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  • Burbank man runs 86 miles for young cancer patients

    Burbank man runs 86 miles for young cancer patients
    Burbank resident Roy Wiegand spent Independence Day running 86 miles to raise money for children battling cancer and their families. At 2 a.m. Friday morning, the ultra-distance runner began his journey at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, subsequently...
  • Burb's Eye View: Colony Theatre makes way for new memories

    Burb's Eye View: Colony Theatre makes way for new memories
    It's five minutes to showtime and the house lights are still up at the Colony Theatre. They'd have to be, if they ever expect to sell anything. The lobby bulbs catch every facet of the gaudy costume jewelry that's for sale. A handwritten sign...
  • Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby

    Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby
    The old Orchard Supply Hardware in Burbank sits half a mile from my former home on Reese Place. Despite its convenient location, it never failed to have more than half of what I needed for any project, forcing me to trudge another couple miles to the Home...
  • Police subdue man in alleged gym ruckus

    A 38-year-old Burbank man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly threw a keyboard at a Burbank police officer at 24 Hour Fitness, where he had been asked to leave by the gym staff, police said. Gym employees called police at 8:35 a.m. after the...
  • Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening

    Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening
    Close to a hundred protesters descended on Hobby Lobby in Burbank Monday, chanting and waving posters, crafting IUDs out of colorful pipe cleaners, and handing out coupons and gift cards to competing craft stores to protest a recent U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Man accused of possessing child pornography at Burbank library

    A 45-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he was allegedly caught looking at suspected child pornography at the Burbank Central Library, police said. Police responded to the library, located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd., just before 5 p.m. regarding...
  • Burbank Temporary Aid Center to expand following planning board approval

    Burbank Temporary Aid Center to expand following planning board approval
    The Burbank Temporary Aid Center will move forward with plans to expand its operation into a commercial building next door after receiving the unanimous green light on the proposal from the Burbank Planning Board on Monday. The nonprofit, which...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Objections to an opinion on a court

    Re: “Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby,” (Start the Presses, July 5). I am personally incensed by the vitriol expressed by those objecting to Hobby Lobby and the recent court decision, particularly the exaggerated commentary by Dan Evans. In...
  • Letter: Argument follows its own certain logic

    I have followed the Hobby Lobby story with a great deal of interest. As a man, I have four things to say about the abortion debate: 1) Making abortion illegal again would not stop abortion. It would only force rich women back to Switzerland and poor...
  • Letter: IUDs, etc., do not end a pregnancy

    In his column Dan Evans does an excellent job of pointing out, among other things, the hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby in providing a 401(k) retirement plan that invests in companies that make IUDs and produce the so-called morning-after pill. He also includes a...
  • Letter: Decision has brought on a sense of shame

    Hobby Lobby: A Supreme Court case in which five old men have decided (for the entire country) that freedom of religion has now gone from meaning you can follow any religion you want to you can force others to follow any religion you want. It makes me...