In the News

Wednesday, November 28 2018

On Wednesday, November 28, State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and California Secretary of Transportation Brian Annis held a press conference to present the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 710 Freeway Corridor to the public. Spanning 60 years, the completion of the 710 freeway from Valley Boulevard in Alhambra to the 210 freeway in Pasadena has been one of the most complex transportation projects in California history.

Tuesday, November 27 2018

Voting, laws, and health solutions were discussed during a conversation about gun violence on Monday led by U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) at Woodbury University.

The officials were introduced by Woodbury president David Steele-Figueredo and joined by public health experts Andrea Welsing and Karen Rogers as the group addressed an overflow crowd in the university’s auditorium.

Wednesday, October 3 2018

This past summer, I was able to enjoy one such extraordinary experience in the Office of California State Senator Anthony Portantino, along a fellow Pilibos Scholar, Kami Arabian. After putting together my resume and cover letter, and later being interviewed by the District Director, Talin Mangioglu and Intern Coordinator, Kim Evette, I was offered a summer internship in the Office of Senator Portantino. The internship program began with a welcoming and well-coordinated orientation, where we met the rest of the staff and interns.

Saturday, September 29 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills Friday toughening gun restrictions, causing a mixed bag of reactions from people depending on where they stand on gun control.

Gun rights supporters said the new laws punish people already following the rules, while anti-gun violence activists said the laws get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.


Here’s what you need to know about the recently signed gun laws.

Friday, September 28 2018

Californians under the age of 21 will no longer be able to legally buy firearms starting next year.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed Senate Bill 1100, which raises the age limit for the purchase of long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, from 18 to 21. The state already restricts handgun sales to adults 21 and older.