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Monday, June 24 2019

Thanks to approved budget requests from Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino the 2019-2020 State Budget now includes $3.5 million for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration Project from Prop 68.

And while its name means “Dry Gulch,’ or “Dry River Bed,” depending on who you talk to, the gulch is home to a waterway that spans eight miles through the western portion of the City of Pasadena.

Thursday, June 20 2019

State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-Pasadena) announced last week that his requests for the 2019-2020 state budget have been approved.

Portantino asked for $3.5 million to help restore the Arroyo Seco Watershed Restoration Project from Proposition 68, and $40.7 million from Proposition 51 funds for Pasadena City College’s (PCC) Armen Sarafian Building.

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Thursday, June 20 2019

At the request of Glendale Community College, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation to help the college offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24.

Wednesday, June 19 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) welcomed Joanne Miller, owner of Once Upon A Page, to Sacramento as the 25th State Senate District 2019 Small Business of the Year.  Once Upon a Page is a well-known scrapbooking and craft store located in Burbank, California.

Wednesday, June 19 2019

The state’s 2019-20 budget, expected to be signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom any day, also includes $800,000 for a planned bridge across the L.A. River that will link the western part of Glendale and Griffith Park.

“Why should the conversation be about Silicon Valley when we have just as many intelligent people here in Glendale?” said state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), who helped lock in funding for the tech accelerator.

“Let’s keep that talent and excitement local,” he added