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California could finally resume executions next year

California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade. Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the nation's most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions,...

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  • Rep. Adam Schiff honors Kim, Kortoshian, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored three women with local ties as Women of the Year for 2017. Glendale resident Phyllis Kim, a court interpreter in Korean in Los Angeles, received a bachelor’s degree and interpretation and translation certificate from UCLA. For years, Kim has been active...

  • Rep. Adam Schiff honors Volpei-Gussow, Porto as Women of the Year

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) recently honored two women with local ties as Women of the Year for 2017. For many years, Burbank resident Karen Volpei-Gussow, a Realtor with Keller Williams World Media Center, has volunteered on numerous boards and special committees. She is currently on the boards...

  • Two Glendale-based nonprofits partner to give veterans financial services

    With help from a grant by Dignity Health, two Glendale nonprofits recently formed a partnership designed to provide more comprehensive services for military veterans and their families. Wellness Works, a veterans’ health group, has operated in Glendale for more than 30 years and began hosting team...

  • Glendale tallies up election final results

    Glendale tallies up election final results

    The results are in. Glendale finalized the outcome of its municipal election Friday as the last of the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots were counted. In the race for City Council, incumbent Ara Najarian received the most votes — 9,962. Challenger Vrej Agajanian came in second with 9,551 votes,...

  • City Council approves improvements on Leland Way

    City Council approves improvements on Leland Way

    A residential street next to the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank is being improved so the neighborhood will be safer and an adjacent soundwall will be less garish. The City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to convert a 0.3-mile section of Leland Way from Broadway to the north into a one-way street,...

  • Coastal Commission investigates Brightwater developer's incomplete habitat restoration effort

    Coastal Commission investigates Brightwater developer's incomplete habitat restoration effort

    State authorities are investigating whether a developer that built a 349-home community near the Bolsa Chica wetlands overlooked its mandate to fully restore some area habitat. According to Andrew Willis, an enforcement supervisor for the California Coastal Commission, the agency is probing whether...

  • See's Candies at the Glendale Galleria is closing

    See's Candies at the Glendale Galleria is closing

    The See’s Candies store in the Glendale Galleria is closing Sunday but will be relocated, the South San Francisco-based company confirmed Friday. Jensen DeWees, See’s Candies director of marketing, said the new store will be nearby. “As soon as the details are finalized, we will be sure to let...

  • Newport commission pulls back on Mariners' Mile widening

    Newport commission pulls back on Mariners' Mile widening

    The Newport Beach Planning Commission could put the brakes on a possible widening of West Coast Highway through Mariners’ Mile. City staff and its consultant say the proposed road widening and a revitalization plan for the area are distinct issues, with the revitalization not contingent on widening...

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  • Sublime with Rome pops up in Huntington Beach for a small concert

    Sublime with Rome pops up in Huntington Beach for a small concert

    Ska band Sublime with Rome played to a small but happy crowd at a pop-up acoustic concert Thursday night in Huntington Beach. The show was announced earlier that day, and only the first 200 people to arrive could see it at SeaLegs at the Beach on Pacific Coast Highway. The free event was sponsored...

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  • Alcohol can flow during private events at Costa Mesa Senior Center, council decides

    Alcohol can flow during private events at Costa Mesa Senior Center, council decides

    Groups holding private events in the Costa Mesa Senior Center will now have the option of serving alcohol, a unanimous City Council decided this week. The council Tuesday approved a city staff recommendation to temporarily allow the sale, service and consumption of beer, wine and liquor at the...

  • Activists want stronger citizen review of Anaheim police board

    Activists want stronger citizen review of Anaheim police board

    Five years after Anaheim residents took to the streets to protest police-involved shootings that left two Latino men dead, a group of activists and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California are pushing the City Council for a more robust citizen oversight commission with subpoena...

  • Community college district classified employees call for 'fair and equitable contract'

    Community college district classified employees call for 'fair and equitable contract'

    Classified employees of the Coast Community College District want contract negotiations to move forward without cuts in health benefits. Nate Banditelli, executive director of the Coast Federation of Classified Employees, said members of the union, which represents the district’s non-faculty staff,...

  • Anaheim must pay train station deficit from general fund

    Anaheim must pay train station deficit from general fund

    Anaheim’s signature transportation hub – the $185 million, glittering glass dome known as ARTIC – will for the first time since its opening in 2014 have its entire operating deficit paid out of the city’s general fund. When the city cut the ribbon for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal...

  • Overnight childcare fills void in 24/7 economy

    Overnight childcare fills void in 24/7 economy

    Kids who go to Yessika Magdaleno’s childcare in Garden Grove know to bring their toothbrushes and a blankets when they get dropped off by their working parents. They are not coming for daycare. They are spending the night. Magdaleno, a state-licensed family childcare provider of 16 years, is one...

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