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  • Assembly speaker orders examination of legislative records laws

    Assembly speaker orders examination of legislative records laws
    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...
  • State auditor to probe Caltrans-owned homes near 710 Freeway

    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)...
  • Assembly releases spending records

    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...
  • El Metate is hard to find, hard to forget

    El Metate is hard to find, hard to forget
    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...
  • Weeding the Angeles National Forest, one plant at a time

    Weeding the Angeles National Forest, one plant at a time
    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....
  • Nothing fancy, but good fusion

    Nothing fancy, but good fusion
    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...
  • JPL's Curiosity mission comes down to this: the Martian surface

    JPL's Curiosity mission comes down to this: the Martian surface
    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...
  • Los Angeles Ballet's 'Swan Lake' is full of grace

    Los Angeles Ballet's 'Swan Lake' is full of grace
    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...
  • Daylight saving time starts Sunday

    Daylight saving time starts Sunday
    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. But a...
  • Strong weather system to break up tonight

    Strong weather system to break up tonight
    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...
  • Dining review: Larkin's in Eagle Rock has a southern soul

    Dining review: Larkin's in Eagle Rock has a southern soul
    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...
  • Antonovich moves to have term-limits law overturned by voters

    Antonovich moves to have term-limits law overturned by voters
    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. Antonovich’s motion...