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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Bill would help ex-prostitutes remove marks of former pimps

     
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino is shepherding through the California Legislature a bill that would expand the pool of people eligible for state-facilitated, federally-funded tattoo removal services to include those tattooed for identification in human...
  • Some not wild about proposed new name for California Fish and Game

     
    The California Department of Fish and Game could get a new name -- the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the official nickname Cal Wild in logos and ads....
  • Portantino's bills have a successful run in the state Assembly

    Three bills authored by Anthony Portantino (D-La Caņada 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 Caņada Flintridge City Councilman Dave Spence, who on Wednesday delivered a postponed State of the City address to members of the La Caņada 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 Caņada Flintridge) and Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada 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 Caņada Flintridge residents braved 80-degree heat to take in the colorful Fiesta Days parade after honoring La Caņada'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...
  • Incumbents win primary races

    Incumbents win primary races
    Familiar faces topped the polls in Tuesday’s primary for offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all received the...