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Wednesday, February 28 2018

California would raise the minimum age for purchasing a rifle and other long guns from 18 to 21 under legislation proposed Wednesday in response to the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school.

The measure by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) would also ban the purchase of more than one firearm by individuals in any 30-day period.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

A state senator is pushing a bill to raise the minimum age to legally purchase rifles and shotguns in California to 21.

Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, amended Senate Bill 1100 on Wednesday to prohibit someone from purchasing more than one gun in 30 days and to increase the age limit to buy all firearms to 21.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

While the California Legislature can only set policy for the state's nearly 40 million residents, its ambitions are often much grander. With, we are often reminded, one of the largest economies in the world to dangle and deploy for influence, lawmakers regularly wade into issues on the global stage, thousands of miles from California's borders.

Wednesday, February 21 2018

Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge, introduced legislation that will allow local governments to reasonably regulate residential treatment facilities in R-1 neighborhoods. The bill, SB 1317, would require facilities to provide written notification 30 days prior to operation and have parking plans, service plans and medical waste disposal plans. These treatment facilities relate to alcohol or drug abuse recovery operations that serve six or fewer patients.

Wednesday, February 21 2018

When residents crowded the La Cañada Flintridge City Council chambers in August to share their concerns about a residential drug and alcohol detox center operating out of a home at 915 Green Lane, officials said their hands were tied by state law.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) attended the Aug. 15 council meeting and promised to work with the city attorney, Mark Steres, to see if something could be done. On Friday, Portantino introduced the fruits of that effort, Senate Bill 1317.