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  • Seeing Stars: She stayed and now she's gone for good

    Seeing Stars: She stayed and now she's gone for good
    I read a story in the Leader about the first murder in Burbank since 2009. A 70-year-old man beat his 64-year-old wife to death in Burbank, just a few miles away from me and the whole thing has left me with many questions about the victim, Marie Brancato....
  • Council sees elephant in the room

    Donors may have saved Glendale’s float entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade from the chopping block due to a budget shortfall, but now its circus elephant design — and how it came to pass — is facing scrutiny. The City Council on...
  • Convicted child abuser freed after state error

    GLENDALE — Amy Ennis, a former baby sitter convicted in 2004 of abusing a Glendale couple’s newborn, has been released from prison for a second time after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that state corrections officials were...
  • Faith and Life: Be thoughful with people's problems

    A young lady in her early 20s (let’s call her Sally) is at a family gathering to celebrate the birth of her brother’s first child, a daughter. The family consists of Mom, Dad, three sons, one daughter, one daughter-in-law and the new...
  • Schiff calls for immigration policy change

    Schiff calls for immigration policy change
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met with a panel of scientists, engineers and technology firm executives recently to discuss possible changes to federal immigration policy that could boost American competitiveness in the technology sector. Schiff said he is...
  • Case of confused identity results in suit

    A family has sued the Police Department and the Burbank Unified School District, alleging their teenage daughter was illegally interrogated after her identity was confused with that of a friend who reported an allegation of sexual molestation. The...
  • Small Wonders: Isn't that us in a nutshell?

    It is 4 a.m. as I write this. Awakened by God knows what at 3:30 a.m. Such is my designated writing time now. Coffee and keyboard before me, I scan the headlines in hopes of finding something with which to coerce 800 moderately engaging words from my...
  • Glendale police learn the nuances of autism

    Glendale police learn the nuances of autism
    Don Short and Tamara Mark’s encounter with law enforcement hasn’t always been positive, especially when they have been trying to care for their two autistic sons. During a family trip in Hawaii, Short had to restrain one of the couple’s...
  • Woman escapes when kidnapper takes her to breakfast, police say

    Los Angeles Police arrested a Van Nuys man accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend after an hours-long standoff on Sunday, police said. Police said Wember Ernesto Servellon, 32, kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint Sunday and forced her into...
  • In Theory: How should we address domestic abuse?

    In Glendale, 339 cases of domestic violence were reported to police in 2010. The department's latest figures, as of September of this year, are 238. But many women don't report assaults to the police, and others report them to organizations like the YWCA....
  • Faith and Life: Learning to live with pain

    What is meant by “Faith and Life” in the title of this column? The “faith” element is probably obvious. It encompasses theological truths presented in such a way as to help us in seeing how the spiritual and God’s truths...
  • Baby-sitter accused of molesting boys

    Baby-sitter accused of molesting boys
    A 19-year-old Alhambra man hired through a child-sitting website pleaded not guilty on Monday to molesting an 8-year-old Glendale boy and his 3-year-old brother during an eight-month period. Jordan Liu faces six felony counts of lewd acts upon a child,...