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  • 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: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • Management union agrees to concessions

    The Burbank Management Assn. this week became the latest group of city employees to forgo bonuses and contribute to their pensions. The City Council on Tuesday approved the new contract, which runs through June and will require managers to start paying...
  • Brothers sentenced to federal prison for public housing fraud scheme

    Two Burbank brothers were each sentenced Monday to nearly two years in federal prison for conspiring to steal more than $500,000 that was intended for public housing for the disabled, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. In addition...
  • Third brother sentenced in public housing fraud case

    A former Los Angeles public housing official was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding the city of more than $500,000 with the help of two brothers. Victor Taracena, 41, was also ordered to pay the Housing Authority...
  • Schiff should demand the truth

    Re: “Schiff blasts House vote on gun issue,” June 24, Adam Schiff, from the comfort of his Washington office, released a condemning statement about a committee's contempt vote against Eric Holder. Terrific use of congressional pen and paper,...
  • Greg Krikorian's ambition is tragic

    This reader chuckled when reading your article titled, “Krikorian goes after Gatto's Assembly seat” on March 11, in which Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian described himself as a moderate who wanted to tackle pension reform,...
  • Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell

    Sunrise Rotary earns Silver Bell
    Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood...
  • Pension law expected to save Glendale, Burbank money

    Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
  • City manager rejects initial raise, starts pension contributions

    City manager rejects initial raise, starts pension contributions
    Burbank City Manager Mike Flad’s contract — renewed last week through 2016 — includes a modest pay raise and a new hybrid vehicle, but for the first time, he’ll start contributing to his pension, mirroring similar moves taken by...
  • Precinct data reveal Devine territory

    While City Council election winner Paula Devine had support from nearly every corner of the city, most of the precincts she dominated were in Glendale’s northern region, according to an analysis of Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder data. Devine...
  • Majority of council candidates oppose further bicycle infrastructure in Glendale

    The final City Council candidate forum this week further teased out differences and similarities between the five vying for a single open seat on June 3. The candidates disagreed on issues from pension reform to bicycle infrastructure improvements at the...