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  • In Theory: Do the central figures of Christmas have a race?

    Earlier this month a controversy arose after a tongue-in-cheek column written by Aisha Harris, a woman of color, was published online at, suggesting maybe it’s time that Santa Claus is no longer depicted as a white man.
  • Crescenta Valley High doubles players find success forged on bedrock of friendship

    Crescenta Valley High doubles players find success forged on bedrock of friendship
    It was a pairing that might never have happened. When Alexa Gregorian began her senior season for the Crescenta Valley High girls' tennis team, she came in as a successful singles player, advancing to the Pacific League tournament semifinals as a...

    Fresh faces greet new year

    Leslie Villafuerte’s newborn, Jessie Junior, was the first baby born in the new year at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. Jessie was born at around 4:30 a.m., weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Villafuerte and...

    In Theory: Thoughts on nursing babies in the church

    American mothers are choosing to breast-feed their babies in increasing numbers, with about 77% of infants being breast-fed at some point. Public breast-feeding is becoming more socially acceptable — but does that include church? “Breasts...

    In Theory: On the legacy of Fred Phelps

    Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests — as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials — died March 19 at the age of 84. Q:...