Opinion

Around Town: Considering the rush to get to school

Around Town: Considering the rush to get to school

I started training at a gym in Pasadena. The gym is on the same block as a private elementary school, so I try to avoid the morning traffic jam by arriving 20 minutes early and walking around the block a few times. The school is Waverly School on Bellvue Drive. The neighborhood is ground zero for...

Mailbag

  • Mailbag: Sagebrush dollar signs

    Despite all the rhetoric, the speeches and newspaper columns, it’s obvious the Sagebrush battle is not about the kids or their education or what’s “right.” It’s all about the money. The Glendale politicians in general and the Glendale Board of Education in particular have an inordinate and unconscionable...

  • Mailbag: Thanks and appreciation

    Ellen, Bella and Sofia join me in expressing our sincerest appreciation to everyone who walked a precinct, made phone calls, posted or tweeted a positive message, financially contributed, endorsed and sent well-wishes and positive thoughts about our campaign for the state Senate. Collectively and...

  • Mailbag: Meanwhile in California

    We are lucky and blessed to have witnessed the most amazing presidential election in our lifetimes. No one has ever had to overcome a mountain of obstacles from an enemy press, rigged polls, unfriendly pundits, a billion dollars thrown against him and Benedict Republicans to come out of nowhere...

  • Mailbag: Glendale Unified's motivations seem clear

    Mailbag: Glendale Unified's motivations seem clear

    I attended both of the Sagebrush hearings over the past two weeks. I even spoke at the second one. One thing was certain, the vitriol, hyperbole and deceit from one side was nauseating. Two women opposing the transfer spoke at the first meeting. One compared the Sagebrush residents to fascists....

  • Mailbag: Democratic Club welcomes numbers, members

    You reported last week that the number of registered voters increased in La Cañada in the past four years and — also interestingly — the number of Democrats and Declined to States also increased, while Republican numbers fell.The Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club is buoyed by these figures. Could...

Editorials

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  • Editorial: Don't sweat our mini crime wave

    Editorial: Don't sweat our mini crime wave

    The casual reader of the Burbank Leader and Glendale News-Press can hardly be blamed for wondering if our cities are about to fall into the abyss. Both cities have active murder cases, two men are accused of lifting more than $1 million — in cash! — from a Burbank home after tying up the housekeeper,...

  • Editorial: Leading the leaders of tomorrow

    On Friday morning, just a bit past dawn, nearly 100 students from Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada took part in the 30th iteration of the Youth Leadership Conference. As in years past, the conference was hosted at Glendale Community College and put on by the Character & Ethics Project. (Full disclosure:...

  • Editorial: Rail-tunnel proposal is not the best solution

    As Gov. Jerry Brown’s $68-billion high-speed rail project to connect San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2029 lurches into fruition, the authority overseeing it is expected to make a decision this spring on the route for the segment connecting Palmdale to Burbank. A route proposed last summer by Los...

  • Editorial: Body cameras may refocus the debate

    Let’s start with the obvious: The local police are overwhelmingly professional and polite, and they faithfully uphold their sworn duty to protect all of us. The fact that there are some bad cops outrages us, as it should. The issues in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City have created the impression...

Religion

In Theory: Religions meet in Amazon ad

In Theory: Religions meet in Amazon ad

Amazon's latest ad for its Prime service is believed to be the first television commercial in the United States to feature a Muslim cleric, writes Elizabeth Weise of USA Today. The ad, which began airing in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany this month, features an Episcopal priest and...

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