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  • Crescenta Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 2013 class

    Crescenta Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 2013 class
    LA CRESCENTA — While there was no official theme for Saturday evening’s sixth annual Crescenta Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the school’s auditorium, perhaps excellence would fit the billing best. The 2013...
  • In Theory: Does America need more babies?

    The birthrate in America has fallen to an all-time low, with one in five women not having children in 2010, compared to one in 10 in the 1970s. In Orange County, the rate has dropped from 50,000 a year in the '90s to about 38,000 in 2011. Many couples...
  • 30-year White House peace vigil threatened

    WASHINGTON — For more than 30 years, Concepcion Picciotto has held vigil outside the White House, protesting nuclear weapons and calling for peace. But Thursday morning, it appeared that her decades-long protest was finally over. U.S. Park...
  • In Theory: Faith and the decision to fight

    President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus. Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
  • In Theory: Hopes abound for the New Year

    Turning on the radio this morning I was listening to a sweet-sounding string ensemble play a selection of Christmas music. The group's virtuosity was quite amazing. Without changing any energy and verve they moved effortlessly between sacred carols,...
  • In Theory: Can you explain your belief in 10 minutes?

    UC Irvine students have been trying a relatively new thing called “speed faithing.” The idea, much like speed dating, is to get as much information across to another person in a set amount of time, and hopefully make an impact. Religious...
  • In Theory: What do you think of Pope Francis?

    Pope Francis has received praise from all quarters for pausing to hold a severely disfigured man. While receiving an audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis spent several minutes comforting and praying with the unnamed person, who sufferers from...
  • In Theory: Reasons to give thanks

    Q: Thanksgiving is around the corner. What's happened over the past year that you're grateful for? The field of poppies that bloomed by surprise in our backyard last spring; the look on my 18-month-old granddaughter's face when she tasted a canned...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • Handicap Man Struck by Van & Killed

    A handicap man, hit by a car while riding a motorized scooter, has died. Modesto Police were called to the Carpenter Road Bridge over the Tuolumne River Tuesday night around 7 p.m. The handicap man, identified as 63-year-old William Thomas Gimbel, was...
  • Get It Right, Get It Tight - Workout with Tra Thomas

    Get It Right, Get It Tight - Workout with Tra Thomas
    Former Philadelphia Eagles football offensive tackle takes PHL17's Eye Opener host Ashley Johnson inside his gym for a fitness lession.