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  • In Theory: What about bullying?

    Cyber bullying has become more and more commonplace in schools, seemingly replacing or becoming part of common playground bullying. This issue has been brought into the forefront on the heels of the suicide of 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman Tyler...
  • Former Burbank supt. falls to death

    Burbank school officials said they were shocked and saddened to learn that former Supt. Kevin Jolly had fallen to his death from a 255-foot bridge on Friday in Northern California, where he had taken over a troubled school district just a few weeks prior....
  • Small Wonders: The search for commonality

    Small Wonders: The search for commonality
    This is the last in a three-part series: Marguerite doesn't pray for snow anymore. "Let's just say for the past 25 years, the only time I pray is when I'm taking off or hit turbulence in an airplane." It took years for Marguerite to reconcile the...
  • Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California

    Judge strikes down Prop. 8, allows gay marriage in California
    The federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 Wednesday said the ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage was based on moral disapproval of gay marriage and ordered the state to stop enforcing the ban. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker,...
  • Small Wonders: Why I'm still a Christian

    Small Wonders: Why I'm still a Christian
    As a columnist, I'm given some latitude in expressing how I feel while reporting the facts. I do so in hopes that my thoughts will resonate with readers and, agree or not, generate productive dialogue. With this in mind, let me tell you how I feel about...
  • Pair cons woman out of $8,000

    Police are searching for a pair who conned a 72-year-old Burbank woman out of $8,000 after claiming they would let her in on a winning lottery ticket. The woman, who police would not identify, was approached at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 by a woman asking for...
  • In Theory: The church and gay lifestyles

    A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute asked 1,017 Americans their view on religion and homosexuality, between Oct. 14 and 17, in the wake of a highly publicized rash of suicides by gay people. The poll revealed that most Americans...
  • In Theory: Reactions to Prop. 8 ruling

    A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?   Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment....
  • From the Back Pew: Christmas, Latino-style

    From the Back Pew: Christmas, Latino-style
    Next week, the community of the Church of the Incarnation in Glendale will host the church's annual posadas. And if you don't know what that is, let me explain. Las Posadas is an annual celebration held in some Catholic churches that symbolizes the...
  • Biography done with integrity

    Oh, the difficult task of bringing the life story of someone pivotal in world history to the stage or screen. Why are the end results so routinely repetitive in structure or endlessly boring in execution? Well, too many biographies spend so much time on...
  • From the Back Pew: The leadership competition

    From the Back Pew: The leadership competition
    I've been quite amused by the News-Press and Burbank Leader sports departments the last couple of weeks, as all eyes were locked on our little newsroom television as it showed images of various baseball competitions played to determine who would be the...
  • Students improve on exit exam

    GLENDALE — More students passed the high school exit exam on their first attempt in Glendale and Burbank unified school districts in 2010 than last year, according to data released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. Scores for the...