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Thursday, June 13 2019

Sacramento, California — Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) proudly announced today that the State Senate approved the 2019–2020 State Budget. The approved budget includes $5.5 million for sound walls along the 210 freeway in La Cañada Flintridge.  Portantino made the request on behalf of the city.

Thursday, June 6 2019

San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action is holding a Wear Orange event at the All Saints Episcopal Church. Speakers will include Rep. Judy Chu (D) and State Senator Anthony Portantino (D).

The movement is national in scope with over 700 Wear Orange efforts scheduled across the width and breadth of the map.

SGVMDA’s Taylor spoke May 31 on the issue at the Jackie Robinson Community Center.

Wednesday, June 5 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored Arlington Garden as the 25th State Senate District 2019 Non-Profit of the Year.  Leigh Talmo, Arlington Garden’s head gardener, flew to Sacramento to receive the award on behalf of Arlington Garden. Earlier this year, Senator Portantino held a 710 EIR press conference at the garden where the end of the 710 tunnel was formally announced.  Arlington Garden hopes to purchase land from Caltrans as state-owned properties are sold.

Wednesday, June 5 2019

The only free dedicated public garden in Pasadena, one where regenerative environmental practices hold sway, has been chosen by State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) as the 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year from the 25th Senate District.

Arlington Garden said in a June 4 statement that it was chosen for its “outstanding service to the community.”

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Tuesday, May 28 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 521, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the California State Senate. SB 521 provides a tax credit to property owners who enter into new contracts to rent their property to Section 8 voucher recipients. SB 521 is an attempt by Glendale and Senator Portantino to incentivize property owners to rent to more Section 8 applicants.  Recently, property owners in Pasadena stopped taking Section 8 vouchers due to adverse economic interests.