In what is likely little surprise to residents of the Democratic stronghold, most voters in Burbank cast ballots for President-elect Joseph Biden, though local supporters of President Donald Trump also came out in greater numbers than in 2016. A ballot breakdown for Los Angeles County that was released this week after results were certified showed that out of the 58,220 Burbank voters who cast a ballot for president, 39,375, or 67.6%, went with Biden. Another 30.3% — 17,672 people — voted for Trump in the Nov. 3 election. For comparison, in 2016, 30,835 (66.5%) Burbank voters cast their ballot for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, while 12,718 (27.4%) voted for Trump.
President Donald Trump recently announced his intent to nominate for former La Cañada Flintridge resident Robert Kohorst to be ambassador to Croatia, according to a news release from the White House.
Kohorst, who was among 11 ambassador nominees on Sept. 5, has expertise in law, real estate and finance. In 1994, he founded Pasadena-based Everest Properties, a company that purchases and operates apartment, self-storage and retail properties throughout the United States. Its portofolio is estimated to be worth more than $500 million. Continue reading “Trump Nominates Former LCF Resident for Ambassador Role”
“It is certainly an interesting time for lawyers,” Quemars Ahmed said. “Although maybe all times are interesting for lawyers?”
Ahmed, a 2009 La Cañada High School graduate, is the editor-in-chief of the UCLA Law Review, the nation’s 5th-ranked scholarly law journal. Known for being hard-working and cool-headed, the ever intellectually curious Ahmed is the first Muslim to lead the law school’s flagship journal since it began publishing in 1953.
“It means something to me only in the sense that it is representative of a larger phenomenon,” Ahmed said. “It’s a personal achievement, too, but … it does provide evidence of the fact that discrimination isn’t taking place [at UCLA] and it normalizes the relationships of other demographics in the law; I take that as a good thing.” Continue reading “LCHS Grad Tackling Tough Topics at UCLA Law Review”
As the shockwaves of Donald Trump’s presidential upset win continue to reverberate in California, Pasadena residents this past week expressed the full gambit of emotion, from bitter disappointment and fear to joyous elation.
Of the total 40,466 ballots cast in the city of Pasadena, 18.7% of the votes were for Trump, while 72.9% were for Hillary Clinton. Support for Trump was wider across the state with 33.2% of the votes, versus the 61.5% for Clinton.
Despite political leanings, residents came together to support the troops and those who served the country at the city’s Veterans Day tribute at City Hall last Friday. Continue reading “Trump’s Win Divides Neighbors; Some Rattle, Others Rally”
Like the majority of Californians, La Cañada Flintridge residents voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States in last week’s general election, casting 4,259 votes for Clinton and 2,855 for Donald Trump, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
The day after the third and final presidential debate last week, the co-presidents of La Cañada High School’s elite speech and debate team took time from their busy teenage lives to critique the arguments made by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Continue reading “LCHS Students Critique Debate”