In the News

Wednesday, May 15 2019

Supporting the direction of the Pasadena City Council, Pasadena-area State Senator Anthony J. Portantino sent a letter Tuesday requesting that the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) adopt recommendations from the City for the toxic cleanup of the proposed site of an East Pasadena mixed-up use development.

Wednesday, May 15 2019

On Saturday state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was among 93 international honorees to receive an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, given to individuals for their inspired service and contributions to the nation, in a ceremony at the national monument.

For 34 years, the Ellis Island Honor Society has bestowed the award on presidents, politicians, celebrities, dignitaries and extraordinary citizens alike. Past honorees include Ronald Reagan, Joe Biden, Coretta Scott King, Lee Iacocca and Muhammad Ali.

Tuesday, May 14 2019

Prestigious Award Bestowed in the Historic Grand Hall of the Ellis Island National Monument

California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino was awarded with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award by the Ellis Island Honor Society on Saturday. He joined 92 awardees from around the county “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation.”

Monday, May 13 2019

On Saturday, California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who represents Pasadena in Sacramento, was awarded with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award by the Ellis Island Honor Society. He joined 92 awardees from around the county “whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are worthy of commendation.” Senator Portantino joins notable Italian Americans Frank Sinatra, Joe Torre and Lee Iacocca as recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Thursday, May 9 2019

Following Saturday’s successful meeting and review of the Armenian American Museum by his policy director, Governor Gavin Newsom has included $5 million for museum in his revised 2019-2020 budget.