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  • In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered are Christian and citizens attending the meeting are encouraged to participate. The 5-4 decision, delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, fell along conservative and liberal lines, with the majority opinion citing the long tradition of legislative prayer that dates back to the time the Constitution was framed.
  • Community: Road Kings create hot-rod heaven

    Community: Road Kings create hot-rod heaven
    The sea of vehicles was a breathtaking sight as one looked out over the grass at Johnny Carson Park. More than 600 cars, trucks and motorcycles gleamed in the sunshine during the 25th annual Road Kings Car Show and Picnic in the Park on June 8. The icing...

    Gordon is ignoring energy mandates

    When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate...

    Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers dies

    Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers dies
    Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers, who was instrumental in acquiring Bob Hope Airport and creating the city’s paramedic service during his three terms on the Burbank City Council, died Monday at his San Diego County home, his family and friends...

    On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill

    On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill
    Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans. And yet, while the horrors of that fateful day 12 years ago are so indelibly seared into our consciences, as the years have...