Sparks Fly at Local Congressional Candidate Debate

The last of a series of local forums on local, state and federal elections also proved to be the most combative, with the two candidates for California’s 28th congressional district clashing over the coronavirus, the president and other topics.
Rep. Adam Schiff, who has represented the 28th Congressional District that includes Burbank, Glendale and part of Pasadena, is running against Eric Early, a Republican attorney who previously made an unsuccessful bid for California attorney general.
The event hosting the two candidates, held Monday by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank, had been marketed as a Q&A-focused forum. But a flurry of attacks from Early against his Democratic opponent pushed it into the territory of an aggressive debate, while Schiff reserved most of his jabs for Trump and other Republicans.

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Local Leaders Eulogize Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Bipartisan admiration was expressed this week for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died of cancer last Friday. She is pictured here with Rep. Adam Schiff, who had invited her to a meeting on how to improve relations between Congress and the courts.

Local leaders offered heartfelt tributes this week after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Rep. Adam Schiff hailing her as a trailblazer and county Supervisor Kathryn Barger praising her legacy.
Ginsburg, who was 87, died at her Washington home of complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court announced late Friday.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered for the way she inspired, encouraged and advocated,” Barger said. “She leaves an unforgettable legacy that will be carried on by courageous women and girls for generations to come.”
Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the high court after being nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993. The Columbia Law School graduate taught at Rutgers Law School and Columbia and was a fierce courtroom advocate for women’s rights, becoming an icon for feminists and earning the nickname “Notorious RBG.”
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HEROES Act Could Benefit LCF, City Council is Told By Schiff

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council convened for a regular meeting on Tuesday and had a special guest to discuss local and national issues, most notably the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined the council to elucidate the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a new relief package passed by the House of Representatives last Friday but is currently stagnant in the Senate.
The $3 trillion HEROES Act would provide Americans with a second stimulus check as well as provide financial relief to businesses, and state and local governments affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I have to think members of both parties recognize the difficulty their constituents are facing right now,” Schiff told councilmembers. “That would be really a disservice to our common constituents if we were to let cities go bankrupt or have to lay off their teachers or first responders. We have funding for the school districts also to help with those issues.”
The package would provide hazard pay for personnel on the front lines during the pandemic, such as hospital workers, bus drivers and grocery store employees. Schiff also noted that it would support homeowners, homeless and food benefits.
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