| May 27, 2010
City negotiates pension change for guards
A new contract for the Newport Beach city lifeguards was approved by a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday night. Among the key provisions in the contract are a 3.5% increase in pension program...
| Jun 3, 2010
The city of La Cañada was awash in red, white and blue last weekend as thousands of foothill residents turned out to participate in the 37th annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration.
"We don't have attendance figures yet," said Fiesta Days...
| Jun 29, 2010
| 7:38 PM
Phil Chipman is living the good life. The 62-year-old retiree surfs almost daily, still plays in his college rock band, and he's got a set of wheels that run for a penny a mile.
Chipman drives a two-seater that he designed and built to run entirely on...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:57 AM
BRANSON, Mo. -- Since 1990, deaths from breast cancer in our country have dropped 30 percent, largely because of early detection through mammograms. A problem still exists for many people in the Ozarks, however: getting to the hospital to get that scan...
| Dec 4, 2011
Teen drivers face a four times greater risk for accidents than older adults, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Chalk it up to a number of factors, among them inexperience dealing with emergency situations, distracted driving and the...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 5:28 PM
State Farm Insurance reported in a release that nearly 2,100 customers in Virginia and North Carolina have filed homeowner and auto claims as of Sunday night.
The insurance agency said they expect that number to increase.
The release stated that when it...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Applauding both community and country, thousands gathered in La Cañada Flintridge over Memorial Day weekend to paint the town red, white and blue during its 38th annual Fiesta Days celebration.
Four days of family-friendly events organized by La Cañada...
| Dec 17, 2010
The Glendale Fire Department received a $5,000 donation Thursday to help pay for equipment used in urban search and rescue and hazardous materials training, officials said.
The donation was made possible through the State Farm Insurance "Good Neighbor"...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 10:02 AM
As part of a friendly competition among Southern California public-safety agencies, a Red Cross bloodmobile will be taking blood donations on Tuesday from officers of the law and their supporters at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
Now in its...
| Jan 25, 2011
Degree of difficulty: Medium: Actions are not difficult but required in a time of panic
Tools required: Pan lid, fire extinguisher, common sense
According to the National Fire Protection Association, four out of five fire-related deaths among...
| Jul 22, 2011
Renters insurance, a once nice-but-optional choice, is the new must-have in the booming rental market.
"Multiple trends are probably fueling this," said Raleigh Floyd, a spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co. "Apartment vacancy rates are trending downward,...