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  • Schiff invites students to try for military academy

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is accepting applications for nominations to the United States military service academies. The deadline to apply for a nomination is Nov. 1. Schiff, like all members of Congress, can nominate qualified high school students...
  • In Theory: Faith and the decision to fight

    President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus. Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Is it time to defederalize?

    I type this as my young sons negotiate over who gets Boba Fett for the big battle this evening. At stake is the survival of their respective rebel and imperial bases, which they have been building for months, under threat of mutual annihilation during a...
  • In Theory: Is Christian prayer fair game at council meetings?

    The Obama administration has surprised its supporters and some in the Republican party by agreeing that town councils should be allowed to open meetings with a Christian prayer. Several towns across America have been taken to court and lost cases...
  • Obama's military request in Syria too broad, Schiff says

    As Republican and Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives have jumped on board to support President Barack Obama’s request for military strikes in Syria, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Monday that he is concerned that international...
  • City needs money more than city manager

    Has the Burbank City Council lost its sense? The council voted to pay the new city manager $300,000 a year. To put that in perspective, it is approximately $100,000 more than all the members of Congress, all the cabinet secretaries, all the justices of...
  • Mandatory curfew would affect UPS, FedEx carriers at Bob Hope Airport

    Mandatory curfew would affect UPS, FedEx carriers at Bob Hope Airport
    A bill moving through the U.S. Congress to allow Bob Hope Airport to change its voluntary curfew to a mandatory one is supported by the airfield and the city of Burbank, but it could present a tricky situation for UPS and FedEx, which rely on early-...
  • Immigration reform group rallies at California Republican headquarters

    Immigration reform group rallies at California Republican headquarters
    More than 200 people on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the state Republican Party headquarters in Burbank to demand that the U.S. House of Representatives take up a package of immigration reform measures recently passed in the Senate. "The ball is...
  • In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
  • Op-Ed: Shedding light on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    The recent leaks of NSA programs to the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers have awakened a strong desire among many Americans to know more about how the Intelligence Community conducts its business. Americans expect their government to do the utmost...
  • USPS struggles but maintains service

    Regarding the June 22 story headlined "Rep. Schiff calls decision to close Glenoaks Post Office 'misguided'', I would like to assure Congressman Schiff and Burbank residents that consolidation of the Glenoaks Station will not hamper residents' ability...