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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • Republican loyalists pull for Krikorian in Assembly race

    Republican loyalists pull for Krikorian in Assembly race
    Every state and federal official whose district includes La Cañada Flintridge is a Democrat, but local Republicans are hoping to get one of their own in the State Assembly after Tuesday's election. Ernest Koppen, president of the La Cañada Flintridge...
  • 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...
  • 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 Cañada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all received the...
  • For The Record

    An article in the June 7 issue about the June 5 election results misstated the district now represented by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge). It is the 44th Assembly District.
  • Renters of Caltrans-owned homes give state auditors an earful

    Renters of Caltrans-owned homes give state auditors an earful
    Auditors got an earful last week regarding the nearly 400 homes that the state purchased decades ago for a possible surface extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway. In that time, the California Department of Transportation, which owns the homes, has...
  • State's assets need to be restructured

    La Cañada Flintridge families annually contribute $2 million for La Cañada Unified School District schools, and fund the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s endowment fund of $4 million. The families’ contributions are compensation...
  • 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...
  • Pasadena, Glendale nonprofits receive Women in Business grants

    Pasadena, Glendale nonprofits receive Women in Business grants
    Six local nonprofits are getting extra contributions to their causes thanks to the annual Women in Business event sponsored by local lawmakers. State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) chose to direct donations to the YWCA Glendale Women and Girl&...