| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As much as Republicans might yearn for deep-blue California to fall into the deep blue ocean, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee agreed this week to provide $5 million to support the development of an earthquake early warning system that could...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 16. Weather for today is expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65, with patchy fog forecasted throughout the day.
Your top regional news:
- The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A week ago Wednesday, the Veterans Administration Inspector General issued an interim report stating that 1,700 veterans who sought treatment at the Phoenix VA were victims of the scandal. The names of the vets had been erased from the official waiting...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Of the 14,519 registered voters in La Cañada Flintridge, 2,856 cast ballots in Tuesday’s statewide primary election, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. Of those local votes, 1,328 were mail-in ballots.
La Cañadans gave...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to write a letter asking the federal government to inscribe the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors killed at sea decades ago — including one from Glendale — on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday narrowly defeated an amendment to an appropriations act that would have allowed the Bob Hope Airport to adopt a mandatory curfew.
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act failed...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:43 PM
In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:27 PM
The political and scientific dispute over killer whales at SeaWorld San Diego and other marine parks is not over.
In April, a legislative committee in Sacramento tabled a bill that would have outlawed orca shows at SeaWorld. The bill, by Assemblyman...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:42 PM
House Speaker John A. Boehner’s decision to form a select committee on Benghazi has put Democrats in a bind: Do they participate in what they view as an election-year stunt, or boycott it and give up the opportunity to act as a watchdog?
| May 7, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The Mars 2020 missions can remain on track and general funding for planetary science will be significantly boosted if a drafted proposal giving NASA $17.6 billion is approved, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced Wednesday.
The draft proposal,...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The House Appropriations Committee recommended $17.9 billion in funding for NASA on Thursday, significantly boosting planetary science programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in La Canada Flintridge and continuing operation of a Palmdale-based flying...