In the News

Friday, February 1 2019

State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) has selected Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel to represent the 25th State Senate District, which includes Pasadena, in the 2019 California Legislative Women’s Caucus Woman of the Year recognition awards.

Every year, the California State Legislature honors one woman from each district and invites them to a recognition ceremony in Sacramento. Senator Portantino said he is honored that Siskel has agreed to represent the 25th Senate District.

Thursday, January 31 2019

La Cañada Flintridge will be able to take an important first step in restoring its Flint Canyon Trail — a vital connector path threatened by downslope erosion — after receiving Monday a $300,000 grant from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) is one of several regional legislative participants for the conservancy. At Monday’s SMMC board meeting, he spoke in favor of the grant via a conference call. He later told the Valley Sun it would help the city create a plan of action.

Thursday, January 31 2019

Pasadena-area State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) continued his ongoing offensive against gun-related accidents and violence with the introduction of a bill making the improper firearm storage in a house with a minor, or prohibited person, a crime.

The idea behind the legislation is the prevention of accidental firearm deaths, suicides, and senseless acts of violence in the home.

Friday, January 18 2019

PASADENA—On January 10, the Pasadena Chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America held its annual holiday reception at the Pasadena Hovhannes and Hripsime Jivalagian Youth Center. The reception was attended in full capacity with the presence of local and state elected officials, community leaders, members, and supporters of the regional Armenian-American community.

California State Senator Anthony Portantino and Pasadena City Mayor Terry Tornek delivered remarks about the partnership of the ANCA –

Tuesday, January 15 2019

The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys is partnering with the City of Pasadena and the community’s synagogues, to hold Every Person Has a Name. This 25-hour vigil will be held on the steps of Pasadena City Hall on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 2019.