| May 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Growing up can be tough, but children of preachers face an extra element — the added pressure to keep up appearances and not give in to temptation.
Also dealing with the church takes up a lot of parents' time, and that means more stress and more...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Ceramic artists are making a statement with their pottery pieces while raising funds to help homeless families.
The third annual Empty Bowl fundraiser benefits Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley. The event is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 2...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine.
She settled on one and threw her...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Gay and lesbian couples are rightfully celebrating this week's twin decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that effectively affirmed the rights of gay couples to marry in California and provided married, same-sex couples federal benefits previously denied...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
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.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth.
While some stage parades, hot-dog-eating contests or community barbecues, Burbank's tradition has been centered at the Starlight Bowl, where the country's...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:04 AM
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.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:53 PM
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...