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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • LCF resident dubbed 'The Little Engine that Could'

    LCF resident dubbed 'The Little Engine that Could'
    For her tireless efforts to promote and represent the city of La Cañada Flintridge in all things, to enhance community spirit and, in her case, to literally take care of business, Pat Anderson has been named "La Cañadan of the Year." The president and...
  • Parcel tax receives more than two-thirds of the vote

    La Cañada Unified School District supporters were elated and relieved to learn Tuesday night that the much fought-for Measure LC parcel tax received 68.16% of the vote — eking just above the two-thirds threshold required for passage. With the mail-...
  • Davitt named mayor of LCF

    Davitt named mayor of LCF
    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'...
  • Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race

    Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race
    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....
  • Portantino hits the air waves in new talk show

    Portantino hits the air waves in new talk show
    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. “...
  • Portantino given honorary degree

    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...
  • Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up

     Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up
    “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...
  • Portantino's future in question

    Portantino's future in question
    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...
  • Pasadena, Glendale nonprofits receive Women in Business grants

    Pasadena, Glendale nonprofits receive Women in Business grants
    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&...
  • Pasadena City Council, Board of Education races take shape

    Pasadena City Council, Board of Education races take shape
    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...
  • Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments. Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
  • Republican loyalists pull for Krikorian in Assembly race

    Republican loyalists pull for Krikorian in Assembly race
    Every state and federal official whose district includes La Cañada Flintridge is a Democrat, but local Republicans are hoping to get one of their own in the State Assembly after Tuesday's election. Ernest Koppen, president of the La Cañada Flintridge...