| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.
The event was...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Motorists without passengers would be able to use the car pool lanes on the Ventura (134) Freeway during non-peak hours under legislation introduced to address the growing gridlock on state freeways.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said his AB...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Twenty months after Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature abolished community redevelopment agencies statewide, local officials have gone through all the stages of grief — from horror to anger to confusion.
Now they have reached the point...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced a bill Monday to protect businesses from “shakedown” lawsuits that are filed with the intent of extracting settlements to make the litigation go away.
Business owners told Gatto at his...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:54 PM
A bill introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to protect against what he called “shakedown lawsuits” comes as 12 businesses in his district face similar legal action for not posting simple signage — violations...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a bill that would limit the liability of local governments that operate dog parks.
AB 265 would also require cities and counties to post signs warning users that they enter a dog park at their own...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto -- whose district includes the studio-heavy cities of Burbank, Glendale and part of Hollywood -- has been appointed to the California Film Commission.
The commission handles permitting for filming on state property, and supports...
| May 11, 2012
| 6:34 PM
In the midst of a corruption probe of the L.A. County Assessor’s Office, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is amending a measure he’s already introduced to require people who lobby county assessors to adhere to the same lobbying rules...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:25 PM
A bill designed to reduce violence at sporting events is moving forward in the state Assembly, but it doesn’t have the same teeth it once had.
The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), originally called for the creation of a...
| May 26, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has a new district director — Jason Insalaco, a licensed attorney and real estate broker.
Insalaco grew up in Glendale and Burbank, attending St. Francis Xavier School in Burbank and Holy Redeemer School in...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:22 PM
California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I was very disappointed to see the Glendale News-Press use an unknown, anonymous attack from the Internet to widely circulate a smear of Assembly candidate Greg Krikorian (“Rally comments cause a stir,” May 13). Do you really think it was fair...