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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Portantino sets sights on Liu's senate seat

    Portantino sets sights on Liu's senate seat
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) — faced with being termed out of office next year — is seeking the endorsements of two local Democratic organizations for a run at state Sen. Carol Liu’s seat in a newly redrawn...
  • Portantino forced to hedge

    A matchup between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and state Sen. Carol Liu is probably the last thing the region’s Democrats want to deal with for the 2012 election. Both are popular in their respective constituencies, and they are longtime allies....
  • Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'

    Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'
    Hometown Heroes were honored by the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a day that marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Appropriately, veterans were among those honored at the Oakmont...
  • Portantino struggles to find political footing

    Portantino struggles to find political footing
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) — struggling to find his political footing in a changing landscape of legislative districts — is moving into a gray area, stuck between a potential congressional bid and what would be...
  • Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts

    Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts
    Local lawmakers expressed frustrationthis week that Gov. Jerry Brown ordered $1 billion in mid-year cuts, pointing to the move as proof of the inability of Democratic and Republican legislators to work together. Among the cuts triggered by lower-than-...
  • Assembly bill would force utilities to better prepare for disasters

    Assembly bill would force utilities to better prepare for disasters
    A bill to improve emergency and disaster preparedness among California utilities was unanimously approved this week by a committee in the state Assembly. AB 1650, introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge), requires public...
  • Moving ahead in a time of trouble

    The fast-approaching year is already looking to be a bumpy one. Without a redevelopment agency, local officials will have to re-evaluate plans for future projects and rethink how to keep pace with the demand for affordable housing. Redrawn political...
  • Lawmakers plan future battles

    Lawmakers plan future battles
    Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election. Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
  • South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension

    South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension
    City Council members in South Pasadena made it clear this week that they want their voices heard in a new study of the proposed Long Beach (710) freeway extension as they push regional transportation officials to kill a possible surface route. At a...
  • Portantino seeks to expand safeguards for whistleblowers

    Portantino seeks to expand safeguards for whistleblowers
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) has authored a bill that would expand protections from workplace retaliation to legislative workers who blow the whistle on government fraud and abuse. Legislative staffers were exempted from...
  • The clock winds down

    As the clock ticks toward the Feb. 1 deadline for dismantling redevelopment agencies, officials in the tri-city area are taking different approaches — from playing wait-and-see to pressing local lawmakers to reach a legislative compromise that would...
  • Opening shot fired in senate campaign

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) took the podium Tuesday night at City Hall and called on city officials to push their local lawmakers to fight for their power of redevelopment. But this wasn’t Pasadena. It was in a city that...