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  • Turkish leader's statement on Armenian genocide falls short, locals say

    Local leaders and activists in the Armenian community this week called the conciliatory statement by Turkey’s prime minister regarding the 1915 Armenian killings a slap in the face because he declined to characterize the deaths as genocide.
  • 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: How important is having fun?

    A young Italian nun with a powerful singing voice and engaging stage presence has been capturing the attention of millions of television viewers on "The Voice of Italy." Her performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" knocked another female contestant...

    Raising the roof for Big Jay

    Raising the roof for Big Jay
    Whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll, pop, R&B or jazz, the tenor saxophone has played an absolutely critical role in the advancement of vernacular American music. The contributions of such long-gone players as Lester Young, John Coltrane and...

    Scholarships honoring fallen Burbank officer awarded

    Scholarships honoring fallen Burbank officer awarded
    The Burbank Police Foundation on Tuesday awarded six local students each with $1,000 scholarships in honor of fallen Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka. The recipients include six high school students: Andrew Adriatico, Viva Parsa, Davion Barker,...