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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Hathaway-Sycamores appoint two to board roles

    Hathaway-Sycamores appoint two to board roles
    La Cañada Flintridge residents Janet Hotchkin-Tinoco and Anthony Portantino have been appointed to Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services' Governing and Advisory boards, respectively. A retired special education teacher who served with both the...
  • Parcel tax receives more than two-thirds of the vote

    La Cañada Unified School District supporters were elated and relieved to learn Tuesday night that the much fought-for Measure LC parcel tax received 68.16% of the vote — eking just above the two-thirds threshold required for passage. With the mail-...
  • Schiff hosts 'Rim of the Valley' forum

    Seeking input for a plan that would put the so-called Rim of the Valley under federal protection, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted a town hall forum this week that drew about 150 people. The area roughly includes the mountains encircling the San...
  • Democratic Club OKs contributions

    Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club members voted at their May meeting to contribute $1,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and $1,000 to the Anthony Portantino campaign for state Senate in 2016. The club voted last October to give...
  • Portantino given honorary degree

    La Cañada resident and former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino last week received an honorary Associates Degree from Glendale Community College. "I am very honored to have received this degree," Portantino stated in a news release. "It's always an...
  • The Valley Line: Rose Parade group fetes its Dino's success

    The Valley Line: Rose Parade group fetes its Dino's success
    Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII is now history. It was an exciting game with plenty of brawling. In fact, for a minute I thought I was watching a hockey game. The halftime show lived up to the hype and the commercials did also. I really liked the Taco Bell...
  • Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up

     Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up
    “We're safe on Mars.” La Cañada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement...
  • Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission

    Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto -- whose district includes the studio-heavy cities of Burbank, Glendale and part of Hollywood -- has been appointed to the California Film Commission. The commission handles permitting for filming on state property, and supports...
  • Laura Olhasso named new La Cañada Flintridge mayor

    Laura Olhasso named new La Cañada Flintridge mayor
    Exiting Mayor Steve Del Guercio was honored by friends, officials and local agencies for 14 years of service on Monday night before City Councilwoman Laura Olhasso was named the new mayor of La Cañada Flintridge. Olhasso was first elected in 2003 and has...
  • Gatto to speak to Cañada-Crescenta Democratic Club

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) will speak in La Cañada Flintridge on Sunday during a meeting of the Cañada-Crescenta Democratic Club. Held at the home of former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and his wife, Ellen, the Aug. 18 event also...
  • On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill

    On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill
    Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans. And yet, while the horrors of that fateful day 12 years ago are so indelibly seared into our consciences, as the years have...