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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • L.A. City Council joins opposition to 710 Freeway extension

     
    The L.A. City Council joined a chorus of voices opposing plans to extend the 710 freeway north, unanimously adopting a resolution opposing any above-ground freeway or tunnel that would cut through the city....
  • Gov. Brown considers new financial disclosure rules for politicians

     
    Californians would get a more precise picture of their public officials’ personal finances under a measure being considered by Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Senate sent the governor a measure that reflects the reality that the state’s current...
  • California lawmakers approve ban on open carry of rifles, shotguns

     
    California lawmakers vote to ban openly carrying rifles in public...
  • Portantino's bills have a successful run in the state Assembly

    Three bills authored by Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly recently, including one that would allow prostitutes branded with tattoos by their pimps to qualify for a free tattoo-removal program. Removing the markings will...
  • Spence on state of the city: 'Things are going well'

    Spence on state of the city: 'Things are going well'
    It's better late than never for La Cañada Flintridge City Councilman Dave Spence, who on Wednesday delivered a postponed State of the City address to members of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club at Descanso Gardens. Spence, a 20-year council veteran, served...
  • 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...
  • Veterans are honored at Fiesta Days

    Veterans are honored at Fiesta Days
    On a sunny Monday, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge residents braved 80-degree heat to take in the colorful Fiesta Days parade after honoring La Cañada's fallen members of the military at a somber Memorial Day service. Residents turned out to line...
  • Pasadena area voters grapple with local races, proposition on Tuesday

    Pasadena area voters grapple with local races, proposition on Tuesday
    Pasadena area voters will weigh in on two local races on Tuesday, June 5, in addition to the two statewide ballot propositions, congressional races and the California presidential primary. Five candidates are running for the 41st District Assembly seat...
  • Assembly remains opaque, even after losing legal battle

    Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public. In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...