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  • Assemblymen boost success at pet shelter

    The Pasadena Humane Society saw 132 pets go home with families on its first ever Pet Adoption Day, when all adoption fees were waived for the day. The event, organized by Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Ed Chau (D-...
  • First 'wiki' bill to pass focuses on pets

    The first-ever crowd-sourced bill was approved this week by the state Assembly with a 72-0 vote. The process to put together “wiki bill” AB1520 was thought up by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and came to fruition by opening it up...
  • Report finds benefit to film tax credits

    Report finds benefit to film tax credits
    Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) responded this week to a report about the state’s filming industry that suggests new tax incentives might help keep movie and television studios shooting in California. The...
  • Col. Nancy Sumner named Veteran of the Year

    Col. Nancy Sumner named Veteran of the Year
    A retired California Air National Guard colonel whose career spans from serving military operations in the Middle East to aiding veterans back home was named Veteran of the Year on Wednesday. Col. Nancy Sumner was singled out by Assemblyman Mike Gatto...
  • Policy committee approves film retention bill

    A bill that would expand tax credits for movie studios that stay and film in California was approved 6-0 this week by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. AB 1839, also known as the California Film and Television Job Retention Promotion Act of...
  • 818 Roundup: Brand Bookshop to close doors, Burbank enacts new housing rules

    818 Roundup: Brand Bookshop to close doors, Burbank enacts new housing rules
    Greetings, readers! Today is Monday, June 30, 2014. Weather in the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 83 and a low of 66. Here's a roundup of headlines from the weekend: - Burbank's elected officials enacted strict rules banning boarding...
  • Gatto introduces 'yellow alert' hit-and-run bill

    Gatto introduces 'yellow alert' hit-and-run bill
    A new piece of legislation aimed at catching hit-and-run offenders with the help of Emergency Alert System signs on freeways was introduced in the state legislature this week. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Silver Lake) bill, AB 47, would create a “...
  • X-Prize reward moves forward to Senate committee

    A cash prize of up to $25,000 for some good thinking and ideas that solve problems, innovates a process or streamlines a system within a government agency took another step this week toward being offered to the public. Dubbed the X-Prize, the reward...
  • Op-Ed: How a bill becomes a job

    When it comes to honoring the men and women who serve in America’s military, actions speak louder than words. California lawmakers now have a chance to express true appreciation by passing the state ban on single-use plastic bags, SB 270, and...
  • DMV to issue classic license plates

    The Department of Motor Vehicles will soon begin issuing nostalgic black license plates with yellow lettering as part of a piece of legislation that was signed into law in 2012. The department will also soon begin sending yellow license plates with black...
  • Proposed child abuse reporting law heads to State Senate

    A proposed law aiming to train school employees to better identify signs of child abuse or neglect was approved by the California State Assembly last week and now heads to the State Senate. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, introduced...
  • 'X-Prize' bill heads to state Senate

    Anyone with a good idea about how to streamline state government could receive $25,000 as part of a bill approved by the state Assembly on Friday. AB 2138, also known as the “X-Prize” bill and introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver...