| 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 7, 2014
| 8:46 PM
With the help of about 30 volunteers, American Legion Post 288’s building in La Crescenta got a face-lift this past week.
Since the 1920s, the organization has been a local hub for veterans and community organizations.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:37 PM
The Assembly unanimously approved a measure Wednesday that would require college officials to relay reports of certain on-campus incidents to local law enforcement.
The bill, by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), comes at a time when universities...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A bill that aims to halt the flight of film and TV production from California has been unanimously approved by the Assembly.
The Assembly voted in favor of AB 1839, which would renew and increase a state tax credit — amounting to as much as $400...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An expansion of California's film and TV tax credit overwhelming passed the state Assembly on Wednesday, legislation that would for the first time allow big-budget features and most one-hour TV shows eligible for incentives.
But the legislation, AB1839,...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:14 PM
The state Senate on Thursday passed a measure that would require cellphones sold in California to be equipped with "kill switches" that can render them inoperable if stolen.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other law enforcement officials backed the...
| May 10, 2014
| 1:51 PM
State Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) reacted positively to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to establish a new annual source for the state’s rainy day fund.
Brown’s plan, which requires voter approval, entails an automatic 1.5%...
| May 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers! Today is Sunday, May 11 -- happy Mother's Day! Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 85 and a low of 58 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
In the news from your area:
- In Glendale, about a...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Seeking to boost prospects for expanding California's production tax credit, mayors from 10 of the state's largest cities announced their support for legislation to make the Golden State more competitive with dozens of other states that are luring...