Voter turnout for South Los Angeles-based councilmember extremely low

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City Councilman-elect Marqueece Harris-Dawson said today even he was stunned by the low turnout during Tuesday’s election, during which voters chose him to succeed termed-out Councilman Bernard Parks in the 8th District. While the preliminary turnout citywide was 8.6 percent — a number that’s expected to climb up to about 11 […] Read More

Taiwan Plans to Export Nuclear Waste

Taiwan has unveiled a Tw$11.25 billion ($356 million) plan to process nuclear waste overseas for the first time as its power plants approach capacity, sparking criticism from environmental groups. Read More

2015 CAUSE Leadership Academy Applications Now Open

PASADENA – This year’s CAUSE Leadership Academy applications are now being accepted. CAUSE is the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment and is offering leadership programs for college-aged students in both Los Angeles and Washington D.C.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for students who have demonstrated leadership qualities in academic and non-academic settings,” […] Read More

$162 Million for Parks and Open Space

In a recently released report requested by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the County Counsel revealed that approximately $162 million in available Proposition A funds can be spent without state legislation. Read More

Antonovich Criticizes Driving Licenses to Illegals

Mayor Michael D. Antonovich sharply criticized the $240 million dollar cost to implement AB60, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo of Watsonville and signed by Governor Brown, to issue 1.4 million California driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants over the next three years. Read More

Bogaard’s Final State of the City Address

In Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard's final State of the City address held at the Pasadena Playhouse, he touched on a number of citywide issues including one that was "on many everyone's minds," the embezzlement of $6.4 million from a former city employee. Read More

Pasadena State of the City Thursday Night

The public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, City Councilmembers and other civic and business leaders for the annual Mayor’s State of the City event on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at the historic Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the formal program starting at 7 p.m. Read More

Combatting Gridlock on Final Day of Climate Talks

by Mariette Le Roux / Richard Ingham Negotiators scrambled on the final day of UN talks Friday to break a deadlock between rich and developing countries on forging the elements of a world pact to curb climate change. A years-old dispute over sharing responsibility for tackling the climate problem threatened to drive the 12-day haggle into extra […] Read More

Taiwan’s Ma Quits as China Fears Grow

Taiwan's Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou stepped down Wednesday as chairman of the ruling party, following a massive polls defeat for the government as public fears grow over Chinese influence. Read More

Taiwan’s Cabinet Resigns After Poor Showing in Elections

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s cabinet resigned en masse Monday after the ruling party suffered a massive defeat at the island’s biggest ever local elections. The Beijing-friendly Kuomintang (KMT) had their power slashed across Taiwan at the key polls Saturday, with Premier Jiang Yi-huah quitting hours after the disastrous result — seen as a key barometer ahead […] Read More

Alhambra Oath of Office Ceremony

Alhambra City Council Members Stephen K. Sham, Barbara A. Messina and Luis Ayala will be sworn in for new terms on Monday, December 8th at 7 p.m. A reception follows at the Alhambra Civic Center Library. Read More

Huntington’s Liquor License Now In Escrow

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has applied for a license from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that would allow for sales of hard liquor on the premises, according to Laurie Sowd, the Huntington’s Vice President of Operations. Read More

Pasadena Council’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan

The Pasadena City Council continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship. On Oct. 20, 214, the Council adopted a Zero Waste Strategic Plan, which sets the goal of achieving Zero Waste to area landfills by 2040 through the implementation of a series of initiatives and programs that will be developed collaboratively with community stakeholders. Read More

Measure P Falling Short

Los Angeles County's Measure P -- which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund parks and open space development -- was falling short tonight of the two-thirds majority of votes needed for passage. Read More