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Mike Gatto

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  • Assemblyman Gatto's father shot in home: 'Senseless and brutal'

    Assemblyman Gatto's father shot in home: 'Senseless and brutal'
    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...
  • After assemblyman's dad killed, L.A. councilman got 'frantic' call

    After assemblyman's dad killed, L.A. councilman got 'frantic' call
    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...
  • Glendale Police Department settles racial profiling case with three Latino students

    Three Latino students who sued the Glendale Police Department alleging racial profiling have settled for $2,500, according to court documents released this week. Negotiations continue with the Glendale Unified School District, which is a co-defendant...
  • Artists, students call Joseph Gatto 'great educator of the arts'

    Artists, students call Joseph Gatto 'great educator of the arts'
    Artists and art students from around Greater Los Angeles remembered art teacher Joseph Gatto, who was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home, as a great educator and promoter of the arts. Artist Robert Vargas, who did the mural in downtown L.A....
  • Joseph Gatto died of gunshot wound to abdomen, autopsy confirms

    Joseph Gatto died of gunshot wound to abdomen, autopsy confirms
    Former teacher and artist Joseph Gatto, who is also the father of a state assemblyman, died from a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, an autopsy confirmed Friday. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said the 78-year-old's death had been...
  • News-Press & Leader Editorial: An offer of condolences to the Gatto family

    A shocking crime and an innocent victim: Joseph Gatto, a 78-year-old man who by all accounts was beloved and respected, was gunned down in his Silver Lake home this week. His home in the hilly community had been ransacked. One of his daughters,...
  • Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts

    Local lawmakers stake out positions on Gov. Brown's budget cuts
    Local lawmakers expressed frustrationthis week that Gov. Jerry Brown ordered $1 billion in mid-year cuts, pointing to the move as proof of the inability of Democratic and Republican legislators to work together. Among the cuts triggered by lower-than-...
  • Armenian Genocide law goes back to court

    A federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to a California law that has resulted in lawsuits against insurance companies on behalf of victims of the Armenian Genocide. The state law, passed in 2000, extends the statute of limitations for life...
  • Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal

    Local, state officials urge MTA to drop 710 Freeway tunnel proposal
    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. Calling...
  • Gatto's bill to reduce violence at sporting events now lacks bite

    Gatto's bill to reduce violence at sporting events now lacks bite
    A bill designed to reduce violence at sporting events is moving forward in the state Assembly, but it doesn’t have the same teeth it once had. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), originally called for the creation of a...
  • Gatto gets a new district director

    Gatto gets a new district director
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has a new district director — Jason Insalaco, a licensed attorney and real estate broker. Insalaco grew up in Glendale and Burbank, attending St. Francis Xavier School in Burbank and Holy Redeemer School in...
  • American dream is out of reach

    California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate...