Governor Brown Outlines Plan for China-California Joint Task Force to Drive Investment and Collaboration

Governor Brown Outlines Plan for China-California Joint Task Force to Drive Investment and Collaboration LOS ANGELES – In remarks today at a U.S./China economic forum, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his intention to form a China-California Joint Task Force to drive more collaboration, investment and trade between California and China. “I am creating a…


Police Blotters 2/16/12

Arcadia PD For the period of Sunday, February 5th, through Saturday, February 11th, the Police Department responded to 907 calls for service of which 108 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period. Sunday, February 5: Between the hours of 8:04 p.m. and…


Police Officers Named in Barnes Shooting

The scene of the LeRoy Barnes shooting in 2009 More than three years after the fatal shooting of Leroy Barnes Jr., the Pasadena Police Department has released the names of the two officers involved. Officers Michael Alvarado and Charles Reep were the two Pasadena police officers who fired the 11 shots that killed Leroy Barnes….


My Funny Valentine – 75 Years of Marital Bliss

By Terry Miller Pasadena’s Petrizzi Family Enjoys Life to the Fullest -Photo by Terry Miller At a mere 95 years Lucille Petrizzi organized a party for her husband Frank who just turned one hundred years young two weeks ago. The party, held at The American Legion Hall Post 287 in Arcadia was a marvelouys success….


Portantino Introduces Legislation to Hold Rapists Accountable by Deleting the Statute of Limitations for the Crime of Rape

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), has introduced AB 1682, his latest effort to ensure that rapists are ultimately caught and convicted in California. “Under current law, there is a ten year statute of limitation for the crime of rape. AB 1682 deletes this arbitrary time limit and will provide that those who…


California Housing Affordability Improves, Matching Previous Record High, A.A.R. Reports

According to the Arcadia Association of REALTORS®, California’s housing affordability rose to its highest level in fourth-quarter 2011, matching a record high set in 2009, thanks to lower home prices and record-low interest rates. This information was obtained from reports furnished by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). The percentage of home buyers who could…


Right of Way Still Not Cleared for Maintenance Yard

By Susan Motander Despite the fact that the Gold Line Construction Authority (GLCA) has reached an agreement with George Brokate and his wife Diana over the sale of their property to the Authority, the way is still not completely clear for the building of the Gold Line Maintenance Yard in Monrovia. The City of Monrovia…


Portantino Wants Utilities to be Prepared for Disasters

Wind Disaster Highlights Need for Better Planning (AB 1650) In the wake of fierce winds and power outages that caused significant damage to parts of Southern California late last year, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a bill to improve emergency and disaster preparedness in California. AB 1650 requires gas and electric companies…

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