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  • Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race

    Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race
    A former assemblyman and a Pasadena councilwoman have announced plans to run for a state Senate seat in the 25th district currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge). The seat will open up in 2016 when Liu must leave office due to term limits....
  • Legislators send in their bills

    Local representatives turned in a lot of paperwork leading up to the Feb. 18 deadline for California lawmakers to submit legislation for the 2011-12 session. The four lawmakers who represent all or parts of Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge...
  • In Theory: What is the role of religion?

    David Hartman, a Jerusalem-based rabbi and philosopher, recently sat down for an interview with CNN's Izzy Lemberg. In the interview, Hartman wonders whether religion is really helpful to the human condition. "There's a whole bunch of myths that religions...
  • Incumbents outpacing rivals in fundraising

    If dollars were votes, the local races for Congress and Assembly would be landslides. Incumbent Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all have substantial fundraising advantages over...
  • Gingrich speaks out for Colbert

    The Republican challenger to incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) got a national boost Saturday when former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich hosted a fundraiser in Simi Valley. John Colbert, the Republican challenger and a former law enforcement...
  • Gatto and Ramani go into detail

    The candidates vying to represent Burbank and Glendale in the state Assembly agree on the need to create jobs, but differ in their paths toward righting the economy and fixing the state budget crisis. In written answers to questions from the Glendale...
  • Rallying from the right

    This year's November election kicked off a hard-hitting town hall discussion Sunday night by conservative radio talk show hosts on issues ranging from the "tea party" movement to California's business environment. About 1,300 people attended 870 AM KRLA...
  • Schiff, Sherman transfer funds

    Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) have given nearly $1 million in combined donations to their colleagues during a fundraising cycle in which Republican challengers are poised to make significant gains. Both incumbent...
  • Gatto wins special election for Assembly seat

    Gatto wins special election for Assembly seat
    Democrat Mike Gatto won a commanding victory in the special election for the 43rd Assembly District seat Tuesday, defeating his Republican opponent by a nearly 20% margin. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Gatto received 20,870 votes, or 58.7%,...
  • Gatto offers potentially sunny budget forecast

    Gatto offers potentially sunny budget forecast
    Lawmakers will not approve a state budget for weeks and may not complete one until after the November election, Assemblyman Mike Gatto told a crowd of 30 Saturday in Glendale. Gatto's forecast came during a town hall meeting in which he touted...
  • Incumbents keep their seats

    A Republican wave broke over the nation Tuesday, but it didn't reach Glendale or Burbank. Final results for the three races in the region showed Democrat incumbents waltzed back into office by nearly 2-1 margins. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) took 65% of...
  • Portantino swings toward Brown proposal

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was alone among the state’s Democrats Wednesday when he voted against Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to gut the state’s 400-plus redevelopment agencies. But after a meeting with the...