| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made.
For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Unsatisfied with Southern California Edison’s response to the destructive December windstorm, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a measure requiring utilities to meet regularly with local and county officials...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:09 PM
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-...
| Feb 12, 2012
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...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:07 PM
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,...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2012
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:05 AM
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 Cañada Flintridge), requires public...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Mike Davitt was named the new mayor of La Cañada Flintridge Monday, accepting the ceremonial gavel from outgoing Mayor Laura Olhasso in the City Council's annual rotation meeting.
The transition came after council members unanimously supported Davitt'...