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  • 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...
  • President Obama to visit 'Tonight Show' in Burbank Aug. 6

    President Obama to visit 'Tonight Show' in Burbank Aug. 6
    Prepare your calendar, Burbank, President Obama is scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Aug. 6, ensuring yet another traffic headache for commuters. The planned appearance, outlined during a White House press briefing...
  • Schiff: Obama wants NSA to restructure phone call surveillance program

    Schiff: Obama wants NSA to restructure phone call surveillance program
    President Obama's review panel charged with examining the National Security Administration said that the agency will continue collecting metadata on every phone call made in the United States, but new rules and restrictions could alter the current...
  • 2013 Newsmaker: Burbank couple fought civil rights battle that changed the nation

    2013 Newsmaker: Burbank couple fought civil rights battle that changed the nation
    A Burbank couple made national headlines this year after successfully tackling Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, along with a lesbian couple from Berkeley, challenged the ban in...
  • Mieliwocki to lead Burbank on Parade

    A Burbank teacher honored by President Barack Obama in 2012 after being selected as National Teacher of the Year was chosen this week as the grand marshal for this year’s Burbank on Parade. Rebecca Mieliwocki, a Glendale resident and seventh-grade...
  • Jay Leno films his final 'Tonight Show'

    Jay Leno films his final 'Tonight Show'
    Rain didn’t dampen the excitement outside the studio of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Thursday as the longtime entertainment staple in Burbank filmed his final show. Those who had tickets stood under an overhang, waiting to be...
  • Letter: 'Schiff is wrong' letter is wrong

    Citing no evidence whatsoever, Leon Mayer uses 233 words to say, over and over, that President Obama has repeatedly lied about Benghazi (May 13, 2014, “Mailbag: Schiff is wrong about Benghazi”). Why so many words? In the first eight words,...
  • Letter: Schiff is wrong about Benghazi

    I saw and heard the Chris Wallace interview with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Schiff has been a very capable representative for our district. He has been a persistent voice in Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide, for one thing. I was one of his...
  • Burbank on Parade hits town Saturday

    Thousands are expected to flood Olive Avenue Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Burbank on Parade with this year’s theme “Burbank: City of the Future.” The parade, which will kick off at 11 a.m., will travel east on Olive Avenue from...
  • Green Party candidate offers "green New Deal" during speech in Burbank

    Green Party candidate offers "green New Deal" during speech in Burbank
    Offering what she called a “green New Deal,” Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivered a speech at Woodbury University in Burbank on Thursday that focused on jobs, education and the economy. While President Franklin D....
  • Green Party candidate: 'It's time to bail out the students'

    Green Party candidate: 'It's time to bail out the students'
    Offering what she called a “green New Deal,” Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein delivered a speech Thursday at Woodbury University in Burbank that focused on jobs, education and the economy. While President Franklin D....
  • Patt Morrison: Burbank's Rebecca Mieliwocki on what makes a great teacher

    Patt Morrison: Burbank's Rebecca Mieliwocki on what makes a great teacher
    The class clown from Mr. Gadberry's high school art class has made good — and how. Rebecca Mieliwocki teaches seventh-grade English at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank — but not next year. Instead, she'll be on the road as the National...