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  • Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators

    Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators
    Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
  • California national parks

    California national parks
    A list, from Alcatraz Island to Yosemite National Park, with programs, fees and directions. Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas: Alcatraz...
  • 150 students tame Shakespeare

    150 students tame Shakespeare
    Acting isn’t just about reciting lines from a script, even if the script is by William Shakespeare. The eighth-grade students of John Muir Middle School in Burbank learned that lesson on Jan. 27 during the school’s 11th annual “Shrew...
  • Tologs can't pull it all together against Mustangs

    Tologs can't pull it all together against Mustangs
    PASADENA — There are only a few miles between Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Muir High, but the Mustangs girls' basketball team put some distance between themselves and the Tologs on the court Thursday. The Mustangs did so at home in the first...
  • John Muir's botanical pursuits brought to life

    John Muir's botanical pursuits brought to life
    John Muir loved plants. He loved their individual microscopic parts. He loved each one's totality. He understood their essential role in the vast, interconnected web that forms the fabric of our natural universe. Extinguish even the most seemingly minor...
  • Kings Canyon National Park

    Kings Canyon National Park Most people who visit Kings Canyon National Park go no farther than a 10-minute drive inside the entrance. They stop at Grant Grove, behold the stand of sequoias led by the 267-foot General Grant Tree and head home. Not that...
  • Boutique discounts on clothing, jewelry, eyewear, spa treatments

    At the just-opened Rex Boutique in Venice, Angela and Dara Rexroad are committed to stocking clothes that are made locally with organic fabrics or sewn abroad under fair trade guidelines. Their social concerns reflect the Rexroads' heritage as great-...
  • Greenacres tree kept Christmas spirit year-round

    Greenacres tree kept Christmas spirit year-round
    In our eco-challenged world of global warming and deforestation, the holiday tree is struggling to survive as a family tradition. What do we do? Buy the artificial tree that's not biodegradable? Support the sustainable -- but not local -- tree farm?...
  • Ban Mylar balloons

    In "What’s helium-filled, foil — and harmless?" Terri Adishian says it's unnecessary to ban helium-filled foil balloons. Tell that to 2,000 residents of Menlo Park. On March 24, they came home to find no power. Why? Because a Mylar balloon...
  • Admirers of environmentalist seek a monument 14,242 feet high

    Admirers of environmentalist seek a monument 14,242 feet high
    Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park. North Palisade, they will tell...
  • Students get a last chance -- rap

    Students get a last chance -- rap
    Jennifer Murphy knows tough schools. She has been cursed at and threatened, has broken up fights and confiscated weapons. Still, she looks slightly queasy as she sits in her glass-walled principal's office, staring at a huge flat-screen monitor. A...
  • Contra Costa County officials oppose renaming Mt. Diablo after Reagan

     
    Contra Costa County officials are drafting a letter to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names opposing efforts to change the name of Mt. Diablo, the beloved landmark that rises above the East Bay. The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously......