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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Ron Kaye: You, the voter, must pay attention

    Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento. The odds of...
  • Portantino, Liu receive honors

    Portantino, Liu receive honors
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) received honors recently. Portantino was named Legislator of the Year by the Junior Leagues of California, recognizing his introduction of several bills...
  • Assembly remains opaque, even after losing legal battle

    Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public. In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...
  • Renters of Caltrans-owned homes give state auditors an earful

    Renters of Caltrans-owned homes give state auditors an earful
    Auditors got an earful last week regarding the nearly 400 homes that the state purchased decades ago for a possible surface extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway. In that time, the California Department of Transportation, which owns the homes, has...
  • State isn't likely to appeal records ruling

    Calling a Sacramento County Superior Court judge’s ruling this week “pretty clear,” a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez said the state probably won’t appeal an order to release spending records for individual lawmakers....
  • Ron Kaye: Politicians' actions speak louder than words

    Events in recent days — from the eviction of Occupy L.A. protesters from the grounds of Los Angeles City Hall to the open-records lawsuit inspired by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s defiance of his party’s leadership — have...
  • Portantino sets sights on Liu's senate seat

    Portantino sets sights on Liu's senate seat
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada 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 Cañada 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-...
  • 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...