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  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
  • Letter: Housing issue and a lack of leadership

    With the exception of David Gordon, the rest of Burbank’s City Council members are utterly useless. Take for example the contentious housing issue (“Housing issue pushes buttons,” April 5). While this elected body dithers around trying...
  • Delay of group homes in Burbank weighed

    The Burbank City Council may consider a temporary ordinance that would prohibit unlicensed supportive housing facilities in single-family residential areas per the public’s request, after dozens of residents in recent weeks have asked the council...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Burbank police union asks for decision on reinstatement

    The Burbank police union filed a grievance with the city recently, arguing that the city manager failed to make a timely decision on whether to reinstate a former officer. The grievance centers around the case of former Sgt. Chris Canales, sources said,...
  • Bob Hope Airport EIR reportedly $2M over budget

    The process of developing an environmental impact report for a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport has gone $2 million over budget for the current fiscal year, a cost that's being covered by dipping into the airport's reserve funds. At the...
  • Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism

    Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism
    An aircraft flyover by the Condor Squadron kicked off this year’s Memorial Day service held at the war memorial at McCambridge Park on Monday. World War II veteran and actor Jimmy Weldon was featured during the ceremony with his well-known speech...
  • In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...
  • Letter: Group-home issue is worthy of attention

    I was dismayed by the Leader's editorial describing neighborhood concerns about transitional housing as a “non-issue” and “fear mongering”. I live in a flatland neighborhood where two dozen children play daily. Nearly 1,000...
  • Leader Editorial: A solution in search of a problem

    The non-issue regarding group homes in Burbank continues apace, with residents and city officials desperately trying to solve a non-problem. On Thursday, the city showcased a set of proposals, including a novel definition of "family" whose only real...
  • California State PTA adopts homework resolution initiated by Burbank parents

    The California State PTA adopted a resolution this month that stems from work developed by parents at John Burroughs High School who examined how homework has affected fellow parents’ and their children’s lives. When the John Burroughs High...
  • Proposed changes to Burbank city code address group home concerns

    Burbank officials on Thursday proposed changes to the city’s code that would address concerns from the public in recent months centered around allowing group homes in residential areas. A couple dozen residents attended Thursday’s community...