In The News

September 19, 2018

It seems like every La Cañadan living within earshot of the Foothill (210) Freeway agrees the city needs more protective sound walls. But the question of how to fund them is older than the city itself.

September 18, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a suicide prevention bill that seeks to amend the state’s Education Act and require schools to print suicide prevention hotlines on students’ identification cards.

September 14, 2018

The numbers associated with public education in California are truly immense. Nearly 10 million students, the vast majority of them children, attend kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools and colleges supported by upwards of $100 billion from taxpayers each year.

September 7, 2018

We all know a teenager who is nearly impossible to get out of bed in the morning. And research provides some relatively simple answers why: Sleep cycles make it hard for teenagers to fall asleep before 11 p.m.

September 6, 2018

California legislators passed a dozen new restrictions on gun purchases and access in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session, amassing what is likely to be the most ambitious effort by any state to combat mass shootings and suicides using firearms.

Press Releases

September 20, 2018

Sacramento, California - Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) statement on decision made today on SB 328.

September 17, 2018

Sacramento, California - Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 972,  suicide prevention legislation authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge.

September 7, 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Legislature has passed the following 18 bills authored by Senator Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and are now on the Governor’s desk waiting approval.

SB 25 “Ballot Order”

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA– Today, the California State Assembly voted to pass SB 328, the School Start Time Bill, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge. 

August 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA- As the legislative session comes to a close, SB 1100 and SB 1177  authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed both the Senate and Assembly and are headed to the Governor’s desk.