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Monday, June 25 2018

The State Assembly’s Education Policy Committee has passed SB 972, the suicide prevention legislation authored by Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino, that would require public, charter, and private schools to print a suicide prevention hotline number and/or text crisis lines on student identification cards for grades seven through college.

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Wednesday, June 20 2018

Pasadena-area State Senator Anthony Portantino welcomed and honored Pasadena resident Luke Walker and his family as the Small Business of the Year at the California State Capitol Tuesday.

The recognition is extended by the California Business Association, which each recognizes one business from each Senate District as Small Business of the Year. Portantino chose Walker’s Barber Shop and Beauty Care shop, at 627 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, as this year’s Small Business of the Year.

Wednesday, June 20 2018

Luke Walker was born in the Holly Springs community of Springfield, Arkansas. Luke started working at age 5, and at an early age, he and his 5 brothers were taught to cut their own hair by putting a string around their head and cutting upward to the string, as in performing a bowl cut. Luke became so proficient at cutting hair that by age 8 was charging 10 cents for haircuts on the front porch of his home.

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Tuesday, June 19 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) welcomed and honored Luke Walker and his family as the Small Business of the Year at the California State Capitol.  Each year, one business from each Senate District is recognized by the California Small Business Association.  Senator Portantino chose Luke Walker’s Barber Shop & Beauty Care shop from Pasadena as this year’s small business of the year.