Learning Matters: Taking a look back at Boger's achievements

I met Mary Boger, president of the Glendale Unified Board of Education, in 1990, in Oakland at my first PTA convention. I had the good fortune of sitting with her and Susan Hunt at lunch. We dined outside, and as I listened to their PTA stories, experienced their banter and gathered what advice I could, I began the delightful ride that would be our friendship.

Burbank city attorneys' union disbands

A union representing Burbank city attorneys, which was formed last year to seek raises and better pension benefits, has disbanded, citing an inability to represent members without potentially damaging professional relationships at City Hall, records show.

With his attorney public defender Rodolfo Navarro at side side, right, former Glendale mayor and convicted felon John Drayman, left, looks over at the prosecutors during appearance at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center court to answer questions about his financial status and restitution payments made so far, in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, July 25, 2014. Drayman pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from the Montrose Farmer's Market and not reporting taxes. (Raul Roa/Staff Photographer)

Drayman pleads poverty on restitution

Despite getting a federal subsidy to save his home from foreclosure, ex-Councilman John Drayman told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Friday that he could not afford $1,000 monthly payments to the victims of his crimes.

Sprinklers water a patch of grass on the sidewalk in front of a house in Alhambra, California, on July 25, 2014. Despite calls from California Governor Jerry Brown to limit water use during drought, a report released last week by the State Water Resources Control Board showed Californians have actually increased water consumption this year. Burbank residents are required to limit watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the city.

Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

Burbank residents will have to cut down on watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the City Council Tuesday at the behest of the state.

Mithila art, created by women in Janakpur, Nepal, is on display at the Janakpur Handicraft Center in Pasadena. At its Janakpur location, the Center teaches women to create the acrylic works on canvas, then sells them on the artists' behalf to give the women a source of income.

Ancient Nepali art on display in Pasadena

The intricate Mithila art is made up of hundreds, maybe thousands, of fine lines and details, depicting human figures with proportionately large eyes and noses, telling the stories of the rituals, customs and everyday life in the ancient Mithila region.

Zoning is main topic at LCF council meeting

Zoning dominated Monday's La Cañada Flintridge City Council meeting, as members considered accommodating a new church parking lot and looked at how to comply with laws requiring cities to make land available for the construction of homeless shelters.

Flintridge Prep basketball coach Garrett Ohara, left, keeps an eye on the action as Noah Ford, 13, of La Cañada Flintridge, dribbles against a defender during basketball camp on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Flintridge Prep basketball camp offers broad appeal

LA CAÑADA — While teaching, training and working with impressionable young basketball players was certainly at the heart of the annual Flintridge Prep summer basketball camp, hosted by the boys' basketball coaching staff, there were more than a few reasons as to why the clinic continues to remain a success.

Telephone fraud scam targets La Cañada area residents

For La Cañada resident Allen Koblin, what started last week with a voice mail message — ostensibly from the IRS — quickly turned into threats and a demand for $5,400 to fix years of alleged tax oversights.

Former Japanese Imperial army sex slaves Il-Chul Kang, 85, left, and Ok-Seon Lee, 87, right, caress the Peace Monument dedicated to comfort women at Central Park in Glendale on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The two Korean women were used as sex slaves during World War II by the Japanese army.

818 Roundup: Former 'comfort women' visit statue; Glendale sees sales tax revenue increase

Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Friday, July 25.  The high is expected to reach a high of 89 degrees and a low of 68 in the Glendale region.

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.

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