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  • Crews battle small brush fire near I-5, 134 freeway junction

    Crews battle small brush fire near I-5, 134 freeway junction
    Firefighters extinguished a one-acre grass fire near the Golden State (5) Freeway at the Ventura (134) Freeway interchange on Tuesday that briefly stopped traffic. Crews from four fire companies, including Glendale and Los Angeles, attacked the blaze,...
  • Ron Kaye: Measure J loss is a victory for the people

    We can’t keep on destroying the public transit system in order to save it — that surely is the lesson we need to learn from the defeat of Measure J on Tuesday. We all want a real public transit system. We want to park our cars and ride...
  • In La Caņada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes

    In La Cañada Flintridge, a trip down memory lanes
    Forty years ago, more than 1,000 La Caņada Flintridge residents set foot on the Foothill (210) Freeway for the first and likely only time, toasting the completion of the highway. They danced, dined and drank on the roadway during the fundraiser hosted by...
  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
  • Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes

    Liu vows to push sale of Caltrans homes
    Conditions in the 710 gap are slow and go, as Gov. Jerry Brown last week vetoed a bill that would have forced the California Department of Transportation to quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns in Los Angeles, South Pasadena and...
  • Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently

    Congressional reps see 710-extension study differently
    The two Democratic members of Congress whose districts would be most affected by a proposed extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway have opposing views of the controversial study of a tunnel connecting the freeway to Pasadena. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey...
  • Portantino to La Caņada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments. Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
  • Najarian gains Schiff's support in fight to keep MTA board seat

    Najarian gains Schiff's support in fight to keep MTA board seat
    Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian now has a congressman in his corner as he fights to keep his board seat on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In December, representatives from 10 cities in the San Gabriel Valley voted...
  • Ron Kaye: Unraveling Measure J

    Even if the outcome of nearly every race in California from president on down is certain, your vote still matters when it comes to ballot measures, most of which can go either way: death penalty, three-strikes law, competing soak-the-rich tax-increase...
  • Cyclist who lost leg in hit-and-run near Griffith Park speaks out

    Cyclist who lost leg in hit-and-run near Griffith Park speaks out
    Police are still searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a cyclist last month near Griffith Park, causing him to lose his leg. Damian Kevitt, 36, talked about the accident that changed his life forever in an interview with KTLA-TV. He was...
  • La Caņada State of the City address lauds commercial development, sound walls

    La Cañada State of the City address lauds commercial development, sound walls
    Residents of La Caņada Flintridge saw many new developments pop up in the city over the past year, including a Sprouts market and The Habit Burger Grill, outgoing mayor Steve Del Guercio noted during the annual State of the City address to La Caņada...