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Scientists and engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory were unfairly disciplined for sending emails about a U.S. Supreme Court decision involving background checks at the agency, a judge has ruled. The ruling comes after the JPL employees...
Tags: NASA, Employees, Google Inc., Justice System, Work Relations
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Thursday to uphold President Obama's health insurance mandate will expand coverage to many uninsured Americans, but its effect on area hospitals remains unclear. Len LaBella, president of Verdugo Hills Hospital, is...
The parade is over. The nights are short and the days are long. La Caņada, home to book worms and book groups, is the inspiration for the following books. Thanks to the wonders of self-publication, some of us may be named in Arthur Johnson's “The...
Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
Tags: Abortion Issue, Values, Social Issues, CBS Corp., Heroism
La Caņada saw its share of troubling news in 2011, the most controversial being a complaint filed against a La Caņada High School teacher for having made ethnic slurs in her math classrooms. But there also were celebratory moments — for the...
Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
Tags: Values, Human Rights, Gay Rights, Constitutional Issues, Islam
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday to allow sweeping background checks of JPL scientists and other government contract workers, ruling that privacy rights do not prevent officials from digging into employees' medical, financial and...
The year 2010 was one of watchful anticipation in La Caņada Flintridge: City officials were on alert during periods of rainfall, keenly aware of the threat of debris flows in the wake of the 2009 Station fire that charred the Angeles National Forest,...
On Oct. 5, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in National Aeronautics and Space Administration v. Nelson, the JPL background check "informational privacy" case. The case concerns the scope of background checks for contractors who...
On Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in the case of Snyder v. Phelps. This involves the issue of the Westboro Baptist Church's picketing military funerals. The church used signs that expressed their pleasure (and, supposedly, God's) with...
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