| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:44 PM
Seeking to give Californians more say in how their blood samples are used if held in the state’s biobank of DNA, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has proposed a law to strengthen the notice requirements given to parents when dried blood samples...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Public officials in California would have to disclose more about their investments and who they do business with under a state Assembly bill introduced Monday as the legislature began a new session.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) introduced the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov....
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.
In short, Dowell loves living and working in California, he said. But if he has...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:55 AM
An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:03 PM
A Santa Monica developer that had planned to purchase a La Crescenta senior-assisted living facility and displace about 50 residents has pulled out of the deal.
“We were in talks with the [property owner]. Unfortunately, we’re no longer...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good.
A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s bill reforming Proposition 65 looks likely to become law, and no one is happier than the business owner whose suggestion spurred the legislation.
AB 227, which passed the Assembly state Senate with unanimous votes, modifies...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:09 PM
The Civil Justice Assn. of California congratulates California State Assemblyman Mike Gatto on his bill AB 227, which is currently on Gov. Brown's desk awaiting signature. This bill, if signed, will help to curb an area of abusive Proposition 65 lawsuits....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Those gunning for an invitation to Chateau DePompa got just what they wanted last Saturday, when a Santa Maria-style barbecue was served up to some 70 guests at the arresting Royal Canyon home of Glendale Police Chief Ron DePompa and his wife, Carol...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Saturday a bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to address the high number of hit-and-run offenses in California.
The legislation, AB 184, provides an additional tool to law enforcement...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:23 PM
A 74-year-old Glendale woman has died from injuries she suffered after she and a friend were struck in a crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver on Oct. 3, police said Tuesday.
Serpouhi Gharapetian suffered major head injuries and was in a coma until she died...