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  • Legislators look to quiet helicopter noise

    State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution last week urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would reduce helicopter noise over L.A. County neighborhoods. The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act,...
  • Local lawmakers lose some, gain some in latest political district maps

    Local lawmakers lose some, gain some in latest political district maps
    State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) might have to move if he wants to make a run for U.S. Congress, according to final drafts of voter redistricting maps released Thursday. Portantino, who will be termed out in the state...
  • Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'

    Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'
    Calling a deal approved by the House on Tuesday to avert the so-called fiscal cliff “far from perfect,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said in a statement after the vote that the legislation at least prevents what surely would have been a...
  • Rep. Schiff takes oath for new term, revised congressional district

    Rep. Schiff takes oath for new term, revised congressional district
    As Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) begins his seventh term in Congress, he will continue to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. “We have so much to accomplish over the next two...
  • Small Wonders: Another year, another wish list

    Each New Year brings the annual overflow of list articles — every noteworthy thing you remember from the past year, and even more you never really cared about. “Best Books of the Year” to “Worst Celebrity Haircuts,” “...
  • Advancing on a 'Territory of Jazz'

    Advancing on a 'Territory of Jazz'
    Choreographer Valery Tereshkin had a very long day ahead of him as he sat in a hotel lobby in Glendale this week. Just days before, his Russian Jazz Ballet had performed “Territory of Jazz” at the Alex Theatre, dancing to popular songs from...
  • Rim of the Valley gets wide support to become part of the national park system

    Rim of the Valley gets wide support to become part of the national park system
    Nearly all of the more than 5,000 respondents to a proposed plan to add a huge swath of wilderness to the national parks system are in favor the idea, federal officials said. About 100 of the responses were against putting the so-called Rim of the Valley...
  • Rep. Schiff calls Obama's proposals to curb gun violence 'reasonable'

    Rep. Schiff calls Obama's proposals to curb gun violence 'reasonable'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) praised President Obama’s announcement Wednesday of a wide-ranging plan to increase gun controls in the wake of several high profile mass shootings. The plan, unveiled at the White House Wednesday, includes a new...
  • Schiff lauds Feinstein's renewed push for assault weapons ban

    Schiff lauds Feinstein's renewed push for assault weapons ban
    California Sen. Diane Feinstein may have few Republican allies -- or even conservative Democrats -- as she pushes a new assault weapons ban, but she can at least count on the support of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) who issued a statement Thursday...
  • Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments. Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
  • NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says

    NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says
    Years of trying to do too many things with too little money have put NASA at risk of ceding leadership in space exploration to other nations, according to a new report that calls on the space agency to make wrenching decisions about its long-term strategy...
  • Ron Kaye: A termed-out 2-percenter

    Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years of being elected. The...