| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:43 PM
President Obama's budget proposal, unveiled on Wednesday, would cut funding for planetary exploration at NASA by roughly $200 million, although it still funds several high profile missions being planned out of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program.
The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:26 PM
As officials started the arduous process on Monday of figuring out how to close a projected $15.4-million budget gap, City Manager Scott Ochoa warned that Glendale was facing a “new normal” — and it’s not pretty.
Last year, when...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Plans for a new for a new $123.9-million courthouse in Glendale could get iced by Gov. Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal.
His spending plan, unveiled Monday, freezes construction of new courthouses for one year, sharply cuts health and welfare...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Glendale needs about 150 employees to retire by Sept. 1 in order to minimize the amount of layoffs that would be needed to close a $15.4-million budget gap for next fiscal year, officials said this week.
At a special budget session at City Hall on...
| 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.
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) toured NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Thursday afternoon, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown visited the La Cañada Flintridge campus.
One of her first questions for scientists was about Mars’ current climate....
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public.
In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...