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  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • Burbank officials criticize fiscal report

    Burbank fared poorly in a report evaluating the financial health of cities in Los Angeles County, but city officials said this week the rankings were an inaccurate representation of the city's fiscal situation. The report — put together by a civil...
  • In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
  • On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids

    On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids
    Bodybuilding champions Ray and Rachele Rivera, owners of Burbank's Fitness is Art, staged a community fitness expo at their Magnolia Boulevard studio last week. The event, which gave participants the opportunity to test their physical skills through a...
  • Burbank school district kicks off school upgrades

    As more than $40 million in Measure S bond funds starts trickling in, Burbank school officials spent about $33,000 tackling various facility upgrades during the first month of funding, according to a recent report. As of June 30, most of the spending...
  • Report nails down Burbank school costs

    It will take up to $6.4 million per year to properly maintain Burbank schools, according to a recent report, a figure far beyond the reach of the current budget. But Burbank Unified officials say that shortfall can be at least partially made up by funds...
  • In Theory: Does America need more babies?

    The birthrate in America has fallen to an all-time low, with one in five women not having children in 2010, compared to one in 10 in the 1970s. In Orange County, the rate has dropped from 50,000 a year in the '90s to about 38,000 in 2011. Many couples...
  • Burbank interview: 'Riddick's' Vin Diesel flexes muscle behind the scenes too

    Burbank interview: 'Riddick's' Vin Diesel flexes muscle behind the scenes too
    On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency. In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the...
  • Burbank city clerk faces election contest

    Burbank city clerk faces election contest
    The office of city treasurer is one race Burbank residents won't have to worry about, with Debbie Kukta — the former school board member who was appointed to fill the vacated post — facing no opposition for her seat. Interim City Clerk Zizette...
  • Theater of survival

    Theater of survival
    Actress Mariette Hartley has been through drama before, with decades of experience in film, television and on local stages, beginning with a Los Angeles production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with Bert Lahr. But she experienced suspense...
  • Burbank schools approve budget

    Burbank school officials on Thursday approved a new budget amid and are optimistic about an uptick in revenue and a decrease in deficit spending through 2016. The school district for years has been spending more than it has received, despite...
  • Water rates a top concern for Burbank residents

    Burbank residents set the City Council agenda this week at three town hall meetings the council hosted to hear from constituents in a more casual setting outside City Hall. Their chief complaint? Steep water bills. Residents frustrated about the...