| Sep 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers.
And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week announced his opposition to any budget cuts at NASA that would threaten the agency's planetary science programs, including missions to Mars and Jupiter's icy moon.
In a statement, Schiff said he met with NASA...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff today vowed to fight a quarter-billion dollars in proposed funding cuts to NASA's Mars exploration programs out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge "tooth and nail."
The statement came after President Obama...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Proposed cuts to NASA’s budget would drastically scale back the agency’s efforts to explore Mars and likely lead to hundreds of lay-offs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, officials say.
Included in the more than $17....
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and John Culberson (R-Texas) penned an op-ed piece in the latest issue of Space News, arguing that "slashing" NASA’s budget would be a "serious mistake" that would erode the nation's long-held position as the world's...
| May 20, 2012
Glendale and Burbank school districts are facing structural deficits of $19.5 million and $6 million, respectively, in 2012-13 officials said this week, even if California voters pass a November tax initiative meant to bolster state coffers.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:09 AM
In a unique move, a portion of a Glendale bus line that faced elimination due to high operating costs will be replaced by a taxi service.
“This is totally out of the box,” said city Transit Manager Kathryn Engel.
Prior to the move,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:56 PM
[Oct. 10, 2012: This post has been corrected, see below for details.]
The message to Glendale Unified parents on Monday night was dire: The school district's budget is so weak that officials will have no choice but to cut personnel and increase class...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Federal funding cuts continue to impact the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, where 40 workers were laid off last week, the latest notch in a prolonged period of cutbacks for the agency.
It was the second round of layoffs this year for...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) told local educators this week to prepare for mid-year budget cuts that will be automatically triggered in December if state revenues fall more than $4 billion below projections.
“If I had to predict, I would...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 3:43 PM
The way Californians vote on Nov. 6 could decide La Cañada Unified School District's future.
If voters approve Proposition 30, which raises sales tax to 7.5% and hikes income tax on individuals making more than $250,000 a year, the La Cañada district can...
| Jun 3, 2012
Before you mark your ballot in Tuesday's election, think about what the governor and Legislature have wrought by killing redevelopment agencies without a clear plan on how the $5 billion a year in taxes flowing to them will be split, or how and when the...