Press Releases

February 17, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation to install a sign at the Fair Oaks Avenue exit on Interstate 210 in the city of Pasadena to direct passersby to the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

“Installing a freeway sign will help direct visitors to the memorial, raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide and serve as a reminder that fighting crimes against humanity is an ongoing process and requires our continuous attention," commented Portantino.

February 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 419, which will prohibit individuals under the age of twenty-one from being prescribed oxycodone.

New Start Time Embraces Overwhelming Research for Student Success and Well-Being

February 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony Portantino introduced SB 328 which will require California school districts to start their middle and high school days no earlier than 8:30 am. 

“Every year we discuss as parents, educators, and legislators, best practices and interests of the children and education?  Well data is clear; starting the school day later improves the quality of education, health and welfare of our children. So let’s do it” said Sen. Portantino.

Giving County Assessor and Caltrans the Tools Necessary to Help Keep 710 Properties Affordable

February 9, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino introduced SB 275 that gives the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office the ability to assess single-family homes within the 710 corridor appropriately. Keeping properties affordable in the 710 corridor has been the goal and intent of the state legislature since passing the Roberti Bill in 1979.

January 24, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), introduced legislation that will provide cancer patients, as well as others fighting diseases through aggressive treatments, the options to protect their fertility if those treatments jeopardize it.

January 10, 2017

Sacramento, CA – This morning, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement:

January 5, 2017

Sacramento, CA – This morning, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D - La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education issued the following statement:

Appointed to Chair Education Budget Sub-Committee

December 21, 2016

Glendale, CA –  This morning, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León announced standing committee chairs and committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.  Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D - La Cañada Flintridge) has been selected to serve as Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education.  

December 20, 2016

Glendale, CA – Today Senator Anthony J. Portantino introduced Resolution SCR 8, which will name the segment of the CA-134 freeway between the Glendale CA-2 and the Interstate 210 Freeway the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway”.  President Obama attended Occidental College in Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981 and lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year.

December 19, 2016

La Cañada Flintridge, CA – After over a decade of work by many local leaders on the dispensation of Caltrans owned properties along the SR-710 corridor, Senator Portantino is happy to announce that Caltrans has begun the process of selling the homes this week. Veterans Realty Group has been selected as the contractor and in the coming days, eligible residents will receive a package, which outlines the process, details for the home buyer education workshops, and includes the notice of offer to sell.