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Monday, February 20 2017

By Beau Yarbrough, Los Angeles News Group

Anyone who has a teenager, or been one, knows the difficult of getting them out of bed in the morning and off to school.

Saturday, February 18 2017

Anyone who has a teenager, or been one, knows the difficult of getting them out of bed in the morning and off to school.

Scientists have said for years there’s a scientific basis for teens’ inability to get up bright and early. Now one state legislator wants public schools to bow to scientific consensus and push back the start of the school day.

Friday, February 17 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation to install a sign at the Fair Oaks Avenue exit on Interstate 210 in the city of Pasadena to direct passersby to the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

“Installing a freeway sign will help direct visitors to the memorial, raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide and serve as a reminder that fighting crimes against humanity is an ongoing process and requires our continuous attention," commented Portantino.

Friday, February 17 2017

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA — Any parents with teenagers know just how hard it is to wake them up for school in the morning. That is a why a Southern California lawmaker introduced a bill this week to start middle and high school classes later.

Thursday, February 16 2017

The bill proposed by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) would prohibit doctors from proscribing oxycodone to patients younger than 21.

Legislation prohibits oxycodone prescriptions for anyone under 21
Wednesday, February 15 2017

Wednesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 419, which will prohibit individuals under the age of twenty-one from being prescribed oxycodone.

Wednesday, February 15 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 419, which will prohibit individuals under the age of twenty-one from being prescribed oxycodone.

Legislation prohibits oxycodone prescriptions for anyone under 21
Wednesday, February 15 2017

Wednesday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 419, which will prohibit individuals under the age of twenty-one from being prescribed oxycodone.

Tuesday, February 14 2017

Some California middle school and high school students may get a little more sleep under a bill introduced by California Senator Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge.

Portantino introduced SB 328 on Monday, which would require middle schools and high schools in California school districts to start school days no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 14 2017

Local teens may catch a few more Zs during the school week under a bill that state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced Monday.

Senate Bill 328 would require middle and high schools across California to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

In his bill introduction, Portantino cited the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement released in 2014 advising school districts to start the day no earlier than 8:30 a.m.