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)
June 7, 2006
Results as of press time. Numbers are in percentages. GOVERNOR Barbara Becnel (D)..................2.7 Steve Westly (D)....................43.6 Phil Angelides (D)..................47.6 Michael Strimling (D)...............1.5 Vibert Greene (D)....................1.0 Joe Brouillette (D)....................1.7 Frank A. Macaluso Jr. (D)...........1.1 Jerald Robert Gerst (D)............0.8 Robert C. Newman II (R)...........3.5 Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
June 14, 2012
Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee will have to wait a little longer to learn her fate for stealing more than $7 million in political funds from at least 50 clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Durkee, who pleaded guilty in March to five counts of mail fraud, was scheduled to be sentenced June 20 in federal court, but her attorney and federal officials have agreed to delay the sentencing until Oct. 10. "Based on the complexity of this case, all parties have agreed to a continuation of the judgment and sentencing," wrote Linda Alger, a senior United States probation officer, in a memo to the clerk of U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller.
November 28, 2012
Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee agreed Tuesday with a recommendation by federal prosecutors that she be sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $7 million from as many as 50 political clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Such a punishment "is a just and appropriate sentence," says a court filing by Durkee's attorney, Daniel V. Nixon, on the eve of her sentencing. The 15-page filing, set to be considered Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento, is the first detailed explanation Durkee has offered about what happened to the money she stole.
July 7, 2001
I just wanted to add something to Talbert Kanigher's statement ("Keep records of mail debacles," June 13) that the postmaster generally does not care. I have to add that our elected officials do not care, either. Due to the bad attitudes, lost, damaged and misdirected mail, I sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff and U.S. senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Congressman Schiff sent my letter to the postal service's consumer relations representative in Washington, D.C. So far, I have not heard from Sen. Boxer.
July 16, 2012
With the state Legislature on summer recess, a bipartisan delegation of 10 Assembly members is in Washington, D.C., this week meeting with federal officials on issues including healthcare reform, veterans' disability benefits and immigration. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) is leading the trip to meet with Obama administration officials including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and congressional leaders including Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from California.
September 5, 2012
It's always nice when you can get others to make your points for you, and Rep. Howard Berman has found some help among Washington insider organizations in his election battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman. Foreign Policy magazine's website has listed Berman among the 50 most influential Democrats in international affairs. At No. 23, Berman ranked below Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) but ahead of MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow and California's senior senator, Dianne Feinstein.
September 13, 2011
The Democratic campaign operative arrested on suspicion of stealing campaign funds from her clients may be "the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers," Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) told contributors in an email. Kinde Durkee, a Burbank accountant who handled funds for numerous local, state and congressional candidates, is accused of stealing more than $250,000 from the Davis campaign, the email said. "Our treasurer was arrested and is accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe millions, to herself from our campaign, and the campaigns of many, many others," Davis said in the "Dear Friends" email.