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  • In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...
  • Burbank City Council approves housing rules banning boarding homes, short-term rentals

    Elected officials on Tuesday enacted strict rules banning boarding homes and short-term vacation rentals in residential zones after residents raised concerns in recent months about what they called the changing character of Burbank neighborhoods. The...
  • Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'

    Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), whose district office is located about a mile from where a Hobby Lobby store will open on Friday, criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the arts-and-crafts supply retailer to pay insurance covering...
  • Forum on proposed charter academy draws hundreds

    About 200 people attended a special school board meeting Monday night at which about 40 people addressed school officials with concerns about the potential opening of a charter school later this year, with many of them fearing the school would focus on...
  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • 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...
  • Burbank to debut online comment pilot program for city meetings

    Burbank residents can now leave comments for city officials on issues slated to be discussed at upcoming meetings as part of a pilot program to increase community engagement, especially for those who may not be able to attend a meeting in person. For...
  • Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

    Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR
    City officials have temporarily suspended work on a report studying the environmental impacts of constructing a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport following unresolved differences between the city of Burbank and the airport. The Burbank-Glendale-...
  • Accreditation commission to host public forum

    The public will have a chance to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The commission will host a public forum at 6 p.m. on...
  • Letter: Hobby Lobby has a religious right

    Re: “Hobby Lobby runs an unfair business,” Mailbag, July 2. The letter writer, Mr. Aboulsaad, appears to want to punish Hobby Lobby for exercising its rights under federal and state laws. To claim that its owners are greedy for incorporating...
  • Cops to make Latino inroads

    Burbank Police will host its first Spanish-language community academy next year. If it is successful, an academy in Armenian could follow. Police said they plan to reach to out to Spanish speakers to help them understand U.S. laws. They also hope to...