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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Luke Walker was born in the Holly Springs community of Springfield, Arkansas. Luke started working at age 5, and at an early age, he and his 5 brothers were taught to cut their own hair by putting a string around their head and cutting upward to the string, as in performing a bowl cut. Luke became so proficient at cutting hair that by age 8 was charging 10 cents for haircuts on the front porch of his home.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) welcomed and honored Luke Walker and his family as the Small Business of the Year at the California State Capitol.  Each year, one business from each Senate District is recognized by the California Small Business Association.  Senator Portantino chose Luke Walker’s Barber Shop & Beauty Care shop from Pasadena as this year’s small business of the year. 

Tuesday, June 19 2018

SACRAMENTO—California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino is the Chair of the Senate Education Budget Sub-Committee with long and close ties to the Armenian American Community. In that capacity, he personally submitted two important education proposals on behalf of Armenian Californians into the California State Budget. This included six full tuition scholarships at Hastings College of Law for graduates of the American University of Armenia and a $500,000 state grant to create study guides for California schools to properly teach the Armenian Genocide.

Tuesday, June 19 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) is the Chair of the Senate Education Budget Sub-Committee with long and close ties to the Armenian American Community. In that capacity, he personally submitted two important education proposals on behalf of Armenian Californians into the California State Budget.

Monday, June 18 2018

The California State Senate has included a proposal by Senator Anthony J. Portantino to create 18 full tuition scholarships for HBCU students to attend UC Hastings College of Law.  Senator Portantino is the Chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.  

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