| 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...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Thousands gathered under clear, blue skies Monday for Pasadena’s yearly spectacle of fantastical floral floats, high-stepping marching bands and colorful equestrian units.
Themed "Just Imagine," the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade was expected...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:21 AM
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s dispatcher’s quick thinking and calm demeanor saved a woman and her small child after their car accelerator jammed as they headed toward an intersection.
Dispatcher Richard Engersbach was working the day shift...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:46 PM
A parolee suspected of shooting and critically wounding a parole agent in Lake View Terrace was detained Wednesday evening after an hours-long dragnet, law enforcement officials told The Times.
Multiple law enforcement officials who spoke to The Times...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Henk Postma fell asleep Wednesday certain the last person he’d be hearing from was his friend, Wes Kuykendall.
Kuykendall, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who had just arrived from working on the Mars Rover launch in Florida, was...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:50 AM
A man who shot a 17-year-old La Crescenta high school girl to death after her prom night celebration has been granted parole despite opposition from the Orange County district attorney’s office.
Paul Crowder has been in prison for nearly 20 years...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 8:10 AM
Winds on the scale seen Wednesday night failed to materialize overnight Thursday, but officials warned that unstable air masses could still produce dangerous wind gusts through the weekend.
High wind advisories remained in effect this morning,...
| 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...