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  • Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

    Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains
    President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to shield it from crowding and pollution, according to the Los Angeles...
  • Congress to vote on 'CRomnibus' package, including JPL funds

    Congress to vote on 'CRomnibus' package, including JPL funds
    The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
  • Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier

    Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier
    Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge spent a busy year in 2014 launching new missions and receiving data that will forever change the way we think about the planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. At the...
  • Letter: An answer to a rhetorical question

    Re: “The president's veto power is alarming,” Mailbag, Jan 24. I was under the impression our local paper would no longer print this kind of politically biased rant about a national issue. Perhaps it agrees with the complainer, or wishes to...
  • Following reelection, Schiff talks to LCHS government students

    Following reelection, Schiff talks to LCHS government students
    Two days after being reelected to U.S. Congress representing the 28th District, Rep. Adam Schiff on Nov. 6 visited La Cañada High School to speak with more than 300 students, many of whom are studying world history and American government this semester....
  • Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

    Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races
    Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday. With 100% of the precincts counted, Schiff received 69,944 votes, or 76%, in the U.S. 28th Congressional...
  • Around Town: It's time for the NFL to pay taxes

    Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, it's time to take on the tax code. Let's begin with my personal football credentials. Our son played four years of high school football. I religiously watch the USC-UCLA game (Go Bruins!), unless it conflicts with...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: What's in a salute?

    E pluribus unum is Latin and means “out of many, one.” The saying was originally the motto of the United States, but in 1956 Congress adopted “In God We Trust.” The earlier slogan was a fitting descriptor for the fledgling...
  • Schiff introduces authorization for use of military force in Iraq, Syria

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced on Tuesday an authorization for use of military force against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, which he said meets Congress' constitutional imperative...
  • Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week

    Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week
    When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don José Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...
  • Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown

    Schiff expects 'diverse' impacts from government shutdown
    The partial federal government shutdown is being hotly contested in Washington D.C., but its impacts will be felt locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Tuesday — the first day many federal workers were furloughed. The shutdown came about when...
  • Glendale City Council supports L.A. River wetlands plan

    Glendale City Council supports L.A. River wetlands plan
    It wasn't unanimous, but the City Council approved sending a message of support for a massive $1.08 billion renovation of the Los Angeles River corridor on a 3-1 vote Tuesday with one member abstaining. Glendale would not have to provide any funding for...