| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Lone motorists would be able to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours on some of Los Angeles County’s most congested freeways under legislation approved by the state Assembly.
The measure would allow single-occupant vehicles to use high-...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would protect businesses against "shakedown lawsuits" sailed through the state Assembly Friday on a unanimous vote.
The bill was Gatto's attempt to remedy what small-business owners in his district...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would prevent cities from ticketing motorists who park at broken meters sailed through the state Assembly on Thursday. and his colleagues have agreed with him, passing his legislation...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Six local nonprofits are getting extra contributions to their causes thanks to the annual Women in Business event sponsored by local lawmakers.
State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge) chose to direct donations to the YWCA Glendale Women and Girl&...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:59 PM
La Caņada Flintridge residents leaned Republican in Tuesday's general election, supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romey and Republicans running for the U.S. Senate and State Assembly.
Of La Caņada’s 14,360 registered voters, 8,408 cast...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:46 PM
With Democrats securing a supermajority in both state houses, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge) may find it easier to push their agendas through to the governor’s desk, but they both said they...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Silver Lake) bill to up the penalties for abusing the 911 system – a crime known as “swatting” – passed the State Assembly in a unanimous vote Tuesday.
The bill, AB 47, passed in a 76-0 vote. It...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.
The event was...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Glendale Unified school board members are 0-2 in consecutive 43rd Assembly District races.
Local businessman and Republican candidate Greg Krikorian last week resumed his seat on the dais at district headquarters after conceding to Democratic incumbent...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
There are no angels in politics, at least not for long.
Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree or another or they...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:14 PM
With the deadline for signing legislation into law upon Gov. Jerry Brown, local state lawmakers this week were able to claim early success in getting their own bills past his desk.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had eight bills signed before the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:51 PM
A La Caņada Flintridge professor was recently named a Women of the Year by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus for her contributions to California.
Frances Arnold was nominated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) for her...