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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal

    Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal
    A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena. Calling...
  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    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...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    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...
  • 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...
  • On the Town: Guilds introduce Army of Pink soldiers

    On the Town: Guilds introduce Army of Pink soldiers
    The Army of Pink 2012 began its march at the Rosemont Pavilion next to the Rose Bowl. On Sunday several dozen supporters marched to the Power of Pink highlighting breast cancer awareness. The Army of Pink campaign is presented by the Dr. Norick...
  • On the Town: Stars shine out in damp night at GCC

    On the Town: Stars shine out in damp night at GCC
    Under cloudy skies, “Stars Among Us” was the theme of the 85th anniversary gala of Glendale Community College. But the only stars to be seen were the stars in the campus Planetarium, open during the first part of the party. The rain held...
  • On the Town: Masquerade party benefits Glendale Healthy Kids

    On the Town: Masquerade party benefits Glendale Healthy Kids
    Just in time for Halloween, Glendale Healthy Kids' second Annual Celebration was aptly themed “The Grand Masquerade — an evening of Masks, Music and Mysterious Identities.” On Saturday, Americana's Trattoria Amici was the setting for the...
  • 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...
  • Portantino named 'Legislator of the Year' for open carry ban

    Portantino named 'Legislator of the Year' for open carry ban
    The California Police Chiefs Assn. recently named Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) “Legislator of the Year” for his public safety measure banning the open carry of unloaded handguns in public places. “As someone...
  • '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...