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  • Burbank couple revel in U.S. Supreme Court decision

    Burbank couple revel in U.S. Supreme Court decision
    Standing on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the scene was exactly what Paul Katami and his partner, Jeff Zarrillo, had hoped for when they started their journey more than three years ago. The highest court in the land had just...
  • Villaraigosa officiates Burbank couple's wedding at Los Angeles City Hall

    Villaraigosa officiates Burbank couple's wedding at Los Angeles City Hall
    At Los Angeles City Hall Friday evening, with outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officiating and a throng of media as witnesses, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo said the words they'd fought four long years to say: “I do.” A little more than...
  • Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies

    Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday hailed the bipartisan support of a bill that would award grants to states that start programs to collect DNA samples of people arrested on suspicion of violent felonies. The legislation, which is headed to...
  • Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far

    Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far
    Bob Hope Airport will avoid the impact of $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts that are slated for midnight Friday -- a move that officials warn will force a scale back in operations at airfields across the nation. A last-minute huddle between...
  • Hatred doesn't belong in church

    There were many reasonable answers to the question of church and homosexuality ("In Theory: The church and gay lifestyles," Oct. 28), but a few spoke of it as if it were an illness to be cured by prayer, rather than an immutable trait, such as eye color....
  • Homeless veterans need housing help

    I share L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's joy at the placement of 1,200 homeless dogs over the past several years ("Political Landscape: Antonovich stands up for furry friends," Nov. 11). I hope he can do the same for homeless people, especially...
  • Political Landscape: Ramani: Gatto is aloof

    Representatives for Republican Assembly candidate Sunder Ramani are arguing that his opponent is dodging opportunities to participate in debates ahead of the June 8 runoff election to represent Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles. Ramani...
  • Armenians cry for justice

    Armenians cry for justice
    A candlelight vigil commemorating the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held on the steps of Burbank City Hall on Tuesday night, two days before an L.A. visit by President Obama, who has not kept a campaign promise to formally recognize the...
  • Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

    Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event
    In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to...
  • While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

    While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...
  • Obama won't use term 'genocide' at 100th anniversary commemoration of Armenian massacres

    Obama won't use term 'genocide' at 100th anniversary commemoration of Armenian massacres
    White House officials have decided that President Obama¬†will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he commemorates the deaths¬† Friday, the 100th anniversary...
  • Armenian Genocide remarks by Pope Francis bring about swift, strong local reaction

    It wasn’t so much what he said as how he said it. When Pope Francis used the term “genocide” on Sunday to describe the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks 100 years ago, he was not breaking new ground. Pope John Paul II had...