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  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • In Theory: Belgium, suffering children and euthanasia

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Debate heated over Burbank zoning rules

    A contentious Burbank City Council meeting Tuesday where residents continued to protest transitional and supportive housing in residential neighborhoods ended with city officials promising more community outreach and communication with state legislators...
  • Burb's Eye View: Copter noise propels a call for relief

    Burb's Eye View: Copter noise propels a call for relief
    If you want to know how bad the helicopter noise gets in Burbank, ask a horse. Residents in the Rancho neighborhood around the L.A. Equestrian Center are accustomed to the thwap-thwapping of the choppers that zip along the Ventura (134) Freeway on their...
  • Burbank maintains 'B' grade on anti-smoking laws

    Burbank maintains 'B' grade on anti-smoking laws
    Burbank maintained a “B” on the American Lung Assn.’s annual report card grading California cities and counties on their anti-smoking laws — one of 33 cities and counties to receive that score. According to the agency, Burbank...
  • House nixes amendment allowing Bob Hope Airport to adopt airport curfew

    House nixes amendment allowing Bob Hope Airport to adopt airport curfew
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday narrowly defeated an amendment to an appropriations act that would have allowed the Bob Hope Airport to adopt a mandatory curfew. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act failed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...