Press Releases

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.

25th Dist. Senator Delivers Thousands of Signatures for No 710 Action Committe
Monday, July 24 2017

Sacramento, CA:  Last week, 25th District State Senator Anthony J. Portantino personally delivered to Governor Brown thousands of signatures on the No 710 Tunnel petition, rolling out an impressive scroll of signatures that activists opposed to the freeway tunnel have been collecting for several years. 

Wednesday, July 12 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) presented SB 328 to the Assembly Education Committee. The Bill requires middle schools and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 328 is based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the optimal time to start school for improved public health of teenage students.

Tuesday, July 11 2017

Sacramento, CA — On Monday, Senator Anthony Portantino’s legislation, SCR 25, which will install a sign at the Fair Oaks Avenue exit off Interstate 210 in Pasadena to direct the public to the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee with unanimous support.