A Look Into YMCA’s Youth and Government

The joint San Marino/South Pasadena YMCA Youth & Government delegation gathered together last year in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Jamila Seede “Democracy must be learned by each generation” is the motto of YMCA Youth and Government. This is a program that allows high school students in the United States to serve in model governments at the local, state, national and international levels. It currently operates in 38 states, and Washington, D.C. Read More

College Admissions Advice… Rating Today’s U.S. Colleges

Charlene Liebau Once again, it’s that season: the U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review, Money and Forbes magazines along with scores of newspapers and guidebooks provide their ranking and rating of colleges. The latest to join in on the process is the United States’ Department of Education. Read More

Dodgers Season Ends With 3-2 Loss

Daniel Murphy broke a tie with a sixth-inning solo home run as the New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, on Thursday, Oct. 15 in the decisive fifth game of their National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium. Read More

Suspect in Oregon Shooting Had Southland Ties

A 26-year-old man suspected of killing nine people in a shooting at a community college in Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 1 is a former resident of Torrance, where he attended a school for students with learning disabilities and emotional issues, according to a published report. Read More

Suspect in Riverside County Shooting Rampage Identified

The name of the man arrested following a reign of terror in the San Gorgonio Pass Saturday -- where two people were shot dead in apparently random acts -- was released Sunday, Sept. 27 by Banning police. He was identified by police as James Paul Diaz, 34. No hometown for him was released. Read More

LA Hosts 2-Day U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit

Officials from the United States and China -- the world's top two sources of greenhouse gas -- will hold a two-day summit in Los Angeles starting Tuesday, Sept. 15 to discuss strategies for fighting climate change in their respective countries. Read More

Obama Leads Moment of Silence on 9/11

President Barack Obama on Friday led the United States in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, marking a 14th anniversary replete with echoes of that day and the now perennial terror threat. Read More

‘Adam-12′ Actor Martin Milner Dies

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck paid tribute to the late actor Martin Milner Tuesday, Sept. 8 for inspiring thousands of men and women to become LAPD officers through his portrayal of a beat cop on TV's hit show "Adam-12."   Read More