| 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...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Glendale Unified school board members are 0-2 in consecutive 43rd Assembly District races.
Local businessman and Republican candidate Greg Krikorian last week resumed his seat on the dais at district headquarters after conceding to Democratic incumbent...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
| Dec 4, 2011
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....
| Dec 4, 2011
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...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 4:22 PM
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....
| Sep 11, 2013
Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans.
And yet, while the horrors of that fateful day 12 years ago are so indelibly seared into our consciences, as the years have...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) will speak in La Cañada Flintridge on Sunday during a meeting of the Cañada-Crescenta Democratic Club.
Held at the home of former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and his wife, Ellen, the Aug. 18 event also...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino will discuss social issues in California on a new talk show.
“Before I go back into politics I want to share as much information on hot topics as I can,” Portantino said in a statement. “...