| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:15 PM
State Sen. Carol Liu could do little to assuage fears about funding cuts during a recent address to local education officials, describing them as “heartbreaking.”
She also warned of competing November ballot tax initiatives that could end up...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Anthony Portantino, who for the past six years has represented La Cañada Flintridge in the state Assembly, enters this holiday season with a new task: Figure out what to do next.
Portantino’s job ended officially on Dec. 1, when the new legislative...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Three young women were recognized for their artwork when the Burbank Noon Lions Club honored the winners of the Lions Clubs International “Imagine Peace” poster contest in a ceremony held at the Burbank Central Library in November.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:59 PM
La Cañada Flintridge residents leaned Republican in Tuesday's general election, supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romey and Republicans running for the U.S. Senate and State Assembly.
Of La Cañada’s 14,360 registered voters, 8,408 cast...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Incumbents and Democrats sailed to victory in and around Pasadena on Tuesday, with the region overwhelmingly supporting President Obama as well as Democratic Party candidates for federal and state office.
More than 70% of voters in both Pasadena and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Glendale Unified school board members are 0-2 in consecutive 43rd Assembly District races.
Local businessman and Republican candidate Greg Krikorian last week resumed his seat on the dais at district headquarters after conceding to Democratic incumbent...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
With the annual deadline for signing legislation upon Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday, local state lawmakers this week claimed success in seeing several of their proposals become law.
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), in his final...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Assembly Speaker John Pérez secured an important -- but narrow -– victory Wednesday in his effort to disband Vernon despite strong opposition from local business owners and labor groups as well as objections from some fellow lawmakers. The Senate...
| May 15, 2010
The Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored students at its April 15 meeting who were able to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals.
Optimists Evie Magnante and Sue Kyle did an outstanding job of selecting the students who won "Meet the Challenge"...
| May 20, 2010
Vote "No" on Proposition 16 — "The PG&E Monopoly Act." This self-serving proposition is a perfect example of a company buying an election for themselves. They are spending about $35 million to buy deceptive, essentially nonstop TV ads. The fliers...