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  • Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California

    Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California
    The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...
  • Schiff, Sherman transfer funds

    Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) have given nearly $1 million in combined donations to their colleagues during a fundraising cycle in which Republican challengers are poised to make significant gains. Both incumbent...
  • In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
  • 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...
  • Gatto seeks to reverse 'super PAC' court decision

    Gatto seeks to reverse 'super PAC' court decision
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded...
  • Schiff decries lack of Supreme Court TV broadcast

    As the U.S. Supreme Courttackles the controversial federal law that overhauled health care, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today issued a statement calling for live broadcast streaming of the proceedings. The High Court declined to allow live streaming...
  • Violent crimes down, thefts up

    Violent crimes down, thefts up
    Local violent crimes decreased in 2010, while the number of thefts increased slightly in Burbank and Glendale, according to preliminary crime reports from the FBI — a trend police officials say could be harder to stymie because of the court-mandated...
  • In Theory: Could same-sex marriage become legal?

    Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
  • Prop. 8 ruling welcomed by Burbank couple

    Prop. 8 ruling welcomed by Burbank couple
    Long-time partners Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo pride themselves on being informed voters, so when the Prop. 8 campaign gained momentum in 2008, the Burbank residents were disturbed by the proliferation of material that they felt cast gay marriage as...
  • Gay marriage foes to ask appeals court to review Prop. 8 ruling

    Gay marriage foes to ask appeals court to review Prop. 8 ruling
    Opponents of same-sex marriage said Tuesday they planned to ask a federal appeals court to reconsider this month’s 2-1 ruling that struck down Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ballot measure that banned gay marriage. ProtectMarriage, the...