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  • Gatto introduces bill to protect businesses from 'shakedown' lawsuits

    Gatto introduces bill to protect businesses from 'shakedown' lawsuits
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced a bill Monday to protect businesses from “shakedown” lawsuits that are filed with the intent of extracting settlements to make the litigation go away. Business owners told Gatto at his...
  • A dozen restaurants in tri-city area face legal action addressed in Gatto bill

    A dozen restaurants in tri-city area face legal action addressed in Gatto bill
    A bill introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to protect against what he called “shakedown lawsuits” comes as 12 businesses in his district face similar legal action for not posting simple signage — violations...
  • Gatto introduces bill to protect cities from dog park-related claims

    Gatto introduces bill to protect cities from dog park-related claims
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a bill that would limit the liability of local governments that operate dog parks. AB 265 would also require cities and counties to post signs warning users that they enter a dog park at their own...
  • Gatto introduces bill to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken meters

    Gatto introduces bill to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken meters
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) introduced legislation on Monday that would prevent authorities from issuing tickets to California drivers who park at a broken or malfunctioning meter. “It’s just wrong for cities to ticket people...
  • Gatto's broken parking meter bill would have little impact on tri-city region

    Gatto's broken parking meter bill would have little impact on tri-city region
    Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would prevent authorities from issuing tickets for parking at broken or malfunctioning meters may be eliciting fist pumps from drivers everywhere, but in the tri-city area, it’s...
  • Portantino's future in question

    Portantino's future in question
    Anthony Portantino, who for the past six years has represented La Cañada Flintridge in the state Assembly, enters this holiday season with a new task: Figure out what to do next. Portantino’s job ended officially on Dec. 1, when the new legislative...
  • Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission

    Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto -- whose district includes the studio-heavy cities of Burbank, Glendale and part of Hollywood -- has been appointed to the California Film Commission. The commission handles permitting for filming on state property, and supports...
  • Gatto, Liu say they're ready to help Glendale

    State lawmakers said this week that despite complaints from local officials, they are willing to help cities stymied by the end of redevelopment through the dissolution process — if they ask. During a City Hall meeting last week, city and Los...
  • DMV starts taking orders for retro license plates

    DMV starts taking orders for retro license plates
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles is taking orders for license plates that mirror ones issued from the 1950s to the 1970s -- a program established under legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake). The state needs 7,500...
  • Gatto legislation would lengthen period for prosecuting hit-and-run cases

    Gatto legislation would lengthen period for prosecuting hit-and-run cases
    Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to beef up enforcement of penalties for hit-and-run offenses unanimously cleared the Public Safety Committee this week. The bill, which passed on a 7-0 vote, now moves on to the Appropriations...
  • Gatto's bills on dog parks, broken parking meters signed into law

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) saw two of his bills – one allowing drivers to park at broken meters, and another making it easier for cities to build dog parks - signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. AB 265, which was based on an...
  • AIDS group targets Assemblyman Mike Gatto over condom bill

    AIDS group targets Assemblyman Mike Gatto over condom bill
    An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver...