| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:18 AM
As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects.
Lauren Wayne, who said she has known...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:46 PM
In the moments after Assemblyman Mike Gatto learned that his father had been shot to death in a family home in Silver Lake on Wednesday night, the Democrat put in frantic a call to a longtime friend.
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, a former...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:26 PM
When I read that our local leaders Carol Liu and Mike Gatto were joining Gov. Jerry Brown and other Democrats to help gut the Public Record and Brown acts, I could not believe it. These two individuals have gone around town for years saying things like...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:55 AM
A coalition of local and state officials gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to urge regional transportation officials to ditch a controversial proposal to build an underground tunnel extending the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena.
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) was appointed this week as chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, where he will have significant sway over funding decisions, including those that could benefit the 43rd district.
House Speaker John...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing a proposal to better protect sports fans from violence at California's professional football stadiums, hockey arenas and baseball parks.
In the wake of violent incidents across the state, including the 2011 beating of San...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Several local women are among 30 who will be honored during the 13th annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards luncheon on Friday at the Pasadena Hilton.
The women were selected by State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) and Assembly...
| 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...
| 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-...