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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Democrats hold the cards in region

    Incumbents and Democrats sailed to victory in and around Pasadena on Tuesday, with the region overwhelmingly supporting President Obama as well as Democratic Party candidates for federal and state office. More than 70% of voters in both Pasadena and...
  • On Education: Glendale school board not quite the political springboard

    On Education: Glendale school board not quite the political springboard
    Glendale Unified school board members are 0-2 in consecutive 43rd Assembly District races. Local businessman and Republican candidate Greg Krikorian last week resumed his seat on the dais at district headquarters after conceding to Democratic incumbent...
  • 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 Caņada 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...
  • Gov. Brown Outlaws Open Carrying Of Guns

    Gov. Brown Outlaws Open Carrying Of Guns
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday outlawing the open carrying of rifles and shotguns in cities across California. The measure was among dozens of bills the governor approved that take effect Jan. 1, including proposals intended...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Horse show regains its place

    Horse show regains its place
    The Flintridge Riding Club celebrated its 90th birthday last weekend with its Flintridge Autumn Classic show, drawing more than 1,000 participants and 500 spectators to the grounds adjacent to Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The big winners of the weekend...
  • Portantino to La Caņada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments. Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
  • On the Town: Stars shine out in damp night at GCC

    On the Town: Stars shine out in damp night at GCC
    Under cloudy skies, “Stars Among Us” was the theme of the 85th anniversary gala of Glendale Community College. But the only stars to be seen were the stars in the campus Planetarium, open during the first part of the party. The rain held...