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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Providing an early snapshot of Burbank

    Providing an early snapshot of Burbank
    The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society...
  • Women given kudos by legislators

    Women given kudos by legislators
    Several local women are among 30 who will be honored during the 13th annual Women in Business Legislative Update and Awards luncheon on Friday at the Pasadena Hilton. The women were selected by State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada-Flintridge) and Assembly...
  • Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties

    Audit: Caltrans blew millions mismanaging 710 properties
    A state audit released Thursday slammed the California Department of Transportation for mismanaging homes it owns along the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension corridor, losing millions in rental income in the process and overspending on repairs....
  • Freeway issue still stews

    Freeway issue still stews
    La Caņada Flintridge residents and leaders said that they were disappointed but not surprised by regional transportation planners' decision Thursday to keep alive the prospect of a tunnel from the Long Beach (710) Freeway to the Foothill (210) Freeway...
  • L.A. joins list of cities opposing 710 Freeway extension

    L.A. joins list of cities opposing 710 Freeway extension
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday joined several othercities in voting unanimously to oppose a tunnel extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway through Pasadena. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials last week narrowed...
  • Windstorm reform bill passes legislature

    Windstorm reform bill passes legislature
    A windstorm-driven measure requiring power companies to update emergency plans and coordinate better with local governments has passed both houses of the state legislature and is awaiting consideration by the governor, according to Assemblyman Anthony...
  • Portantino's ban on open carry of unloaded rifles passes legislature

    Portantino's ban on open carry of unloaded rifles passes legislature
    The state Assembly on Wednesday voted final legislative approval to a ban on carrying unloaded rifles  and shotguns openly in public in California cities, with supporters citing recent mass shootings in other states and concern by police officers. The...
  • Assemblymen follow divergent paths

    Assemblymen follow divergent paths
    In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
  • Bills from local lawmakers await governor's signature

    Bills from local lawmakers await governor's signature
    A bill to update and streamline state laws for public libraries was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown recently. SB 1044, introduced by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge), changes several requirements for libraries, including a mandate that they...
  • Governor signs several bills by local lawmakers

    Governor signs several bills by local lawmakers
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would clamp down on unruly behavior of fan at professional sporting events. The bill requires signs showing the security phone numbers to be posted where spectators...
  • Just buy the houses and move them

    Although I agree with Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada) that a tunnel for the 710 extension is wrong (“Caltrans can't be trusted with the 710,” Sept. 1) I have to differ with his letter about the 710 extension being built. The...