| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Elaine La Marr of La Cañada Flintridge got up early on Tuesday to vote, but her ballot might be among the last ones counted.
La Marr’s sample ballot and registration instructed her to vote at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. But when she arrived...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Local Democratic incumbents for state offices and the U.S. House easily cleared challenges from their Republican opponents Tuesday.
Even in the hotly contested race for the 43rd Assembly District, incumbent Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) never...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Local education officials are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief as Proposition 30, the tax measure pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown, appears headed for victory.
With nearly all precincts reporting across the state, the measure had 53.9% of the vote, compared...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 2:28 PM
With thousands of students unable to get the classes they need, state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) on Monday touted legislation that would force those entering the community college system to have an education plan — and stick with it....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:30 PM
With state income taxes rising and the federal government's “fiscal cliff” looming, La Cañada school officials have agreed not to place a parcel tax before La Cañada Flintridge voters next year.
La Cañadans currently pay $150 per parcel to...
| 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 —...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Caltrans, slammed by a state audit for mismanaging the 500-plus properties it owns in Pasadena, South Pasadena and Los Angeles, has identified 17 homes that could be sold.
The state transportation agency bought the properties up to six decades earlier...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:39 PM
A bill to update and streamline state laws for public libraries was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown recently.
SB 1044, introduced by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), changes several requirements for libraries, including a mandate that they...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would clamp down on unruly behavior of fan at professional sporting events.
The bill requires signs showing the security phone numbers to be posted where spectators...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Glendale Unified administrators are awaiting word from 350 employees who qualify for early retirement as part of an effort to reduce the number of lay-offs next year, official said this week.
The popularity of the early retirement program will be crucial...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:31 AM
SACRAMENTO — Admittedly I'm biased about bears. I don't think they're hunted enough in California. I say hunt them down with dogs. Hunt them with drones.
Maybe roll in the tanks.
I've awakened to this conclusion while watching brazen black bears...