In the News

Tuesday, June 18 2019

In January, Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), introduced AB 29, which would delete the I-710 extension area from the state highway code. State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada) introduced SB 7, which would prevent a surface road or freeway tunnel from ever being built in the I-710 extension corridor.

Both bills passed their respective chambers in May, and have until Sept. 13 to be passed by the other chamber.

Monday, June 17 2019

Legislation (SB 349) by Senator Anthony Portantino, adjusts the franchise fee for small business to relate more to the size of the company rather than requiring the same fee for all businesses regardless of their size.

Monday, June 17 2019

Money is the mother’s milk of politics,” and as Chairman of the State Senate Appropriations Committee, local representative Sen. Anthony Portantino (D) serves as something of a milkman who delivers.

Unruh, a force in California politics throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, knew something about the subject as he once occupied the treasurer’s post and wielded his sceptre over the State Assembly as speaker for seven years.

Saturday, June 15 2019

Two portions of channelized waterways within urbanized Southern California will receive more than $4 million from the 2019-20 state budget adopted Thursday to restore natural features by removing decades-old concrete barriers.

The city of Glendale will receive $800,000 to help with ongoing improvements of the Los Angeles River. Also, the Lower Arroyo Seco, an upper tributary to the L.A. River, has been allotted $3.5 million for restoration, announced state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge.

Thursday, June 6 2019

San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action is holding a Wear Orange event at the All Saints Episcopal Church. Speakers will include Rep. Judy Chu (D) and State Senator Anthony Portantino (D).

The movement is national in scope with over 700 Wear Orange efforts scheduled across the width and breadth of the map.

SGVMDA’s Taylor spoke May 31 on the issue at the Jackie Robinson Community Center.