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Wednesday, April 11 2018

Sacramento, California- Today, the Senate Education Committee unanimously passed SB 1243 with bi-partisan support. The legislation is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, and sponsored by IBM. SB 1243 proposes a unique early college/high school technology pathway program which is known as P-TECH.

Monday, April 9 2018

Rebuilding an electricity-generating plant in the city of Glendale would be a significant step in that city’s future, but the decision facing its City Council on Tuesday has broader implications.

For Glendale, it means becoming a test case to measure the state’s resolve to move toward 100 percent renewable energy and further reduce greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Wednesday, April 4 2018

Anthony Portantino is aware of the chatter that the proposed 710 Freeway tunnel extension could be resurrected, but he wants to put all concerns to rest.

“The freeway is dead,” he said matter-of-factly. “It’s not going to happen.”

Monday, April 2 2018

For many homeowners, the full extent of the devastation from the October fires is still unfolding — on their calculators.

The number of people in Sonoma County who lost their homes and were underinsured or uninsured has exceeded the fears of many local leaders and even some industry experts. A survey by San Francisco-based consumer group United Policyholders shows nearly 70 percent of local fire victims believe they do not have enough insurance to rebuild their homes. 

Thursday, March 29 2018

Professional Child Development Associates Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Diane Cullinane, is hosting a thoughtful discussion “Autism: Mystery and Hope” Thursday at WeWork Pasadena about the diagnosis and impact of autism, which now affects 1 in 68 children nationally.

Senator Anthony Portantino recently authored Senate Bill 399 which aims to change the way that insurance companies fund behavioral health services for autism.

Cullinane is hopeful the bill will be popular in the legislation process.