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  • Carly Rae Jepsen bows out of Boy Scout event

    Carly Rae Jepsen bows out of Boy Scout event
    Carly Rae Jepsen has a message for the Boy Scouts: Don't call me. Four days after an Eagle Scout filed a petition on change.org, Jepsen has called off her scheduled appearance at this summer's National Scout Jamboree, which is to be held July 15-24 in...
  • Q&A: Steven Cronkhite awarded 'Explorer Leadership Award'

    Q&A: Steven Cronkhite awarded 'Explorer Leadership Award'
    Steven Cronkhite was a freshman at La Caņada High School when he started a career in law enforcement. As a member of an Explorer post affiliated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the La Caņada Flintridge resident rode along with...
  • Winning award is 'shining' moment for Scoutmaster [Loch Raven]

    Kudos to Loch Raven resident Dick Shine who was awarded the Silver Beaver award at a Boy Scouts of America banquet at Martin's West last week. Of all the possible adult volunteers in the Dulaney district, Shine was selected as the recipient of this...
  • Nick Berkuta named La Caņadan of the Year

    Nick Berkuta named La Cañadan of the Year
    Nick Berkuta has been named La Caņadan of the Year by the Kiwanis Club. Berkuta is a former Public Safety Commissioner and retired lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He also volunteered for many years with the Boy...
  • Man who played role in Dorner saga stakes claim

    Man who played role in Dorner saga stakes claim
    A lawyer for a San Bernardino County resident sent a letter to Irvine laying claim to the city's $100,000 contribution to a reward created during the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, who went on a deadly shooting rampage in retribution for his perceived...
  • Ravens Nest awards scholarships to Harford football standouts

    For the 11th year in a row, some promising high school football players from Harford County have been honored with scholarships courtesy of the Ravens Nest No. 1, Birds of Prey. The Birds of Prey Ravens fan club established a scholarship fund in honor...
  • Toll students go to Washington, D.C.

    Toll students go to Washington, D.C.
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met on March 20 in Washington D.C. with a group of 70 seventh- and eighth-grade students and their chaperons from Glendale's Toll Middle School. The students were visiting during their spring break, and Schiff took time to...
  • Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in

    Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
    Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members. Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
  • Salvation Army denies being anti-gay

     Salvation Army denies being anti-gay
    Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group. The Salvation Army uses donated money to...
  • Mayo: Will Boy Scouts drop gay ban? It's about time

    The Boy Scouts of America is on the verge of scrapping its ban against gays as troop leaders, volunteers and members, a reversal that might seem sudden but has actually been years in the making. As an Eagle Scout (Troop 521, Brooklyn, N.Y.) who has fond...
  • Boy Scouts Finally Turning Tolerant?

    Boy Scouts Finally Turning Tolerant?
    It's not yet a done deal, but indications are that the Boy Scouts of America may soon lift its longtime ban on allowing openly gay members. If the policy change occurs, it will be a step forward for the 103-year-old organization. But perhaps only a baby...