In the News

Wednesday, July 3 2019

The Old West desert town of Needles, California, is where the beleaguered Joad family crossed the Colorado River into California in John Steinbeck’s classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” and was a boyhood home to “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz.

These days, Needles is gaining notoriety for another reason. Leaders have declared it a “sanctuary city” for people who believe California’s strict gun laws have encroached too much on their constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Gun owners’ rights groups are asking a federal judge to overturn a California law raising the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21.

The Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation sued Monday in federal court in San Diego, contending that those over 18 are legally adults and can’t be deprived of their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, a former La Canada Flintridge city councilman,

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Tuesday, July 2 2019

Senate Bill 568, amendment authored and introduced by Senator Portantino, would allow Glendale Community College’s Governing Board to declare April 24 as the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day by campus closure.

Monday, July 1 2019

SB 7, authored by Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday. If approved by the full legislature, the bill would allow the purchase of surplus properties occupied by nonprofits along the former 710 freeway extension route at their current use value, and would prohibit Caltrans from implementing the tunnel or surface freeway options for the 710 gap closure.