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March 18, 2009
President heading to Burbank Thursday President Barack Obama will join host Jay Leno on ?The Tonight Show? Thursday, becoming the first sitting president to appear on the late night talk show taped in Burbank. Obama will hold a town hall-style meeting today in Costa Mesa and then tour an electric vehicle factory in Pomona on Thursday, the White House said. Obama was a featured guest on comedy shows as a candidate, but NBC and the White House said this will be the first time a serving president has been on ?
By Zain Shauk | January 19, 2009
Burbank and Glendale students and city workers were among the hundreds of thousands in Washington for today’s historic presidential inauguration. A group of 14 Glendale High School students made the trip with two of their history teachers, as did Burbank youth Tara Bachman and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, who said the opportunity of seeing Barack Obama sworn in as the nation’s first black president was too momentous to miss. “When you think of the significance of this, the first African-American president, that can only happen once,” Scoggins said from the capitol Monday.
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.
By Christine Putnam | October 25, 2008
Sandwiches have been an American favorite since the days of the American Revolution. George Washington ate sandwiches and candy for lunch every day. Calvin Coolidge sneaked away from his inaugural parade to enjoy sandwiches and coffee at the White House with his wife. After taking the oath of office following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, President Truman returned home for a turkey sandwich and a glass of milk. The current White House chefs can predict President Bush’s favorite lunch — bacon-lettuce-tomato on white bread with Lays potato chips and a diet Coke.
March 19, 2008
President George W. Bush president The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Vice President Richard C. Cheney vice_president@ www.whitehouse. gov/vicepresident The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 (202) 456-1111 Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-29th District)
By By Lauren Hilgers | February 1, 2006
Before taking the stage on Monday, Pauline Blake took a moment to adjust her purple boa. It was just the thing to compliment a rendition of "Hello Dolly". Blake was one of the main attractions at the Joslyn Adult Center's biannual Senior Superstar Showcase -- an event where stars must have at least 55 years of experience. "People who are entertainers want to entertain," said the event's organizer Marie Burnet. "This gives them a chance." The showcase gives seniors a venue to perform for their peers, she said.
By By Mark R. Madler | November 12, 2005
Ollie Johnston, last remaining "nine old men" from Disney's golden age, receives National Medal of Arts in Oval Office ceremony.La CaƱada-Flintridge resident Ollie Johnston -- the last of the elite animators from the golden age of the Walt Disney Co. -- was awarded the National Medal of Arts Thursday morning in a ceremony with President Bush at the White House. Johnston, 93, was recognized for his contributions to animation through his work on such classic Disney films as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Pinocchio" and "Bambi."
August 4, 2004
REEL CRITIC Josh Kleinbaum is the city hall reporter for the News-Press, the Leader's sister publication. Throughout Maj. Ben Marco's wild ride in "The Manchurian Candidate," as the character played by Denzel Washington tries to uncover a plot to install a president brainwashed by a mega-corporation, dueling thoughts battled in the back of my mind -- this is completely implausible, yet it strangely rings true....
August 14, 2002
Congressman Schiff and his recently announced Republican opponent unfortunately voice the same platitudes and safe, sanitized views on issues. With neither willing to risk bold statements, the only difference for voters will be the amount of mud each will sling. Voters should insist that the candidates speak specifically about what they advocate on the following: Putting 200,000 U.S. troops in a land war in Iraq; bringing prices of U.S. prescription drugs in line with the lower cost in Canada for identical products; stopping U.S. businesses from moving offices offshore to avoid taxes, which go to provide services to these businesses; assuring citizens that their full constitutional rights will not be compromised; and plugging the loopholes in the recently passed campaign finance reform act so the FOR SALE signs can come off the White House and the Capitol.
July 8, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta I thought the power blue suit and a purposeful walk would make me blend in. I was wrong. To look like a White House press corps veteran, you need only carry a cheap paperback or a well-worn copy of that day's Washington Post and slump into any given seat. My lesson came during a recent evening spent following President Clinton around Washington, D.C. The moment I walked into the White House press office, it was obvious I was too enthusiastic to blend in with my more seasoned counterparts.
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