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  • California Secretary of State Debra Bowen encourages students in Burbank

    California Secretary of State Debra Bowen encourages students in Burbank
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen holds a political post today that she never had an inkling she would have when she was growing up, she told John Burroughs High School students on Thursday. Bowen shared her life story of growing up as a shy girl in...
  • Primary election wins the vote for Burbank City Council

    Burbank's primary election will live on after the City Council on Thursday decided not to pursue plans to cut the first of a two-step electoral process in order to save roughly $72,000 a year. Doing so would have required voter approval. The change...
  • Saving money is not old-fashioned

    Re: “Primary election will stay,” May 25. No sooner is the City Council election over when council members decided that saving the citizens of Burbank $72,000 a year is too “minimal.” I bet the underfunded local nonprofit and...
  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
  • In Theory: What is the fate of gay marriage without DOMA?

    The Supreme Court's decisions to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act and reject a lawsuit aimed at upholding California's Proposition 8 have caused jubilation among gay-rights supporters and anger among opponents of gay marriage. Conservative...
  • Court's decision negates power of vote

    I am saddened by The Leader’s editorial (“Cheering equal rights, aware there’s more to do,” June 29). For it was not Proposition 8 which was defeated, but part of the Constitution, which said people are governed by a voting...
  • Immigration reform group rallies at California Republican headquarters

    Immigration reform group rallies at California Republican headquarters
    More than 200 people on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the state Republican Party headquarters in Burbank to demand that the U.S. House of Representatives take up a package of immigration reform measures recently passed in the Senate. "The ball is...
  • Bob Hope Airport wants to replace terminal

    With Bob Hope Airport looking to replace its 83-year-old terminal, Burbank council members made it clear this week that they want the city to have a say in those plans as well as any future development of a 58-acre plot of airport-owned land known as...
  • Burbank looks for balance with schedule in preparation for league play

    Burbank looks for balance with schedule in preparation for league play
    BURBANK — When putting together the nonleague schedule for the 2013 football season, Burbank High Coach Hector Valencia had a few things in mind. Along with scheduling competition that would pose some challenges for his Bulldogs, Valencia also...
  • Burbank mayor impressed by 'humanity' of incoming city manager

    Mark Scott’s career has led him up and down California, and across the country and back, so it’s no surprise he and his wife are always debating about which region they should call home. The 63-year-old Fresno-native spent two decades...
  • Leader and News-Press Editorial: Time to speak up for the terminal

    A┬áseries of public workshops focusing on the replacement of the Burbank Airport terminal have been taking place in recent days, with one more scheduled for 5:30 p.m. next Thursday at the Burbank Marriott. Area residents — particularly Burbank voters...