| Jan 25, 2011
CITY HALL — Several audits of how thousands of dollars allocated to New Horizons Family Center were spent have been suspended after the debt-ridden nonprofit closed its doors last week, city officials said Monday.
City officials initiated the...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 5:29 PM
The Burbank and Glendale movie studios famous around the world know charity begins at home.
The Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Studios and DreamWorks Animation each donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gear and volunteer time to a host of...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 5:22 PM
Christopher McWhorter is one face of the state budget crisis, as state Sen. Carol Liu (D-Glendale) learned Thursday.
McWhorter, 37, is bedridden because of muscular dystrophy. Sixteen hours a week, workers paid through the California Department of Health...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 6:09 PM
WEST GLENDALE — Catholic Charities officials have closed the day labor center across from the Home Depot in Glendale after the city, facing a multi-million budget deficit, cut its subsidy for the center.
Created at a time when Glendale banned...
| Oct 23, 2011
When British social worker Margaret Humphreys (played by Emily Watson) informs a woman working in a pub that the daughter she gave up for adoption as an unwed mother in the 1950s was later sent to a children's home in Australia, she is stunned: “...
| Nov 20, 2011
With Thanksgiving just days away and donations down, local food pantries are scrambling to fill the shelves to feed thousands of needy families.
A protracted recession has forced some organizations that typically provide a bounty of holiday supplies to...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Summer break provides a respite from coursework and testing, but for some school-age children it can also mean more than two months without a nutritious meal.
During the recent school year, Burbank and Glendale schools provided free and reduced-price...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Sprawled across an overstuffed couch on a recent afternoon, PlayStation video game controller in hand, Adam Cartwright looked utterly at home in his one-bedroom apartment in West Glendale.
Prior to moving in two weeks ago, he hadn’t slept...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Striking social workers took to the picket lines for a second day Friday, with no progress reported in negotiations with Los Angeles County and a probable escalation of work-site actions next week by the county's largest public-employee union.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:59 PM
During a raucous rally of striking social workers on Friday, Los Angeles County child-welfare chief Philip Browning made a surprise appearance before the crowd and urged them to return to work.
“I support social workers, but I want you to come...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:02 PM
In the first strike by Los Angeles County employees since 2000, more than 1,000 social workers took to the picket lines Thursday in a major escalation of a labor dispute over salary increases and caseloads.
The timing of a 6% raise is among the main...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:47 PM
HARRISBURG — After months of back-channel talks with the federal government, Gov. Tom Corbett has decided to seek the Obama administration's approval to expand Medicaid to more poor adults under the Affordable Care Act.