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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'

    Boy Scouts celebrate 'Hometown Heroes'
    Hometown Heroes were honored by the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a day that marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Appropriately, veterans were among those honored at the Oakmont...
  • Portantino struggles to find political footing

    Portantino struggles to find political footing
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) — struggling to find his political footing in a changing landscape of legislative districts — is moving into a gray area, stuck between a potential congressional bid and what would be...
  • 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-...
  • On the Town: Guilds introduce Army of Pink soldiers

    On the Town: Guilds introduce Army of Pink soldiers
    The Army of Pink 2012 began its march at the Rosemont Pavilion next to the Rose Bowl. On Sunday several dozen supporters marched to the Power of Pink highlighting breast cancer awareness. The Army of Pink campaign is presented by the Dr. Norick...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    With the annual deadline for signing legislation upon Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday, local state lawmakers this week claimed success in seeing several of their proposals become law. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), in his final...
  • Ron Kaye: The MTA is child's play

    In the climactic scene of director Ivan Reitman's 1993 political satire “Dave,” President Mitchell (Kevin Kline) tells a joint session of Congress he lost his way, forgot his job was to make people's “lives a little better…care...
  • Legislators praise their bills

    Legislators praise their bills
    With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
  • Pasadena City Council, Board of Education races take shape

    Pasadena City Council, Board of Education races take shape
    While voters remain fixed on the November election, campaign season already has begun for spring City Council and Board of Education races. Three council and four school board seats are up for grabs March 5, with open contests expected to produce at...
  • Ron Kaye: You, the voter, must pay attention

    Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento. The odds of...
  • Portantino, Liu receive honors

    Portantino, Liu receive honors
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) and Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) received honors recently. Portantino was named Legislator of the Year by the Junior Leagues of California, recognizing his introduction of several bills...
  • Bill to End Legislator Privilege on Vanity Plates Passes Assembly

    A bill that will end state legislators’ privileges of virtually free-of-charge vanity plates passed the assembly Friday. The bill, AB 2068, will still need to pass the senate to become law, but enjoyed overwhelming support on both sides of the isle...