| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:01 PM
City Council members in South Pasadena made it clear this week that they want their voices heard in a new study of the proposed Long Beach (710) freeway extension as they push regional transportation officials to kill a possible surface route.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:29 AM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has authored a bill that would expand protections from workplace retaliation to legislative workers who blow the whistle on government fraud and abuse.
Legislative staffers were exempted from...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made.
For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Unsatisfied with Southern California Edison’s response to the destructive December windstorm, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a measure requiring utilities to meet regularly with local and county officials...
| Feb 12, 2012
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...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Southern California Edison officials tried to strike a conciliatory tone on Thursday during a state hearing on the company’s response to power outages caused by fierce winds that struck overnight Nov. 30.
“We can’t control the weather,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is the Democratic Party’s choice to represent La Cañada when Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) steps down at the end of 2012.
On Sunday, local Democratic Party delegates endorsed Gatto,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:22 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Citing family stresses brought on by his brother's untimely death in 2010 and his mother's ill health, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino announced Wednesday night that he will not seek election in 2012.
The surprise announcement comes at a time when the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:45 PM
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...