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Monday, August 13 2018

SACAREMANTO—Senator Anthony J. Portantino on August 9 honored the Homenetmen on its 100th anniversary at the California State Capitol. Leaders and scouts from the Homenetmen were recognized on the floor of the State Senate with a resolution from Portantino who were joined by senators Kevin De León (D- Los Angeles) and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita). Similar recognition was also conducted on the Assembly floor by Assemblymember Adrin 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.

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.

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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