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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension

    South Pasadena lobbies to kill surface 710 Fwy. extension
    City Council members in South Pasadena made it clear this week that they want their voices heard in a new study of the proposed Long Beach (710) freeway extension as they push regional transportation officials to kill a possible surface route. At a...
  • Portantino seeks to expand safeguards for whistleblowers

    Portantino seeks to expand safeguards for whistleblowers
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has authored a bill that would expand protections from workplace retaliation to legislative workers who blow the whistle on government fraud and abuse. Legislative staffers were exempted from...
  • Portantino introduces emergency-planning measure

    Portantino introduces emergency-planning measure
    Unsatisfied with Southern California Edison’s response to the destructive December windstorm, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) has introduced a measure requiring utilities to meet regularly with local and county officials...
  • Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate

    Caltrans urged to sell homes amid 710 Fwy. extension debate
    Pressure is mounting on the California Department of Transportation to sell the 460 properties it owns on the Long Beach (710) Freeway corridor, but officials say it could be years before any decision is made. For decades, Caltrans has owned hundreds...
  • Portantino named 'Legislator of the Year' for open carry ban

    Portantino named 'Legislator of the Year' for open carry ban
    The California Police Chiefs Assn. recently named Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) “Legislator of the Year” for his public safety measure banning the open carry of unloaded handguns in public places. “As someone...
  • Tattoo Removal Bill Could Help Former Prostitutes

    Tattoo Removal Bill Could Help Former Prostitutes
    California could soon provide free tattoo removals for former prostitutes. The state already helps former gang members with removals. The author of the AB 1956, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, says the bill will help prostitutes with "their self-...
  • 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 Cañada Flintridge), changes several requirements for libraries, including a mandate that they...