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  • Letter: Republican response to ACA is offensive

    Donna Anderson took time to call out the Leader's editorial on the Affordable Care Act and call it offensive. She explained how Republicans are thoughtfully trying to delay some parts so that everyone can work it out. Interestingly enough, I do find...
  • 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: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • 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...
  • Schiff: Obama wants NSA to restructure phone call surveillance program

    Schiff: Obama wants NSA to restructure phone call surveillance program
    President Obama's review panel charged with examining the National Security Administration said that the agency will continue collecting metadata on every phone call made in the United States, but new rules and restrictions could alter the current...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Burbank walk marks somber remembrance

    Burbank walk marks somber remembrance
    Roughly 200 local Armenians, some clutching candles, marched from City Hall to the Burbank Youth Center Tuesday to kick off a night commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million men, women and children...
  • Letter: Join in the fight against Alzheimer's

    On April 9, more than 800 people living with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and advocates from across the nation will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 26th annual Alzheimer’s Assn. Advocacy Forum. Representing millions of people impacted by...
  • Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system

    Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system
    WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers is hoping the recent string of Southern California temblors will jolt Congress into funding an earthquake warning system. The lawmakers are seeking some of the $38.3 million needed to build the system on the West Coast...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...