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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...
  • 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'...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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. “...
  • Legislators visit Pasadena to push for boot camp bill

    Legislators visit Pasadena to push for boot camp bill
    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...
  • Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties

    Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties
    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....
  • 710 tunnel could be health hazard

    710 tunnel could be health hazard
    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...