In The News

July 15, 2020

"I am proud to Chair the California State Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. California is the only state that I am aware of that has formalized an official cooperative effort of this significance.

May 26, 2020

While we cannot gather in person for our traditional Memorial Day Service, the City of San Marino has created a virtual ceremony to help us honor those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

March 6, 2020

State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) wants students who have dyslexia to be diagnosed at an early age and introduced a bill in February to achieve that goal.

March 3, 2020

A proposed $5.5-billion bond measure from the California Senate aims to combat climate change by funding various environmental preservation and expansion projects throughout the state.

February 25, 2020

The state Department of Social Services and Attorney General Xavier Becerra are seeking an injunction that would prevent Altadena’s Summerkids camp  –  where 6-year-old Roxie Forbes drowned last June 28 – from reopening this summer.

Press Releases

September 15, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request of $100,000 for the Homenetmen Armenian General Athletic Union was approved by the Legislature.  The funds will benefit athletic and scouting programs, while helping to...

September 15, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 715,  a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which enacts important gun purchase safeguards and expands independent review of tragic police shootings, was approved by the Legislature and is on the Governor’s desk for...

September 13, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request for the La Verne San Dimas Educational Foundation has been approved by the Legislature.  The budget allocation will support wellness programs for students attending Bonita...

September 13, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced this week that his request for $1.8 million for the Armenian American Museum was approved by the Legislature.  The highly anticipated landmark, which commenced construction in July, is set to be the first...

September 13, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 14 and 224, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), were approved by the Legislature with strong bipartisan support and are headed to the Governor’s desk. SB 14 and 224 address the growing mental health crisis among...