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  • Burb's Eye View: A safety brush-up for the cellphone generation

     Burb's Eye View: A safety brush-up for the cellphone generation
    With the last bag of laundry successfully removed from my parents' car, we took one more trip up the steps to my new dorm. My father, mother and I silently looked around the room. It was getting late in the afternoon. I suggested they could stay a...
  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...