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Mike Gatto

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  • Gatto's senior account bill passes Assembly

    A bill designed to protect senior citizens and others from having their bank accounts drained passed the state Assembly recently by a 69-0 vote. The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), stipulates that funds in bank accounts...
  • Lawmakers plan future battles

    Lawmakers plan future battles
    Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election. Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
  • New exec takes on antidrug coalition

    A fixture in local politics has been appointed to lead the Crescenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition as its new executive director to help strengthen community partnerships. Suzy Jacobs, who worked for state Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly...
  • The clock winds down

    As the clock ticks toward the Feb. 1 deadline for dismantling redevelopment agencies, officials in the tri-city area are taking different approaches — from playing wait-and-see to pressing local lawmakers to reach a legislative compromise that would...
  • Opening shot fired in senate campaign

    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) took the podium Tuesday night at City Hall and called on city officials to push their local lawmakers to fight for their power of redevelopment. But this wasn’t Pasadena. It was in a city that...
  • Political landscape: Court tosses videographer's appeal

    An appellate court dismissed an appeal last week by a Burbank employee who was ordered in October 2010 to stay at least 10 yards away from a former aide for Assemblyman Mike Gatto, ruling that the one-year restraining order had expired and the appeal...
  • 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...
  • Gatto is Democrats' choice to replace Portantino

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has secured the endorsement of local Democratic Party delegates for the redrawn 43rd Assembly District. The district has been morphed to include La Cañada Flintridge, currently the home base for Assemblyman Anthony...
  • Schiff, Sherman back gay marriage

    Schiff, Sherman back gay marriage
    A landmark appellate court decision Tuesday overturning Proposition 8 prompted a range of reactions from local political officials. Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district includes Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta, blasted the 2-...
  • Kudos for Liu and Gatto

    It’s not often these days that someone commends the Legislature for doing the right thing, but I’d like to give credit where it’s due. Like many Californians, I’ve been increasingly turned off by our Legislature’s partisan...
  • Gatto raises more than $480,000 for new Assembly seat

    Though running unopposed in an Assembly district redrawn last year to connect La Cañada Flintridge with Glendale and Burbank, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has raised more than $480,000, records show, much of it from Fortune 500 companies, unions...