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

    1 hr ago | 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.


  2. Supreme Court ruling makes Pride parades historic, jubilantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Pasadena Star-News

    In this file photo, a crowd gathers as San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks at a news conference outside of City Hall in San Francisco, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. Rainbows and good cheer will be out in force this weekend as hundreds of thousands of people pack gay pride events from New York to Seattle, San Francisco to Chicago to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.


  3. President Obama recording podcast in Marc Marona s Highland Park garageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Pasadena Star-News

    President Barack Obama will conclude a planned 21 1/2- hour visit to Los Angeles today by being interviewed by comedian Marc Maron in the garage of his Highland Park home for his podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” “We think this is an opportunity to have an extended candid conversation, not necessarily about news of the day items, but I think this is going to be much more about areas of the president's life that don't always get reported in the news,” principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz told reporters aboard Air Force One Thursday en route to Los Angeles.


  4. Death toll rises to 6 in Berkeley balcony collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | Pasadena Star-News

    A fourth-floor balcony crammed with people celebrating a 21st birthday collapsed with a bang early Tuesday near the University of California's Berkeley campus, killing six people and seriously injuring seven others, authorities said. All least five of the dead were Irish students in the U.S. on temporary work visas, Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said.


  5. Sexy ads promote water saving with a wink in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    No such thing, according to San Francisco Bay Area water officials who are rolling out a new line of racy public awareness ads coaxing an already water-thrifty metropolis to give it up just a bit more. “Go full frontal” blares one ad featuring a photo of a front-loading washer - sleek, steel and up to half as water-guzzling as a top-loading machine.


  6. Community college online classes lag behind in success, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    As community colleges throughout the state rapidly expand online course offerings, a report released this week shows students are less likely to complete and pass the digital classes than traditional ones. Roughly 625,000 students are now enrolled in community college online classes throughout the state.


  7. Q&A with Carmen Policy, who makes a persuasive case for NFL stadium in CarsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    Carmen Policy is leading the push for a Carson NFL Stadium SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 10: Former San Francisco 49ers executive Carmen Policy laughs during a public memorial service for former 49ers coach Bill Walsh August 10, 2007 at Monster Park in San Francisco, California. NFL Hall of Famer Bill Walsh, who was known by many as "The Genius" for leading the San Francisco 49ers to three Super Bowl championships, died last week at the age of 75 after a long battle with leukemia.


  8. Warnings on soda ads coming to San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 10 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Saying sugary sodas and some other drinks contribute to health problems, San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to approve health warnings on ads for such beverages. The soda industry in said it might sue to block the ordinance, while supporters said they will seek to expand the warning requirement beyond the city.


  9. Apple wows its developers at WWDC 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 8 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Apple on Monday served up a veritable smorgasbord of digital delights for its fans, unveiling at its annual developers conference upgrades to its mobile and desktop software, showing off a gussied-up Siri with a new bag of tricks and firing a shot over Spotify's bow with its new streaming Apple Music subscription service. “This is a truly revolutionary music service,” Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, told the crowd of several thousand developers, designers and product managers at the 26th Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual Apple love fest at Moscone Center in San Francisco.


  10. Skirball Cultural Center opens a Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll RevolutionaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Courtesy of Ken Friedman. Bill Graham as "Father Time" atop a Golden Gate Bridge float on New Year's Eve.


  11. Separating earthquake fact from fiction in a San AndreasaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Art Parkinson as Ollie, Alexandra Daddario as Blake, and Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Ben, in a scene from the action thriller, “San Andreas.” The movie releases in theaters on May 29, 2015.


  12. Nepal earthquake a reminder of Big One that will strike California, says Dr. Lucy JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people is the same magnitude temblor Los Angeles city officials and area residents need to be ready for, seismologist Lucy Jones said Sunday. “This is their equivalent of what we talk about with the Shakeout Earthquake - a model of the Shakeout earthquake is 7.8,” said Jones, a Caltech-based science adviser for risk reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey.


  13. Almonds get roasted in debate over California water useRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    In this Tuesday photo, almonds are seen on growing in an almond orchard belonging to farmer Bob Weimer, near Atwater As California cities and towns move to mandatory water cutbacks in the fourth year of extreme drought, the state's $6.5 billion almond crop has claimed the spotlight as 'the poster child of all things bad in water' in the countryís top agriculture state. At 1 gallon per almond, Californiaís almond crop is now consuming about 10 percent of all the water that Californians are using in the drought.


  14. Smartphones could be used to detect earthquakes and save lives, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    PASADENA >> Today's ubiquitous smartphones some day could save lives by sending information to earthquake early-warning systems, according to a study published Friday. These consumer devices have global positioning system receivers that collectively could observe permanent ground movement.


  15. PG&E may be a too biga for safety, California regulator saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Repeated natural-gas accidents - including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people - suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker said he would ask the commission's staff to study “the culture of safety” and the structure of the utility, which he noted currently has its gas and electricity operations under a single board and CEO.


  16. Robin Williamsa wife, children head to court in estate fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge Monday to argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one of his Northern California homes.


  17. Evidence suggests Germanwings co-pilot hid an illness from employers, prosecutor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    This is an undated image taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco California. Lubitz the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and ìintentionallyî rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps on Tuesday, ignoring the captainís frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday, March 26, 2015.


  18. South Bay designer Stephen Jones creates intimate, social spacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    2 Task areas: Think of the different task areas and how the locations relate to the activities occurring around them. 3 Lighting: Remember that people avoid doing tasks in unlit areas.


  19. Oakland Raiders stadium plan in motion, but obstacles remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to keep the team in the Bay Area. WHAT'S TO LIKE: If things go well, Raiders will get a new stadium near the site of their current home WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE: NFL has misgiving about local leaders granting an exclusive negotiating agreement to a single developer, jeopardizing their leverage PHOENIX >> Sometime Tuesday night, one of the primary hurdles standing in the way of the Oakland Raiders' long-term future in the Bay Area will finally be cleared.


  20. Why the Federal Reserve struggled with how to boost economy in 2009Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Pasadena Star-News

    As the Great Recession inflicted worsening damage on the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve struggled during 2009 to determine the best corrective steps to pursue. Transcripts of their meetings released Wednesday showed that the Fed's policymakers feared the precedents being set by providing billions of dollars of government aid to the nation's largest banks.


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