Press Releases

Sunday, April 30 2017

Sacramento, CA — Senator Anthony Portantino’s legislation, 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,” recently passed the Senate Transportation Committee with overwhelming support.

President Obama began his college education in California, attending Occidental College in

Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981. He lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year where he

Tuesday, April 4 2017

Sacramento, CA – The month of April marks the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It's also a time when the California legislature appropriately adds its voice in recognition of these tragic events.   This year, The Promise, the first major motion picture about the Armenian Genocide, is premiering across the countryon April 21st.

Thursday, March 30 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 25 on the first day he assumed office.  This bill requests the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) to assess the integration of California’s K–14 schools, examine best practices education models used in Europe, and research expansion of concurrent enrollment programs to help formulate a new and updated education model for the 21st century.

Tuesday, March 28 2017

Pasadena, CA – On Sunday, March 26, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) had the privilege of honoring ten exemplary women from Senate District 25 in the courtyard of Pasadena City Hall. The California State Legislature first recognized March as Women’s History Month in 1987 and has continued the tradition. Each year members of the State Legislature recognize the exceptional women in their district with a celebration commemorating their efforts.

Tuesday, March 21 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange, introduced Senate Resolution 29 today designating the month of April for commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.  The Resolution also calls on the Republic of Turkey to return confiscated church properties to their rightful congregations.