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  • In Theory: Can Americans reconcile with Islam?

    Q. A leading Islamic cleric has begun a tour of America urging American Muslims to help shape the religion’s relationship with the USA. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf says Muslims should depoliticize their faith and that they should aim to make Islam be...
  • Glendale settles with female police lieutenant

    A Glendale lieutenant will resign from the Police Department next year as part of a settlement with the city in a lawsuit in which she alleged gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Glendale Police Lt. Susan Hayn, who oversees the Violent Crimes...
  • Small Wonders: Honor them for what they've done

    You know what I like best about Sequoia National Park? The fact that conservationist John Muir walked off its dusty trails and into a warm bed with a woman. What inspires me most about Neil Armstrong? That a straight man was willing to take one small...
  • California Supreme Court to hear Proposition 8 case Sept. 6

    The  legal battle over Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that reinstated a ban on same-sex marriage, will go before the California Supreme Court on Sept. 6, when the justices will hear arguments on whether initiative proponents are entitled to defend...
  • Citizens Redistricting Commission gives intitial approval to new political maps

    Citizens Redistricting Commission gives intitial approval to new political maps
    A citizens panel on Friday gave tentative approval to new political boundaries in California despite complaints from Republican and African American activists that the maps are not fair. Republican Michael Ward, a chiropractor from Anaheim, was the...
  • Op-Ed: Gay history is everyone's history

    I was quite surprised to read not one but two columnists attack a new law, the FAIR Education Act, just signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. I usually find both columnists quite interesting and agree with most of their viewpoints, especially Dan Kimber's...
  • Redistricting gives Latinos in East Valley a new opportunity

    Redistricting gives Latinos in East Valley a new opportunity
    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington — From his perch behind the counter at a storefront taqueria in Van Nuys, Isaac Perla has a ground-level view of the neighborhood. He looks out on streets lined with fruit vendors, stores selling...
  • What's perplexing about Bubank

    As many of you know, Burbank is celebrating 100 years of its incorporation as a city. There are many things to admire about Burbank, my hometown and the place I’ve lived in nearly all of my life. However, a few things perplex me. For example,...
  • Supervisor districts aren't settled yet

    While the current proposal for changing the county supervisory districts keeps Altadena intact and firmly in the district of Michael D. Antonovich, the battle isn't over yet. Supervisor Gloria Molina and what the LA Times calls "Latino activists" are...
  • Officials balk at voting districts

    Officials balk at voting districts
    About a year ago, Councilman Ara Najarian moved four miles south from his home on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Montecito Park area in North Glendale to the denser city center. “I see the parking issue first-hand. I see the noise issue first-...
  • In Theory: Does the budget need a dose of morals?

    Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
  • Pasadena community marches for peace, commemorates Cesar Chavez

    Pasadena community marches for peace, commemorates Cesar Chavez
    It was a day to recognize Cesar Chavez, but some Pasadena residents marched for two African-American teenagers who were recently shot and killed. Saturday’s peace walk brought out more than 100 students and adults to Villa Parke Community Center to...