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July 19, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Pa Harry didn't much like Democrats. His favorite way of referring to them was, "Those damn Democrats." Unfortunately for Pa Harry, his grandson, Adam Schiff, joined the enemy. Schiff, 40, became the area's Democratic state senator four years ago and hopes to go on to Congress in November. If his parents, Sherry and Ed Schiff, had anything to do with his choice, Schiff could have gone either way. Sherry comes from a long line of Republicans and is a registered member of the party, while Ed comes from a family of Democrats.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 30, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday said he would fight any move to close the Glenoaks post office in Burbank to cut costs at the financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Gen. Patrick Donahoe, Schiff urged that the branch - located at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd. - remain open, calling the strategy of closing locations to ease financial woes "misguided. " While the potential closure of the small office has been discussed for two years, a final determination has yet to be made, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
Dirty politics by Rogan supporters? There comes a point in political campaigns where a camp and its supporters cross the line from running a hard-fought campaign to doing something unbecoming of the candidate or incumbent. I believe that some of Rogan's supporters have clearly done this with what is a blatant lie to the readers of the Burbank Leader. In the Sept. 23-24 edition, a fellow by the name of Miro Sanchez, who claims he is independent, wrote a letter stating that he and his friend, George, went to a Schiff coffee and that he and George were asked to leave because he was causing trouble with the questions he was asking Schiff.
NEWS
November 5, 2003
'Hope' post office bill going to president BURBANK -- Legislation that would name the post office at 135 E. Olive Ave. for legendary entertainer Bob Hope has passed the U.S. Senate and now awaits the president's signature. The bill, introduced in September by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), was passed by the Senate on Oct. 30. Hope, who lived in Toluca Lake, died July 27 at age 100. Among his many honors, the city of Burbank renamed a portion of Catalina Street near NBC studios after Hope in 1998.
NEWS
March 11, 2000
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- When final results came in early Wednesday, Adam Schiff beat James Rogan in a primary that means nothing but bragging rights. Both Schiff, a state Senator, and Rogan, the incumbent congressman, were unopposed in their party's primaries Tuesday night. When all the votes were counted, Schiff received 2,664 more votes of the 126,650 cast. Schiff gathered 49% to Rogan's 47%. With the district skewed 44% to 37% Democrat among registered voters, both men claimed victory.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
The latest round of TV and hit-mail pieces attacking congressional candidate Adam Schiff are, to put it in the nicest of terms, offensive and maliciously misleading. In hopes of scaring voters into voting for James Rogan, the campaign has inappropriately used an editorial from the Glendale News-Press -- the Leader's sister paper -- and twisted its meaning. In the ads, the out-of-context quote is being pasted on pill bottles, underneath photos of senior citizens and across a grainy photo of Schiff.
NEWS
August 8, 2001
Karen S. Kim AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Local elected officials have commended a decision to modify federal legislation that could have prevented Burbank officials from taking any action to limit growth at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. U.S. Reps. Howard Berman (D-Mission Hills), Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) and Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) announced their support for a decision to exempt Burbank airport from the bill, HR 2107.
NEWS
October 16, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum For 90 minutes Friday, three congressional hopefuls took aim at Adam Schiff in the first of three debates between the four candidates for the 29th District seat in the House of Representatives, painting the incumbent as a career politician who supports war and helps expand the scope of government. Schiff did not take the bait, focusing on his record and his plans for the future instead of giving direct answers to accusations from his challengers.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | June 26, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called Wednesday a “huge day for the cause of equality” after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings essentially affirming the rights of gay couples to marry. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was unconstitutional because it denied equal rights and benefits to all married couples. The court also turned away the defenders of Proposition 8, essentially sending the case back to California, where state officials are likely to resume gay marriages.
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NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 30, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday said he would fight any move to close the Glenoaks post office in Burbank to cut costs at the financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Gen. Patrick Donahoe, Schiff urged that the branch - located at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd. - remain open, calling the strategy of closing locations to ease financial woes "misguided. " While the potential closure of the small office has been discussed for two years, a final determination has yet to be made, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher.
