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With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
"It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
Fifty-five Bellarmine-Jefferson High School seniors received their diplomas Sunday during a graduation mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Senior class president Elijah Reed, 18, said that the ceremony was a culmination of everyone's hard...
A young child in a gold-adorned white robe stood stage right bathed in a spotlight’s glaring luminance. “And soon, the wise men came to the manger,” the haloed-tyke proclaimed. Pretty standard Christmas pageant stuff — until the...
The steps leading down to the quiet storefront added to the intimidation. He remembers it not as a cellar, exactly, but it was a small, dense room underneath the street-level life pulsing away in the evening. Leo Myers, then just a teen, approached the...
Slow down Burbank! In the past two weeks I know of two children who have been hit by cars — one directly in front of Jordan Middle School. Fortunately, these children had minor injuries and will make a full recovery. The next child might not be...
As a community service, the Around Town column will occasionally supplement the Valley Sun 10-20-30 Years Ago feature with news from 19th century. For example, last week, we brought you news from 137 years ago. (“Neighborhood news from 1885,”...
What would Abe do? Even in the time of Abraham Lincoln you needed moral integrity plus either political capital or political savvy to get anything meaningful accomplished. Lincoln had the moral integrity and political savvy; today's politicians are...
The Baltimore SunSome people read military history for the technical details--why General X failed to match Hanibal's pincer movement at Cannae. Others, like me, dip into it to see how individuals and societies respond to circumstances of immense stress. Victor Davis...
After teaching diversity-related classes for the past 11 years, my views on the subject have changed. Initially, I sought to change the biased views and opinions of students taking my class. Today, my revelation is that, although I would still like to...
Many school children and some adults may recite Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address this 150th anniversary year of the speech without thinking about the math in Lincoln's opening words: "Four score and seven years ago." A "score" is 20, an old-fashioned...
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