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

November 14, 2023

Burbank, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D - Burbank) will host the annual 25th State Senate District Women in Business Legislative Update & Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 6 at the Castaway in Burbank.

November 9, 2023

Glendale, CA – This week State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) joined Glendale Community College (GCC) leaders, local educators, advocates, and Dreamscape Learn to celebrate a $4,500,000 state grant the Senator secured for the Glendale College Foundation. The funds...

October 24, 2023

Glendale, CA – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) was honored with the Legislator of the Year Award by the California Association of School Counselors for championing mental health policies and for being instrumental in improving educational programs and systems for the...

October 12, 2023

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 234, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), was signed into law by Governor Newsom. The measure addresses the rise in opioid related deaths by making opioid antagonists such as Narcan readily available in places accessed by...

October 12, 2023

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 671 and 323, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), were signed into law by Governor Newsom. SB 671 addresses comprehensive school safety procedures and is sponsored by the Glendale Police Department. SB 323 addresses the...