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Monday, October 18 2021

Burbank, California - Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) released the following statement regarding the construction of new soundstages in Burbank by the Worthe Real Estate Group on the historic Warner Bros. property.

Friday, October 8 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 14 and 224, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), were signed into law today by Governor Newsom – just days before World Mental Health Day.  SB 14 and 224 address the growing mental health crisis among California’s youth by implementing mental health education and training in schools.

Thursday, September 30 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) joined State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today on tour of Blair Middle and High School in Pasadena. The visit comes at a crucial time for our schools, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our students and families.

Tuesday, September 28 2021

Sacramento, California – As a follow up to his successful negotiation to end the threat of the 710 Freeway and enact protections for non-profits operating in the 710 corridor, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) worked closely with the City of South Pasadena to accelerate the transition of Caltrans owned homes out of the state’s hands.  The collaboration led to the drafting of Senate Bill 381.  Senator Portantino joined Governor Newsom in Oakland today as he signed 27 housing bills into law.  SB 381 provides protections for existing tenants, includes a strategy to protect historic homes, and gives flexibility to the City of South Pasadena to create more affordable housing. 

Friday, September 24 2021

Sacramento, California – Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 715, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which enacts important gun purchase safeguards and expands independent review of tragic police shootings.