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LAPD officers killed one resident of this Watts housing project. 12 hours later, they worked to save another's life


A Word, Please: An expert has her not-so-secret source

A Word, Please: An expert has her not-so-secret source

Wouldn't it be nice to have your own grammar concierge? Anytime you needed help writing something, anytime you needed a bet settled, anytime you were just curious about a language issue, you could call an expert for answers. Your information valet would have so much experience studying grammar...


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  • Mailbag: Too many trash haulers

    We are very likely the only city in the United States that allows 18 very large noise polluting and air polluting waste-hauling trucks to go past your home every pickup day. They also cause considerable wear on our streets. Safety is also a major concern. When they are stopped to pick up waste,...

  • Guest Column: Proud to represent La Cañada to the world

    This trip to Washington, D.C. for the Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit was by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. I applied to represent the city of La Cañada because it is such a great city that I have been fortunate enough to grow up in for the past seven years,...

  • Guest Column: Summit shined light on different cultures

    When I first heard about the Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit, I was interested in the opportunity to learn more about international relations. I have been interested in a career in foreign relations and the United Nations, and this experience furthered my desire to pursue this...

  • Mailbag: Reissue of post office complaints

    Mailbag: Reissue of post office complaints

    Unfortunately, we have often had the same problems with the La Cañada post office as aptly described in the letters to the La Cañada Valley Sun on June 23 by Robert O’Brien and by Ellen Sherwood on June 30.Perhaps there is a higher authority that could be notified of these problems so that they...

  • Mailbag: VHH diagnosis 'excellent'

    VHH diagnosis ‘excellent’Soon after we moved from Lake Mary, Fla. with a stint in Arcadia, we settled in Glendale. Perhaps due to all the hassle and stress of moving, I developed severe gout. I could not either walk or drive. Our son took me to the nearest emergency room in the middle of the night,...


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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...


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In Theory: Should the Johnson Amendment be repealed?

In Theory: Should the Johnson Amendment be repealed?

The new Republican Platform calls for the repeal of the "Johnson Amendment," a tax law passed in 1954 that prohibits tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from political organizing, TIME reports. The law was pushed by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson and other members of Congress to cut off...