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Thursday, August 9 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored the Homenetmen on their 100th anniversity at the California State Capitol.   The Homenetmen leadership and their scouts were recognized on the floor of the State Senate with a resolution from Senators Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), Senator Kevin De León (D- Los Angeles) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). Similar recognitions were also conducted on the Assembly floor by Assemblymember Nazarian.

Monday, August 6 2018

More than half of the youth in the juvenile justice system struggle with substance use disorders, a sad result of policies that incarcerate rather than support young people in trouble with drugs. When my older son was arrested at age 20 for marijuana possession, he was pushed into a criminal pipeline that only made things worse. It was behind bars that he learned to inject heroin.

Monday, August 6 2018

GLENDALE—The Glendale City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the Armenian American Museum’s Stage II Design plans and environmental compliance. The Council is scheduled to cast a final vote on the Museum’s Ground Lease Agreement on August 14. The anticipated final approval will mark a historic milestone for the landmark project.

Monday, July 2 2018

Los Angeles—The Homenetmen Western USA’s Centennial Youth Forum took place June 23, during which activists, government officials, media experts, and venerated politicians gathered together in discussions about how the youth can play their part in serving their communities, both in the diaspora and the homeland.

Portantino recalled how he has been approached numerous times by individuals who expressed they wanted to run for office; however, when asked why, they were unable to answer. 

Sunday, July 1 2018

Nearly a thousand people crowded in front of Burbank City Hall on Saturday morning as part of a nationwide day of action protesting the immigration policies enacted by the Trump administration.

State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) said during the rally that the American people should care for everyone, “regardless of where they’re born.” He also said the president “should be better; but, instead, he’s broken.