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Anthony J. Portantino

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  • 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&...
  • Around Town: A list that won't upset the Apple Cart

    December is traditionally a time of shopping, socializing and reflection, when many La Cañadans gather together to put up the decorations, bake lasagna for the float builders, and plan for various cliffs, fiscal and otherwise. In the spirit of winter...
  • Portantino aide joins Planned Parenthood

    Julianne Sumiko Hines, a former aide to two members of the Assembly from La Cañada Flintridge, will take the post of vice president of external affairs for Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, the organization announced. Sumiko Hines served...
  • 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...
  • More concealed guns for the Golden State?

     
    In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law banning the open carrying of handguns in public. For several months before that, "open carry" proponents had been especially visible in the South Bay, making their 2nd Amendment point by packing heat......
  • Maverick Assemblyman Anthony Portantino to put politics 'on hold'

     
    Anthony Portantino is done with politics -- for now. The Democratic assemblyman from La Canada Flintridge, who has cultivated a reputation as a legislative maverick in his three terms in the lower house, has decided to put his political career "on hold"...
  • California lawmaker targets open carrying of long guns in public

     
    California lawmaker targets open carrying of long guns for ban...
  • Robert Hertzberg opts out of state Senate race

     
    Former Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg announced that he would not run for the state Senate, averting a showdown with fellow Democrat Fran Pavley....
  • 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...