| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Citing family stresses brought on by his brother's untimely death in 2010 and his mother's ill health, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino announced Wednesday night that he will not seek election in 2012.
The surprise announcement comes at a time when the...
| Jan 22, 2012
An appellate court dismissed an appeal last week by a Burbank employee who was ordered in October 2010 to stay at least 10 yards away from a former aide for Assemblyman Mike Gatto, ruling that the one-year restraining order had expired and the appeal...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has secured the endorsement of local Democratic Party delegates for the redrawn 43rd Assembly District.
The district has been morphed to include La Cañada Flintridge, currently the home base for Assemblyman Anthony...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Southern California Edison officials tried to strike a conciliatory tone on Thursday during a state hearing on the company’s response to power outages caused by fierce winds that struck overnight Nov. 30.
“We can’t control the weather,...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A landmark appellate court decision Tuesday overturning Proposition 8 prompted a range of reactions from local political officials.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district includes Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta, blasted the 2-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Under cloudy skies, “Stars Among Us” was the theme of the 85th anniversary gala of Glendale Community College. But the only stars to be seen were the stars in the campus Planetarium, open during the first part of the party.
The rain held...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Just in time for Halloween, Glendale Healthy Kids' second Annual Celebration was aptly themed “The Grand Masquerade — an evening of Masks, Music and Mysterious Identities.” On Saturday, Americana's Trattoria Amici was the setting for the...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Several local women are among 30 who will be honored during the 13th annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards luncheon on Friday at the Pasadena Hilton.
The women were selected by State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) and Assembly...