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  • Gay marriage opponents ask state court to deny marriage licenses

    Gay marriage opponents ask state court to deny marriage licenses
    Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to end enforcement of Proposition 8. ProtectMarriage,...
  • Life goes on for Burbank couple after U.S. Supreme Court decision

    Life goes on for Burbank couple after U.S. Supreme Court decision
    When Burbank newlyweds Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo stumbled into San Francisco City Hall on June 30 just moments after marching in the city's gay pride parade they were overwhelmed by what they saw. Dozens of same-sex couples — some in their...
  • California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages

    California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages
    The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8. In a brief order, the state high court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up

    Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up
    The Christmas roller coaster at Nick and Carrie Nolan’s house was built with a lot of screws and a lot of headaches. Such are the pains in the twinkling underworld of competitive holiday lighting displays, where the drive to create the most opulent...
  • In Theory: Taking a stab at PG-13 violence

    Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films. PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
  • 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...
  • In Theory: How important is having fun?

    A young Italian nun with a powerful singing voice and engaging stage presence has been capturing the attention of millions of television viewers on "The Voice of Italy." Her performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" knocked another female contestant...
  • 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...