| Dec 4, 2011
Events in recent days — from the eviction of Occupy L.A. protesters from the grounds of Los Angeles City Hall to the open-records lawsuit inspired by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s defiance of his party’s leadership — have...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 2:29 PM
At its Nov. 29 special meeting the City Council approved a process meant to lead to a vote on a 13% water-rate increase over four years and an anticipated 5% in the fifth year period. The increase is not needed for the day-to-day operation of the water...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:20 PM
Movie-goers will have more cinematic choices in late 2013 after a five-screen Laemmle Theatres complex is completed at Wilson and Maryland avenues in Glendale, along with 42 residential units and retail space, according to final plans approved by city...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:39 AM
With the cost of the state's high-speed rail project rising dramatically, a new public opinion poll shows that a clear majority of California's registered voters would reject the proposal if given a second chance to vote on it today.
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) — faced with being termed out of office next year — is seeking the endorsements of two local Democratic organizations for a run at state Sen. Carol Liu’s seat in a newly redrawn...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A matchup between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and state Sen. Carol Liu is probably the last thing the region’s Democrats want to deal with for the 2012 election.
Both are popular in their respective constituencies, and they are longtime allies....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 2:38 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) — struggling to find his political footing in a changing landscape of legislative districts — is moving into a gray area, stuck between a potential congressional bid and what would be...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Q. Home improvement store Lowe's has pulled its advertising from the TLC reality show “All-American Muslim” because of a campaign by the conservative Florida Family Assn. The FFA claims that “'All-American Muslim' is propaganda that...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a forum from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 to look at the response to the windstorm that did tens of millions of dollars worth of damage to Pasadena and surrounding cities on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
The event will be held in...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 5:06 PM
John Drayman’s connection to a number of investigations — federal and local — continued to make headlines this year, keeping the former city councilman in the spotlight long after he lost his seat on the dais in April.
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:46 PM
For the homeless, part of the challenge of securing a job is finding a way to get there. It’s a problem 45 fewer transients on Skid Row will have to cope with after dozens of high school students from Glendale, South Pasadena and La Cañada...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:08 PM
GLENDALE — Police broke regional records Friday when they arrested 12 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint, officials said.
Most police checkpoints yield two to four intoxicated driving arrests, but...