May 16, 2013
Qualifying to Saturday's CIF Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Championships at Mt. San Antonio College required the local entrants who earned such advancement to turn in very good results at last weekend's divisional prelims all over Southern California. This weekend, however, the bar will be raised from very good to exceptional. Of course, that's to be expected as divisional championships and CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet berths are on the line with the trip to Cerritos College available for the top 12 finishers in the 800-meter, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs and top nine in every other event.
July 22, 2011
Employers in California added 28,800 jobs to payrolls in June, a surprisingly positive number amid a weak labor market nationally. The state's unemployment rate rose slightly, to 11.8%, from 11.7% the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday morning. Click for a state-by-state map of unemployment rates California had lost 29,200 jobs in May, due in part to manufacturing sluggishness from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The addition of jobs this month, though a surprise, is one more sign of the fickle nature of this economic recovery, economists say. L.A. TIMES
January 4, 2012
After an embarrassing, month-long outage, California's online database of campaign contributions and lobbying went back online in the final hours of 2011, once again allowing residents of the state that houses Silicon Valley to easily find out what corporations and unions are spending money to influence their elected officials. The state's tottering Cal-Access database crashed Nov. 30 and remained offline for most of the month. In the meantime, staff at the secretary of state's office posted PDFs of new campaign contributions and responded to requests for historical data by hand-searching old files.
November 9, 2011
Under fire for spending $111,316 in taxpayer funds to feed themselves this year, state senators have decided to end the practice. All members of the upper house will be billed $2,000 a year to pay for stocking the coffee room and to cover their meal expenses when sessions extend into the lunch or dinner hour, said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). The five-member Senate Rules Committee, which Steinberg chairs, voted Tuesday to implement the new system.
August 31, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- California is not expected to play much of a role in the presidential election for Republicans. The Golden State has voted for the Democratic candidate in every election since 1992. Perhaps because of this, the GOP delegation to the Republican National Convention was relegated to the back of the forum hall. -- Dan Evans, Times Community News E-mail: email@example.com Twitter: @EditorDanEvans
December 21, 2012
A group of California visual effects artists is mounting a long-shot campaign to dismantle foreign film tax credits, contending that they hurt U.S. workers and violate international trade agreements. More than 150 visual effects workers in the last two weeks have donated funds to challenge the legality of foreign film subsidies that have buffeted California's visual effects industry. "We're fighting for the industry we love," said Rachael Campbell, a visual effects artist and campaign donor.
September 16, 2011
California's unemployment rate ticked up a notch in August, to 12.1% from 12% the month before, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics . Employers shed 8,400 jobs from payrolls. The numbers were little surprise to economists, who had anticipated no growth after national data showed that employers added no jobs nationally in August, when the U.S. unemployment rate stayed steady at 9.1%. "Businesses are very reluctant to hire people," said Sung Won Sohn, an economist at Cal State Channel Islands in Camarillo.
November 10, 2006
On Nov. 17, La Cañada Books & Toys brings a little history and magic to the community. Gerald Schiller, noted author and magician, will be signing True Stories of Old California from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at La Cañada Books & Toys. Schiller, a member of The Magic Castle, will also entertain with his special form of magic. Schiller has combined careers in a variety of fields. For almost 30 years he taught high school English and cinema studies, and, at the same time, wrote and directed educational and documentary films.
March 22, 2013
Wendelin F. G. Jung died Saturday, March 9, 2013 in a tragic car accident. She was 49 years old and was born in Los Angeles, California. She lived in Eagle Rock, California and worked at Good Land Realty and UPS. She is survived by her siblings, Roderic Jung, Regan Jung, Bridget Springer, Valerie Pawlik, her best friend and “sister” and Auntie Ida (Wong). She has two nieces, Bridget Hahnlein and Cristina Hahnlein and a cat named Spider. Services will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Avenue,Montrose,CA 91020 on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please donate in memory of Wendy Jung to the Pasadena Humane Society at www.phsspca.org and link to support.
June 1, 2012
Ruth Fitzgerald Whitsitt Ruth Fitzgerald Whitsitt was born September 6, 1920 in McComb, Mississippi, and passed away on May 3, 2012 in Fresno, California. Ruth graduated from Southwest Mississippi Junior College in 1940 and came to Glendale in 1942 where she lived until her husband's death in December 2010. Before leaving the workplace to raise a family, she worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and Pacific Telephone Company. In 1967 she went to work for Webb's Department Store as the beauty shop manager until 1977.