| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Dave Spence has sat behind the City Council dais for more than 20 years. At 75, he is the oldest elected official in the city, with five terms as mayor under his belt. Spence says his breadth of experience will help the council maintain the city's...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Our divided, gridlocked political system seems incapable of resolving the government's long-term deficit problem.
Sometimes members of Congress sound like they're still in a political science class, rather than the real political world.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:45 PM
The U.S. Forest Service did not use all of the water-dropping aircraft at its disposal as the 2009 Station fire spread quickly across the Angeles National Forest the first night of the blaze, but it’s unclear whether doing so would have made a...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:05 PM
La Cañada Flintridge homeowners may hate them, but the barriers that have lined hillside streets since the 2009 Station fire aren't going away any time soon.
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service...
| May 23, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One of the world's oldest civilizations took a major step toward democracy Wednesday as polls closed in Egypt's historic vote for president, even as many worried the armed forces would quash the results if the top brass doesn't like the country's choice....
| May 24, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Cairo -- About half all Egypt's registered voters had cast ballots through the second and final day of the country's historic presidential election, a top elections official said Thursday.
Voting continued into the night Thursday. Farouk Sultan, head...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) came to La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday to decry the partisan division in Congress and warn that it could lead to economic devastation.
“This is a terrible way to run a government. It is a byproduct, I think, of an...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas) had a much different take on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold President Obama’s healthcare law than his Democratic colleague, Adam Schiff.
Dreier, whose district includes La Crescenta and La Canada...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Among the area's congressional representatives, reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on President Obama's healthcare overhaul were diametrically opposed, mirroring their respective parties and the dialogue on Capitol Hill.
On one side,...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Thursday to uphold President Obama's health insurance mandate will expand coverage to many uninsured Americans, but its effect on area hospitals remains unclear.
Len LaBella, president of Verdugo Hills Hospital, is...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is the Democratic Party’s choice to represent La Cañada when Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) steps down at the end of 2012.
On Sunday, local Democratic Party delegates endorsed Gatto,...