| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
| May 17, 2011
| 5:12 PM
The City Council has agreed to spend $9.6 million of redevelopment money on an affordable housing project that costs more than the total projected budget deficit for the city.
Although the funds now earmarked to demolish and rebuild a number of...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Two local members of the Assembly with Italian heritage took umbrage at comments made Wednesday by Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine).
In skewering the proposal to eliminate the state’s 400-plus redevelopment agencies, Wagner likened the plan to a...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The chief executive of the state’s high-speed rail agency resigned Thursday amid growing criticism of the $98.5-billion bullet train project and declining public support for the proposal.
Roelof van Ark, 59, announced his departure in a major...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:38 PM
La Cañada Unified School District supporters were elated and relieved to learn Tuesday night that the much fought-for Measure LC parcel tax received 68.16% of the vote — eking just above the two-thirds threshold required for passage.
With the mail-...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:25 PM
While last weekend’s wet weather was a welcome reprieve, it wasn’t enough to wash away a statewide drought that is tracking close to the worst one ever in California’s history, said a representative from Glendale’s water supplier...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:57 PM
With the statewide drought as a foundation — and the current storms a punch line to jokes highlighting how dry it still is despite recent rainfall — a trio of local water agencies encouraged Glendale business representatives and residents on...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Greg Foley had a vision in mind last year when he began ripping out the beautifully green grass in the frontyard of his La Crescenta home. Neighbors were leery, but he had a mission to replace the water-wasting sod with something more suitable to...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:32 PM
With a March 4 election looming, La Cañada Unified School District officials and supporters are hopeful their efforts to convince the community of the need for a $450, seven-year parcel tax to maintain top-notch schools and programs have resonated with...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Glendale Water & Power officials don’t expect to implement mandatory conservation in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement last week that the state is suffering from a drought and called for residents to reduce their water use by 20%....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Foothill Municipal Water District officials are alerting customers to limit water consumption following Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency announcement last week.
Two consecutive dry years and the state’s snowpack registering at only 20%...