| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:50 AM
If federal lawmakers can’t reach a budget agreement by the end of the year to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale could see an 8.2% funding reduction, a top official at the agency said.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:24 AM
In the months leading up to the passage of “Obamacare” in 2010, there was a flurry of pro-and-con Mailbag letters regarding Medicare Advantage, the private insurance-company-run plans with a Medicare contract. Well, in the first debate,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:37 AM
With the economy on a slow mend, some voters on Tuesday said they allowed social issues to weigh more heavily in deciding who should be president for the next four years.
For Kika Martin, a 43-year-old entrepreneur and producer, positions taken by...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:42 PM
The mood among voters who hit the polls Tuesday in Burbank and Glendale was a mixed bag of frustration, anger, fear and uncertainty — not exactly a ringing endorsement for the next four years.
“It was like picking the lesser of two evils,&...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:01 AM
TAMPA, Fla. -- As part of the coverage for the Republican National Convention, Times Community News conducted interviews with the GOP delegates from the 27th and 28th Congressional districts. First up: Dr. Greggory DeVore, a fetal medicine specialist from...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Although the media has been saturated with analysis and commentary from all directions about the recent Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare,” there seems to be one thing missing in all this — why has the public debate about this...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Turning on the radio this morning I was listening to a sweet-sounding string ensemble play a selection of Christmas music. The group's virtuosity was quite amazing. Without changing any energy and verve they moved effortlessly between sacred carols,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
There is no question that — at multiple levels — America is going to continue to feel the economic reverberations of the shameful display of right-wing political brinkmanship that shut down the government this month. But that attempt to derail...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 12:31 PM
There used to be a time when the only people who cared what junk-food companies did were health advocates.
How I long for those days.
Can we not have our artery-clogging pizzas, breaded chicken filet sandwiches and crème-filled cookies without...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
The merger of Verdugo Hills Hospital into USC’s Keck Medical Center is behind schedule.
In June 2012 leaders of the independent Glendale hospital voted to partner with USC, and a hospital spokeswoman said at the time that Verdugo Hills hoped to...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
“We're safe on Mars.”
La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:36 AM
At Burbank City Hall, fear over the future of healthcare, the economy and state education funding factored prominently in ballot decisions for some voters.
And as in other polling stations across the region, voters were split on the issues, candidates...