| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Local lawmakers expressed frustrationthis week that Gov. Jerry Brown ordered $1 billion in mid-year cuts, pointing to the move as proof of the inability of Democratic and Republican legislators to work together.
Among the cuts triggered by lower-than-...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:41 AM
The Army of Pink 2012 began its march at the Rosemont Pavilion next to the Rose Bowl. On Sunday several dozen supporters marched to the Power of Pink highlighting breast cancer awareness. The Army of Pink campaign is presented by the Dr. Norick...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:55 AM
A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena.
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
| Feb 12, 2012
Though running unopposed in an Assembly district redrawn last year to connect La Cañada Flintridge with Glendale and Burbank, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has raised more than $480,000, records show, much of it from Fortune 500 companies, unions...
| May 20, 2012
Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento.
The odds of...
| May 20, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) received honors recently.
Portantino was named Legislator of the Year by the Junior Leagues of California, recognizing his introduction of several bills...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Unsatisfied with Southern California Edison’s response to the destructive December windstorm, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a measure requiring utilities to meet regularly with local and county officials...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public.
In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made.
For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Auditors got an earful last week regarding the nearly 400 homes that the state purchased decades ago for a possible surface extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway.
In that time, the California Department of Transportation, which owns the homes, has...