U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, came to South Pasadena last Saturday as a guest of Joe and Ellen Daigle. Well attended, more than 100 people listened to the congressman at the couple’s home as he addressed a multiple of topics. Much of his talk concentrated on President Donald Trump, whom he has been an outspoken critic.
State Senator Anthony Portantino was also in attendance at Saturday’s event and praised Schiff for his strong leadership in the City of South Pasadena over the years, especially when Schiff’s 28th District Congressional District represented the city. Portantino stressed that, like him, Schiff has been an opponent of the 710 Freeway tunnel and helped create the original Metro Gold Line Construction Authority, which brought light rail to South Pasadena in 2003.
In addition, Schiff and Portantino, South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti and former Congresswoman Diane Watson made remarks on Saturday. Above, from left, are Pasadena City Councilman and Vice Mayor John J. Kennedy, South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti, host Ellen Daigle, former Congresswoman Diane Watson, Congressman Adam Schiff and State Senator Anthony Portantino. Below, Schiff addresses the large crowd. Photos by Henk Friezer