Sarah Favot, Pasadena Star News

Sarah Favot

Pasadena Star News

Pasadena, CA, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Robert Durst’s reality-TV show of a life plays out in long-awaited murder trial next week

Prosecutors say Durst killed Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, to prevent her from speaking to authorities about her knowledge of Kathleen’s disappearance. But that’s only one chap… → Read More

Sriracha showdown: Huy Fong to see its former Ventura County chili grower in court this week

The agreement between the hot sauce maker and Underwood Ranches was “partly oral, partly written and partly established by the parties’ practice,” according to court documents → Read More

Johnson & Johnson wins trial over Long Beach man’s talc-cancer claim

By Margaret Cronin Fisk, Sarah Favot and Jef FeeleyJohnson & Johnson won the latest trial over claims its iconic baby powder can cause cancer, as a jury in Long Beach, California, rejected a la… → Read More

Here’s what’s in the deal that appears to have brought the LAUSD teachers’ strike to an end

Teachers, board members and experts had just begun to scrutinize the landmark deal that effectively ended the Los Angeles Unified School District’s strike on Tuesday.But one thing is clear: The agr… → Read More

LAUSD denies effort to close LA schools after administrators cite safety concerns

Faced with dwindling class sizes, pickets outside campuses and safety concerns, administrators suggested closure of LAUSD schools. But schools chief says there has not been an incident to justify c… → Read More

L.A. supervisors OK $10 million for the LAUSD to pay for more mental health counselors

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who co-authored the motion along with Supervisor Hilda Solis, told reporters the teachers strike cannot be ignored as the funding was approved. → Read More

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says ‘this is the time’ for LAUSD, UTLA to make an agreement – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

He urged both sides to focus on negotiating behind closed doors, in contrast to what at times have been fractious public statements at press conferences. → Read More

Two years into a fierce contract battle, LAUSD, UTLA can’t agree on a common set of facts – Daily News

The UTLA and the LAUSD have been through numerous efforts to find a bargain on a new teachers contract. But the inability to agree on one reality — one set of facts — has led to a lack … → Read More

LA public school teachers set strike date, saying ‘enough is enough’ after negotiations fail – Daily News

With a date set, the stage is now set for the first LAUSD teachers strike in nearly 30 years. → Read More

At 91, Pierce College professor teachers her final class — after 50 years on the job – Daily News

She taught thousands of students throughout her career at Pierce College, where she was named “Professor of the Year” several times. → Read More

This Van Nuys aircrafts mechanics school is tapping into a growing roster of students: Women

With the help of some private donors, the North Valley Occupational Center’s Aviation Center is tapping into a new generation of students, who could become a new wave of aircraft mechanics. → Read More

This Woodland Hills student’s archery skills are right on target – Daily News

Trenton Cowles is only 16, but he’s developing archery skills that are winning on the international scene. → Read More

Election systems tested as early weekend voting continues in Los Angeles County

Early voting continues through Sunday. → Read More

CicLAvia’s Celebrate LA! offers city views at a slower pace – Press Telegram

The event is intended to help kick off the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial celebration and will feature an eight-mile long course closed to auto traffic where people are encouraged to b… → Read More

At LAUSD, making a deal on teacher raises is easier said than done

Some argue that investing in teachers and meeting union demands represent a strategy for a financially healthier district and its 640,000 students. But others are worried that meeting outsized dema… → Read More

There’s renewed anger in Chatsworth, Simi Valley, over Santa Susana Field Lab clean-up – Daily News

The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed plans to decontaminate and demolish the former Hazardous Waste Management Facility and Radioactive Materials Handling Facility. But several residents rema… → Read More

At Hollywood Burbank Airport, passenger traffic soars amid strong economy

In April, Hollywood Burbank Airport saw a 12.12 percent increase in passengers from the same month last year with some airlines showing much larger gains, according to the airport’s most recent dat… → Read More

Meeting with residents in Granada Hills, officials review ways to make schools safer

One official suggested use of “Safe to Tell,” a program in Colorado. → Read More

New Metrolink rail station connects Antelope Valley to Hollywood Burbank Airport

The new Metrolink station is part of a grander vision that connects travelers in the L.A. area from train to plane. → Read More

Valley parents want ‘voices counted’ in search for LAUSD superintendent – Daily News

They say the district’s search for a new superintendent lacks transparency, even as the list of contenders narrows. → Read More