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Bullet-Train Between LA and SF Needed?

By Nick Kipley When construction started on the 605 Freeway in 1963, the population of the entire State of California was roughly what the population of the Los…

A Tale of Two City Council Members

A Tale of Two City Council Members

Terry Tornek – Photo by Terry Miller Pasadena Officials Offer Opposing Views on Embezzlement Scandal By Nick Kipley At last week’s meeting Council Member Terry Tornek had been…

Leondra Kruger Becomes Youngest Supreme Court Judge in 100 Years

Leondra Kruger Becomes Youngest Supreme Court Judge in 100 Years

-Courtesy photo By Jennifer Schlueter Last Monday, Leondra Kruger was unanimously approved as the youngest justice of the California Supreme Court in almost a century. The 38-year old…

Arcadia’s Golden Donut Palace Serves up Sweet Lottery ticket worth $24 Million

A Super Lotto Plus ticket sold at an Arcadia donut shop was worth $24 million…

Courts Drop Charges against SeaWorld Float Protester

On Thursday a Pasadena court dropped all charges against PETA supporter Amanda Slyter, who was…

UCLA Doctor Deeply Moved by Tragedy in Sierra Leone

UCLA Doctor Deeply Moved by Tragedy in Sierra Leone

Hindo speaking at a meeting in the Ebola hotspot town of Kpetema – Courtesy Photo…

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State’s Top Emergency Manager, Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci Issues Statement on Forthcoming Rain Storms

The Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Mark Ghilarducci, has released the following statement about the statewide rain system expected later this week: “This week…

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Ebola unstoppable in Sierra Leone, killing hundreds of people

Hindo explains hand-washing stations to villagers in Sierra Leone – Courtesy photos Education from locals for locals against Ebola prevents deadly disease from spreading By Jennifer Schlueter For…

Court of Appeals blocks release of redacted OIR Group Report on McDade shooting

The California Court of Appeal issued a Thanksgiving eve stay blocking Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant’s November 13 judgment ordering the release, over the objection…

Protestors rally against Ferguson verdict in Los Angeles, block freeways

By Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense, spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last…

Protestors rally against Ferguson verdict in Los Angeles, block freeways

By Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense, spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last Monday whether to prosecute police officer…

Increasing the use of body worn cameras, and improving community policing top of Obama’s Priority list

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with elected officials, community and faith leaders, and law enforcement officials to discuss how communities and law enforcement…

ACLU Launches Statewide Campaign to Curb Secret Surveillance in California

By Sandra Hernandez Processes must be followed to ensure public debate, oversight and accountability before law enforcement acquires surveillance technologies. Counties and cities across California have spent…

State Schools Chief Supports Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson earlier this week issued the following statement in favor of President Barack Obama’s immigration reform plan: “I strongly support President…

Assemblymember Chris Holden Steps into Majority Floor Leader Position

Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins Tuesday recently announced the members of the Democratic Caucus leadership team for the 2015-16 Legislative Session. Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) has been…

Millions of illegal immigrants now have a chance to live the American Dream

By Jennifer Schlueter Last Thursday, in his immigration speech, President Obama promised to increase the budget for law enforcement at our Southern border to prevent illegal crossings…

Rep. Schiff Renews Push for Body Cameras for Law Enforcement

On Tuesday Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor who recently urged the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments’ purchase of small body-worn…

Leondra Kruger Appointed By Gov. Brown to California Supreme Court

Leondra R. Kruger has been selected by Governor Brown for a vacancy on the California Supreme Court. The Governor’s nomination will be submitted to the State Bar’s…

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