| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:56 AM
In a round of year-end belt tightening, NBCUniversal is cutting about 500 employees, or about 1.5% of its total workforce.
The cuts are distributed throughout the media company, which boasts nearly 30,000 employees, according to a person close to the...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, November 13.
NBCUniversal has announced that it will cut 500 employees – 1.5 percent of its total workforce. Los Angeles Times
Authorities have identified the victim of a shooting in San Fernando Sunday...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:57 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back by 10 days the date on which it will consider whether to review the issue of gay marriage in California, according to lawyers in the case.
The court had been set to discuss whether to grant review of Hollingsworth...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:50 PM
A North Hollywood man who attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night was taken into custody after border patrol officers discovered he was wanted on suspicion of murder.
Oscar E. Aguilera walked up to the Otay Mesa border crossing...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Patricia A. Disney — matriarch of a family whose $10-million donation was the foundation of a comprehensive cancer center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center — has died. She was 77.
Married to Roy, Walt Disney's nephew, for more than 50...
| Oct 16, 2010
Some people have noted, (mostly) kindly, that topics in this column vary widely. Sometimes it focuses on the newsroom, sometimes on happenings in our area, while other times it opines on life generally.
This column is printed in both the Glendale News-...
| Oct 20, 2010
Do you want to know what is wrong with America? Just take a look at the Saturday edition of the LATEXTRA section of the Los Angeles Times.
Staring at you on the front page, a photo of two of our more infamous leaders. Gavin Newsom, who had an affair...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:42 PM
This past Thursday, we at the newspaper held what I termed a "Meet the Editors" event at the DeBell Clubhouse Grill in Burbank. It was an informal deal, with writers, photographers, columnists, critics and editors mingling with community members.
| Oct 10, 2010
| 9:35 PM
In a recent car commercial, a couple wander around an area easily identified (to locals anyhow) as downtown Burbank. They pass by the Market City Café and Gourmet 88, among others, before deciding on an unidentified meal at an unnamed spot lit by neon....
| Jan 1, 2011
The newspaper business — not to mention the news itself in this town — moves incredibly fast, so much so that I occasionally feel the need to hire chiropractors to treat the whiplash for my long-suffering staff.
The paper moved forward...
| Jan 22, 2011
My tenure here has been a whirlwind of change. Here's the latest: We will be launching the Sunday News-Press and Leader on Jan. 30.
In the last two years, we've done quite a bit. We started a blog, The818Now.com, we redesigned the paper, upgraded and...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:59 AM
State bullet train officials Thursday approved the environmental impact studies for an initial section of high-speed track to be built from Merced to Fresno, a decision that sets the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming...