane Fazzi honored for distinguished service

La Cañada resident Diane Fazzi was among five individuals honored Nov. 14 at the Cal State L.A. 25th Annual Distinguished Educator Award Dinner, held in the university’s Golden Eagle Ballroom. The local woman was named the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award.

Big Al's to help out book and toy drive

Allen Lund Co. is hosting at its La Cañada headquarters a book and toy drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Donors will find “Big Al,” the transportation firm’s mascot truck, parked in the lot at 4529 Angeles Crest Highway to serve as a collection site between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12.

Crime Report: Izzy Cycles burglarized

Deputies responded to an audible burglary alarm at Izzy Cycles that was activated at around 3:30 a.m.

Humphrey is a 2-year-old male Parson Russell Terrier available for adoption through the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA.

News-Press Pet of the Day: Humphrey

Humphrey is a 2-year-old, male Parson Russell terrier.

With partner Margaux Blain looking on at right, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy tennis doubles player Holly McVaugh returns the ball vs. St. Lucy's Priory High School in CIF SS Div. IV playoff game at Fremont Tennis Center in Glendale on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Flintridge Sacred Heart, Glendale march to individuals

After winning a league championship or finishing runner-up, a trio of local girls’ tennis players are set for the next stage of competition.

Former Crescenta Valley High School student and Glendale College #77 Mitchell Stoudt, OL, 6'5", 260 lbs., was one of the sophomores honored before the game vs. L.A. Valley College at Sartoris field in Glendale on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Glendale Community College football gears up for Patriotic Bowl

With his team enjoying its best season throughout his seven-year tenure, Glendale Community College football Coach John Rome was asked if he thought his Vaqueros, a member of the American Division Pacific Conference, could complete at a higher level, say the National Division.