| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:02 PM
The House Appropriations Committee has restored nearly $100 million to NASA’s planetary science division, which funds missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Caņada Flintridge, officials announced Thursday.
“It’s definitely good...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Accused of bending an ear to Armenian lobbyists, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a resolution in the state Assembly, urging the United States to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state, raising the ire of...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:33 AM
My favorite Halloween-week movie, promoted at a discount by Redbox, was "Daddy, I'm a Zombie," described as a coming-of-age film about an early teen named Dixie who turns into one of those living dead creatures that populate, along with vampires, so...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Drivers beware: President Obama on Tuesday is scheduled to be crisscrossing the Los Angeles area as he hops from Mid-City to Glendale to Los Angeles International Airport.
After stepping off Air Force One at LAX just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Last week the world lost an amazing person when Nelson Mandela, the renowned anti-apartheid activist and first black president of South Africa died at the age of 95. Websites and social media are aflutter with messages and reflections from people who were...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:54 PM
As a government shutdown looms to possibly begin at midnight (EST) Monday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said it would adversely impact the economy and blamed Republicans in Congress who have "once again created a crisis that has put America’s fiscal...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:10 AM
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover’s funding has been thrust onto uncertain terrain.
In the $17....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:57 PM
The Tologs of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy welcomed a graduate of 1937 onto their campus on Wednesday, when Beverly Beesemyer arrived to speak.
As a former WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) who flew during World War II, Beesemyer was invited to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff urged the country’s top diplomat this week to press Japanese political leaders to formally recognize women used as sex slaves by the Imperial Army during World War II.
The Burbank Democrat, along with two of his Congressional...