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Monday, March 20 2017

SACRAMENTO—Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange, introduced Senate Resolution 29 on Monday designating the month of April for commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

Thursday, March 2 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Senate Rules Committee established on Thursday an historic Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. The select committee came at the request of State Senator Anthony J.

Wednesday, March 1 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A California lawmaker wants to tax OxyContin and other prescription opioids to fund rehabilitation services for people addicted to opioids and heroin...

Glendale Community College Hosts
Monday, February 27 2017

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), was given his ceremonial oath of office yesterday by State Controller Betty T. Yee. Approximately 500 community members, elected officials, family and friends attended the swearing in ceremony hosted by Glendale Community College.

“We should not be giving our young people a gateway drug that can lead to illicit drug abuse such as heroin."
Monday, February 20 2017

California State Senator Anthony Portantino has introduced a measure that would make prescriptions of the painkiller oxycodone illegal for people younger than 21, in hopes of keeping young people from becoming hooked on the powerful opioid.