| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:15 PM
There can be unseemly exposure of the mind as well as of the body, as the progressive mind is exposed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a creature of the labyrinthine Dodd-Frank legislation. Judicial dismantling of the CFPB would affirm the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:59 AM
The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe.
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration.
The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:12 PM
With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Budget analysts and politicians generally agree: Although budget cuts under sequestration began Saturday, the public will not feel the full effect right away.
President Obama characterized the fallout as "a tumble downward" as opposed to a sudden drop...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Sailors recently loaded a half million gallons of jet fuel on to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, according to a Navy news release issued about an hour ago.
The tricky task is one of the last steps in the ship's four-year-long refueling...
| Nov 4, 2012
The last time anyone cleaned the historic bell at Bruton Parish Church, Theodore Roosevelt was president and the Wright Brothers were celebrating the first flight to last more than 30 minutes.
But records from the 1905 restoration are so bad that the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The Burbank Unified School District saw significant gains in standardized test scores when results were released Friday.
The state’s Standards Testing and Reporting (STAR) program evaluates student comprehension of English, math, science and...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:07 AM
Sometime in the fall of 1712, a gang of Williamsburg brickmakers began firing tens of thousands of bricks for what would become one of colonial America's most indelible landmarks.
Completed three years later, Bruton Parish Church has long been...
| Apr 30, 2012
Marie Kolasinski, a devoutly anti-government Orange County grandmother who was sent to jail at 85 after clashing with health inspectors at her popular quilting and crafts emporium, has died. She was 90.
Once dubbed "Che Kolasinski" by a local newspaper...
| Jun 1, 2011
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of.
I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
| Feb 20, 2011
I've never met an American who didn't have a soft spot in his heart for Thomas Jefferson and Monticello, his home and plantation in Charlottesville.
After his term as president expired in 1809, Jefferson lived full time at Monticello. The house, which...