| Jul 12, 2011
| 10:25 PM
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....
| Nov 24, 2010
| 5:40 PM
In Theory Question: A group of Catholic bishops gathered in Baltimore last week to examine what scripture and canon law have to say about exorcism. According to CNN's Belief Blog, bishops will look at what the Bible says, "paying careful attention to...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 4:00 PM
It may be too obvious an intro, but filmmaker Todd Solondz — whose new film “Dark Horse” opens next week — could himself be considered a dark horse. His films have a strong following at festivals and in art houses, but they are too...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Nearly 60 volunteers marched the streets of Glendale and Burbank on Monday to raise awareness and gain support for a new domestic violence help center that they hope will make inroads with Armenian families.
Volunteers met in front of St. Peter...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The executive director of a nonprofit set up to serve uninsured children in Glendale is stepping down to take the helm of a domestic violence shelter in Arizona.
Camille Levee — who as the exuberant executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids has...
| May 15, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Authorities are looking for help with identifying an alleged carjacker who is responsible for more than a dozen thefts and robberies in Glendale, Burbank and the Los Angeles region.
The man, who police have dubbed the “Opportunistic bandit,”...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 9:06 AM
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...
| May 25, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The first thing that needs to be explained about this French import from writer/director/actress Maïwenn Le Besco is the title: no, “polisse” is not some obscure word too sophisticated to have come up in your high school French class. It is,...
| May 26, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Is God good all the time? Well, according to the Bible he is. His purposes have a kingdom focus for his will to be done on this Earth. And he says he works all things for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28). And that he brings justice (Luke 18:8)...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:07 PM
The image ofthe Catholic Church recently was further battered when documents revealed that Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of up to $20,000 each to priests accused of sexual abuse as “motivation” not to contest...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
A 43-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to trying to kidnap a 6-year-old as she blew bubbles in front of her Glendale home, police said.
Mario Moreno faces one felony count of attempted kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of child molesting, said...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 8:41 AM
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...