NEWS
July 6, 2012
Re: “Schiff blasts House vote on gun issue,” June 24, Adam Schiff, from the comfort of his Washington office, released a condemning statement about a committee's contempt vote against Eric Holder. Terrific use of congressional pen and paper, Adam. The Fast and Furious program was, and is, much more than what you dismiss as a “botched gun-walking operation.” An American border patrol agent named Brian Terry and purportedly 200 so-far unnamed Mexicans lost their lives from guns supplied by the American government.
NEWS
March 13, 2012
It has been a little over two years since the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, gave us Citizens United. This decision held that, for purposes of freedom of speech, corporations are deemed to be “persons” and that the limitation on political contributions provided for in the McCain-Feingold legislation was unconstitutional. This decision has been described by many, including our congressman, Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), as one of the worst ever. Schiff called the decision a “disaster for the political process.” He stated: “Sadly, our fears about the decision have become fully realized as anonymous donors pollute the electoral system with potentially hundreds of millions in undisclosed spending” (“Occupy group protests Citizens United decision,” Jan. 22)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2012
Every March, during Women's History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District. They include: Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City. “Recipients of the 'Woman of the Year award' come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region,” Rep. Schiff said in a statement. “I urge constituents to contact my office and let us know about some of the admirable women in our communities by nominating them for this year's award.” While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who - through their work or volunteerism - have improved the quality of life in our community.
FEATURES
November 28, 2009
MAN LIVING DREAM TO SERVE IN THE NAVAL ACADEMY In the sixth grade, Jonathan DeSimone knew he wanted to go to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. By the seventh grade, he learned about qualifying for admittance and wrote an essay about attending the academy. . Then at 14, DeSimone joined the Burbank Police Department Explorers and went on to graduate the Sheriffs Explorers Academy and earn the Burbank Police Department Chiefs Commendation Award. At 10 years old he got his first job teaching Tae Kwon Do. Training since he was 4 years old, he went on to earn the rank of fourth degree Master of Tae Kwon Do at 16. He joined the Boy Scouts at 14 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout at 16. At Burbank High he lettered in the sport of track/field and earned Scholar Athlete awards.
NEWS
November 8, 2008
It is, in short, a fine time to be a Democrat. The American two-party system has swung back and forth like a pendulum over the last century, with neither the Democrats nor the Republicans putting more than two consecutive candidates in the White House since 1928. Sometimes, the two parties run neck-and-neck; Tuesday, it was little short of a Democratic free-for-all, as Sen. Barack Obama won the presidency in a landslide, and his fellow party members decisively took the House and Senate.
NEWS
November 5, 2008
PRESIDENT VOTES % Bob Barr (L)  13,214  0.5 Alan Keyes (AI) 29,728 0.3 Cynthia McKinney (GR) 27,855 0.2 John McCain (R) 3,730,119 37 Ralph Nader (PF) 79,037 0.8 Barack Obama (D) 6,172,303 61.2       CONGRESS 26TH DISTRICT VOTES % Ted Brown (L)
NEWS
November 1, 2008
Three incumbent representatives looking to regain their congressional seats Nov. 4 were lauded by a slew of advocacy groups this week for votes they cast in the 110th Congress, which officially ends Jan. 3 but has stood in recess since early October. Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman received high marks from at least five organizations whose interests include veterans affairs, the environment, civil rights and women’s rights, while Republican Rep. David Dreier was praised for his work on senior citizen issues.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein and The Leader | August 9, 2008
BURBANK — With rumors swirling that U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein is considering a run for governor of California in 2010, her possible vacancy could pave the way for Rep. Adam Schiff to move from one legislative body to the other. Schiff, 48, a three-term member of Congress whose eight years in the House of Representatives has been marked by a rise in the number of committees on which he serves, has been mentioned as a possible senatorial candidate on the strength of his fundraising ability and unassailable praise from local residents and staff members in Washington, D.C. Those close to Schiff believe he is open to the idea of running if the opportunity presented itself and the timing was right; but officially, Schiff said his focus will remain on his district, which includes Burbank and Glendale.
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