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  • Billionaires keep pouring millions into 'super PACs'

    Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race. The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
  • Wife of Bob Hope, long involved in charity work, dies at 102

    Wife of Bob Hope, long involved in charity work, dies at 102
    Dolores Hope, who throughout her 69-year marriage to comedian Bob Hope oversaw their charitable giving and played a key role in establishing the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, has died. She was 102. In the late 1960s, the Hopes donated 80...
  • Widow with dementia gave $600,000 to Kabbalah Centre charity

    Widow with dementia gave $600,000 to Kabbalah Centre charity
    Susan Strong Davis, an 87-year-old widow who grew up in La Canada Flintridge, spends the day inside her Palos Verdes Estates home, tended round-the-clock by nurse's aides. For company, relatives say, she has her dog, the television and, on increasingly...
  • Hundreds attend blood drive for 5-year-old leukemia patient

    Hundreds attend blood drive for 5-year-old leukemia patient
    Hundreds of people attended a blood drive on Sunday for Matthew Fernandez, a 5-year-old leukemia patient and preschooler at Saint Finbar’s Catholic Church. Michelle Ramos of Burbank — whose son attends school with Matthew — helped his...
  • Dolores Hope, local philanthropist, dies at 102

    Dolores Hope, local philanthropist, dies at 102
    The loss of Dolores Hope — wife of the late entertainer Bob Hope who died Monday at age 102 — continued to ripple this week through Burbank and surrounding communities, where she had a long history of philanthropy and charitable work. She...
  • Glendale, Burbank food pantries seek donations

    Glendale, Burbank food pantries seek donations
    With Thanksgiving just days away and donations down, local food pantries are scrambling to fill the shelves to feed thousands of needy families. A protracted recession has forced some organizations that typically provide a bounty of holiday supplies to...
  • Pasadena hit hard by windstorm, declares state of emergency

    Pasadena hit hard by windstorm, declares state of emergency
    High winds forced Pasadena officials to close public schools and declare a state of emergency early Thursday, as gusts toppled trees, knocked out power and snarled traffic throughout the foothills. At 5:52 a.m., city officials posted a notice announcing...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Charlie goes to trial

    Continued from last week’s column: The judge peered above his spectacles, fixating on the mustard stain on my sweatshirt. He wanted an explanation. “Your honor, extra mustard on a Berge’s sandwich,” I said. Would justice prevail...
  • Firefighters stop balcony blaze

    Firefighters on Monday morning extinguished a blaze from a second-floor apartment on Windsor Road, officials said. The blaze occurred about 10:56 a.m. at an apartment building in the 500 block of East Windsor Road, fire officials said. Fire crews...
  • Early morning blaze destroys apartment unit, damages others

    Early morning blaze destroys apartment unit, damages others
    An early morning apartment fire left one unit of a four-unit complex destroyed and the three others damaged. The Burbank Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at 3800 W Chandler Blvd., at 1:51 a.m. Thursday. Crews responded within a few minutes...
  • Finding, losing self at Brand art exhibit

    Finding, losing self at Brand art exhibit
    For 40 years, the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale has produced a national juried art exhibition of works on paper submitted by artists from across the United States. “Brand 40: Fortieth annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper:...
  • All aboard the Toy Express

    All aboard the Toy Express
    A Metrolink train covered in some 50,000 sparkling lights stopped for adoring fans in Burbank and Glendale Sunday evening as crowds donated hundreds of toys for low-income families. The Metrolink Toy Express, which benefits local nonprofits and agencies,...