| 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. “...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A former assemblyman and a Pasadena councilwoman have announced plans to run for a state Senate seat in the 25th district currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge).
The seat will open up in 2016 when Liu must leave office due to term limits....
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:15 PM
La Cañada resident and former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino last week received an honorary Associates Degree from Glendale Community College.
"I am very honored to have received this degree," Portantino stated in a news release. "It's always an...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Speaking to a crowd already leery of a proposed tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena, a leading smog scientist and asthma researcher warned Tuesday that the roadway could be a health hazard.
“Those of us in the area of air...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
“We're safe on Mars.”
La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Pasadena area voters will weigh in on two local races on Tuesday, June 5, in addition to the two statewide ballot propositions, congressional races and the California presidential primary.
Five candidates are running for the 41st District Assembly seat...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Anthony Portantino, who for the past six years has represented La Cañada Flintridge in the state Assembly, enters this holiday season with a new task: Figure out what to do next.
Portantino’s job ended officially on Dec. 1, when the new legislative...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Familiar faces topped the polls in Tuesday’s primary for offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all received the...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:35 PM
On Tuesday, days before the Assembly Appropriations Committee makes a decision on a bill designed to provide additional oversight to boot camps for at-risk youth, the measure's co-sponsors appeared on the steps of Pasadena City Hall to urge that the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 10:10 AM
A state audit released Thursday slammed the California Department of Transportation for mismanaging homes it owns along the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension corridor, losing millions in rental income in the process and overspending on repairs....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Six local nonprofits are getting extra contributions to their causes thanks to the annual Women in Business event sponsored by local lawmakers.
State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) chose to direct donations to the YWCA Glendale Women and Girl&...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 6:00 AM
While voters remain fixed on the November election, campaign season already has begun for spring City Council and Board of Education races.
Three council and four school board seats are up for grabs March 5, with open contests expected to produce at...