| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:50 AM
A man who shot a 17-year-old La Crescenta high school girl to death after her prom night celebration has been granted parole despite opposition from the Orange County district attorney’s office.
Paul Crowder has been in prison for nearly 20 years...
| Oct 23, 2011
Burbank and Glendale have committed to spending a combined $1.3 million in general fund money on projects and programs that would normally have been paid for with redevelopment funds — a consequence of the legal standstill over Sacramento’s...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 11:01 AM
The number of former public employees making more than $100,000 a year in retirement from California’s largest public pension system has jumped 99% in the last two years.
The Orange County Register calculated that there are 12,199 retirees in the...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has revoked a decision to grant parole to a man who in 1991 shot and killed a 17-year-old Crescenta Valley High School student on prom night, essentially upholding the same decision made by his predecessor.
The O.C. Register is reporting...
| Nov 9, 2011
[1:24 a.m.] The La Cañada Unified school board race looks to be headed for a recount, with the second and third place candidates separated by a dozen votes. Full story.
[11:57 p.m.] With 14 of 15 precincts counted, Ellen Multari and Jeanne Broberg...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:23 PM
The California Library Association has named State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) its 2011 Legislator of the Year.
The organization represents public, academic and specialty libraries across the state.
Liu was recognized for her leadership in...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:54 AM
The U.S. Senate approved a package of legislation Thursday night that eliminates future funding for high-speed rail projects, including the California bullet train.
The vote, coming after a similar vote in the House of Representatives, leaves the future...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Legislature should not authorize the issuance of $6 billion in bonds to start building California's $98.5-billion bullet train project, a state-appointed review panel says in a key report to be released later Tuesday.
The conclusion by the California...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:15 PM
It's not easy being a high-performing school district in an affluent community.
The La Cañada Unified School District, whose students have the second-highest test scores of any K-12 district in the state, is facing several financial challenges.
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:05 PM
Having been put on notice by Los Angeles County education officials, Glendale Unified faces some “tough choices” in the months to come as it confronts a yawning budget deficit, Supt. Dick Sheehan warned recently.
Speaking to the board of...
| 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...