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  • Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system

    Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system
    WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers is hoping the recent string of Southern California temblors will jolt Congress into funding an earthquake warning system. The lawmakers are seeking some of the $38.3 million needed to build the system on the West Coast...
  • In Theory: Evangelicals for immigration reform

    In Theory: Evangelicals for immigration reform
    Reforming America's immigration laws to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship has long been seen as a cause championed by liberals. But now a group that's not exactly known for liberal ideas has joined the call to relax immigration...
  • Glenoaks post office in Burbank to close, officials confirm

    Glenoaks post office in Burbank to close, officials confirm
    After two years of hand-wringing by residents, the Glenoaks post office in Burbank will be closed and its two employees will be reassigned, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Friday. The news comes less than two months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)...
  • Rep. Schiff calls decision to close Glenoaks post office 'misguided'

    Rep. Adam Schiff issued a statement Friday reiterating his position that closing the Glenoaks post office in Burbank -- a decision announced earlier in the day -- is part of a “misguided” strategy that will do little to address larger...
  • USPS struggles but maintains service

    Regarding the June 22 story headlined "Rep. Schiff calls decision to close Glenoaks Post Office 'misguided'', I would like to assure Congressman Schiff and Burbank residents that consolidation of the Glenoaks Station will not hamper residents' ability...
  • Schiff: America has hit a 'tipping point' on gun violence

    Schiff: America has hit a 'tipping point' on gun violence
    As the students and teachers involved in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to school this week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) begins serving on a congressional task force set up to address gun violence and propose potential gun-reform...
  • Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far

    Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far
    Bob Hope Airport will avoid the impact of $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts that are slated for midnight Friday -- a move that officials warn will force a scale back in operations at airfields across the nation. A last-minute huddle between...
  • Op-Ed: Shedding light on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    The recent leaks of NSA programs to the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers have awakened a strong desire among many Americans to know more about how the Intelligence Community conducts its business. Americans expect their government to do the utmost...
  • In Theory: Is Christian prayer fair game at council meetings?

    The Obama administration has surprised its supporters and some in the Republican party by agreeing that town councils should be allowed to open meetings with a Christian prayer. Several towns across America have been taken to court and lost cases...
  • Obama's military request in Syria too broad, Schiff says

    As Republican and Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives have jumped on board to support President Barack Obama’s request for military strikes in Syria, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Monday that he is concerned that international...
  • In Theory: Faith and the decision to fight

    President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus. Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
  • Schiff criticizes Burbank post office closure plan

    Schiff criticizes Burbank post office closure plan
    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...