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  • Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life

    Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life
    In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Funding released to help Burbank monitor parolees

    Burbank is slated to receive $90,000 in state funding to help run a police task force monitoring individuals released from prison under the Public Safety Realignment Act, which redirected certain former inmates and parole violators from state to local...
  • Leader Editorial: Lawsuits could result from changing plan

    Although a majority of the Burbank City Council earlier this month passed the housing element of its general plan as required by law, it is in limbo — at least temporarily. The Jan. 7 vote was 3-1. Vice Mayor Dave Gordon was the sole dissenting...