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  • Small Wonders: Another year, another wish list

    Each New Year brings the annual overflow of list articles — every noteworthy thing you remember from the past year, and even more you never really cared about. “Best Books of the Year” to “Worst Celebrity Haircuts,” “...
  • Advancing on a 'Territory of Jazz'

    Advancing on a 'Territory of Jazz'
    Choreographer Valery Tereshkin had a very long day ahead of him as he sat in a hotel lobby in Glendale this week. Just days before, his Russian Jazz Ballet had performed “Territory of Jazz” at the Alex Theatre, dancing to popular songs from...
  • Rim of the Valley gets wide support to become part of the national park system

    Rim of the Valley gets wide support to become part of the national park system
    Nearly all of the more than 5,000 respondents to a proposed plan to add a huge swath of wilderness to the national parks system are in favor the idea, federal officials said. About 100 of the responses were against putting the so-called Rim of the Valley...
  • Rep. Schiff calls Obama's proposals to curb gun violence 'reasonable'

    Rep. Schiff calls Obama's proposals to curb gun violence 'reasonable'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) praised President Obama’s announcement Wednesday of a wide-ranging plan to increase gun controls in the wake of several high profile mass shootings. The plan, unveiled at the White House Wednesday, includes a new...
  • Schiff lauds Feinstein's renewed push for assault weapons ban

    Schiff lauds Feinstein's renewed push for assault weapons ban
    California Sen. Diane Feinstein may have few Republican allies -- or even conservative Democrats -- as she pushes a new assault weapons ban, but she can at least count on the support of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) who issued a statement Thursday...
  • Schiff lauds move to extend military benefits for same-sex couples

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday lauded a Department of Defense decision to extend some benefits to same-sex couples serving in the military. Schiff was one of 40 other members of the House who signed onto a letter last week urging Leon E....
  • Schiff proposes constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United decision

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the landmark Supreme Court decision that lifted the ban on direct corporate and union political spending, giving rise to the so-called “super PACs.&...
  • After sequestration, Glendale service providers brace for the worst

    After sequestration, Glendale service providers brace for the worst
    From senior meals to code enforcement, several local public services will be affected by the $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts that took effect last week. Just how severe the impact of so-called sequestration will be, however, remains to...
  • Federal cuts will hit home

    The across-the-board automatic spending cuts that took effect last week are a national story, but Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) want their constituents to know that the cuts will be felt locally. At the Mothers' Club Family...
  • NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says

    NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says
    Years of trying to do too many things with too little money have put NASA at risk of ceding leadership in space exploration to other nations, according to a new report that calls on the space agency to make wrenching decisions about its long-term strategy...
  • Ron Kaye: A termed-out 2-percenter

    Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years of being elected. The...
  • Ron Kaye: We're playing a game of national suicide

    Ron Kaye: We're playing a game of national suicide
    My favorite Halloween-week movie, promoted at a discount by Redbox, was "Daddy, I'm a Zombie," described as a coming-of-age film about an early teen named Dixie who turns into one of those living dead creatures that populate, along with vampires, so...