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

May 7, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 485, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) that seeks to ensure California remains a global leader in entertainment production, cleared the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today.

April 28, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) visited Luther Burbank Middle School, Balboa Elementary School, and Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy last Friday to learn more about how in-person instruction is operating and the COVID-19...

April 24, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) released the following statement on the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

April 22, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 715 and 387, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), were approved this week by the Senate Public Safety Committee. SB 715 addresses the validity of a hunting license and independent review of gun possession...

April 22, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 562, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada), passed the Senate Health Committee this week. The measure will eliminate barriers to help patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access Behavior Health Treatment (BHT) in...