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What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

Friday, September 29, 2023 | 5:34 am

For the first time since 2019, congressional gridlock is poised to at least temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while other... More »


Hearing Thursday in LA County’s Bid to Settle Homelessness Lawsuit

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 5:26 am

A hearing is set for Thursday to discuss the proposed settlement of a lawsuit dealing with local government’s alleged lack of services for the thousands of homeless people on Los Angeles streets. In the proposal, Los Angeles County agreed to provide an additio... More »


Governor Newsom Signs Gun Safety Bill SB 2 Authored by Senator Portantino

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 5:49 am

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 2 into law, a gun measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino who represents Pasadena and the 25th district in the state Senate.  The bill, which adds to California’s concealed gun permit law allowing f... More »


City Reschedules Central District Specific Plan Hearing

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 4:25 am

The City Council Hearing on the Recommended Central District Specific Plan (CDSP) has been rescheduled from Oct. 2 to Oct. 16, according to a city official. There is no meeting on Oct. 9.  The CDSP is the fourth specific plan to be updated as part of the Gener... More »