| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:09 PM
On the heels of its most successful fundraising year to date, the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation has a new president who hopes to encourage even more donations in support of the local public school system in the coming 12 months.
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Frieda Jordan, president of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, is scheduled to appear live on “The Larry Zarian Show” Thursday to discuss an upcoming fundraiser and the importance of attracting more donors.
Morre Dean, chief executive...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Verdugo Hills Hospital on Friday will honor a major donor as he turns 100.
August Giraldi, a dentist who has recieved the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission Oustanding Volunteer Service Award, will be honored at a ceremony Friday for his stewardship...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:33 PM
This is beginning to sound a bit like a broken record, I realize, but today's paper marks yet another round of changes.
In concert with the changes with the Life & Leisure section, the addition of Marquee, we've decided to make a few design changes. We'...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm.
The owner of that company?
None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 3:31 PM
For years, Chris and Jennifer Davis have given their students the task of interviewing senior family members as part of an oral history project for the couple’s humanities class at Clark Magnet High School.
But the cheap recorders used to...