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

July 5, 2022

Sacramento, CA - State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request for Los Angeles Zoo projects was adopted in the 2022-2023 State Budget.  The allocation will be used by the City of Los Angeles to support community-building,...

July 5, 2022

Sacramento, CA - State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request to create and fund a regional affordable housing trust between the cities of Pasadena, Burbank, and Glendale was approved.  The 2022-2023 State Budget will...

July 5, 2022

Sacramento, CA - State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request of $2.5 million for the National Animation Museum was approved in the 2022-2023 State Budget.  The funds will help develop a virtual and physical museum to...

July 5, 2022

Sacramento, CA - State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced today that his budget request of $2 million to the City of Glendale for the restoration of the landmark Casey Stengel Baseball Field was approved in the 2022-2023 State Budget.  The funds...

June 30, 2022

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 485, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) that extends the sunset date for the film and television production tax credit program for five years, passed the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee...