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  • 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...
  • In Theory: Can Muslims shake off a negative image?

    Q. As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, a new survey shows that American Muslims are happier than ever. A Gallup study found that 60% of Muslim Americans surveyed reported they were “thriving,” slightly higher than...
  • Disney's 'Lone Ranger' may still have a shot

    Disney's 'Lone Ranger' may still have a shot
    Hold your horses, Tonto. Film crew workers, who were told last week to dismantle a western town set being built near Silver City, N.M., for Walt Disney Studios' planned production of "The Lone Ranger," were instructed Wednesday night to hold off on the...
  • Proposition 8 hearing will not be videotaped, judge rules

    Proposition 8 hearing will not be videotaped, judge rules
    A federal judge in San Francisco decided Thursday that an upcoming hearing on Proposition 8 would not be videotaped because of objections by backers of the ban on same-sex marriage.  The Monday hearing has been scheduled to determine whether...
  • Support builds for tax credit

    Lawmakers are pushing to extend the California Film and Television Tax Credit program, which has resulted in billions of dollars of economic activity. Enacted in 2009, the legislation was designed to create jobs, increase production spending and generate...
  • Proposition 8 trial video at center of legal debate

    Proposition 8 trial video at center of legal debate
    A federal judge in San Francisco, hearing arguments on whether to make public videotapes of last year’s trial on Proposition 8, said Monday he generally favored the trend of bringing cameras into the courtroom but also was concerned about obeying...
  • Prop. 8 backers lose effort to block campaign finance records from view

    Prop. 8 backers lose effort to block campaign finance records from view
    Supporters of the 2008 ballot measure that outlawed same-sex marriage in California lost their effort Thursday to block their past and future campaign finance records from public view because of alleged harassment of their donors. A federal judge in...
  • Street named for actress and member of illustrious family

    Del Valle Avenue, in the Verdugo Woodlands area of Glendale, is named for Lucretia del Valle, granddaughter of the owner of Rancho Camulos, one of the original land grants near what is now Piru. She was also an actress, which is what brought her to...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • A renaissance that's relevant today

    A renaissance that's relevant today
    When the November slot opened up unexpectedly in the Pasadena Playhouse’s 2011-12 season, Artistic Director Sheldon Epps remembered a play on his “one of these days” list: Pearl Cleage’s “Blues for An Alabama Sky,”...
  • Federal designation is mixed message

    Recently released testing data gave Principal Anita Schackmann plenty to celebrate — Luther Middle School climbed 19 points to a score of 845 on the Academic Performance Index, the statewide measure of student achievement. In addition, four of...
  • California Supreme Court to hear key gay marriage arguments

    California Supreme Court to hear key gay marriage arguments
    The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether conservatives who sponsored Proposition 8 are entitled to appeal last year's federal ruling that overturned the 2008 same-sex marriage ban. The court's ruling, due 90 days after...