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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.

Tuesday, May 28 2019

Hundreds of Burbank residents, dignitaries, elected officials and veterans gathered to honor the lives of fallen military personnel as part of the city of Burbank’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at the war memorial in McCambridge Park.

On the note of remembrance, state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) pointed out some of the unseen aspects of war and its aftereffects on veterans and their communities.

Friday, May 24 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 568 to address the problem of homelessness amongst college students passed the California State Senate. SB 568 would establish the College-Focused Rapid Rehousing Program, which seeks to provide housing options for homeless students.  It would also provide services to support homeless students as they transition into stable housing.