| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday deferred a vote on placing a storm water cleanup tax on the ballot amid strong opposition from a range of stakeholders, including local school districts, which have historically been exempt from such fees.
| 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,&...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:12 PM
The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with several issues rooted in the past expected to come to fruition. While the year ahead will no doubt unleash its own bounty of surprises, here are some issues we can all count on happening in the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:21 AM
A longtime anti-smoking advocate has filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful termination lawsuit against Glendale Adventist Medical Center, as well as three City Council members who he alleges used their political influence to get him fired.
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Each New Year brings the annual overflow of list articles — every noteworthy thing you remember from the past year, and even more you never really cared about.
“Best Books of the Year” to “Worst Celebrity Haircuts,” “...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:44 PM
The Glendale City Council election in April has a crowded field already.
By midday Friday, 12 people had pulled the paperwork necessary to declare official candidacy, already surpassing the six who ran in 2011.
They include City Hall insiders and...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday hailed President Obama’s decision to nominate Sen. John Kerry -- the longtime Massachusetts senator -- to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.
Kerry, 69, has chaired the Senate Foreign...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Passing a major reform in Sacramento has the same odds as a novice knocking out the champ at a martial-arts competition. This is particularly true when it comes to reforming ballot-box budgeting. I’ve introduced eight measures on this topic over the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years of being elected.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian is in a fight for his seat on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after failing to get appointed for another term — an outcome he claimed was orchestrated by officials upset by his...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Local Democratic incumbents for state offices and the U.S. House easily cleared challenges from their Republican opponents Tuesday.
Even in the hotly contested race for the 43rd Assembly District, incumbent Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) never...