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Schiff offers updates on foreign conflicts

Schiff offers updates on foreign conflicts

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) visited the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), on Tuesday and gave an update on foreign policy matters that the U.S. is facing. Schiff, a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, opened by discussing the situation in Iraq and Syria. While President Barack Obama has recently [...] [...more]

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USPS ships retail services to Doheny

USPS ships retail services to Doheny

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has relocated the West Hollywood Post Office’s retail services to a new facility at 458 N. Doheny Drive. The location opened its doors to the public on Monday. Budget issues have prompted the agency to consolidate operations throughout the country. The financial problems hit the West Hollywood Post Office in [...] [...more]

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Hobby Lobby ruling denounced

Hobby Lobby ruling denounced

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30 ruled that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations requiring employers to provide female employees with no-cost access to contraception violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The justices ruled 5-4 on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. case. “I join … the chorus of voices today [...] [...more]

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Postal service eyes site for West Hollywood relocation

Postal service eyes site for West Hollywood relocation

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has yet to make a decision regarding the future of the West Hollywood Branch Post Office, but the agency has found a potential new location — 458 Doheny Drive — for the post office’s retail services. In January, USPS approved the relocation of West Hollywood’s retail services from their current [...] [...more]

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Government shutdown continues, effects loom

Government shutdown continues, effects loom

Day 9 of the federal government shutdown commenced on Wednesday, and legislators representing the local area did not seem optimistic that the stalemate in Washington will cease any time soon. Following President Barack Obama’s hour-long press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday held a three-minute press conference calling on Democrats to work with [...] [...more]

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Local legislators to vote on Syria

Local legislators to vote on Syria

As the federal government determines whether it will punish the Syrian government for using chemical weapons against its people, California Congress members will have tough decisions to make in the coming weeks. President Barack Obama has asked Congress to authorize the use of force against Syria after President Bashar al-Assad’s regime reportedly used sarin gas [...] [...more]

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Wallenberg was ‘once in a century’

Wallenberg was ‘once in a century’

During the Holocaust, Raoul Wallenberg spent just six months in Budapest, Hungary, but his courageous and creative efforts to save thousands of Jewish lives continue to be celebrated almost 70 years later. On Monday, federal, state and local officials rededicated Raoul Wallenberg Square and its commemorative statue at Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, a day [...] [...more]

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Sequester: Federal issue to have impacts locally

Sequester: Federal issue to have impacts locally

The deadline to prevent across-the-board federal spending cuts — known as sequestration — is Friday, and local legislators fear that the deadline will come and go before Congress reaches a deal. The Budget Control Act of 2011 included a provision that called for 8 to 10 percent cuts to federal agencies, a proposal thought to [...] [...more]

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Hollywood students get congressional update

Hollywood students get congressional update

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday visited Neil Fitzpatrick’s government class at Hollywood High School to inform students about his position and the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C. He discussed the fiscal challenges facing the country, and offered a brief run-down of the deal that ended the negotiations. However, that deal will [...] [...more]

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Fiscal cliff averted, deal reached

Fiscal cliff averted, deal reached

Just when the country was peering over the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” legislators in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives reached a deal to prevent tax increases and budget cuts on Jan. 1. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said he felt that the compromise was reasonable, though certain elements of it may [...] [...more]

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