Press Releases

Monday, October 26 2020

La Cañada Flintridge, California Please join an outstanding panel of mental health experts, student advocates and Senator Portantino for a robust and sensitive discussion on youth mental health during COVID-19.  Join the conversation and hear the results of a 200 student servey on their experiences during the pandemic.  Topics include how our youth are handling isolation, separation from peers, distance learning, and overall frustrations.  The survey was designed, created, and will be presented by Audrey Melillo and Sudi Feng, La Cañada high school studen

Wednesday, October 21 2020

Glendale, California – Yesterday, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) sent a strongly worded letter to Mercury Public Affairs calling on the firm to terminate all business with the Turkish Government.  Mercury is under contract with Turkey to provide public relations.

Wednesday, October 14 2020

La Cañada Flintridge, California – On Monday, October 19, 2020, at 7:00pm, State Senator Anthony Portantino, Congressman Adam Schiff, and Labor Secretary Julie Su will hold a virtual town hall to provide state and federal updates and answer constituent questions about coronavirus relief and recovery, the upcoming election, and more.

Monday, September 28 2020

Having spent significant time in Artsakh over the past 5 years I have seen a peaceful people who have bravely lived under the threat of violence for three decades. The children and families I broke bread with deserve to fulfill the promise of their lives without bombs and border aggression threatening their futures.

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.