| 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...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:08 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
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 —...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:16 AM
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-...
| Dec 18, 2011
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...
| 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,...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:52 PM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Politicians and members of the local community Friday expressed disappointment with a federal appellate court ruling this week that survivors of Armenian genocide victims cannot sue German insurance companies for not paying claims on policies purchased by...