February 27, 2013
State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has been named to three important education-related committees on Capitol Hill, putting her in a prime position as she prepares to guide legislation down winding paths where allies are needed at every curve. A former public school teacher and administrator, Liu was already chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee before the latest round of committee assignments last week. While Dan Schnur, director of USC's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, said the appointments wouldn't directly impact the senator's ability to get education legislation passed, they couldn't hurt.
August 12, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta LA CRESCENTA -- Carol Liu will never finish doing everything she wants to do. There will always be more people to meet, more causes to take on, more books to read and more documents to study. One of the most important, time-consuming things on her life's "to-do" list at the moment is running for the 44th Assembly District. As a girl growing up in Oakland, Liu, now 58, sought to be disciplined. "I really wanted to go to a girls' school so I would focus," she said.
August 19, 2011
Adam Carter is only 27, but he's already worked for the Pasadena area's top Democratic officeholders. Carter starts work this week as the new district representative for state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) in the Pasadena and Altadena areas, Liu announced Wednesday. PASADENA SUN
January 6, 2012
Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation Thursday she contends that, had been in place during fiscal year 2010-11, would have resulted in about $3.5 million in additional funds for local governments in California. The bill, sponsored by state Controller John Chiang, would help cities and counties collect money that they are owed. Chiang's office would be able to offset funds that a person or business owes to local governments when they file a claim for unclaimed financial accounts through the state's program that tracks those accounts.
April 29, 2002
As the old cliche goes, "the silence has been deafening" in La Canada regarding Assembly Bill 2160. This bill would take decisions on a wide variety of issues, such as curriculum, textbooks and standards, from elected school officials and make them part of the collective bargaining process. Instead of being open to the public, these issues would be decided behind closed doors by people who are unaccountable to the public, namely union negotiators. Leading newspapers from San Diego to Sacramento, including locals like the Daily News of Los Angeles, Pasadena Star News and San Marino Tribune, have written editorials strongly opposing AB 2160.
November 11, 2011
The California Library Association has named State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) its 2011 Legislator of the Year. The organization represents public, academic and specialty libraries across the state. Liu was recognized for her leadership in helping to preserve public library funding in this year's state budget, said Pasadena Public Library Director Jan Sanders. “As the chairwoman of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, and as a member of the Senate Budget Committee, she fully understood the 'real world' impacts of the devastating cuts that were being proposed for three major library programs,” Sanders said in a statement.
April 4, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta MONTROSE - It was party time for local Democrats. Party legislators and candidates turned out for the "Democratic Unity to Victory Celebration," a picnic held Sunday at the Gardens of Hillmont in Pasadena. The event was sponsored by the 44th Assembly District Committee of the California Democratic Party. State Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Montrose) and Carol Liu, the Democrat challenging Susan Carpenter McMillan for Scott's seat, were there, as was state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale)
November 3, 2004
Results as of press time, 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. -- U.S. Congress District 26 David Dreier 56% Cynthia Matthews 41% (R) (D) U.S. Congress District 29 Adam B. 63% Harry Scolinos 33% Schiff (D) (R) State Senate District 21 Jack Scott 78% Bob New (L) 22% (D) State Senate District 29 Bob Margett 64% Rufino Bautista 31% (R) Jr. (D) State Assembly District 43 Dario 77% Sandor J. Woren 23% Frommer (D) (L) State Assembly District 44 Carol Liu (D)
October 24, 2002
Janine Marnien GOP club hosts assembly candidate LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Foothills Republican Club hosted Assembly candidate Dan O'Connell at its Oct. 17 meeting. O'Connell is running against incumbent Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) in the upcoming election. He spoke on his experiences as a deputy district attorney prosecuting narcotics crimes. The Foothills Republican Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Nov. 14 at the Republican Headquarters, 2512 Foothill Blvd.
May 15, 2002
In a disingenuous attempt to change the subject, Chris Davis ("Teaching bill is not the would-be disaster we're led to believe," May 7) attempts to shift the focus from Carol Liu's failure to oppose AB 2160 to her support of AB 2347. While both bills are bad for our children and our schools, AB 2160 is by far the worst of the two. By concentrating on the lesser of these two evil bills, Davis attempts to marginalize opposition to both bills. Given the content of Davis' letter, it is obvious that he is a teacher.