| 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,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:38 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) — struggling to find his political footing in a changing landscape of legislative districts — is moving into a gray area, stuck between a potential congressional bid and what would be...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Two separate traffic accidents on the 5 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley left two people dead and two others injured on Sunday, all amid a popular children's charity event that attracts hundreds of motorcycle riders, according to event organizers and...
| Nov 6, 2011
What started out as a phone call quickly turned into a nearly $1-million no-strings-attached check for Providence High School — the largest gift from an individual in the school’s history.
Now, Providence High officials are using the...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Foothill Boulevard was swarming with firefighters Tuesday and Wednesday, many hollering and waving rubber boots at passing motorists.
There was no emergency. Los Angeles County firefighters were out to “fill the boot” for the Muscular...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway is urging donors in the Sacramento suburbs to push the author of Proposition 8 out of a heated Assembly race and rally around the GOPincumbent.
In a letter to donors this week, Conway said Andy Pugno, author of...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Glendale police say more than $18,000 in donations have poured in for an 81-year-old waitress who lost her life savings to an overseas scam.
Checks for Glendale resident Antonia Becerra — a waitress for 44 years at the landmark French restaurant...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Less than a week from today, La Cañada Flintridge resident Don Sheppard will roll into Charleston, S.C. on his bike, the finish line for a ride that will have raised $63,078 for charity.
Sheppard said in a phone interview during a break in Clayton, N.M....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:13 PM
More than 250 people raised about $50,000 on Saturday for the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry during the seventh annual walkathon, “Walk of Life 2012.”
The 6K walk began at Glendale Memorial Hospital to raise awareness about patients...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Not one hour after the gates opened at La Crescenta Elementary on Wednesday afternoon, locals had claimed their spots on the schoolyard with chairs and umbrellas five hours before the fireworks would begin.
Around 4,000 people were expected to view...
| 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...