| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.
In short, Dowell loves living and working in California, he said. But if he has...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels of the state tripling the size of its tax credit...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires.
The measure reinstates a law that...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is poised to put his signature to a bill that would triple annual funding for California's film and TV tax credit program.
Brown announced he will sign the bill into law on Thursday at a ceremony in Los Angeles, capping a yearlong...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
On Tuesday, the Pasadena Humane Society will waive all adoption fees for dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, including fees for the first round of vaccinations, spaying and neutering surgeries and micro-chipping.
The event is dubbed “Gatto’s...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Good morning readers. As you shake off the long weekend and get back to work, here's a few things happening around the 818:
A large protest is expected today at noon outside the new Hobby Lobby in Burbank. Protesters are expected to hand out condoms as...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced last year an ambitious groundwater treatment program for the contaminated San Fernando Basin, the agency had its eyes on a state water bond for crucial funding to get the project built.
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Pasadena Humane Society saw 132 pets go home with families on its first ever Pet Adoption Day, when all adoption fees were waived for the day.
The event, organized by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Ed Chau (D-...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:05 PM
A state bill that sets social media-monitoring standards for schools is now heading to the full State Assembly for a vote.
Introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), AB 1442 passed with a 7-0 vote by the Assembly Education Committee. It...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:28 AM
A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life.
Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
While acknowledging that California's film and television industry has been hit hard by runaway production, a new report by the state Legislative Analyst's Office urges lawmakers to be cautious about expanding subsidies for Hollywood.