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  • Social issues still a factor for local voters in presidential race

    Social issues still a factor for local voters in presidential race
    With the economy on a slow mend, some voters on Tuesday said they allowed social issues to weigh more heavily in deciding who should be president for the next four years. For Kika Martin, a 43-year-old entrepreneur and producer, positions taken by...
  • At stop in Glendale, Sen. Boxer joins calls for investigation into fuel prices

    At stop in Glendale, Sen. Boxer joins calls for investigation into fuel prices
    Speaking to a group of seniors at the Adult Recreation Center about healthcare reform, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Monday also took the opportunity to join a growing chorus of elected officials calling for an investigation into what caused the...
  • For many local voters, a sense of 'lesser of two evils' at the polls

    For many local voters, a sense of 'lesser of two evils' at the polls
    The mood among voters who hit the polls Tuesday in Burbank and Glendale was a mixed bag of frustration, anger, fear and uncertainty — not exactly a ringing endorsement for the next four years. “It was like picking the lesser of two evils,&...
  • They'll do the monster mash-up

    They'll do the monster mash-up
    "Whoever wins, we lose," was the tagline of the first "Alien vs. Predator" movie, and it could be argued by many to be the subtext of every presidential election year. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Alex Theatre plans to upend both those notions, with a...
  • Schiff lambastes Congress for lack of compromise

    Schiff lambastes Congress for lack of compromise
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) came to La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday to decry the partisan division in Congress and warn that it could lead to economic devastation. “This is a terrible way to run a government. It is a byproduct, I think, of an...
  • Feinstein meets 'Mohawk Guy,' tells JPL workers of budget uncertainty

    Feinstein meets 'Mohawk Guy,' tells JPL workers of  budget uncertainty
    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....
  • Eastwood cut-out above Glendale gets its own empty chair

    Eastwood cut-out above Glendale gets its own empty chair
    Call it art imitating life. The Clint Eastwood cut-out overlooking the Glendale (2) Freeway now has its empty chair -- a nod to the film director's much talked about appearance at the Republican National Convention last week. Life-sized cardboard...
  • Q&A with former California Gov. Gray Davis

    Q&A with former California Gov. Gray Davis
    Former California Gov. Gray Davis is a delegate this week to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Barack Obama will tonight accept his party's nomination for a second term. Davis, whose second term in office was cut short...
  • Small Wonders: A convenient marriage of doctrine and politics

    History is the chronicle of divorces between creed and deed.  — Louis Fischer As recently as 2004, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — Mormons — were excluded from participating in events organized by the...
  • Ron Kaye: Uniting with the 'enemy' camp

    Anewsie like me needs an angle to lure you into the spider's web of the world he sees, but I wasn't sure I had one Thursday night as I walked out of the South Lake Avenue headquarters of the Pasadena United Democrats, where I had spent the evening among...
  • Misconceptions quashed at Democratic National Convention

    Misconceptions quashed at Democratic National Convention
    The road this week to Charlotte, N.C., was paved with misconceptions. At the Democratic National Convention, mine included expectations for a cab on a rainy opening day, as I spent an hour outside my motel with a trio of button salesmen down from New...
  • Q&A from the DNC: Rep. Adam Schiff

    Q&A from the DNC: Rep. Adam Schiff
    At last week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, delegates and office holders confronted a wide range of national and local concerns. Sitting in the hall every night was Rep. Adam Schiff, whose 29th Congressional...