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  • White House petition: Remove "comfort women" memorial

    Flooding inboxes at Glendale City Hall with emails didn’t work, neither did pleas from Japanese politicians, but now those who oppose a Glendale monument to women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II are trying a different...
  • Gatto resolution over Nagorno-Karabakh Republic creates flap with some Azerbaijanis

    Accused of bending an ear to Armenian lobbyists, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a resolution in the state Assembly, urging the United States to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state, raising the ire of...
  • NSA phone surveillance: Schiff responds to Obama's new controls on metadata collection

    President Obama proposed changes for how the National Security Agency collects data and conducts surveillance on American citizens in his speech on Friday in Washington, D.C. Obama supports moving call record data outside of the NSA, requiring a court...
  • Read On: An unhealthy backlog on insurance

    Read On: An unhealthy backlog on insurance
    A Southland health insurance broker named Brad Reichman — whose clients run from Santa Barbara to the Inland Empire and include Burbank, Glendale and La Canada — called me the other day to share a horror story borne out of the Affordable...
  • Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House

    Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House
    After a joint letter from more than 30 members of Congress, a letter from local Armenian leaders, years of community pressure and a petition drive on a website, the White House has agreed to exhibit in the near future, likely this fall, a rug made by...
  • Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances

    Glendale commemoration of Armenian Genocide features performances
    During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High. After Glendale High&...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
  • La Cañada school board gives update on state of district

    While President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, members of the La Cañada Unified School Board updated the public on several matters related to the state of the district, from School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)...
  • Genocide descendants continue to seek recognition

    Genocide descendants continue to seek recognition
    As ‎nearly 1,200 people packed the Alex Theatre on Thursday at the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, attendees were abuzz about a historic statement made by the Turkish Prime Minister the day prior. PHOTOS: Armenian Genocide...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Superhero movies loud, violent and boring

    The Crosby Chronicles: Superhero movies loud, violent and boring
    "Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million.   It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to...
  • Rep. Schiff hails John Kerry nomination for secretary of state

    Rep. Schiff hails John Kerry nomination for secretary of state
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday hailed President Obama’s decision to nominate Sen. John Kerry -- the longtime Massachusetts senator -- to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Kerry, 69, has chaired the Senate Foreign...
  • Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'

    Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'
    Calling a deal approved by the House on Tuesday to avert the so-called fiscal cliff “far from perfect,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said in a statement after the vote that the legislation at least prevents what surely would have been a...