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  • In Theory: Should we be allowed to choose to die?

    Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
  • Volunteer receives national honor

    For his volunteer service, James Lui, an IT administrator for ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank, recently received a Gold Jefferson Award for Public Service — one of the nation’s top honors for community service and volunteerism. As a board...
  • Seeing Stars: Stepping in to the Burbank YMCA

    Seeing Stars: Stepping in to the Burbank YMCA
    "Oh, it's been a really long time since you've done a step class." my muscles screamed to me loud and clear after an intense hour at the Burbank YMCA. I was seeing stars for sure. The next day it was quite the struggle to walk up any stairs but two days...
  • Seeing Stars: Love Burbank, but party of the century?

    Seeing Stars: Love Burbank, but party of the century?
    I thought it was just me but then I heard several women in my step class at the YMCA talking about the "Party Of The Century," for the Burbank centennial celebration and expressing their disappointment. One woman said it was boring, and that there were...
  • 818 Hot Tips: Aaron Nigel Trio, colorectal cancer and 'Women Painters West'

    The Aaron Nigel Trio performs at 5:30 p.m. at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La CaƱada Flintridge. The show with reggae-inspired tunes for families is free with general admission which is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $3 for...
  • Seeing Stars: She stayed and now she's gone for good

    Seeing Stars: She stayed and now she's gone for good
    I read a story in the Leader about the first murder in Burbank since 2009. A 70-year-old man beat his 64-year-old wife to death in Burbank, just a few miles away from me and the whole thing has left me with many questions about the victim, Marie Brancato....
  • Seeing Stars: There's a moose on the loose!

    Seeing Stars: There's a moose on the loose!
    Dina Morrone invited me to come see her new play, "Moose On The Loose," in Hollywood to write about it for Beverly Hills Times Magazine, one of my many freelance jobs, but it was so good, I'm writing about here too. Morrone wrote and performed in the...
  • Seeing Stars: Music programs are changing the tune for students

    Seeing Stars: Music programs are changing the tune for students
    Some of my favorite stories as a freelance reporter are those about how music and arts programs make a positive difference in young students' lives. The idea that we wouldn't balance music and art with academics in education is sinful to me. There are...
  • Lineage opens Brand Dance Series with heart-breaking prowess

    Lineage Dance opened this year’s Brand Dance Series on May 15 with works that displayed the Pasadena-based company’s tremendous athletic prowess and lyrical grace, making the free, Sunday afternoon performance a lovely way to celebrate...
  • Locals light the way to hope

    Former Burbank Police Capt. Janice Lowers walked in memory of her mother and two former colleagues, and to celebrate the fight for survival of two dear friends. Laureen Endoso did it as a tribute to her late husband, Kenny, who lost his battle with cancer...
  • Glendale Memorial Hospital honors cancer survivors and their caretakers

    More than 100 cancer survivors celebrated their victory over cancer at Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday evening during a patriotic themed event. Each survivor wore a red, white and blue-striped ribbon and enjoyed a meal with friends and family as they...
  • Putting a roof over his head

    Putting a roof over his head
    Sprawled across an overstuffed couch on a recent afternoon, PlayStation video game controller in hand, Adam Cartwright looked utterly at home in his one-bedroom apartment in West Glendale. Prior to moving in two weeks ago, he hadn’t slept...