Press Releases

Tuesday, June 6 2017

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino had the privilege, along with the California Small Business Association (CSBA), to honor Pasadena-based restaurant Heidar Baba Grill as the 25th Senate District 2017 Small Business of the Year.  Ali Shirmohammadi and Mahrokh Eftekhari, owners of Heidar Baba Grill, were recognized during a luncheon ceremony in Sacramento along with family and friends.

Wednesday, May 31 2017

Sacramento, CA – Last evening, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) presented SB 328 on the floor of the California State Senate. The bill requires middle schools and high schools in California to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 21 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino closed out the State Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education last week with several important additions and ratifications to the Governor’s recently released May revised budget. 


Tuesday, May 16 2017

Sacramento, CA — Senator Anthony Portantino’s proposal, SCR 8, to name the segment of the CA-134 freeway between the Glendale CA-2 and the Interstate 210 Freeway the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway,” passed the State Senate with overwhelming bi-partisan support with a 34 to 1 vote.  The resolution now heads to the State Assembly.

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