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  • Portantino aide joins Planned Parenthood

    Julianne Sumiko Hines, a former aide to two members of the Assembly from La Caņada Flintridge, will take the post of vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, the organization announced. Sumiko Hines served as aide to then-Assemblywoman, now state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge), and until recently was district director for Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge). Portantino’s term in the Assembly ended Nov. 30.
  • In Theory: Are religious beliefs enough to exempt parents from vaccinating their children?

    The ongoing measles outbreak tied to visitors at Disneyland in December has put increased scrutiny on the antivaccination population. Until recently, state laws have tended to expand their exemptions from mandatory childhood immunizations, according...

    In Theory: Should sex-ed in schools tell the whole story?

    The documentary “deepsouth” chronicles four people in the American South and how they are trying to find a solution to the region’s HIV epidemic. In the film, there is a scene where a health teacher in Mississippi uses candies in cups to...

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...

    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...