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  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
  • Traffic citations as a fundraising tool

    I was just robbed by the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. I committed the unpardonable sin of making an illegal U-turn on Magnolia Boulevard last June. A $35 traffic infraction was magnified by our cities’ and state’s need for money and...
  • Murder case against tennis umpire is dropped

    Murder case against tennis umpire is dropped
    From the beginning, the death of professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman's husband was beset by contradictions. When Alan Goodman, 80, was found dead in April at the couple's Woodland Hills condominium, paramedics noticed a suspicious cut to the side of...
  • Burbank and union at impasse

    The union representing Burbank city attorneys is accusing the city of dragging out new contract negotiations and digging in its heels to the point there is "no possibility" for resolving the dispute without a neutral third party. Negotiations between...
  • Burbank city attorneys union contests survey data

    Is it fair to compare the Burbank assistant city attorney to one working in bankrupt San Bernardino? It's a question that's playing a big role in the breakdown of negotiations between the city and the union representing 10 city attorneys and a...
  • California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages

    California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages
    The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8. In a brief order, the state high court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to...
  • Burbank police collect illegal firearms

    Authorities last week confiscated nearly 30 firearms from Burbank residents who, due to felony convictions and other issues, are prohibited under state law from owning a gun. Working with Burbank police, officials with the California Department of...
  • Some Burbank city workers to get refund

    Burbank will be refunding $302,000 to roughly 84 city employees after discovering that $50 deductions from their paychecks over the course of nearly a decade were illegal under federal tax law. The deductions, which were made to fund retirement...
  • Op-Ed: Shedding light on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    The recent leaks of NSA programs to the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers have awakened a strong desire among many Americans to know more about how the Intelligence Community conducts its business. Americans expect their government to do the utmost...
  • In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?

    In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?
    In February 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and freed. The circumstances of the shooting caused an uproar. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-...
  • Lincoln Park toys can stay for now

    Lincoln Park toys can stay for now
    The riding toys at Burbank's Lincoln Park aren't going anywhere just yet. The City Council on Tuesday asked officials to hold off on plans to remove the growing collection of used toys — which were scheduled for removal Wednesday — from...
  • In Theory: Illegal immigration: WWJD?

    There are some 11 million undocumented people in America. Arguments rage about what can be done about them, from deporting each one to awarding citizenship depending on length of time in the U.S. In the story of the good Samaritan, Jesus overturned the...