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  • Supreme Court upholds healthcare law as tax measure

    Supreme Court upholds healthcare law as tax measure
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law Thursday, ruling the government may impose tax penalties on persons who do not have health insurance. The court’s long-awaited ruling...
  • More charges filed against Burbank-based campaign treasurer

    Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee faces five counts of mail fraud involving $7 million in losses by 50 political committees and candidates, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, according to court documents filed by federal prosecutors Tuesday.  A...
  • City's smart meters in frame-up

    City's smart meters in frame-up
    A week ago, Jim Sepe began playing around with his appliances — turning up the air conditioner, setting the Jacuzzi at a lower temperature and running the microwave to watch numbers tick up and down on a digital photo frame he keeps on his kitchen...
  • In Theory: Reflections on 9/11

    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. What are your thoughts on this day? I am yearning for the goodness of humanity. I long to stand soft together in silence with people of many nations, our hats in our hands and...
  • Engaged: Suzanne Fontenot Clark and Stephen Charles Welker

    Jerry Ernest and Judith Anne Clark of Clifton Forge, Va., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Suzanne Fontenot Clark, to Stephen Charles Welker, son of William S. and Frances Howe Welker of Glendale. The wedding ceremony...
  • Closure and the death of bin Laden

    Q Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, was killed last week by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. He was shot to death in the raid and then buried at sea. President...
  • Burbank Unified teacher earns top state recognition

    Burbank Unified teacher earns top state recognition
    Rebecca Mieliwocki, an English teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School, is one of California’s 2011 Teachers of the Year and will advance to the national competition, focusing a statewide spotlight on Burbank Unified. Mieliwocki said she found...
  • Op-Ed: Reclaiming the country from corporations

    I enjoyed Ron Kaye’s column, “Making a true effort to connect,” in the May 22 edition of the News-Press & Leader. Kaye and I are the same age. We have lived through the same eras, and I know what he is saying and feeling about the...
  • Antonovich among county supervisors criticized for use of chauffeurs

    Antonovich among county supervisors criticized for use of chauffeurs
    One of the proudest achievements touted by Los Angeles County supervisors is that thrifty decisions have helped the bureaucracy avoid layoffs and major cuts in service. But some say the frugality hasn't extended to the board members' own perks.  Eric...
  • Neil Armstrong 'opened a frontier' for all humanity, JPL head says

    Neil Armstrong 'opened a frontier' for all humanity, JPL head says
    The director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said he doesn’t know whether Neil Armstrong watched the Curiosity rover land on Mars this month. But he’s sure the world’s most famous astronaut would have liked what he saw. The...
  • The Tampa party scene - Elephants early to bed, early to rise

    The Tampa party scene - Elephants early to bed, early to rise
    TAMPA, Fla. – Political conventions tend to mess with one’s sense of time. For journalists on the West Coast, whose deadlines are three hours later than usual, it’s heaven. Writing on deadline can be a stressful experience. You have...
  • With millions of dollars on the line, Glendale Unified to enter Race to the Top

    With millions of dollars on the line, Glendale Unified to enter Race to the Top
    A race among school districts for millions in federal Race to the Top grants has begun and Glendale Unified is throwing its hat into the highly competitive ring. Burbank Unified officials say they, too, may enter the fray — and with good reason....