| Jun 7, 2014
| 11:21 AM
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...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:22 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Good morning readers! Today is Monday, Aug. 18. Today looks to be a hot one, with highs of 91 and a forecast low of 65. So stay cool and check out these headlines from around the area.
Casey Kasem's body was reportedly on the way to Europe earlier this...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Glendale school officials will continue to monitor students' public posts on social networking sites this academic year, saying they will then be able to intervene if students appear to be in danger of hurting themselves or others.
Glendale Unified made...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Two of Glendale's elected city officials may go head to head in a race for the state Assembly’s 43rd District in 2016, both of them having created finance committees to possibly run for the post currently held by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.
The event was...