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  • Intersections: A place best understood up close

    “The motherland is best loved from afar,” I was told several times en route to Armenia late last month. When I arrived in Yerevan, the country’s capital and its largest city, this cautionary advice lingered in my mind as I rode by...
  • Portantino deserves to be questioned

    Reader Bob Tanabe (“Not another stupid gun law,” June 5) took a well-deserved swipe at Assemblyman Anthony “Time-On-His-Hands” Portantino for his legislation to ban the open display of firearms at a time when California is drowning...
  • Intersections: Improving traffic safety in Armenia

    Reporting from Yerevan — A few years ago, walking and driving on the streets of Armenia's capital Yerevan was downright dangerous. A small city with heavy foot traffic and a relentless army of taxis, cars and vans, it lacked enforcement of traffic...
  • There's nothing wrong with renting

    While reading the article about Habitat for Humanity (“Nonprofit builds homes for 5 families,” June 5), I couldn’t believe what I read. First of all, to build 6,250 square feet with mostly donated labor for $1.1 million is out of line,...
  • A bark park funding clarification

    Regarding the June 15 story “Dog park back on track for 2012” by Bill Kisliuk, I would like to clarify that the dog park will be funded by County of Los Angeles 5th District Proposition A funds with a $645,000 grant awarded to the L.A....
  • Simple, fresh food with or without the bun

    Simple, fresh food with or without the bun
    Call it the naked lunch. No, we’re not talking about the William S. Burroughs junkie novel (do junkies even eat?), but a novel lunch truck where you order sandwich-style or without the bun — ”naked.” Clean Street Food, the...
  • Glendale woman dies in plane crash

    GLENDALE — A 40-year-old Glendale woman was killed Sunday when the small plane she was in crashed near Santa Paula Airport, but officials said the cause of her death hasn’t been determined pending toxicology reports. Kristin Keppel was a...
  • Newspaper files suit against Burbank for public records

    The Burbank Leader on Friday filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank for refusing to disclose detailed information about millions of dollars in merit-based bonuses paid to employees during the past three years. Burbank officials initially provided a...
  • Why couldn't city detect fraud?

    Reading the Oct. 16 article "Warning signs within the numbers" left me angry with the City Council and the city manager. Who is guarding the hen house? Our city officials have a responsibility to safeguard our city's assets. Who else can do it? I am...
  • Education Matters: Efficiency is only skin deep

    Education Matters: Efficiency is only skin deep
    Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a...
  • A Word, Please: Throwing down the gauntlet at newspapers

    A Word, Please: Throwing down the gauntlet at newspapers
    In the 1984 spoof rockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap," the heavy metal band gets into trouble over the potentially offensive album "Smell the Glove." But the gantlet the band members were forced to run seems mild compared to something two major newspapers...
  • Talk-show host fought weight problem

    Talk-show host fought weight problem
    "My butt was so big, I could serve dinner for eight on it." Rim shot. One hundred pounds lighter and with a considerably smaller derriere, keynote speaker author and radio talk show host Mother Love regaled her audience of more than 1,000 women at the...