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Learning Matters: Getting beyond 'One More Thing'

I understand the temptation to add "one more thing" to statewide public school curriculum. I have my own list of subjects I'd like to see all students learn, from choral music in the primary grades to academically integrated work experience in high school. After all, public schools present the...

Mailbag

  • Mailbag: Voters will watch these issues

    I am opposed to allowing multiple dwellings in R1 zones. I urge the City Council to institute the most restrictive limits possible and support staff's recommendations. Before the city considers spending a single tax dollar to appeal the water case, I suggest they instead fight Sacramento on this...

  • Op-Ed: Collaboration is key to transportation projects

    Op-Ed: Collaboration is key to transportation projects

    Since the publishing of my last article, I have had the great fortune of meeting more of my talented colleagues in the Assembly, more of the passionate organizations who fight daily for the causes they believe in, and more of you — the dedicated, caring and well-informed individuals who make up...

  • Mailbag: Dealing with the traffic problem

    Mailbag: Dealing with the traffic problem

    I wish to commend Shant Minas for his op-ed on Glendale traffic woes. Minas describes eloquently the disgraceful situation existing in Glendale as a result of uncivilized behavior of drivers and nonexistent enforcement of traffic laws. It is a terrifying experience driving and walking in our city....

  • Mailbag: Obama changed immigration rule

    Mailbag: Obama changed immigration rule

    In regards to Ray Richmond's column of Jan. 14, wherein he made known his fear of the service of the 45th president to our country. It came as no surprise to me inasmuch as Richmond considers himself a member of the entertainment business whose members attach way too much importance to themselves...

  • Mailbag: Rendering is misleading

    Mailbag: Rendering is misleading

    The designer's rendering accompanying the Jan. 25 article, "Proposed La Crescenta mixed-use development heads to L.A. County planners," creates a false impression of the density surrounding YST's proposed development. The residential area north of Foothill Boulevard is not nearly as built up as...

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Editorials

  • News-Press Editorial: Public should answer outreach

    News-Press Editorial: Public should answer outreach

    A general lack of confidence in elected officials at all levels of government and the tendency to get wrapped up in our own lives can result in the difference between what the people want for their communities and what they receive. For three years, beginning in 2013, the city of Glendale has made...

  • Editorial: Creative thinking needed for Rockhaven site

    Editorial: Creative thinking needed for Rockhaven site

    Historic preservationists and advocates for open spaces were heard this week by the City Council, which voted to expand its application process for bringing back to life property that was long home to the former Rockhaven Sanitarium. Now it's time for creative thinkers to take the council up on...

  • Editorial: Measure N cuts too much, too soon

    Measure N, which seeks to repeal the city's utility users tax, goes before voters on June 7 and, if passed, could negatively affect the city of Glendale in many ways. City officials have said that if the measure is approved, and the tax is repealed, it will result in a $17.5-million annual loss...

  • Editorial: Obama's silence on Armenian Genocide speaks volumes on geopolitics

    Editorial: Obama's silence on Armenian Genocide speaks volumes on geopolitics

    Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide takes place on Sunday, the 101st anniversary of the atrocities that historians tell us began on a spring night in 1915 when more than 200 Armenian intellectuals and civic leaders living in Constantinople were rounded up and imprisoned by the "Young Turks"...

  • News-Press Editorial: Have your say on new voting districts

    News-Press Editorial: Have your say on new voting districts

    A last call is being made this week for residents to weigh in on how they'd prefer Glendale Unified's voting map to be carved up for by-trustee-area election. So far, relatively few members of the general public have participated in setting up the map required as the school district pivots away...

Religion

  • In Theory: Swedish diplomats accede to Iranian law

    In Theory: Swedish diplomats accede to Iranian law

    The Swedish government is defending its decision to have their female officials wear headscarves, or hijabs, during a trip to Iran. Trade Minister Ann Linde traveled to Iran with a Swedish business team this month. She told the Aftonbladet newspaper that she was not willing to break Iranian law,...

  • In Theory: Arkansas bans common abortion procedure

    In Theory: Arkansas bans common abortion procedure

    The state of Arkansas last month passed a law banning a common abortion procedure that critics and pro-choice advocates say is the safest method of ending a pregnancy, Reuters reports. Arkansas Act 45, signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson Jan. 26, prohibits dilation and evacuation, a procedure...

  • In Theory: Religious leaders weigh in on 'Muslim ban'

    In Theory: Religious leaders weigh in on 'Muslim ban'

    Many religious groups and leaders have criticized President Donald Trump's executive order to indefinitely ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States, as well as temporarily stopping entry for refugees and visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Religion News Service compiled...

  • In Theory: On the spiritual benefits of admitting weakness

    America's "cultural religion" worships success and leaves no room for failure and "offers no healthy coping strategies for tragedy," writes Matthew S. Rindge, associate professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, in a Religion News Service column. This philosophy, or gospel of success,...

  • In Theory: Hindu leader calls for a new holiday

    In Theory: Hindu leader calls for a new holiday

    A Hindu statesman is urging California public schools to declare Diwali an official holiday. In a statement released earlier this month, Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, urged all schools to adopt the Hindu festival of lights on their 2018-19 school calendars. "If California...

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