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  • Income inequality begins to hit business in the pocketbook

    Income inequality begins to hit business in the pocketbook
    There's a new element in the debate over U.S. income inequality, and it's one that may actually get our political leadership talking about ways to address the issue: businesses are beginning to notice that their middle-class customers have disappeared....
  • Two Long Beach colleges will offer Dream scholarships

    Two Long Beach colleges will offer Dream scholarships
    Two Long Beach colleges are among 12 nationally that will offer scholarships to low-income students who are in this country illegally and not eligible for federal financial aid, officials announced Tuesday. Long Beach City College and Cal State Long...
  • Community: Three gems sparkle at dinner

    Three people who achieved great success after graduating from local public schools will be honored by the Glendale Educational Foundation at the “Dancing with Diamonds Gala” on Friday at the Glendale Hilton. Paul Robert Ignatius was born in...
  • Arthur Rankin dies at 89; created TV's 'Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer'

    Arthur Rankin dies at 89; created TV's 'Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer'
    More than five decades ago, Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director working in stop-motion animation, had an idea to develop a family-oriented TV special around a popular Christmas song. He hoped a network would like it enough to run it two or three times....
  • Mother of dying, disabled boy continues fight to opt-out of standardized testing

    Last night, I spent time with Ethan Rediske - an 11-year-old-boy who, doctors say, is in the final days of his life. His lungs are filling with fluid. The only noise he makes is an occasional moan. His parents can do little more than comfort him....
  • Obama administration agrees to informal drone halt in Pakistan

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to Pakistan's request to stop drone-launched missile strikes except on Al Qaeda operational leaders while Islamabad pursues peace talks with local Taliban militants, U.S. officials say. The informal...
  • Bestselling erotica author Zane linked as Maryland's top tax scofflaw

    Bestselling erotica author Zane has been declared the biggest individual tax scofflaw in Maryland by the state's comptroller. The writer reportedly owes more than $340,000 to Maryland in back taxes. That's not all: She apparently owes the IRS about...
  • Community: Four Boy Scouts achieve Eagle Scout rank

    Community: Four Boy Scouts achieve Eagle Scout rank
    Four Boy Scouts from Troop 288 in La Crescenta recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 288, part of the Verdugo Hills Council, is sponsored by American Legion Post 288. Zachary Blue, a sophomore at Clark Magnet High School, began his scouting...
  • A bug on the windshield

    The young guys were half a block ahead of us. Nothing was happening except that they were walking. A police car pulled up behind them, slowed to their pace, aimed a spotlight at them. They were African-American (did you guess?), numbering maybe half a...
  • 'That Awkward Moment': Zac Efron and pals fail to charm critics

    Film critics have spoken, and their message to the new bromantic comedy "That Awkward Moment" is, "It's not us, it's you." The majority of reviewers agree that although "Awkward Moment" has a likable cast, led by Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B....
  • 'CookieCott' targets Girl Scouts in latest cookie sales controversy

    For Girl Scouts leaders, responding to criticism during the annual cookie sale ritual seems to have become as routine as helping the youngsters sell the sweets. The latest charge comes from an old foe of the Girl Scouts, Pro-Life Waco, a Texas...