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  • Around Town: Bell scandal hits home

    Around Town: Bell scandal hits home
    On July 15, the Los Angeles Times published the first reports of the inflated salaries of the city of Bell employees. On Aug. 4, Valley Sun reporter Megan O'Neil followed up on the bloated pensions for recently retired city of Bell employees. ("There...
  • Putting teachers to the test

    A Sunday Los Angeles Times article has sparked debate across California about whether teachers should be evaluated based on their students' test scores. The article collected data over a seven-year span and analyzed more than 6,000 elementary school...
  • In Theory: Is America Islamophobic?

    Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
  • Book selection features love, joy, bitterness

    The La Cañada Flintridge One City One Book Committee is transporting readers to the Hawaiian Islands with this year's book selection, "Honolulu," the tale of a Korean mail-order bride who, after escaping a bitter marriage, learns to independently navigate...
  • Gov. signs immunity bill into law

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Friday a bill that protects from legal repercussions underage individuals who call 911 during an alcohol-related medical emergency. AB 1999 was authored by state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada...
  • It's gotten tough to get a home loan

    The process of financing a business or home has become more difficult. I just completed a three-month-long refinance of my home. I have gone through this several times in my life. Never before have I had to provide so many documents to the underwriter. I...
  • Portantino says numbers don't add up

    Portantino says numbers don't add up
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) and a Stanford-based open government group alleged Monday that recently disclosed Assembly member spending records are tainted by political posturing. Accounts of member spending released Friday by...
  • The awards season gets into full swing

    We have sped right into the award-and-benefit season so our community is buzzing with activity. Our very fashionable ladies are coordinating their elegant party clothes, while their escorts are updating their tuxedos in order to attend the many upcoming...
  • Local Boy Scout Council plans annual fundraiser

    The Verdugo Hills Boy Scout Council is hosting its 37th Annual Big Strike Auction fundraiser on Friday, March 25 at the Castaways Restaurant in Burbank. The theme for this year’s event is “Scouting Builds Memories.” Los Angeles Times...
  • Banksy may have made his mark on Montrose

    Banksy may have made his mark on Montrose
    A vinyl-sticker depiction of President Obama has appeared on a wall in Montrose in the style as the world-renowned, yet secretive, graffiti street artist Banksy. The vinyl-sticker — on a concrete wall on Ocean View Boulevard near Foothill...
  • Around Town: Think long

    Around Town: Think long
    Our mother ship, the Los Angeles Times, broke the story first. The Huffington Post picked it up. "An eccentric, globetrotting multibillionaire who doesn't own a home in California — or anywhere, for that matter; he says he has little use for...
  • Around Town: Yossi Klein Halevi comes to town

    Around Town: Yossi Klein Halevi comes to town
    Last week, New Republic contributing editor, Yossi Klein Halevi, came to town. I was surprised to see other La Cañadans in the crowd when Halevi spoke at Valley Beth Shalom synagogue in Encino, but on further reflection, my reaction was misplaced. La...