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  • Glendale school district says social media monitoring is for student safety

    Glendale school district says social media monitoring is for student safety
    Hoover High School junior Christopher Chung learned while scrolling through Facebook that his school was monitoring students' online activities. Christopher saw an article posted by a friend about the Glendale Unified School District hiring a company to...
  • Statue honoring WW II-era sex slaves coming to Glendale

    Statue honoring WW II-era sex slaves coming to Glendale
    This story has been corrected. See details below. An 1,100-pound statue honoring hundreds of thousands of women taken as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army decades ago is traveling by boat from South Korea and is just days away from arriving in...
  • Glendale settles civil rights claim brought by Burbank man

    The city of Glendale agreed to pay $3,500 to a Burbank man who claimed his civil rights were violated when he was falsely arrested without probable cause for an alleged fight with his girlfriend’s son. James West Barker dropped his federal...
  • In Theory: A pastor fumbles a difficult situation

    A Mississippi church is coming under fire for blocking an African American couple from getting married there two days before the ceremony was due to happen. Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson had been attending the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs for...
  • Schiff releases statement supporting move to end deportation of some illegal immigrants

    Schiff releases statement supporting move to end deportation of some illegal immigrants
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hailed the Obama administration's announcement today that the government will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and who do not pose a security threat. In a statement released today,...
  • In Theory: Does the budget need a dose of morals?

    Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
  • In Theory: Is America Islamophobic?

    Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
  • In Theory: Reactions to Prop. 8 ruling

    A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?   Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment....
  • In Theory: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • In Theory: Free speech or abuse?

    In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • Political Landscape: Schiff still fighting for genocide resolution

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other advocates for a congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide are taking a new tack this year, seeking both a genocide recognition vote and approval of a measure condemning religious discrimination...