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.
Anyone who has a teenager, or been one, knows the difficult of getting them out of bed in the morning and off to school.
Scientists have said for years there’s a scientific basis for teens’ inability to get up bright and early. Now one state legislator wants public schools to bow to scientific consensus and push back the start of the school day.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA — Any parents with teenagers know just how hard it is to wake them up for school in the morning. That is a why a Southern California lawmaker introduced a bill this week to start middle and high school classes later.