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  • Burb's Eye View: It isn't too early to support the city's Santas

    Burb's Eye View: It isn't too early to support the city's Santas
    She didn’t know where the gifts of food and clothes came from, but Heather Brown knew that at Christmas, they’d be there.
  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...

    In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...

    Walmart and the American worker

    The letters defending Walmart in the Dec. 14 Leader — “Crime isn’t any worse at Walmart” and “Can’t wait for Walmart to arrive” — are laughable because they reflect a total ignorance of the destructive...

    South Gate will bring it's own set of challenges for Flad

    At 46, City Manager Mike Flad has been serving the city of Burbank for half his life — but this week, he said he’s ready for a new challenge. Next month, he’ll be heading 20 miles south to serve as the city manager of South Gate, a 7-...