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Monday, January 15 2018

Nearly 200 fill Metropolitan Baptist Church for recognition of slain civil rights leader; IMA scholarship winners honored

With hope and song amidst growing community concern over confrontations with the police in Pasadena, Altadena’s Metropolitan Baptist Church celebrated the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday with a joyous afternoon service.

Thursday, January 11 2018

California Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena, praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 budget which increases funding for education, and boosts the state’s new rainy day fund.

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the author of the newer legislation, said credit for the revived push for whistleblower safeguards should to go to the women who spoke out last fall in an open letter about the "pervasive" sexual harassment and misconduct in California politics.

Thursday, August 10 2017

GLENDALE—State Senator Anthony J. Portantino has submitted a letter to Caruso Affiliated Holdings urging the company to reconsider its decision and allow public advertising for the Armenian Genocide and human rights documentary, “Architects of Denial.” Reports have pegged politics as the explanation for the Caruso Affiliated decision not to feature the film in an outdoor billboard advertisement.

Wednesday, August 9 2017

As much as parents obsess over their children’s education, it’s stunning that so many object to a proposal before the Legislature with a proven track record of improving school performance.