| Nov 20, 2010
On a recent Saturday afternoon, I found myself at the bottom of the ugliest, meanest trail in Burbank: Wildwood Canyon.
Now, Donna, my wife, has done this trail on several occasions, coming back each time smiling and exhausted. I had always demurred,...
| Dec 4, 2010
Early Friday morning, the calls began to roll into the newsroom.
One woman wondered why we were singling out Armenia. Another inquired about the ethnicity of our writing staff — perhaps wanting to make sure we employed no one of Turkish descent....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Two local businesses with deep ties to the military and aviation sectors recently got huge lifts from a federally funded training program.
Burbank’s Centerpoint Manufacturing and Glendale’s Accurate Dial & Nameplate are poised to pick up work...
| Jul 14, 2010
A planned $53-million replacement of the Central Library inched closer this week after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he had secured $100,000 for the project.
While officials acknowledged that it was a relatively small sum compared with the...
| Aug 11, 2010
Former Burbank Mayor George Battey, who served in the early 1990s and died in 2003, once joked that despite the freeway sign that proclaimed there were more than 100,000 Burbank residents, he could have been easily convinced there were only 400 people...
| Jan 29, 2011
A 30-year veteran of the public sector, Emily Gabel-Luddy began her service to Burbank a decade ago when she was appointed to the Planning Board. She brought her experience of working for the Los Angeles Department of Planning at all levels, including...
| Sep 1, 2010
A Hawaii Five-O birthday celebration
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff was joined by close to 300 friends and supporters as he celebrated his 50th birthday Hawaiian-style at The Castaway Luau Grounds this past Thursday. Accompanied by his wife, Eve, and children,...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 8:25 PM
In New York, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty had just been put into place. In the nation's capital, the Washington Monument was finally completed, and President Chester Arthur would become the last sitting president to date to lose his party's...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Thomas Walls claims that no one in Rep. Adam Schiff's district benefits from the Congressman's vote to increase the federal debt limit (“No more support for Schiff,” Aug. 5).
Well, I am in his district and I disagree with Walls. By voting...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:51 PM
On a beautiful late summer day in Washington, families from all 50 states gathered on the steps of the nation’s capitol. They were recognized in a nationwide event honoring American families with children adopted from other countries.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 2:19 PM
During this month in which so many traditions are honored, celebrated and continued, current and former elected officials, city staffers and representatives of the local clergy, media, business and nonprofit community gathered this past Saturday evening...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Recently, there was an interesting confluence of stories in the paper. Though probably unintended, a story about the new future tenants at Burbank's The Pointe office building (“KCET, DC Comics move in to area, June 25) was followed the next day...