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  • Donald Hunt dies at 85

    Donald Hunt, a star athlete turned World War II soldier who returned to coach championship football teams at John Muir High School and Pasadena City College, was found dead on Dec. 16 in his La CaƱada Flintridge home. He was 85. A football and track star...
  • I'm Just Sayin': Saving trees from fools

    Trees have been long celebrated in poetry and song. I remember learning Odgen Nash's poem about trees when I was in elementary school. Somewhere I learned the World War II song "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else But Me," and more recently my...
  • Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why

    Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why
    It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off...
  • In the heat of the anniversary

    In the heat of the anniversary
    Hey, was it hot enough for you last weekend? I thought I was stuck in a pressure cooker and would never get out. I'm wishing that June gloom was back again. I have never run my air conditioning 24/7 before, but I sure did from Wednesday through Sunday....
  • Three Helicopters, Multiple Ambulances on Scene of Major Crash in Vacaville

    Three Helicopters, Multiple Ambulances on Scene of Major Crash in Vacaville
    The California Highway Patrol is on the scene of a major accident in Vacaville with three helicopters. Around 8:30 p.m., a Silver Jetta carrying six people crashed into a tree near Vaca Valley Road, east of Pleasants Valley Road. At least one person is...
  • At California's four national monument candidates, the delight is in the details

    At California's four national monument candidates, the delight is in the details
    My aha! moment came after Andy Steele told me to close my eyes and grope a tree. Steele, a retired forest ranger and naturalist at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming, then had me eat a few pine needles and kneel in the snow to see whether a squirrel...
  • Magnet programs attract droves

    Glendale Unified officials say they expect a record number of applicants for the district's flagship foreign language programs for the 2011-12 school year, driven in part by a strong interest in the magnet designations that took effect in October at...
  • Keeping after-school programs alive

    Keeping after-school programs alive
    The Burbank City Council is reconsidering its decision to cut a $52,000 after-school program as the nonprofit that stepped in to fill the void warned that it may not be able to shoulder the financial burden for much longer. The Burbank Boys and Girls...
  • Local woman is recognized in State of Union speech

    In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama gave several examples of achievements across several industries. But his example of excellence in education hit close to home for Millie and Sam Engel of Burbank. Their daughter, Kristin...
  • School board candidate Gregory Bragg

    Bragg was raised in Eagle Rock and moved to Burbank in 1998 when he married his wife, Holly Roy, a Burbank native. He is the father of three children, who attend Burbank schools. Bragg has been involved in numerous service organizations and groups,...
  • Walter C. Mack

    Walter C. Mack 1920-2010 Walter C. Mack lost a valiant fight against Alzheimer’s disease and congestive heart failure on August 1, 2010, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. He was born February, 8, 1920 in Buffalo, N.Y. Mack was a...