Press Releases

Wednesday, September 6 2017

Sacramento, CA – This week, Senate Bill 565, by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), was signed and chaptered into law by Governor Brown. SB 565 requires a mental health facility, prior to a certification review hearing, to make reasonable attempts to notify family members or any other person designated by the patient of the exact time and place of the hearing at least 36 hours prior to the certification review hearing. 

Tuesday, September 5 2017

Sacramento, CA:  State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (DLa Cañada Flintridge) is proud to announce that SJR 8, a Senate Joint Resolution to name a portion of the 134 freeway in Los Angeles County the President Barack H. Obama Freeway, has passed both the State Senate and the State Assembly.  As a result, the 134 freeway from the 2 freeway to the 210 Freeway interchange will be named in honor of our 44th President.

Friday, September 1 2017

Pasadena, CA – State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) was joined by over 70 constituents at Heidar Baba Restaurant on Thursday evening for his first “Millennial Open Dialogue (MOD).”  The fluid conversation was filled with questions and comments that touched on important topics ranging from affordable housing and college loans to homelessness and job creation.

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.