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  • 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: Can Islam and democracy coexist?

    Q. The pro-democracy uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have resonated around the world, with even the Wall Street Journal going so far as to headline one column, “The Arab World's 1989?” Hosni Mubarak's resignation from his position as...
  • Tropico Perspective: Exercise more care when voting

    Bigotry is like pornography; everyone’s seen it, no one admits to taking part, and it’s never a victimless crime. Both appear to be popular these days — must be the Internet. Racism is a process, not just a condition. We categorize...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DeBell and priorities in Burbank

    The same week I read in the Burbank Leader about part of “Burbank’s Finest” — the nice and caring crossing guards — being turned over to someone else (“City outsources crossing guards,” June 11) and that some of...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Politicians don't make good teachers

    The Crosby Chronicles: Politicians don't make good teachers
    Gov. Brown signed a bill last Thursday that requires California schools to use history textbooks and lessons that mention positive contributions from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. No other state has such a requirement. While I...
  • Taken For Granted: Remembering a ballgame renegade

    A World Series championship banner will fly above Dodger Stadium on March 31. No, I’m not delusional; I sadly recall the Dodgers’ miserable finish last season. The banner proclaiming the Giants World Series victory will be streamed...
  • 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...
  • 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...