Press Releases

Wednesday, July 10 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 328, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) passed the State Assembly Education Committee.  SB 328 addresses the significant public health crisis of sleep-deprived teens by requiring high schools in California to start no earlier than 8:30 AM and middle schools to begin no earlier than 8:00 AM. The California State PTA and Start School Later Ink are sponsors of SB 328. The bill has garnered strong support from medical professionals, researchers, law enforcement and education advocates. 

Tuesday, July 9 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 302 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. The bill seeks to reestablish the trade office between California and Armenia which was ended in 2008.   Ambassador Armen Baibourtian flew to Sacramento to offer his testimony in support of SB 302 as it would be the first international trade office reestablished since California ended the program.

Wednesday, July 3 2019

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 532 authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Assembly Local Government Committee. Senator Portantino introduced SB 532 at the request of the City of Glendale. After the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs), Glendale was left with $27 million dollars in bond proceeds but precluded from using these funds for housing.  SB 532 will give Glendale the ability to use these locally derived bond funds exclusively for affordable housing.    

Wednesday, July 3 2019

La Cañada Flintridge, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced the addition of Minwoo “David” Kim to his district staff. Mr. Kim will be covering the cities of La Cañada Flintridge, San Marino, and South Pasadena. One of his focus areas will be working on API (Asian Pacific Islander) issues in the 25th Senate District.

Tuesday, July 2 2019

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) states: