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.
October 25, 2006
BURBANK — The war in Iraq and foreign policy are among the top issues for candidates running against incumbent Adam Schiff for the 29th Congressional District seat on Nov. 7. "I want to end the war and bring the troops home," said Bill Paparian, a former mayor of Pasadena and a member of the Green Party. He is running against Schiff, a Democrat; Linda Llamas, of the Peace and Freedom Party; Libertarian Jim Keller; and Republican William Bodell. The 29th Congressional District includes Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena.
May 8, 2002
Will Rogers It has been at least 45 minutes since the last election, and I don't think the next is due for another hour or two, so I had hoped for a brief period of going to the mailbox without an elected official popping out. The constant flow of mail from politicians is enough to make me long for those golden days when I'd toss the newly arrived mail on the table and tell my wife, "It's all bills." Though we're now enjoying a respite from blatant campaign fliers, local residents have experienced a recent spate of mailers from the guys who won the last elections.
October 22, 2000
Adam Schiff Two months ago, the Los Angeles Times reported that a suspected cancer-causing chemical called chromium 6 had been detected in ground water wells in the San Fernando Valley. The disclosure raised serious public health concerns because municipal water agencies pump out the ground water, treat it and blend it with our drinking water. Chromium is used in industrial manufacturing, and its toxic version, chromium 6, was at the center of the movie "Erin Brockovich" focusing on a legal investigator uncovering the causes of illnesses that had stricken many people in a California town.
October 7, 2000
One of my top priorities as your elected representative in Sacramento has been ensuring that our communities are protected against violence and crime. As a federal prosecutor for six years prior to being elected to the California State Senate, I have worked hard to pass laws which give prosecutors, police and community leaders the tools they need to effectively combat crime. I introduced several bills this year in response to problems brought to my attention by our local police departments.
September 15, 2001
Adam B. Schiff A secondary blast at the Pentagon rocked my building as I prepared to leave for the Capitol. I walked down East Capitol while people streamed out of the House Office Buildings and passed me on the street. The Capitol Hill police were cordoning off the area, sirens wailing in the background; no one was permitted further entry, and members of Congress were barred from their own offices. Another hijacked plane was in the air and one presumed destination was another target in the capital.
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.
September 22, 2007
BURBANK ? Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this week could mean $1 billion in increased anti-gang and gang-prevention funding for law enforcement in Glendale, Burbank and other San Fernando and San Gabriel valley cities. The Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Act was introduced Monday by Rep. Adam Schiff ? who represents Glendale and parts of Burbank ? and would spread the money over five years, primarily in a program that combines local, state and federal efforts to confront high-intensity gang activity, Schiff?
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.