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  • Rep. Adam Schiff introduces bill to impose penalties on 'straw purchasers' of guns

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would impose a two-year prison sentence for people who buy guns in bulk explicitly to resell them. The Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act goes after the so-called “straw...
  • 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...
  • Rep. Schiff joins calls for fresh look at gun control laws

    Rep. Schiff joins calls for fresh look at gun control laws
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was one of a growing chorus of lawmakers who took to the weekend political talk show circuit to call for stricter gun controls, improved school safety and enhanced mental health measures. Appearing on MSNBC the day after...
  • Bloated pensions dragging us down

    Many safety personnel have salaries of more than $100,000 and $200,000 plus as their final pay at retirement. Union contracts in the cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena allow public safety to retire after 30 years at age 50 or 55 with 90% of their...
  • End the gun shows in Glendale

    I have the deepest sorrow for the loss of 20 children and six adults who were gunned down Friday in Newtown, Conn. The Glendale Civic Auditorium is a frequent venue for marketing and sale of firearms that many of us believe contributes to the cycle of...
  • Glendale pension costs keep rising

    Pension costs and other employee benefits continue to be a huge financial burden for Glendale, despite some gains in raising revenue and controlling costs, according to the most recent data available. As of June 2012, the annual pension cost was about...
  • In wake of Newtown shooting, Glendale City Council may hear proposal to ban gun shows

    In wake of Newtown shooting, Glendale City Council may hear proposal to ban gun shows
    Citing the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., Glendale Councilman Rafi Manoukian this week called for taking steps to ban gun shows at the city’s Civic Auditorium. It’s an end game he’s tried before, first in 2006, when he...
  • Think Again: City Council should rethink Glendale Gun Show

    On Dec.14, I was sitting in a session of the Los Angeles City Council for a pending council matter when a news flash came across my iPhone on the Newtown, Conn. school shooting. My heart sank and a shiver went through my body like it did for so many other...
  • On Education: Sandy Hook is a lesson told too often

    There are families in Newtown, Conn. who are enduring the holidays without their children. There are empty spots on couches, unwrapped presents and those who weep at the sight of them. The Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School —...
  • Glendale City Council candidates rail against spending on low-income housing

    Several City Council candidates railed against spending on low-income housing in Glendale at a candidate forum Thursday night, specifically pointing to the high costs of a Habitat for Humanity project completed last year. Some candidates compared the...
  • Habitat attack was unwarranted, unfair

    The perception of our affordable housing project in Glendale was clouded during the Rossmoyne Council Candidates Forum. The city bought the Geneva property several years before San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity was involved in the project. It...
  • Judge rejects Randy Adams' bid to double pension

    Judge rejects Randy Adams' bid to double pension
    A judge has rejected an effort by Bell's former police chief to more than double his pension to $510,000 a year, saying that the City Council never approved his extravagant contract and that city officials tried to keep his salary secret. Randy Adams,...