Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has only been home from Sacramento for six months, but the La Cañada Flintridge resident is already gearing up for his next shot at office — the State Senate seat in the 25th district.
Extreme heat expected throughout the valley regions this weekend has prompted county officials to reopen local cooling centers. Highs could hit 101 degrees in Pasadena.
U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and reopened the door to gay marriage in California provoked mixed reactions among area religious leaders.
Leisure and hospitality experienced the biggest employment gains, while the motion picture/sound recording industry, manufacturing and construction each reported declines.
The largest and brightest full moon of 2013 will light up the sky this weekend when it passes the closest point to the Earth in its elliptical orbit.