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Assemblymember Portantino Announces Audit Reform Measure (AB 1887)

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced a bill to ensure transparency in legislative budgets and auditing last week. AB 1887 calls on the State Controller to conduct a comprehensive and systematic audit of the state Legislature's finances for a period of two years (2012-13...

Controller Review of Health Care Services Hearing Aids Program Finds Millions in Waste

State Controller John Chiang today released his review questioning millions of dollars in reimbursements to Medi-Cal hearing aid providers. In a letter to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the Controller recommended rate changes that could save the State up to...

Library Hosts Arcadia Candidate Forum March 7, 7pm

Although election day is technically April 10, for the first time there will be no polls open on that date . Mail-in ballots will be sent to voters March 12 and must be returned no later than April 10. forum will include all candidates:John...

IRS Has $1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2008 Income Tax Return

Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for one million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2008 must be filed with the...

Methodist Hospital’s Mardi Gras Raises $79,000 for its Stroke Program

About 500 guests honored neurologist Dr. Kenneth Wogensen as Mardi Gras King 2012 last week at the 17th Annual Mardi Gras at Sirona's, Santa Anita Park. Over $79,000 was raised in support of Methodist Hospital's stroke program. Guests were treated to delicious food provided by...

Pasadena City College Wins National Bellwether Award for Innovation

The Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) recently presented Pasadena City College with the prestigious Bellwether Award. Established in 1995, the Bellwether Awards are given annually in three categories to community colleges with outstanding and innovative programs or practices. PCC won in the Instructional Programs and...

Monrovia Continues Search for a New City Manager

By Susan Motander On February 15, the time period expired for applicants to file for the position of Monrovia's City Manager. Danielle Tellez, Human Resources Division Manager outlined the process of selecting the new City Manager. The city has contracted with Bob Murray and Associates,...

Community Meeting to Provide Update on Heritage Square Affordable Senior Housing Development

A community meeting will be held Saturday, March 10, regarding progress on the development of Heritage Square, an affordable senior housing project at the northern portion of the city-owned Heritage Square site at 750-790 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The meeting is set for 10...

Monrovia Fire Promotes Four

The Monrovia Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotions of four members of its current personnel. The recent promotions were awarded to Ryan Phillips, Jeremy Sanchez, Dave Phillips and Harvey Hewitt, who combined have over 40 years of fire fighting experience. Division Chief Ryan...

Assemblymember Portantino Asks Legislators to Pay for Vanity

Most California drivers who want personalized license plates, commonly referred to as vanity plates, have to pay an extra fee. Even retired firefighters pay the state an annual fee to be properly respected for their life time of work. Not California legislators....
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