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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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-...
  • Native Americans' problems do matter

    In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems? Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many...
  • Women's group to host candidate debate

    The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will host a debate between Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and his challenger, Republican Phil Jennerjahn, at 7 p.m. Monday at Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The two men are seeking to represent the...
  • Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains

    Obama to announce national monument designation for portion of San Gabriel mountains
    President Obama plans to announce Friday that he will set aside roughly half of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, bringing stronger federal protections to the range to shield it from crowding and pollution, according to the Los Angeles...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: What's in a salute?

    E pluribus unum is Latin and means “out of many, one.” The saying was originally the motto of the United States, but in 1956 Congress adopted “In God We Trust.” The earlier slogan was a fitting descriptor for the fledgling...
  • Schiff introduces authorization for use of military force in Iraq, Syria

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced on Tuesday an authorization for use of military force against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, which he said meets Congress' constitutional imperative...
  • Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week

    Group sets up display in honor of Constitution Week
    When the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress in 1955 to set aside Sept. 17 to 23 annually to be dedicated to observe Constitution Week, the fledgling Don José Verdugo Chapter was only two years old. National’...