July 8, 2009
Is this really how to run the country? You know, when you stop and think about it, democracy really is a pretty lousy form of government. Oh, sure, it sounds good — one man, one vote and all that malarkey, but wait a minute, that’s fine for you and me, but what about those weird neighbors down the street? You know, the ones who let their dog out at night to wander over and leave little presents on our lawns. Well guess what, they have the same vote as we do!
May 31, 2013
Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual report on religious freedom around the globe. The report revealed that it's not just ordinary citizens who are expressing anti-Semitic opinions; many government officials and religious leaders are, too, especially those from Iran, Venezuela and Egypt.
September 30, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- A national gay rights organization is the latest group to target Rep. James Rogan (R-Burbank) in his bid for reelection. The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign Tuesday began a four-day run of radio spots against the incumbent congressman and others who have opposed legislation that would expand federal hate-crime law to include violence motivated by a person's gender, disability or sexual orientation. "The U.S. Senate voted to extend hate crimes legislation and the House voted to support it," the spot says.
November 10, 2007
AIR FORCE AIRMEN GRADUATE FROM BASIC Air Force Airman Akio A. Bischoff has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. He is the son of James and Lisa Greer of Burbank.
October 2, 2009
BURBANK — A small group of demonstrators huddled outside NBC Studios on Monday, calling on world leaders to take decisive action on climate change as President Obama prepares for a series of meetings this week. Carrying signs and mobile phones synchronized to buzz at 12:18 p.m., the handful of protesters were part of a worldwide flash mob sending a rush of phone calls to world leaders urging action on climate change, said Ron Piasecki, organizer and local member of Avaaz, an online group that seeks stronger environmental and human rights protections.
February 15, 2003
Good Samaritans come to officer's aid SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Police are expressing their thanks to two people who helped an officer wrestling with a forgery suspect. Officers were called to the PC Club, 699 N. Victory Blvd., Wednesday afternoon when a 32-year-old Encino man tried to use a stolen credit card to buy computer equipment, Sgt. Bruce Speirs said. Two officers approached the man outside the store, and when they tried to handcuff him, the suspect pushed them and ran away, Speirs said.
September 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Police Department is assisting Cal State Northridge officials in a search for a possible gunman on campus. Officer Fred Queto at the LAPD's Devonshire station said there have been no reports of shots fired or students injured, and that it was unclear whether the suspected gunman is still on campus. According to an emergency notification on the school's Facebook page, police received a report at 10:27 a.m. of a man who indicated he had a gun. The man was described as 5-foot-8 with short spiky hair.
August 28, 2013
The family of a 24-year-old missing Burbank man , along with a local nonprofit, is collecting money to fund a private investigation into his disappearance. Gevork Boyadzhyan was last seen leaving his Burbank home more than a month ago, but his family is holding onto hope that he will one day return home. Boyadzhyan's family, along with the Glendale-based Human Rights Defense, has set up a fund to raise money to hire a private investigator to investigate his disappearance.
June 26, 2002
Burbank chamber to host mixer MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- The Burbank Chamber of Commerce will host a membership mixer Thursday at the Safari Inn. Members and nonmembers are invited to mix and mingle with neighbors and busi- nesses to discuss local issues and network from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parking and registration is at The Anabelle Hotel, 2011 W. Olive Ave, while the mixer is at Safari Inn, 1911 W. Olive Ave. ...