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Flintridge Prep baseball holds back Providence in second round


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Music Preview: Paul Johnson pioneered the rock that started the wave

Music Preview: Paul Johnson pioneered the rock that started the wave

When fledgling guitarist Paul Johnson organized the rock 'n' roll sounds rolling around in his teenage brain and filtered it through his own sunny Redondo Beach prism, he came up with 1961's immortal, flamenco-tinged "Mr. Moto," a record that codified an entirely new pop genre — surf music. Johnson,...


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  • Letter: Mariposa Street Bridge belongs to the public

    Letter: Mariposa Street Bridge belongs to the public

    I was disappointed when the Burbank City Council voted 5-0 in February to reverse itself on its sensible Mariposa Street Bridge compromise, which it had passed in December, also unanimously. The December ruling would have allowed bicyclists and horseback riders to continue to share the publicly...

  • Guest Column: An adventure only possible here

    Did you know that our very own San Gabriel Mountains are as rugged a terrain as any in America? Or that they have had some of the most concentrated rainfall in the history of the U.S.?I didn't, until a friend lent me John McPhee's book, “The Control of Nature.” I knew they were rugged, of course,...

  • Mailbag: Spy talk slated at Burbank Historical Society museum

    A genocide on American soil Since the Burbank Unified School Board is setting aside the month of April as a commemoration for the Armenian Genocide, I would suggest all of them read "An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe" by UCLA professor Benjamin Madley...

  • Mailbag: Derogatory emails call ethics into question

    The emails mocking women, ethnic and religious groups sent out by former Deputy Chief of Police Tom Angel while working at the Burbank Police Department are reprehensible. Tom Angel was the appointed deputy chief in Burbank, primarily responsible for operations with specific oversight of all internal...


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