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  • Prop. 8 ruling cheered locally

    Burbank residents Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami — who with a lesbian couple are challenging Proposition 8 — could claim a victory Wednesday after a U.S. District judge ruled the voter-approved law was unconstitutional. U.S. District Chief...
  • Hatred doesn't belong in church

    There were many reasonable answers to the question of church and homosexuality ("In Theory: The church and gay lifestyles," Oct. 28), but a few spoke of it as if it were an illness to be cured by prayer, rather than an immutable trait, such as eye color....
  • Mercury Air Centers pays $600k in settlement

    Mercury Air Centers has agreed to pay seven Burbank employees and other members of a class-action lawsuit $600,000 to settle claims that they experienced racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Atlantic Services Inc. — which purchased Mercury...
  • FSHA student, coach see gender bias in debate world

    FSHA student, coach see gender bias in debate world
    As a debater, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior Maddie Collins has a lot going for her — poise, confidence and a clear speaking voice she's polished for years as a member of the school's speech and debate team. The only thing that seems to...
  • News-Press Editorial: Careful wording could help to avoid a lawsuit

    Having been under the threat of a lawsuit for the past year, the Glendale City Council this week agreed to ask voters in April if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts. Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman...
  • Voters may weigh in on voting change

    The decision whether to keep the city’s at-large voting system or split the community into districts could be up to local voters next spring as the Glendale City Council is leaning toward placing the question on a ballot. The council on Tuesday...
  • Start the Presses: Can our communities spare a quarter?

    Start the Presses: Can our communities spare a quarter?
    As 2014 winds down, the lights go up, and the decorations sparkle. The children shriek with delight at the latest "Frozen" gear, and adults drink too much while giving one another silly gifts. But shortly after the New Year, residents in Burbank and...
  • Glendale Community College drafts equity plan

    To ensure that all students of various economic, gender or ethnic backgrounds succeed at Glendale Community College, officials have been working for months to create a new comprehensive student-equity plan as they adhere to a mandate issued by the state&...
  • Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

    Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con
    ”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star...
  • Council seeks feedback on elections

    City officials will solicit feedback from community groups about whether Glendale should establish council districts after they received a letter from a private attorney alleging the current at-large voting system is polarizing minorities in local...
  • City to add free self-defense classes for boys, men only

    City to add free self-defense classes for boys, men only
    Rather than get rid of free self-defense classes offered by a city commission for women and girls that puts the city on shaky legal grounds, the City Council this week unanimously voted to offer similar classes for men and boys. Most of the council...
  • Devine marks seventh female council member in Glendale's 108-year history

    Devine marks seventh female council member in Glendale's 108-year history
    When former Glendale Councilwoman Eileen Givens went knocking on doors to campaign for the first time, some residents told her they couldn’t vote for her because there was already a woman on the council, as if the token seat was occupied. PHOTOS:...