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

February 25, 2021

Sacramento, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced strong coalition support from mental health advocacy groups for Senate Bills 224 and  14, both of which address the growing mental health crisis among California’s...

February 22, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge) issued the following statement on the passing of today’s Golden State Stimulus Package:

February 19, 2021

Sacramento, California – Today Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D – La Cañada Flintridge) introduced SB 715, a measure that would define a valid and unexpired hunting license and would require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to confirm the validity of the hunting license. The...

February 16, 2021

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada-Flintridge) and Senator Scott Wilk (R – Santa Clarita) introduced SB 457, a measure that requires the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) Boards...

February 11, 2021

Sacramento, California – Today, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D- La Canada Flintridge) introduced SB 387, a measure aimed at improving community policing, diversity within rank and file departments, and public safety outcomes.