| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Millions of Americans are familiar with the Rose Parade, the storied Pasadena pageant whose flower-covered floats have dazzled viewers for more than a century.
What's less known is that most of those rolling creations are produced by a trio of local...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 3:47 PM
Authorities across Southern California were beefing up patrols Saturday night, hoping to catch the person or persons responsible for more than 35 fires over the last two days.
Los Angeles police and fire officials were trying to determine whether the...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Thousands gathered under clear, blue skies Monday for Pasadena’s yearly spectacle of fantastical floral floats, high-stepping marching bands and colorful equestrian units.
Themed "Just Imagine," the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade was expected...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Francis Adams' letter printed on Dec. 27, “A witness to history and change in America,” may be an example of freedom of speech, but it is so loaded with inaccuracies, generalizations and contradictions, that I am baffled as to why it was...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Legislature should not authorize the issuance of $6 billion in bonds to start building California's $98.5-billion bullet train project, a state-appointed review panel says in a key report to be released later Tuesday.
The conclusion by the California...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Hot Pockets aren't quite as hot as they used to be.
In the wake of static sales and increased costs, food giant Nestle is laying off 103 employees — about a sixth of the workers at its plant in Chatsworth that make the microwaveable snacks.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Temperatures are expected to return to normal in Southern California after a week of windy, summer-like weather that broke some heat records.
The National Weather Service lifted the red-flag warning issued Saturday for parts of Los Angeles. The...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:05 AM
A star in its Centennial year programming was the annual Authors Luncheon of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club. Held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, the Tuesday, Nov. 8 event attracted some 200 women who like to read. Authors on hand,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Planners of California's high-speed rail project want to discard a more direct route from Los Angeles to Bakersfield over the Grapevine and continue development of a sweeping dogleg through Palmdale and Lancaster.
Though the option was ruled out in 2005,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Many of the former leaders of the city of Bell were back in court Tuesday, demanding that the corruption charges against them be dropped or dismissed.
They are also asking why the former police chief of the city, Randy Adams, is not facing charges as...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Reporting from Sacramento -- As the clock ticks toward the Feb. 1 deadline to begin dissolution of California's redevelopment agencies, state lawmakers are scrambling to answer the contentious question of how the state can help cities subsidize private...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 2:55 PM
“Decimate” is a cool word. It’s a lot like “devastate,” but with an added flavor and a sense of history that make it feel somehow bigger.
People use it accordingly.
“If a company’s intellectual property is...