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

June 4, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senators Mike McGuire and Anthony J. Portantino released the following statement today regarding Senate Bill 98:

June 4, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 14, 224, and 237, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), cleared the Senate floor this week with bipartisan support. SB 224 and 14 address the growing mental health crisis among California’s youth by mandating mental...

June 2, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 715, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which addresses the validity of a hunting license and independent review of gun possession disputes, was approved on the Senate Floor today.

June 1, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 15, a measure authored Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) which gives incentives to cities that convert abandoned retail sites into affordable and workforce housing, passed the Senate floor today with bipartisan support.

May 27, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) announced today that he will participate in the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and Impact Hub Armenian Social Innovation...