| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Burbank school officials are looking closely at how to better support participants in the Gifted and Talented Education Program, otherwise known as GATE.
Burbank Unified has offered the program for more than two decades, but recent oversight has...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Burbank Arts For All Foundation recently wrote a check for $30,585 to support arts programs in Burbank schools — the biggest check it’s delivered during any one of its twice-a-year grant cycles since it was established in 2006.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Hanging in the stairwell of Danny Mitchell’s home are three framed football jerseys — Nos. 55, 1 and 10. The first was his, the second his son’s, and the third his father’s.
Each was from a state championship season at Hampton...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Hey America, we're living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.8 years in 2012, according to research released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Historians on Thursday opened up a 113-year-old time capsule that had been hidden in a statue of a lion atop Boston's Old State House, and discovered a small red hardcover book tucked inside a copper box.
The book was not opened immediately due to its...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago.
The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home.
Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...