| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown was sent several bills by lawmakers saying they wanted to bring more integrity to elections and government, but the governor used his veto power on some, deciding that they were misguided....
| May 11, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Three bills authored by Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly recently, including one that would allow prostitutes branded with tattoos by their pimps to qualify for a free tattoo-removal program.
Removing the markings will...
| May 12, 2012
| 5:43 PM
It's better late than never for La Cañada Flintridge City Councilman Dave Spence, who on Wednesday delivered a postponed State of the City address to members of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club at Descanso Gardens.
Spence, a 20-year council veteran, served...
| May 20, 2012
Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento.
The odds of...
| May 20, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) received honors recently.
Portantino was named Legislator of the Year by the Junior Leagues of California, recognizing his introduction of several bills...
| May 25, 2012
| 5:11 PM
A bill that will end state legislators’ privileges of virtually free-of-charge vanity plates passed the assembly Friday.
The bill, AB 2068, will still need to pass the senate to become law, but enjoyed overwhelming support on both sides of the isle...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:10 PM
On a sunny Monday, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge residents braved 80-degree heat to take in the colorful Fiesta Days parade after honoring La Cañada's fallen members of the military at a somber Memorial Day service.
Residents turned out to line...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Pasadena area voters will weigh in on two local races on Tuesday, June 5, in addition to the two statewide ballot propositions, congressional races and the California presidential primary.
Five candidates are running for the 41st District Assembly seat...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public.
In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Familiar faces topped the polls in Tuesday’s primary for offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all received the...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:47 PM
An article in the June 7 issue about the June 5 election results misstated the district now represented by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge). It is the 44th Assembly District.
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Auditors got an earful last week regarding the nearly 400 homes that the state purchased decades ago for a possible surface extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway.
In that time, the California Department of Transportation, which owns the homes, has...