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Tuesday, May 16 2017

In times of rampant and ceaseless chaos, self-care is essential. Even at the state level. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the state legislature is planning to name a stretch of the 134 Freeway after Barack Obama. The former president attended Occidental in Eagle Rock, and the portion of the 134 named after him will span the 210 to the 2, which covers his old stomping grounds. If you’re ranking freeways in L.A., you can do a lot worse than the 134...(Read Full Text)

Monday, May 15 2017

A resolution authored by state Sen. Anthony Portantino to name a segment of the 134 Freeway between Eagle Rock and Pasadena after President Barack Obama advanced one step closer to becoming official this week...

Sunday, May 14 2017

The state Senate voted on Monday to rename a portion of the freeway that runs between Pasadena and Glendale in honor of former President Obama.

The proposal, which passed on a bipartisan vote of 34 to 1, now heads to the state Assembly.

Wednesday, May 10 2017

Four months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown took back $1 million in funding promised to the Pasadena Playhouse as part of a budget-balancing move, sending the theater company scrambling for loans to pay for ongoing renovations to the 93-year-old building.

On Thursday, Brown restored the funding into his $124 billion general fund budget after local Democrats in the Assembly and Senate convinced the governor and the state Department of Finance that the take-away amounted to a broken promise.

Wednesday, May 10 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, reacted to Governor Brown’s May revised budget plan, which now includes several of Senator Portantino’s key budget priorities.

 

“Although there will be a lot of haggling over the next month as we continue to craft the final budget, I am appreciative of Governor Brown’s response to several of my budget priorities thus far,” commented Portantino.