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The Los Angeles Times | 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
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
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: dan.evans@latimes.com Twitter: @EditorDanEvans
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
The Los Angeles Times | 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.
THE818NOW
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
February 17, 2011
Steve “Sal” LeVasseur of Mill Valley, California passed away on May 27, 2010 from a sudden heart attack. Born Stephen Andrew LeVasseur in Los Angeles, on February 16, 1950 to George and Lois LeVasseur, Sal, as he liked to be called, was active as student politician at both Glendale High School and Glendale Junior College. As a teen, Steve played rhythm guitar for the band “Sounds by Five” with friends David Ida, Steve Santoro, Bob Inglesias and John Nagy. He graduated in 1975 from UC Berkeley with two Bachelors Degrees and remained a lifelong student of design, music, philosophy, tai chi, and real estate investing.
COMMUNITY
August 16, 2012
Mildred “Millie” Lambert Passed away August 3, 2012 in Glendale, California. Born in Bellwood, Illinois in 1916, Millie Lambert was the youngest of seven children born to loving Welsh parents. The family came to California when she was a young child and she lived her life in California marrying James Lambert (who predeceased her in 1990) and raising two children. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Wagner of La Crescenta and son Robert of Arizona, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
COMMUNITY
June 7, 2012
Alice Archibald Gantt, age 91. Born in Peoria, Illinois on June 24, 1920 she was a resident of California for 82 years. She moved to Glendale in 1929 and then to Camarillo in 1972. She was a homemaker and also worked at Lockheed Aircraft Company for five years during WWII. She is survived by her sons, Richard "Rex" of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Robert "Max" of Oxnard, California.
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | May 3, 2014
Dunkin' Donuts plans to open new stores in California next year, including in Glendale and Burbank, and some of the locations may have drive-thrus and operate 24 hours a day. The chain has more than 15,000 locations throughout the country and internationally, but is just starting to franchise on the West Coast. So far, Dunkin' Donuts has signed seven franchisees in the state including with Aharon Aminpour, a branding consultant who plans to open 10 storefronts scattered across Glendale, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley.
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 28, 2014
PASADENA - Two weeks ago, the prospect of the Glendale Community College men's golf team getting out of the Western State Conference Final and qualifying for the Southern California Regionals was bleak. But when the Vaqueros placed second in a conference match April 14 at Oakmont Country Club, there was a glimmer of hope that the team could qualify for the postseason. With three of the four postseason spots already locked up heading into Monday's conference finals, Glendale college would have to best the remaining four schools to earn a berth.
NEWS
April 25, 2014
A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years. The latest drought monitor released by the National Climatic Data Center this week shows that  the entire state  is under moderate  drought conditions , but within that map, 76.6% of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions, and for 24.7% of the state, the level of dryness is "exceptional.
COMMUNITY
April 21, 2014
Viola Irene (Tari) Lynch, 80, of Glendale, California, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014. Tari was born in Lompoc, California, March 12, 1934; the daughter of the late parents of Leslie Vernon Freiley and Irene Lenore Freiley.  She graduated from Lompoc High, class of 1952 and received her Nursing degree from Highland Nursing School class of 1956  She was married and divorced to the late Robert Anthony Lynch, MD. Tari was involved in...
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | April 8, 2014
After seeing its season conclude Tuesday with a first-round loss in the Southern California Regionals, the Glendale Community College women's tennis team now eagerly awaits the status of Alexandra Amor's right knee. Amor, one of the Vaqueros' top players, suffered an apparent knee injury early in her singles match during Glendale's 5-0 road defeat against host Orange Coast. Amor was tied at 2 in the first set before feeling some discomfort. After consulting with Glendale first-year Coach Deo Sy and an Orange Coast trainer, Amor chose to retire and her status for competing in the Western State Conference semifinals is up in the air. Amor, a sophomore, is scheduled to team with Viktoriya Shumakova (Crescenta Valley High)
NEWS
By Melissa Pamer, KTLA and By Melissa Pamer, KTLA | March 31, 2014
A cold storm front coming from the Gulf of Alaska was expected to deliver rain and lower temperatures to Southern California beginning Monday , prompting preparation for possible mud flows in areas scarred by recent wildfires, according to KTLA. The first wave of light-to-moderate rains was expected to arrive late Monday afternoon, bringing several hours of rain, according to the National Weather Service. More showers could come Tuesday night into Wednesday. Heavy downpours could bring mud and debris flows in Azusa and Glendora, which are recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com | March 4, 2014
Three months after the Glendale Community College men's basketball team faced San Bernardino Valley, Vaqueros veteran Coach Brian Beauchemin had no trouble recalling a few key points in the game. It came Dec. 6 in a first-round game of the Greg Anderson Memorial Tournament at Antelope Valley College with San Bernardino Valley posting an 80-70 overtime win. Little did Beauchemin know, the seventh-seeded Vaqueros would get another crack at the second-seeded Wolverines when the teams meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in a third-round contest of the Southern California Regionals at San Bernardino Valley.
NEWS
February 28, 2014
The strongest rain will likely fall in downtown Los Angeles on Friday afternoon as the second of two winter storm systems makes its way across the Southland. Meteorologists say the two-day forecast calls for the heaviest downpour across Central and Southern California on Friday afternoon before the system reboots again and continues through the weekend. Between Friday and Saturday night,  weather officials expect  two to four inches of rain to fall on the coasts and valleys and four to eight inches in the foothills and mountains.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
GLENDALE - Jalen Etienne found himself in a familiar situation, one he's had plenty of experience with this season. With his Glendale Community College men's basketball team tied with L.A. Harbor College on Saturday night in a Southern California Regional second-round game, the freshman was sent to the free-throw line with the contest up for grabs. PHOTOS: Etienne's free throws carry GCC to second-round victory Fouled and sent to the charity stripe with 2.8 seconds left, Etienne calmly stepped up and sank his two shots.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 27, 2014
With the statewide drought as a foundation - and the current storms a punch line to jokes highlighting how dry it still is despite recent rainfall - a trio of local water agencies encouraged Glendale business representatives and residents on Thursday to support a controversial plan to build a new system to deliver water from Northern California to the Southland. -- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated in the last paragraph that the Bay Delta plan would be considered for a vote by early 2015.
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