Neighbors living on or near the 900 block of Green Lane were shocked to learn last August that a house on the street was being used as a for-profit drug and alcohol treatment center. They were clued in only after a break-in at the then-unoccupied site was called in to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Department and then reported in the newspaper.
They also were taken aback by the fact that the city of La Cañada Flintridge had no discretion over what was happening at the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house beside enforcing zoning code requirements or responding to nuisance complaints if any arose. Continue reading “Local Legislators Craft Controls on Sober Living Homes”
State Sen. Anthony Portantino introduced a bill Monday that seeks to require California school districts to start their middle and high school days no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
The Senate Bill 328 may be voted on anytime 31 days after publication, which will be March 16. Continue reading “Portantino: School Day Should Start Later”
Back in office, Anthony Portantino clocked in for the first time and put forth a trio of bills in his first few hours as state Senator for California’s 25th District.
“It’s an honor to serve the communities that have been wonderful to me,” said Portantino, a former state Assemblyman who won a seat in the state Senate for the first time by defeating L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich in November.
“You get to work on issues you care about, you get to continue to learn more about the community you represent and I’m honored to be in a position where I can affect what is positive change,” added Portantino, a La Cañada Flintridge resident who previously served as the city’s mayor.
As the crowd continued to grow at his election night party at Pasadena’s Armenian Cultural Foundation, Anthony Portantino made the rounds, embracing supporters and posing for photos as the early results of his state Senate race were projected onto a screen.
Voters in California’s primary election Tuesday decided that Anthony Portantino’s campaign for the state Senate seat in the 25th district will extend into November. The La Cañada Flintridge resident will face off against Michael Antonovich, who will term out of his post as Los Angeles County 5th District supervisor this year. Continue reading “Portantino Gains Senate Runoff; Two Others Fall”