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  • Gatto introduces bill to protect cities from dog park-related claims

    Gatto introduces bill to protect cities from dog park-related claims
    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...
  • Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission

    Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission
    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...
  • Gatto, Liu say they're ready to help Glendale

    State lawmakers said this week that despite complaints from local officials, they are willing to help cities stymied by the end of redevelopment through the dissolution process — if they ask. During a City Hall meeting last week, city and Los...
  • Ron Kaye: The Gatto plot thickens

    The clumsy statements by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's political team denying that he ran a slate of delegates for the 43rd Assembly District's seats at the state Democratic Party convention — and that challengers were threatened and intimidated —...
  • Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts

    Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts
    Local lawmakers expressed frustrationthis week that Gov. Jerry Brown ordered $1 billion in mid-year cuts, pointing to the move as proof of the inability of Democratic and Republican legislators to work together. Among the cuts triggered by lower-than-...
  • Armenian Genocide law goes back to court

    A federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to a California law that has resulted in lawsuits against insurance companies on behalf of victims of the Armenian Genocide. The state law, passed in 2000, extends the statute of limitations for life...
  • Lawmakers plan future battles

    Lawmakers plan future battles
    Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election. Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
  • New exec takes on antidrug coalition

    A fixture in local politics has been appointed to lead the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition as its new executive director to help strengthen community partnerships. Suzy Jacobs, who worked for state Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly...
  • Gatto's senior account bill passes Assembly

    A bill designed to protect senior citizens and others from having their bank accounts drained passed the state Assembly recently by a 69-0 vote. The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), stipulates that funds in bank accounts...
  • Gatto seeks to reverse 'super PAC' court decision

    Gatto seeks to reverse 'super PAC' court decision
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded...
  • Law would ban violent sports fans

    Law would ban violent sports fans
    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...
  • Elect Greg Krikorian, reprint Joe Piasecki's Assembly series

    News that Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian is going to run for Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s 43rd Assembly District seat should come as welcome news to the citizens of Glendale (“Krikorian to run for Gatto’s seat,”...