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A Word, Please: More tips on how to write bullet-proof prose

A Word, Please: More tips on how to write bullet-proof prose

Last week, we looked at words and phrases that, while fine in general usage, are considered no-nos in professional editing. But there are more — lots more — than we could fit into a single column. So here are more terms that, though fine in casual usage, you might want to skip if you're writing...

Mailbag

  • Letter: Library opens doors to improvements

    Letter: Library opens doors to improvements

    La Cañada Flintridge Library has new automatic sliding doors that make library access easier and safer. The old, extremely heavy doors caused many accidents over the last 45 years, particularly to small children. The doors were also a barrier that many adults with wheelchairs and walkers wouldn't...

  • Letter: Lively and dry at the Community Center

    Most probably can’t remember a fierce storm that came into town July 2015, but the Community Center won’t forget.We got flooded throughout our entire facility from the constant downpours that included lightning and thunder. We had to utilize a professional company to remove most of the water. The...

  • Letter: Need for a VA clinic is a pressing one

    Re: “When will local VA clinic be built?” Around Town, Dec. 31. Let me add some more thought to Anita Brenner’s column on the proposed veterans clinic to be housed on the Pasadena City College campus. As one of many veterans who’ve attended various local patriotic events, I have heard nothing but...

  • Letter: Thoughts are with the Lin family during this difficult time

    The Arcadia Unified School District family offers our deepest condolences to the Lin family, their friends and loved ones. We are beyond saddened to learn of the death of the Lin brothers, William and Anthony, who attended Arcadia High School. The loss of William and Anthony will be felt by the...

  • Letter: Disconcerting near miss near schools

    Last Thursday night a woman was struck by a car as she was crossing the street from St. Bede's School to St. Francis High School for a meeting or event. The driver of the vehicle reportedly paused for a moment and then left. The woman was transported to the hospital for head injuries she sustained.I...

Editorials

  • 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: Examining the issue of covering nude statues

In Theory: Examining the issue of covering nude statues

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's trip to Italy last month sparked controversy after officials in Rome decided to cover nude statues during his visit. Rouhani has denied that he requested the statues at Rome's Capitoline Museums, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Culture Minister Dario...

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