Press Releases

Saturday, September 19 2020

Our churches and church facilities are peaceful places for communities to pray, congregate and support one another. They should not be subjected to arson, vandalism and hate crimes. My heart breaks for Very Reverend Father Smpad Saboundjian, the entire St. Gregory the Illuminator congregation and the greater Armenian American community for this unnecessary act of intimidation. I fully encourage the San Francisco Police Department’s investigation to swiftly determine the cause of the blaze and hold those responsible strictly accountable under the law.

Tuesday, September 1 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 914 to address concerns related to the tragic synagogue shooting in Poway has now passed the Legislature and will go to the Governor’s Desk for a signature

Friday, August 7 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) recently wrote to Julie Su, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Governor...

Thursday, August 6 2020

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 914 to address concerns related to the tragic synagogue shooting in Poway passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee and will now go to Assembly Appropriations.

Thursday, July 30 2020

Sacramento, California – State Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s (D–La Cañada Flintridge) SB 1299 passed the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Wednesday with bipartisan support.  The bill previously passed the Senate unanimously.