April 1, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum Dave Boucher pulled his car to a stop in the middle of Rossmoyne Avenue, drawn by a collection of 31 campaign signs adorning a front lawn. "It's like Christmas decorations," Boucher said through the car's open window. "Is that everybody that's running?" No, Jim Perkins' lawn does not have campaign signs for everybody who's running in Tuesday's municipal election. In fact, only a few current candidates are displayed in Perkins' frontyard ode to elections.
October 15, 2004
Jim Rogan will bare his soul about his transformation from high school dropout to politician at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 the Glendale main library in a presentation on his book, "Rough Edges: My Unlikely Road From Welfare to Washington." The politician, who represented the Crescenta Valley and Glendale in his career as a member of the California State Assembly and U.S. Congress, will tell the stories in the place where he launched his political career. "I love Glendale," said Rogan, who announced his resignation as the presiding judge of the Glendale Municipal Court, now called the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and candidacy to replace impeached Assemblyman Pat Nolan in the city's main library.
August 31, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum On election night of Jim Rogan's three congressional races, he would always walk through the phone banks, thanking the volunteers who called registered voters, encouraging them to vote. Each year, he'd spot former Congressman John Rousselot working the phones, just another volunteer. "Nobody knew who he was, nobody knew that he had served in Congress," Rogan said. "Most of them were high school or college kids. John was a constituent, and he just wanted to make sure he did everything he could for me, even if it was just calling people on the phone."
October 22, 2002
Returning after some time off, I realized it's rare a political muckraker can vanish for a few days less than a month before election day without being guilty of having abandoned his duties at the height of the season. But when one considers the astonishing lack of interest and controversy in candidates chasing local seats up for election next month, the truth is that I probably could have taken off another week without missing much. There's been no end to the debates I steer clear of in this space.
June 3, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- Former Congressman Jim Rogan will be the guest speaker Tuesday at a fund-raiser for the Foothills Republican Club. The club is trying to raise money to finance a Republican headquarters in La Crescenta. The headquarters would be active from August until Election Day 2002. Refreshments and a no-host bar will be included at the event. The fund-raiser is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena.
September 27, 2001
Apparently, Robert Kneedler (Community Forum, Sept. 7) and Robert Morrison (Community Forum, Sept. 3) have a problem with the dissemination of information about a public servant. The distribution of the TRIM (Tax Reform Immediately) bulletins has nothing to do with Oakmont View V, and everything to do with the voting record of Adam Schiff. Whether or not the Gregg family develops their property is not a federal issue. However, pilfering $5 million-plus from the public is. And as to the cries of partisanship on the part of the John Birch Society, TRIM bulletins were distributed in a similar manner for then Congressman Jim Rogan.
June 22, 2001
More than a few readers, supporters and critics alike, read a letter to the editor this week from Jason Roe, manager of former congressman Jim Rogan's unsuccessful reelection campaign, then asked me some version of, "What the heck brought THAT on?" Actually, there is a story behind Roe's letter. If you didn't see the letter, published Monday, Roe declared that my reports about his boss are motivated not by facts, or even by partisanship, but by jealousy.
June 15, 2001
Jason C. Roe With Jim Rogan now out of elective office, spending time with his wife and twin daughters 3,000 miles away and about to join President Bush's administration, Will Rogers must be going through depression. I once naively thought his ranting hatred for Jim Rogan was due to political differences. Now I see it for what it is -- envy. Here was Rogan by age 40: L.A. County gang murder prosecutor; named one of the most effective DA's in California; youngest state court judge in California; elected presiding judge of the court; member of the state legislature; named No. 1 in integrity and effectiveness as Glendale's assemblyman; elected majority leader of the Assembly in his freshman term; member of Congress; prosecuted the first impeachment of a president in 130 years.
April 14, 2001
The recent analysis of Jim Rogan's defeat are baseless and devoid of political substance. Rogan brilliantly participated in the impeachment of the real person who was responsible for scuttling the genocide resolution in Congress. President Clinton, in scuttling the resolution, was also the same individual that many Armenians naively supported in the 1992 and 1996 elections. The Armenians were duped into thinking that Adam Schiff was going to be more beneficial for the Armenian cause in Congress.
March 26, 2001
Name: Allen E. Brandstater Profession: Business owner/publicist Years living in Glendale: 51 Education: Attended Columbus Elementary School, Glendale Union Academy, Glendale College and School of Journalism at USC Community Participation: I have been involved in local, regional, statewide and national political campaigns as a professional consultant for more than 30 years, including those of Ronald Reagan,...