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Area track and field standouts shine at Masters Meet


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Arts Briefs: Guitarist Pat Donohue to perform at the Coffee Gallery Backstage


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  • Commentary: Memorial Day, or Day of Remembrance, dates to the Civil War

    May 30 is Memorial Day, originally called a Day of Remembrance, for those who have died while serving our country in war. Memorial Day began after the Civil War to remember the more than 600,000 soldiers who died in the years between 1861 and 1865. About 600,000 deaths is more loss than in all...

  • 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...


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