| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The City Council this week approved issuing $60 million in bonds for electricity-related capital improvements, a move that will cost city coffers about $3 million a year in principle and interest payments.
The bonds, which were already incorporated into...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:34 PM
Gov. Pete Wilson suffered a power outage over his Prop. 187 assault on illegal immigrants. Gov. Gray Davis self-destructed over runaway spending policies that hurt just about everybody. And the politically ambivalent Arnold Schwarzenegger's big ideas went...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The corner of Central and Wilson avenues could be getting another mixed-use development — with a drug store — as the city issued initial approval for a six-story apartment-and-retail project for the southwest corner of the intersection.
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The Los Angeles County civil grand jury got a well-deserved thrashing last week from local officials for its dumbfounding end-of-the-year report on the financial health of the county's 88 cities — a report that made Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:36 PM
What do Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge have in common? Well, for one thing, the land that these cities occupy was once part of the 36,4030-acre land grant that was given to Cpl. Jose Maria Verdugo in 1784.
The boundaries of the Rancho San Rafael...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good.
A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week voted to block fast-track funding for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension over the next 10 years.
While the proposal to extend the 710 Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway will...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Talar Malakian, a fresh-faced recent college graduate, has taken the helm of the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee, replacing former executive director Elen Asatryan.
Asatryan, who had been with the Glendale advocacy group since 2006,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:25 PM
As the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments celebrated its third anniversary last week, one thing was perfectly clear: It was set up to fail by Los Angeles city and county officials and succeeding spectacularly at doing so.
Utterly nothing was...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Re: “Library remodel deal gets a thumbs-up,” July 18: Whatever the project's “house of cards” allegations, I do feel that the community participation option was dealt a bad hand, one that was produced from a staff-shuffled,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Audit officials are recommending that the city clerk's office speed up the time it takes to do a small manual recount of ballots after each municipal election so that the results can go through another layer of verification prior to reporting a final...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:34 PM
In Burbank High softball lore, all pitchers are compared to former Bulldogs pitching sensation Debby Day.
Day, a 1987 Burbank graduate and three-time All-CIF Southern Section hurler, was a dominant force as a high school pitcher, notching two perfect...