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  • Letter: Republicans gave birth to Obamacare

    Re: “Objections to an opinion on a court,” Mailbag, July 9. In his letter, Mel Wolf says that the Democrats “crafted Obamacare without input or approval by any Republicans.” Actually, the fundamental parts of the ACA were proposed by Republican think-tank the Heritage Foundation, and later adopted and signed into Massachusetts law in 2006 by then-governor, Mitt Romney. The Democrats went with the Republican plan because they knew the plan they wanted — a Medicare single-payer type — would not pass Congress (Google “ACA origins”).
  • 818 Roundup: Male suspects dressed as women allegedly steal baby formula; Burbank midyear crime stats show property crime up, violent crime down

    818 Roundup: Male suspects dressed as women allegedly steal baby formula; Burbank midyear crime stats show property crime up, violent crime down
    Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, July 16. Weather for today is expected to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65, with patchy fog forecasted throughout the day. Your top regional news: - The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted...

    Former Leader columnist dies

    Former Leader columnist dies
    Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87. He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...

    Former WWII Women Airforce Service Pilot member speaks at FSHA

    Former WWII Women Airforce Service Pilot member speaks at FSHA
    The Tologs of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy welcomed a graduate of 1937 onto their campus on Wednesday, when Beverly Beesemyer arrived to speak. As a former WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) who flew during World War II, Beesemyer was invited to...

    Letter: Schiff is wrong about Benghazi

    I saw and heard the Chris Wallace interview with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Schiff has been a very capable representative for our district. He has been a persistent voice in Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide, for one thing. I was one of his...