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  • In Theory: Is the idea of heaven and hell 'toxic'?

    Q. A new book has attracted a hail of criticism on the Internet. “Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived” by Pastor Rob Bell, the leader of the Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., questions the...
  • In Theory: Could same-sex marriage become legal?

    Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
  • New district maps signal vast change

    The potential for sweeping change among the region’s political districts was brought into sharp focus Friday with the release of preliminary redistricting maps by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Among the changes proposed in the...
  • Ron Kaye: The political system only serves itself

    Drive down any main street and it is hard not to notice all the empty shops, the “Going Out Of Business” and “For Lease” signs, the proliferation of 99-cent and dollar stores. Book stores and record shops have largely disappeared....
  • Gatto says frustration led to his comments

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said Friday he regrets comments he made earlier in the week equating state Controller John Chiang’s decision to freeze lawmakers’ pay during the ongoing budget stalemate to creating a “Banana...
  • Ron Kaye: False ideologies, phony principles

    Independence Day seems a fitting time to take stock of how we’re doing as a nation. It’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if the cast of characters we have sent to Washington to lead us today had been present in Philadelphia in...
  • Local firm named on jihadist site

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday sought to allay concerns that a local aviation firm might be the target of Al Qaeda. Schiff said the FBI confirmed that Pasadena’s AeroVironment Inc., which makes the unmanned drone planes used by the U.S....
  • Ron Kaye: Taking on the narrow view of business and labor

    Business and labor, so often posturing as antagonists in a life and death struggle for power, have come solidly together in their nostalgia for the good old days when politicians were bought once and stayed bought. Ah, the good old days before term...
  • Burbank Democrats to discuss possible state Assembly district change

    As a state citizens commission moves forward with bringing all of Burbank under one state Assembly district, the city's Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdayto discuss implications of the change. There will be a discussion about redistricting,...
  • State lawmakers to evaluate high-speed rail in China, site of deadly train crash

    A group of state lawmakers has flown to China to see if California can learn anything from that country about building a high-speed rail system. But the lesson may be about what not to do: the state senators are arriving in a country mourning an accident...
  • California Armenian American Democrats chartered

    After a year and a half of work, the California Armenian American Democrats has received provisional ratification as the first organization chartered by the executive board of the state Democratic Party. Caro Avanessian, interim chairman of the new...
  • Papers sue state to get spending records

    The Los Angeles Times, Times Community News and the Sacramento Bee filed a lawsuit Friday seeking disclosure of state Assembly members' annual budget records in the wake of a dispute between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La CaƱada Flintridge) and...