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Monday, January 15 2018

Nearly 200 fill Metropolitan Baptist Church for recognition of slain civil rights leader; IMA scholarship winners honored

With hope and song amidst growing community concern over confrontations with the police in Pasadena, Altadena’s Metropolitan Baptist Church celebrated the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday with a joyous afternoon service.

Thursday, January 11 2018

California Senator Anthony Portantino, who represents Pasadena, praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-2019 budget which increases funding for education, and boosts the state’s new rainy day fund.

Wednesday, January 10 2018

Sacramento, California –Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) Chair of Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 1 on Education, issued the following statement:

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), the author of the newer legislation, said credit for the revived push for whistleblower safeguards should to go to the women who spoke out last fall in an open letter about the "pervasive" sexual harassment and misconduct in California politics.

Tuesday, January 9 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed SB 419, the Legislative Sexual Harassment Retaliation Prevention Act, with bi-partisan support. It is now headed to the full Senate Floor for a vote. SB 419 is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge and Senator Connie M. Leyva, D - Chino. It currently has 10 Co-authors and continues to add more. SB 419 proposes to extend protections against all forms of harassment for legislative staffers, legislative advocates and others who have business within the California State Capital.