In Other News

Study on effect of Seattle’s minimum wage could make Pasadena, Los Angeles nervous

By Kevin Smith|

Firefighters put out small brush fire in San Dimas

SAN DIMAS >> Firefighters doused a small brush fire on a hillside Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Rich Licon said the cause of the fire is under investigation and that no one was injured and no structures were damaged ...

By Ruby Gonzales|


  • Heat waves

    Temperatures start gradual decline, inching toward cooler weekend

    After a week of record-breaking heat, Southern California should get a bit of a break Tuesday — and cooler days lay ahead this weekend. Temperatures in Los Angeles — after hovering in the mid-upper 90s all weekend — should dip into the mid-80s today, according to the National Weather Service. And highs will slide a few degrees each day as the weekend approaches. In Santa Clarita, firefighters Monday got the upper hand on a fast-moving, three-alarm brush fire...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Arts education

    Pasadena Unified blocks parents from transferring to new Duarte arts school

    A group of 20 parents whose children were recently accepted into a prestigious new art school in Duarte should be elated. But their students’ acceptance letters to the school set off a fight with the Pasadena Unified School District that might not be resolved for months. The parents whose children were accepted to the California School of the Arts in the Duarte Unified School District live in neighborhoods zoned for Pasadena Unified, which denied their transfer requests..

    Hayley Munguia

  • State governments

    Opponents to rally in LA against bill to extend late-night drinking hours

    Opponents of a bill that would allow California bars, nightclubs and restaurants to extend their drinking hours to as late as 4 a.m. plan to gather in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to speak out against the measure. Senate Bill 384, also known as the LOCAL act (Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night), would establish a process involving local government, local law enforcement, the general...

    Kevin Smith

  • Legal proceedings

    Central Basin board removes a roadblock to ‘slush fund’ whistle-blower lawsuit

    COMMERCE >> A crucial board vote on Monday could pave the way to a favorable ruling in a whistle-blower lawsuit seeking the return of $2.7 million to the Central Basin Municipal Water District from two law firms. By 5-0, the water board voted to waive attorney-client privilege in order for the attorneys representing the two law firms to receive information from the district, properly defend their clients and move the case to a conclusion. The vote was seen as a victory for...

    Steve Scauzillo

  • Arrests

    Police arrest two Downey residents found with stolen car, meth, credit cards in Rowland Heights

    Deputies arrested a man and a woman from Downey last week after finding the duo with a stolen vehicle, methamphetamine, burglary tools, credit cards and other stolen items in Rowland Heights, authorities said Monday. Julius Depayne, 44, and Damaris Yanez, 54, were taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a deputy found Depayne sitting in a vehicle reported stolen in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 18970 Labin Court, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s...

    Stephanie K. Baer

  • Hit-and-run

    Suspect driver crashes into multiple cars after leading San Gabriel police on high-speed pursuit

    A man suspected of driving a stolen SUV collided into six vehicles after leading San Gabriel police on a high speed chase Monday. A San Gabriel police officer was attempting to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of San Gabriel Boulevard and Mission Road at 12:31 p.m. when the driver fled the area, leading police on a four-minute, high-speed chase, said San Gabriel police Lt. Tony Hernandez. As the suspect driver was fleeing the area, the vehicle collided with...

    Stephanie K. Baer

  • Fires

    Firefighters knock down small brush fire in San Dimas

    Firefighters knocked down a half-acre brush fire in San Dimas Monday. The fire was reported at 2:17 p.m. in a ravine near the 400 block of West Covina Boulevard and knocked down at 3:09 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. The fire did not appear to threaten any structures. A helicopter assisted ground crews with putting out the fire. Los Angeles County Fire Supervisor Cheryl Sims said crews were able to contain the small blaze in a short period of...

    Stephanie K. Baer

  • Dining

    Claremont Village gets its first donut shop, why it’s different

    CLAREMONT >> You couldn’t get doughnuts in Claremont Village until Grizzly’s Biscuits and Donuts came to town. Open since April 1, it has been serving freshly handcrafted treats — such as the salted caramel and vanilla bean glazed doughnut and the beehive, the shop’s version of a cinnamon roll — using fresh ingredients. The quaint shop is the brainchild of Travis Flood and Matt Fong, the...

    Liset Márquez

  • Crimes against children

    Father of missing South Pasadena boy planned to kill son amid divorce, sheriff’s detective says

    County prosecutors and sheriff’s investigators said there was evidence indicating the father of the 5-year-old South Pasadena boy who went missing more than two months ago planned to kill his son amid a tumultuous divorce from his wife. None of the officials in downtown Los Angeles Monday would talk much about the specific evidence they had against the father, Aramazd Andressian Sr. of South Pasadena. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed a murder charge...

    By Chris Yee @joshpcain on Twitter|

  • Real Estate

    How high can Southern California housing prices go? Sky’s the limit, experts say

    All hair stylist Erin Bond wants is a decent two-bedroom condo in Orange County, preferably in Huntington Beach. But all she can afford is $400,000 to $420,000. In a county where the median price of a condo in May was almost $500,000, she’s not sure there’s anything in her price range she can live with. “It’s pretty disappointing,” said Bond, 35. “You can’t even buy anything that low. I mean, there are things out there, but...

    By Jeff Collins @RegJeffCollins on Twitter|

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