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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Theory: Is America Islamophobic?

    Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
  • In Theory: Should 'Don't Ask' law be repealed?

    The government is debating whether or not to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the U.S. military's 17-year-old policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian servicemen and women from serving in the military. Some say that the military would benefit from the...
  • Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity

    Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity
    This is the first in a three-part series. In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic. Were I the extremist...
  • In Theory: Scoring on the Religion Quiz

    The Pew Forum on Religion & Public life this week published a short, 15-question religion quiz. The quiz is a shorter version of the "3,412 sampled adults who were asked these and other questions in the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey." The poll was...
  • Prayers not answered on a schedule

    Prayers not answered on a schedule
    This the second in a three-part series: When Marguerite Beck was 5, she prayed for God to make it snow. Though infrequent, snow in the foothills of La Crescenta wasn't unheard of. She awoke the next day to a blanket of white covering her neighborhood....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Officer's suit against city drags on

    A federal judge on Thursday scolded attorneys representing the city and a former Burbank police officer who continue to disagree on what evidence can be included in a case involving allegations of discrimination and retaliatory firing. U.S. District...
  • Berman-Sherman battle is one Democrats would rather not have

    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Rep. Howard Berman hasn't had to fight for a job since Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern and M*A*S*H made its television debut. That was 1972, when he won a state Assembly seat in his first race. Now the...