| Mar 21, 2012
Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race.
The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:12 PM
Dolores Hope, who throughout her 69-year marriage to comedian Bob Hope oversaw their charitable giving and played a key role in establishing the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, has died. She was 102.
In the late 1960s, the Hopes donated 80...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Susan Strong Davis, an 87-year-old widow who grew up in La Canada Flintridge, spends the day inside her Palos Verdes Estates home, tended round-the-clock by nurse's aides. For company, relatives say, she has her dog, the television and, on increasingly...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Hundreds of people attended a blood drive on Sunday for Matthew Fernandez, a 5-year-old leukemia patient and preschooler at Saint Finbar’s Catholic Church.
Michelle Ramos of Burbank — whose son attends school with Matthew — helped his...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:49 PM
The loss of Dolores Hope — wife of the late entertainer Bob Hope who died Monday at age 102 — continued to ripple this week through Burbank and surrounding communities, where she had a long history of philanthropy and charitable work.
| Nov 20, 2011
With Thanksgiving just days away and donations down, local food pantries are scrambling to fill the shelves to feed thousands of needy families.
A protracted recession has forced some organizations that typically provide a bounty of holiday supplies to...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:07 AM
High winds forced Pasadena officials to close public schools and declare a state of emergency early Thursday, as gusts toppled trees, knocked out power and snarled traffic throughout the foothills.
At 5:52 a.m., city officials posted a notice announcing...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Continued from last week’s column:
The judge peered above his spectacles, fixating on the mustard stain on my sweatshirt. He wanted an explanation.
“Your honor, extra mustard on a Berge’s sandwich,” I said.
Would justice prevail...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Firefighters on Monday morning extinguished a blaze from a second-floor apartment on Windsor Road, officials said.
The blaze occurred about 10:56 a.m. at an apartment building in the 500 block of East Windsor Road, fire officials said.
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:05 AM
An early morning apartment fire left one unit of a four-unit complex destroyed and the three others damaged.
The Burbank Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at 3800 W Chandler Blvd., at 1:51 a.m. Thursday.
Crews responded within a few minutes...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:15 PM
For 40 years, the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale has produced a national juried art exhibition of works on paper submitted by artists from across the United States. “Brand 40: Fortieth annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper:...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 5:04 PM
A Metrolink train covered in some 50,000 sparkling lights stopped for adoring fans in Burbank and Glendale Sunday evening as crowds donated hundreds of toys for low-income families.
The Metrolink Toy Express, which benefits local nonprofits and agencies,...