| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Assembly Speaker John Perez, in the face of a battle with a member of his own caucus and a lawsuits from the Los Angeles Times and others, has ordered a full-scale examination of the legislature's open-records laws.
In a letter to assembly members...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 9:15 AM
State officials this week agreed to conduct an audit of the steep costs of maintaining homes owned by the California Department of Transportation along the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor.
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge)...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:12 PM
Responding to legal and political pressure to reveal the staff budgets of individual members of the Assembly and state Senate, Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) unleashed an avalanche of financial information Friday evening that the...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:00 AM
On a quiet, one-way Pasadena street, a few doors down from a comedy club and where you must take caution not to get run over by little old ladies trying to parallel park in front of a medical marijuana store, El Metate Café is a family-run Mexican...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:57 AM
On a sweltering morning deep in the San Gabriel Mountains, Katie VinZant donned work gloves and boots, hoisted a pickax and began bashing alien species.
The 31-year-old botanist enjoys a Sunday in the Angeles National Forest as much as the next person....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Three weeks from tonight, an amiable, whip-smart engineer named Ray Baker will be staring into his computer screen at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, hopeful and helpless — or, as he puts it, "sweating blood."
The night will have been 10 years and...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Highly pedigreed? You bet. Well-known in the dance world? No question. But Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary have also passed the acid test: As directors of the Los Angeles Ballet, now in its sixth season, they can take a collective bow for their...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Daylight saving time begins this weekend. From coast to coast, most Americans will dutifully "spring forward" by one hour early Sunday morning. We're told this helps save energy and allows us to enjoy more sunshine during the summer months.
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:19 PM
A wet cold front that is producing heavy rains and thunder in the region is expected to start clearing out tonight, paving the way for partly cloudy and eventually clear skies this weekend.
But first, the region will have to get through the ragged...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Tucked on a corner in Eagle Rock, across a side street from a pink diner with its own towering billboard, the brown bungalow doesn't look like much. Its roof is beginning to tatter, there's nearly no parking, and the few tables outside are made from old...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who has been in office since 1980 and cannot seek another term under current law, wants to have voters consider overturning the measure that limits supervisors to three terms.