| Jan 23, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and his colleague, Judy Chu, urged Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday to seek a federal disaster declaration for the area raked by the powerful windstorm that hit late last year.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is on a mission to prevent the United States from becoming a Third World country, and he says the solution is a high-speed railroad in California.
"We're not going to be a Third World country if I have anything to do with it," Brown said...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Local school districts may rework, or scrap altogether, plans to offer a free pre-kindergarten year for children with fall birthdays now that state funding for the program has been thrown into doubt.
“We can’t offer more certainty than we...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich criticized Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan and his recent realignment initiative to release nonviolent inmates from state prisons during an address to the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club last week....
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:05 AM
School officials in Burbank and Glendale may not have to absorb hundreds of thousands of dollars in transportation costs after the state Legislature on Thursday restored $248 million for student busing operations.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who eliminated the...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Despite a series of a cautionary reports by outside agencies and groups, the Obama administration is reaffirming its commitment to California's $98.5-billion bullet train project.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood traveled the state this week...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 8:14 AM
The statute of limitations would no longer apply the crime of rape under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge).
Portantino’s bill, AB 1682, would abolish the 10-year statute of limitations on rape...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Transportation officials in Southern California and the Bay area — the bookends of the state’s proposed bullet train — want a large share of the voter-approved money for the project spent quickly improving their rail corridors.
| Feb 26, 2012
The walls of L.A. County's Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration are so thick and shielding of public scrutiny that even the old-line Commies in charge of the Kremlin in Moscow would be envious.
The city's newspapers have assigned teams of reporters over...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 12:03 AM
Every Wednesday promptly at 1:30 p.m., 50 or more cops and some civilian staffers assemble in the meeting room at the Glendale Police Department for the fastest 60 minutes in crime-fighting.
They call it the “Week in Crime.”
A glimpse inside...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The daily phone calls at City Hall from people seeking affordable housing options are a constant reminder of how demand continues to outstrip supply. And with the demise of local redevelopment, officials warn there’s little chance of the trend...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
A number of budget unknowns this year means that even with the new fiscal year just around the corner, Glendale officials will be left in a state of flux.
At a City Council hearing Tuesday on Glendale's draft $165-million budget, officials said they were...