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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Opening shot fired in senate campaign

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada 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...
  • Portantino decides not to seek election in November

    Portantino decides not to seek election in November
    Citing family stresses brought on by his brother's untimely death in 2010 and his mother's ill health, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino announced Wednesday night that he will not seek election in 2012. The surprise announcement comes at a time when the...
  • Political landscape: Court tosses videographer's appeal

    An appellate court dismissed an appeal last week by a Burbank employee who was ordered in October 2010 to stay at least 10 yards away from a former aide for Assemblyman Mike Gatto, ruling that the one-year restraining order had expired and the appeal...
  • Gatto is Democrats' choice to replace Portantino

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has secured the endorsement of local Democratic Party delegates for the redrawn 43rd Assembly District. The district has been morphed to include La Cañada Flintridge, currently the home base for Assemblyman Anthony...
  • Edison under fire at hearing

    Edison under fire at hearing
    Southern California Edison officials tried to strike a conciliatory tone on Thursday during a state hearing on the company’s response to power outages caused by fierce winds that struck overnight Nov. 30. “We can’t control the weather,...
  • Schiff, Sherman back gay marriage

    Schiff, Sherman back gay marriage
    A landmark appellate court decision Tuesday overturning Proposition 8 prompted a range of reactions from local political officials. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district includes Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta, blasted the 2-...
  • Gatto raises more than $480,000 for new Assembly seat

    Though running unopposed in an Assembly district redrawn last year to connect La Cañada Flintridge with Glendale and Burbank, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has raised more than $480,000, records show, much of it from Fortune 500 companies, unions...
  • 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 Cañada 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...
  • 'No 710 tunnel' activists to march on Fourth of July

    'No 710 tunnel' activists to march on Fourth of July
    Activists opposed to one of the options under consideration for the completion of the 710 Freeway — a multibillion-dollar, 4.9-mile tunnel — have announced plans to march Friday in the annual Independence Day Festival of Balloons parade in...