In Theory: Should the Washington National Cathedral be open to different faiths?

On a Friday afternoon earlier this month, a section of the Washington National Cathedral was reserved for the first-ever gathering of Muslims in the sanctuary, there for their weekly recitation of prayers. According to the Washington Post, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral who had helped arrange for the service to promote religious tolerance, said he "hoped the service would serve as the start of more efforts to work together for good." Although security was tight for the event, one heckler turned up, decrying the use of the cathedral by Muslims. The day before, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. had made a Facebook post in which he wrote about the event that it was "sad to see a church open its doors to worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible." The critics' sentiments resonated with some Americans, but not with others.

On Dec. 6, from noon to 6 p.m., Sport Chalet will offer free underwater photos with Santa for ages 10 and up. Younger children can snorkel with St. Nick as an alternative.

Underwater portraits with Santa at Sport Chalet

Anyone looking for a fun alternative to the annual mall Santa portrait will find a welcome respite at La CaƱada’s Sport Chalet on Dec. 6.

Burglary suspects arrested with parking-control officer's help

Police tied three people to a residential burglary that occurred last month using records from a parking-control officer who had noted the suspect vehicle’s license plate while on parking duty, authorities said.

"London, 1960," a photograph part of the exhibition "Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland" now at the Huntington.

An American captures a changing UK

In 1960, photographer Bruce Davidson needed an escape route. He had just spent 11 months in Brooklyn shooting a teenage street gang for Esquire magazine, and now he found himself getting a lot of unwanted attention from grown-up gangsters who suspected Davidson was carrying wads of cash.

Shamma, MacVaugh and Blain eliminated in second round of tournament

Throughout the regular season, Natalie Shamma, Holly MacVaugh and Margaux Blain proved they could match up against some of the top talent in their respective leagues.

Crew member Angie Zavala shows off the Ox Box, which includes double beef, jasmine rice, sauced-tossed veggies, caramel egg, all toppers, at Asian Box in Burbank.

Dining Review: Dining options after the turkey's put away

Thanksgiving vacation is near. The family is coming to town. Thursday, everyone will be busy preparing food, talking and eating. What about Friday through Sunday? How will you keep them entertained?

Alleged drunk driver arrested for crashing into parked cars

A 34-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly crashing her car into several parked cars while drunk, police said.

A Monarch butterfly on a daisy at the Oak Woodland and California Meadow Project at Descanso Gardens in La Ca-ada Flintridge on Monday, November 10, 2014. The 5-acre project officially opens this Saturday and features the historic Boddy Lodge, native grasses, meadow plants and trees.

Weather: Your forecast for Tuesday

With downtown L.A. in the background, traffic moves slowly on a rainy morning on the 5 freeway southbound out of Burbank at the 134 freeway in Glendale/L.A. border on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Live: Traffic updates for your morning commute

The new album from Van Dyke Parks, "Super Chief: Music For the Silver Screen," is constructed of orchestrated scraps from the Pasadena-based composer and songwriter's three decades of work as a film composer.

Laying down the tracks with Van Dyke Parks

The train was decidedly not bound for glory. It was only going to Hollywood. Pasadena, actually. But that three-day journey — taken in 1955 by 12-year-old Van Dyke Parks, aboard the ultra plush Super Chief from Princeton Junction — nevertheless provided compelling narrative grist for the composer’s latest musical adventure.

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