July 29, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- What started as a ploy to meet girls landed a 17-year-old Dario Frommer his first state office -- youth governor of the YMCA "Youth and Government" program. "I ran against a guy who was sort of the heir-apparent," he said. "I beat him. That was a big deal." At 36, the Los Feliz resident credits that successful campaign for helping to lead him to his second run for state office as the Democratic candidate for the 43rd Assembly District seat.
January 19, 2000
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- In the state Assembly race to replace outgoing state Assemblyman Scott Wildman (D-Burbank), Democratic candidates are out-raising Republicans more than two to one. The top two fund-raisers in 1999 were both Democrats. Dario Frommer, a former aide to Gov. Gray Davis, raised $244,000 to Toluca Lake attorney Paul Krekorian's $149,000. The top GOP fund-raiser, attorney Craig Missakian, has raised $101,000. The Glendale resident has raised only $16,000 in individual contributions.
August 9, 2006
UNITED STATES Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-29th District) www.house.gov/schiff 35 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 205 Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 304-2727 Congressman Brad Sherman (D-27th District) www.house.gov/sherman 5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 420 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (818) 501-9200 Senator Dianne Feinstein feinstein.senate.gov 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310)
December 6, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- Their races won nearly a month ago, the area's two elected state representatives finally claimed their prizes Monday. After four years spent as a local assemblyman, Democrat Jack Scott was sworn into his new post -- state senator for the 21st District, which includes Glendale and Burbank. "I feel like I'm much better prepared than I was four years ago when I was sworn into the Assembly," Scott said. "I feel much more confident now."
March 11, 2000
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- Dario Frommer and Craig Missakian emerged victorious and will face each other in November in a race that will decide Glendale's 43rd Assembly District representative. Frommer, a Democrat, overcame an early deficit in absentee ballots to soundly beat Paul Krekorian with about 25% of the votes. Krekorian finished with 20%, and John Hisserich followed with 13%. Missakian, the Republican winner, finished with 21% of ballots cast, outdistancing Mark MacCarley, who finished with 15% of the vote, and Liz Michael's 6%. Wednesday morning, MacCarley put his support firmly behind Missakian.
June 18, 2003
Molly Shore The block party he threw last year was such a success, Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) has decided to do it again this weekend at Johnny Carson Park. Frommer and the city of Burbank are inviting the public to attend the legislator's Behind the Scenes Community Block Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Johnny Carson Park, 400 S. Bob Hope Drive. "It's an opportunity for residents to come and spend a day in the park, meet other folks and learn about services and activities that are going on in Burbank," Frommer said.
June 1, 2002
May 15 was Advocacy Day in Sacramento. I got a chance to go and join the mission. The California Council of the Alzheimer's Assn. put this together as part of the Public Policy Program. Alzheimer's disease is very costly to family members, businesses, and to our government. There is progress being made, but there is still much work to be done. After all, the baby boomers are aging. The chance of getting Alzheimer's increases as one gets older. At age 80, the chance of getting it is about 20%. At age 85, it is 50%. For those of you who never took care of a loved one with the disease, it is horrible.
February 5, 2000
Robert Blechl CIVIC CENTER -- Praising his efforts to promote public safety, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer stopped in Burbank on Thursday to support Dario Frommer's bid for the Democratic party's nomination in the 43rd Assembly District. The endorsement ceremony on the front steps of Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters included a dozen off-duty Burbank firefighters and representatives from the Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles police departments.
October 19, 2002
Molly Shore Debbie Fineberg said she and her family feel safe living in Burbank. Nevertheless, Fineberg and her daughter Christine, 9, were among the roomful of parents and children attending a child-safety workshop at the Burbank Family YMCA that was hosted by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank). "Nowadays," Fineberg said, "you have to be more cautious and kids need to be more streetwise." Recent child abductions, including the kidnapping and murder of Orange County girl Samantha Runnion, were the impetus for Frommer's Wednesday evening workshop, which was done with help from the Burbank Police Department.
October 17, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Don Burns is celebrating a victory, but he knows the real work is just beginning. Burns, lobbyist for the Burbank-based California Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, is pleased with Gov. Gray Davis' Oct. 11 signing of Assembly Bill 306 -- which has granted $100,000 in general funds to increase access to Braille instructional materials and offer more Braille training courses...