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  1. Weekend getaway: a Star Warsa tour in San Franciscoa s Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 2 | Pasadena Star-News

    It is a period of anticipation. Rebellious “Star Wars” devotees - their geeky fandom no longer hidden in the basement - plan to strike hard on movie theaters come December in an ongoing battle against the evil Galactic Empire, hoping J.J. Abrams' “The Force Awakens” will prove the ultimate weapon in destroying all memory of Episodes I through III and restoring coolness to the franchise.


  2. Why some are opposing Walnut Valley schoolsa $208 million bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 28 | Pasadena Star-News

    Walnut Valley Unified School District is going back to the voters this November for a third bond measure in eight years in an effort to raise $208 million to continue campus improvements started in 2008. Measure O gives the school district the authority to assess properties $48.50 per $100,000 in assessed value, but the district says it will not go above $115, the current tax rate paid by Walnut and Diamond Bar homeowners, said board member Cindy Ruiz.


  3. Los Angeles County, others let immigration agents in the jails, but rules varyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 28 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this photo from July 7, 2015, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. After a widespread backlash to immigration enforcement in the country's jails, local sheriffs' agencies are coming up with new ways to help federal government efforts to ensure that immigrants with serious criminal convictions aren't released back onto U.S. streets.


  4. Bobby Jindal reviles a anchor babiesa unjustly: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 21 | Pasadena Star-News

    It was bound to happen in a presidential campaign that's provided more fodder for satirists than any in modern memory: One of the candidates reviling “anchor babies” and demanding an end to the birthright U.S. citizenship guaranteed by the Constitution would have to deny he is one. That's what happened the other day to Bobby Jindal, the conservative Louisiana governor fecklessly seeking the Republican nomination, whose Indian-born mother had been in America only four months when he was born in 1971.


  5. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will change the way you a toucha your smartphoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, talks Wednesday about the features of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during the Apple event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The new iPhones look the same as last year's models on the outside.


  6. California pushes forward on renewable powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    At a Pacific Gas and Electric power plant east of San Francisco, greenhouse gases flow from a stack as the air shimmers from heat, with no dirty cloud of pollution in sight. In the distance, wind turbines spin slowly under a cloudy sky.


  7. Jerry Browna s CEQA-exemption deals on huge projects cut people out of process: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Gov. Jerry Brown has never professed to be the model of political or ideological consistency. In fact, he's a decades-long advocate of the “canoe theory” of politics, which goes like this: “You paddle a little to the left and you paddle a little to the right, and you keep going straight down the middle of the steam.” You also keep all sides guessing a lot of the time and you make sure opponents of some of your policies are allies on others.


  8. Man found with gun at Disneyland due in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    A 44-year-old man from San Francisco arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded gun at Disneyland is due in court in Anaheim on Aug. 27. Percival Aguilar Agoncillo was arrested after being reported to staff at the park as a suspicious subject with a firearm around 9 p.m. on July 9, Anaheim Police Department Lt. Eric Trapp said.


  9. Heart defibrillators save lives: So why are they still so hard to find?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    When easy-to-use heart defibrillators came onto the market two decades ago, they were billed as a way to save the lives of tens of thousands of victims of cardiac arrest each year. But today defibrillators are still few and far between.


  10. Gas being exported from California despite a shortagea : Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    On June 25, just one week before many California motorists began paying upwards of $4.30 per gallon for gasoline, the Bahamian-flagged tanker Teesta Spirit left Los Angeles headed for ports on the west coast of Mexico carrying more 300,000 barrels of gasoline refined in California. The Teesta Spirit was just one of nine large tankers that left California ports carrying gasoline to places like Mexico and Chile between June 25 and July 23, at a time when oil companies were raising prices by as much as $1 per gallon in some regions.


  11. Motives behind a sanctuary citiesa vary; some fear lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this file photo, Liz Sullivan, mother of Kathryn Steinle, who was killed on a San Francisco Pier, allegedly by a man previously deported several times, listens to testimony behind Jim Steinle during a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington. Since the fatal shooting of Steinle, the debate over how to handle cities and counties that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities has reached a feverish pitch.


  12. Time for sanity in sanctuary city policies: Thomas EliasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    There is no need - at least not yet - for total abandonment of the humane aspects of the immigration “sanctuary” laws now on the books in 276 American cities, counties and states. But in the wake of the seemingly random murder of a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco's touristy Pier 14, not far from the landmark Ferry Building, there is surely a need for new sanity in sanctuary policies.


  13. Southern California roads rank second worst in nation for upkeepRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Potholes, cracks and ruts in rapidly deteriorating roadways are costing Southern California car owners an extra $1,031 a year to drive on the second worst maintained roads in the nation, according to a report released Thursday by a Washington, D.C., think tank. About 73 percent of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metro region's roads are in poor condition, second only to San Francisco and Oakland at 74 percent.


  14. Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's career home run leader. The decade-long investigation and prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of justice ended quietly with the DOJ's one-paragraph court filing announcing it would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a lower court's reversal of his felony conviction.


  15. Michael Schneickert, Pasadena historic preservation leader, dies at 56Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Michael Schneickert made his mark in Pasadena. As a longtime leader in the local historic preservation community, he served on the boards of Pasadena Heritage and the Pasadena Community Foundation, where he chaired the finance committee.


  16. Doug McIntyre: Donald Trump fills the immigration debate vacuumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Kathryn Steinle is dead, gunned down, assassinated really, and an illegal immigrant named Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is accused of the crime. Despite his long record of lawlessness, law enforcement in San Francisco did not see fit to notify ICE, so Lopez-Sanchez was free at the time of Steinle's slaying.


  17. Report: Many immigrants re-arrested after detainers declinedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    LOS ANGELES >> More than 1,800 immigrants that the federal government wanted to deport were nevertheless released from local jails and later re-arrested for various crimes, according to a government report released Monday. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement report - obtained by an organization that actively opposes illegal immigration - said the re-arrested immigrants were among 8,145 people who were freed between January and August 2014 despite requests from federal agents that they be held for deportation.


  18. Taco Bell starts home delivery today in Los AngelesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    The restaurant chain is starting delivery service today in certain markets in a partnership with the startup delivery company DoorDash. Delivery will be available initially in more than 90 cities and more than 200 restaurants around Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.


  19. Southwest Airlines adding service from Burbank to San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Southwest Airlines will begin offering flights between Burbank's Bob Hope Airport and San Francisco for the first time early next year, the company said Tuesday. Dallas-based Southwest said it will have three flights a day between Burbank and San Francisco International Airport starting Jan. 6. The service will be permanent, and some one-way tickets will be available for travel between Jan. 6 and May 8 next year for $49, company spokesman Brad Hawkins said.


  20. More toll lanes seen as solution to nationa s freeway congestionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else.


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