In Theory: Does a prisoner have a right to facial hair?

The U.S. Supreme Court this month heard the case of Gregory Holt, a prisoner serving a life sentence in Arkansas who says he wants to grow a beard in observance of his religious beliefs. The state of Arkansas considers the converted Muslim, who now calls himself Abdul Maalik Muhammad, to be dangerous and prison officials maintain that a beard can cause a security risk. The Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling in the case next spring.

Cartoonist Bert Ring

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Leader Cartoon: Talaria project

Calling the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project proposed in the city's Media District "too dense" and "not appropriate," Burbank Mayor David Gordon chastised his City Council colleagues for supporting the development on Tuesday. Gordon cast the lone dissenting votes in a series of 4-1 votes to approve four measures that cleared the way for the proposed 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods to move forward..

News-Press: Parking issues

Will parking become a blood sport in Glendale soon? Bert Ring thinks so.

Leader Cartoon: Turn up the AC!

Bert Ring expresses the feelings of many Burbankers during the heat wave.





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