| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error.
The system uses global positioning system technology to keep track of trains, and if two get too close or...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank has reopened its gates to Hollywood for the first time in more than a decade, after prohibiting film shoots there since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The tragedy put the nation's entire air transportation system...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Los Angeles police are investigating a shooting outside a nightclub in Sun Valley early Sunday that left one man dead, authorities said.
The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Vineland Avenue, police...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Los Angeles continued to lose TV shoots in 2011 to New York, but the area saw a modest increase in feature activity, partly due to the state's film tax credit.
Overall, on-location filming in Los Angeles area rose 4% last year, as a rise in feature...