Press Releases

Tuesday, August 29 2017

Sacramento, CA – The State Senate Rules Committee appointed Senator Anthony J. Portantino to the International Genocide Memorial Commission. The Commission was established in 2006 through legislation. It is tasked with creating an International Genocide Memorial in the Historic Region of the State Capitol.

Thursday, August 24 2017

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), along with State Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, jointly sent a letter requesting that $280 million of the Cap and Trade Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF) be allocated for the Gold Line Foothill Extension project.  The funds would aid the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority’s efforts to bring the light rail project to the San Bernardino County community of Montclair.

Thursday, August 17 2017

Glendale, CA:  Upon hearing of the decision reached by Caruso Affiliated Holdings regarding the billboard advertising at The Americana at Brand for the documentary, Architects of Denial, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino issued the following statement:

Tuesday, August 15 2017

Tujunga, CA:  Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino toured Mountain View Elementary School on its first day of instruction for the 2017-2018 school year. The tour included a profile of the first Armenian/English dual language program of Los Angeles Unified School District in SD25. The program was created at Mountain View Elementary School in 2016, providing students with a bilingual education and teaching them about the Armenian culture.

Thursday, August 10 2017

Glendale CA:  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.