| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken or malfunctioning meters is moving full throttle ahead, passing in the state Senate by a 36-1 vote this week, and it's now headed to...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has only been home from Sacramento for six months, but the La Cañada Flintridge resident is already gearing up for his next shot at office — the State Senate seat in the 25th district.
That seat, currently...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Everybody loves cops and firefighters who protect our lives and property so when you get a slate mailer in the middle of a heated election campaign that looks like these public servants are supporting candidates based on their personal merits, you...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to beef up enforcement of penalties for hit-and-run offenses unanimously cleared the Public Safety Committee this week.
The bill, which passed on a 7-0 vote, now moves on to the Appropriations...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:36 PM
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A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to invest in a citrus-saving research initiative is headed to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
AB 571, which would appropriate $5 million...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Lone motorists would be able to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours on some of Los Angeles County’s most congested freeways under legislation approved by the state Assembly.
The measure would allow single-occupant vehicles to use high-...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Silver Lake) bill to up the penalties for abusing the 911 system – a crime known as “swatting” – passed the State Assembly in a unanimous vote Tuesday.
The bill, AB 47, passed in a 76-0 vote. It...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote.
The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would prevent cities from ticketing motorists who park at broken meters sailed through the state Assembly on Thursday. and his colleagues have agreed with him, passing his legislation...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For the first time, a Turkish scholar addressed a crowd of more than 1,400 people at the city's annual event to commemorate the genocide of about 1.5 million people in 1915 by Ottoman Turks, a tragedy still denied by modern-day Turkey 98 years later....
| Apr 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Sliver Lake) that would allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes during non-peak hours on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Glendale and Burbank has been amended to possibly include other local freeways.