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  • Florida can't tax itself into prosperity.

    California is a long way from Florida, but Golden State voters have sent a message that politicians in the Sunshine State should heed. By defeating referenda aimed at bailing California out of its budget crisis, citizens are telling lawmakers they're...
  • District board accepts interim financial report

    Jeanne Broberg passed the gavel, and with it the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board presidency, to Susan Boyd Tuesday night. First elected to the school board in 2005, this is Boyd's second turn at the helm. She previously served as...
  • Local libraries strong despite system-wide concerns

    Despite anticipated budget shortfalls for the Los Angeles County library system of roughly $22 million a year over the next 10 years, its popular branches in La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta will be shielded from reduced hours or services in the...
  • Dixon ruling seen as setback for Rohrbaugh

    State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh suffered a setback Thursday when a judge threw out perjury charges against Mayor Sheila Dixon and tossed the bribery case against City Councilwoman Helen L. Holton. It was a high-profile loss for an office saddled...
  • Dixon scores significant legal victory

    Dixon scores significant legal victory
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon won a significant legal victory Thursday when a Circuit Court judge dismissed four perjury charges and one misconduct charge against her, saying they were based on improper evidence. Dixon still faces seven other criminal...
  • Full coverage: California's state budget crisis

    Full coverage: California's state budget crisis
  • Bills take aim at college costs

    State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) this week reintroduced into the legislative agenda two bills aimed at improving oversight of, and reigning in costs associated with, California's struggling public higher education system....
  • 'Our cash cow died on us'

    About two decades ago, regional and suburban school districts across the Lehigh Valley area began using unconventional and controversial bond transactions to pay for building renovations and new schools. During the same time, the Allentown School...
  • I'm Just Sayin': Checking out the latest at the library

    I'm Just Sayin': Checking out the latest at the library
    The Los Angeles Times reported last Monday that Los Angeles County's public library system could have a budget shortfall of about $22 million per year during the next ten years. The Library Commission's recommendation is for a property tax increase....
  • Governor did the right thing by signing the growth management bill.

    Congratulations to Gov. Charlie Crist for signing a bill designed to encourage growth in Florida. Among other things, the measure changes a perverse state law that encouraged suburban sprawl by making it difficult to build in existing, high-density...
  • Risky Business

    In 2003, the Bethlehem Area School District was a dozen years and $93 million into renovating every one of its school buildings but had yet to tackle the most expensive projects -- construction of a new Broughal Middle School and renovations at Freedom...