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  • 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’...
  • Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House

    Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House
    After a joint letter from more than 30 members of Congress, a letter from local Armenian leaders, years of community pressure and a petition drive on a website, the White House has agreed to exhibit in the near future, likely this fall, a rug made by...
  • News-Press Editorial: Hoping White House keeps promise

    We learned this week from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) that the beautiful rug created in 1920 by orphans of the Armenian Genocide and gifted to the United States five years later, might actually be placed on public display — as soon as this fall....
  • Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?

    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover’s funding has been thrust onto uncertain terrain. In the $17....
  • Autry's stage production explores Native American rights

    Autry's stage production explores Native American rights
    In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult...
  • 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...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
  • Around Town: Let's think about our veterans

    Memorial Day is almost here and what a long strange ride 2014 has been. The Senate committee hearing testimony of Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, has concluded. Shinseki was called in after CNN investigated the 40 preventable deaths at...
  • Schiff: House Appropriations Committee OKs earthquake early-warning system

    The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to include $5 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 for an earthquake early-warning system. It’s the first time Congress has ever provided...
  • 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...
  • Accounting of confiscated Turkish churches sought

    Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and their eventual return to their...
  • Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans

    Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans
    The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...