| May 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Instead, he gave thanks — to New York.
| May 3, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The first-ever crowd-sourced bill was approved this week by the state Assembly with a 72-0 vote.
The process to put together “wiki bill” AB1520 was thought up by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and came to fruition by opening it up...
| May 3, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) responded this week to a report about the state’s filming industry that suggests new tax incentives might help keep movie and television studios shooting in California.
| Apr 21, 2014
Eight of the nine nominees for this year's best picture Oscar were filmed outside California. Nearly all of the live-action movies nominated in other Academy Awards categories were filmed in other states or countries as well. In the last two years,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift.
Located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., the veterans center will have two of its...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Los Angeles police are expected to shut down sections of road between Los Feliz and Griffith Park on Sunday morning as waves of cyclists take to the streets to raise awareness about hit-and-runs.
The event, Finish the Ride, was created after local...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, citing his meetings with law enforcement officials across the state, said Tuesday that "realignment is working."
Brown, speaking to reporters after he addressed the annual Crime Victims' Rights rally at the Capitol,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Mike Davitt was named the new mayor of La Caņada Flintridge Monday, accepting the ceremonial gavel from outgoing Mayor Laura Olhasso in the City Council's annual rotation meeting.
The transition came after council members unanimously supported Davitt'...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Will the "Late Show" under Stephen Colbert move to Los Angeles?
Don't count on it.
After "Late Show" host David Letterman announced he was stepping down last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti personally appealed to CBS Chief Les Moonves, saying in a letter...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:28 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Legislation aimed at extending California's film production tax credit won unanimous bipartisan support from its first committee.
The bill is urgently needed to give California an incentive to lure movie and television production back to...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Legislation to expand California's tax incentives for movie and TV production moved forward on Tuesday, as the state assembly arts and entertainment committee unanimously gave their approval to the bill that would, among other things, make big budget...