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. The city of Burbank has imposed mandatory limits for water usage.

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.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

A male California quail watches over his flock at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  The California quail is the state bird.

Weather: Your Friday forecast

Brian Gadsby leads San Gabriel Valley All-Stars in opener

From Stengel Field to Redlands and now up to Modesto and seemingly everywhere in between, Brian Gadsby’s funky delivery and phenomenal stuff has plagued the opposition throughout 2014.

Varuzhan Mouradian hopes he can bring Western winemaking traditions to Armenia. Mouradian, a wine enthusiast,  left his job as an accountant in Glendale to move to Armenia nearly three years ago.

Former Glendale resident looks to revive Armenian winery tradition

Not far from Varuzhan Mouradian’s Armenian vineyard, volcanic stones from thousands of years ago dot the landscape of an ancient winery.

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