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Wednesday, March 6 2019

Two trailblazing Tournament of Roses leaders were honored by the state Legislature on Monday as women of the year.

Sen. Anthony J. Portantino named last year’s Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel of San Marino as his district’s honoree. The La Cañada Flintridge Democrat said Siskel’s promotion of scientific research, education and inclusion make her a powerful example in the LGBTQ and Jewish communities, to which Siskel belongs.

Wednesday, March 6 2019

Monday, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) honored Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel of San Marino as the 25th State Senate District 2019 Woman of the Year.

Tuesday, February 5 2019

Eliot Arts Academy is honored to announce its 2nd Annual Women’s History Celebration on Saturday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. at Eliot Arts Magnet Academy.

The 2nd Annual Women’s History Celebration is a PUSD middle school collaborative event honoring the women’s movement and women’s liberation. Hear from Guest Panelists: Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Anthony Portantino and many more…

Tuesday, February 5 2019

For two days last week, the Leadership Pasadena Class of 2019 discussed city politics and challenges facing Pasadena directly with the area’s top leaders.

Monday, February 4 2019

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, a member of this all Democratic group, said he plans to bring back legislation that limits the purchase of rifles or shotguns to one per month. It was vetoed by former Gov. Jerry Brown last year.

“We are going to send a strong message to the current and future gun owners,” Portantino said. “California may be a western state but it's no longer the wild west.”

Gun rights advocates say the measure is an infringement on Second Amendment rights and does nothing to prevent violence.