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  • In Theory: What is America's empathy quotient?

    A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love? Nicholas D. Kristoff says there's a “profound lack of empathy” these days, after columns he wrote about food stamp recipients, prison inmates and those without health insurance...
  • Volunteers needed to fill holiday baskets with Burbank Coordinating Council

    Hundreds of volunteers are needed over the next week to help collect donations and assemble holiday gift baskets for needy families in Burbank.  The Burbank Coordinating Council this Saturday is sending volunteers to 13 grocery stores in Burbank between...
  • Burbank police 'Heroes and Helpers' program provides a hand for the holidays

    Burbank police 'Heroes and Helpers' program provides a hand for the holidays
    Burbank police went shopping with dozens of underprivileged children recently as part of the annual “Heroes and Helpers” program. Roughly 30 elementary- and middle-school-aged children were joined by their shopping buddies, which included...
  • In Theory: Does America need more babies?

    The birthrate in America has fallen to an all-time low, with one in five women not having children in 2010, compared to one in 10 in the 1970s. In Orange County, the rate has dropped from 50,000 a year in the '90s to about 38,000 in 2011. Many couples...
  • Burb's Eye View: A wedding is hitched to a high school reunion

     Burb's Eye View: A wedding is hitched to a high school reunion
    Saturday's nostalgia-fueled romp across the decades proved you may get older, but some people — and hairstyles — never change. A reunion of hundreds overtook the grand ballroom of Castaway restaurant Saturday night, bringing together the...
  • In Theory: A campaign to include and not exclude

    "We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei. The campaign calls on evangelicals to recognize and affirm that undocumented immigrants, gays,...
  • In Theory: On religion and the risk of divorce

    Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing

    Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing
    A roadside memorial had grown on Monday to include hundreds of candles, bouquets of flowers and about a dozen posters covered with photographs and heart-felt notes memorializing the victims of the fatal car crash in Burbank on Saturday. Friends and...
  • On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids

    On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids
    Bodybuilding champions Ray and Rachele Rivera, owners of Burbank's Fitness is Art, staged a community fitness expo at their Magnolia Boulevard studio last week. The event, which gave participants the opportunity to test their physical skills through a...
  • In Theory: What is the fate of gay marriage without DOMA?

    The Supreme Court's decisions to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act and reject a lawsuit aimed at upholding California's Proposition 8 have caused jubilation among gay-rights supporters and anger among opponents of gay marriage. Conservative...