$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

SMHS Grad Tsai Just 1% Back In Assembly Race

If 2013 San Marino High School graduate Nathaniel Tsai is able to defeat incumbent Chris Holden next Tuesday for the 41st State Assembly District seat, he will not be old enough to legally celebrate with a glass of champagne or other alcoholic beverage. Read More

A Happy Birthday, Mr. Bayle

Emile “Emile Bayle should be San Marino’s mayor for life,” a former resident once told me.  “Why?” seemed the natural retort.  “His name,” my friend said. “‘Emile Bayle.’ It just sounds like a name the mayor should have. And that deep, booming voice. It’s a mayor’s voice.”  And my friend went on for the next fifteen minutes saying ‘Mayor Emile Bayle’ in his best Mayor Emile Bayle voice, which wasn’t too bad if I recall.  A lot could be said for the idea, though when he retired from public office Emile seemed content to spend the rest of his days watching his grandchildren perform. Read More