| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
There are no angels in politics, at least not for long.
Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree or another or they...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:11 AM
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking orders for license plates that mirror ones issued from the 1950s to the 1970s -- a program established under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake).
The state needs 7,500...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Glendale got introduced to a whole a new meaning for "knock knock" in 2012, and became the focus of international media coverage after becoming the object of desire for two television stars — Kim Kardashian and a black bear with a taste for...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) was appointed this week as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he will have significant sway over funding decisions, including those that could benefit the 43rd district.
House Speaker John...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing a proposal to better protect sports fans from violence at California's professional football stadiums, hockey arenas and baseball parks.
In the wake of violent incidents across the state, including the 2011 beating of San...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Several local women are among 30 who will be honored during the 13th annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards luncheon on Friday at the Pasadena Hilton.
The women were selected by State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) and Assembly...
| Mar 11, 2012
Longtime Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian is throwing his hat in the ring to run in the redrawn 43rd state Assembly District against incumbent Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), who has already raised nearly $500,000 for his reelection...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Violent sports fans may soon be banned from sporting events and a reward program could be set up to pay for information leading to their conviction under state legislation being drafted by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake).
Under the proposed bill,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:59 PM
An A1 story that published Aug. 23 titled “GCC plans budget slash” incorrectly stated that the pay cuts referred to in the story would impact faculty members. The cuts would actually impact classified staff members, which include secretaries,...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:12 PM
La Cañada Flintridge residents and leaders said that they were disappointed but not surprised by regional transportation planners' decision Thursday to keep alive the prospect of a tunnel from the Long Beach (710) Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway...
| Sep 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers.
And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Violent sports fans soon may be banned from sporting events, under state legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake). Additionally, a reward program could be set up to pay for information leading to their conviction, should the...