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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.

Wednesday, May 1 2019

State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) said his passion for spreading the word of the Armenian Genocide comes from his childhood, when his Italian immigrant mother told the horrors of the orphaned Armenian children.

“While survivors suffered with trauma, they shared with the world the inhumane crimes they witnessed and endured,” Portantino said. “I feel connected to those stories.”

Friday, April 26 2019

On Tuesday, SB 620, a post release services referral program bill authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge), passed the Senate Public Safety Committee.

The bill suggested and sponsored by the Pasadena Police Department would allow local law enforcement agencies to share access to limited information to those under supervised release and help connect them directly with nonprofit service providers.