| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 11. Live near the Noth Hollywood Metro Red Line station? You may want to safeguard your electronics and pricey possessions.
Crime around the station rose 19 percent, police told the Contra Costa Times....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:16 AM
In what has been dubbed by a journalism organization as one of the "10 nastiest House races" of the election season, rival Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Bermanfaced off at yet another candidates forum Wednesday.
While some of the more personal...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:32 AM
The bitter race for a San Fernando Valley congressional district took a bizarre turn Thursday when Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) got into a near-altercation during a forum at Pierce College.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Ka-ching! That’s become a familiar sound in the San Fernando Valley slugfest between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman.
Together, the two Democrats have spent more than $9 million through Sept. 30, according to the latest campaign finance...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Burbank moved one step closer to banning retail pet sales this week, following in the footsteps of Glendale, West Hollywood and other cities that have taken similar hard lines against puppy and kitten mills.
After City Council members on Tuesday voted 3-...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown continued to press his case for Proposition 30 on Friday, telling a coalition of business leaders in Burbank that if the tax measure fails, K-12 and higher education will be hit with billions of dollars in funding cuts.
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Though the nominating period has yet to begin, two people have pledged to run for a seat on the Burbank school board — with one already snagging endorsements from local elected officials.
Two seats on the Burbank Unified School Board will be up...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:31 AM
California’s plan to build a $68-billion bullet train divided the Legislature this summer, so it is no surprise that it became a hot-button election issue. And nowhere is that split more on show than in the 5th Senate District contest in the San...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:55 PM
As the November election nears, Burbank Unified officials have another election on their minds — the $110-million bond measure on March 5 that needs 55% voter approval.
During a special school board meeting Monday night, officials discussed...
| Nov 6, 2011
My first active role in Glendale politics was a little more than seven years ago. There seemed to be a lot more at stake. Control of local boards and commissions appeared not to reflect the needs of the community and catered to special interests that...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Those who plan to seek public office in Burbank can now officially pull their papers for the Feb. 26 primary election on Monday, the city clerk’s office announced this week.
Up for grabs in the 2013 municipal election season are three seats on...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Throughout the entire campaign season, business and the economy have been the hot-button issues for the voters. Here in California, our unemployment rate is at 10%, and companies are leaving. Productive citizens flee California each week. Most recently,...