In the News

Wednesday, June 5 2019

The only free dedicated public garden in Pasadena, one where regenerative environmental practices hold sway, has been chosen by State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) as the 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year from the 25th Senate District.

Arlington Garden said in a June 4 statement that it was chosen for its “outstanding service to the community.”

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Tuesday, May 28 2019

Hundreds of Burbank residents, dignitaries, elected officials and veterans gathered to honor the lives of fallen military personnel as part of the city of Burbank’s annual Memorial Day ceremony at the war memorial in McCambridge Park.

On the note of remembrance, state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) pointed out some of the unseen aspects of war and its aftereffects on veterans and their communities.

Friday, May 24 2019

The California State Senate on Wednesday, May 22 passed Senate Bill 7, putting the “formal legislative end” to the 710 Freeway extension by prohibiting construction of a freeway tunnel between Routes 10 and 210, according to a statement from the office of bill author Anthony J. Portantino (D-25th). The bill passed on a vote of 38-0. It now moves on to the Assembly. Supporters hope it will be signed by the governor in September.

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.