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Wednesday, February 14 2018

California Teacher of the Year finalist Mandy Redfern, a kindergarten teacher at La Cañada Elementary School who advanced through the statewide competition, was in Sacramento Monday for a gala event capping the annual program presented by California Casualty and the California Teachers of the Year Foundation.

Tuesday, February 13 2018

Sacramento, California- Senator Anthony J. Portantino had the honor to welcome Mandy R. Redfern, Ph.D., a 2018 California Teacher of the Year Finalist to the California State Senate.  Redfern and a slate of outstanding teachers were recognized at a reception in the Capitol on Monday night.

Monday, February 12 2018

On Friday, they made a stop at the South Pasadena Senior Center, courtesy of State Senator Anthony Portantino, to bring awareness of scams that are targeted toward older Americans.

Monday, February 12 2018

Pasadena’s representative in the State Senate, Anthony J. Portantino, has introduced a bill which would require all public, charter, and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number on the back of students identification cards. The measure, SB 972, is expected to be enacted July 1, 2019 for grades seven through 12 and at all higher education institutions.

Friday, February 9 2018

Four years running, pre-#MeToo, the California Legislature killed bills offered up by both a conservative Republican woman and a centrist Democratic man to extend whistleblower protections to legislative employees making complaints about sexual harassment.

During the same four years, when he was in the Assembly, Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, introduced similar legislation that died in the lower house.