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  • Family Promise goes on hiatus

    Family Promise goes on hiatus
    A local nonprofit that provides food, shelter and aid to homeless families in Burbank and Glendale will be suspending operations this month due to a shortfall in funds. Family Promise of the Verdugos, which opened roughly four years ago, will be closed...
  • Community: Wedding bells will ring in April

    Community: Wedding bells will ring in April
    James and Wendy Etter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Darlene Ann Etter, to Timothy Joseph Gardner, son of Gregory and Kelly Gardner of Palmdale. The wedding is planned for April and the couple will honeymoon on Catalina Island. The...
  • FSA, Boys and Girls clubs get partial funding

    The Burbank City Council signed off on three years of partial funding for two programs for Burbank’s youth, including a school-based counseling program that parents, students and service-providers have said helps students deal with emotional...
  • In Theory: Is 'radicalization' child abuse?

    The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
  • Letter: Volunteers sought for holiday baskets

    The Burbank Coordinating Council is busily preparing for its holiday basket program and we need the community's help. This program matches up needy families in our community with individuals, businesses, service organizations and all groups that are...
  • Letter: Continue to fund student counseling in Burbank

    I am a grandparent of a student at Walt Disney Elementary School and I am concerned about the issue of school-based counseling. We know that early intervention is the key to help in all areas for youngsters, and we have been so blessed this past 10 years...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • 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: 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,...
  • Community: Despite illness, Burbank resident focuses on job, charity work

    Community: Despite illness, Burbank resident focuses on job, charity work
    Jeri Buliavac is not letting cancer get in the way of helping others. Diagnosed in November with esophageal cancer, she started chemotherapy at the beginning of the year and goes for treatments every two weeks, said her cousin Elise Stearns-Niesen....