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Portantino Introduces Bill to Continue Efforts to Protect Public Safety Measure to Ban Openly Carrying Unloaded Long Guns in Public

Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge) has introduced AB 1527, a measure that will prohibit individuals from openly displaying unloaded rifles and shotguns in public. Portantino introduced the legislation at the urging of law enforcement as a follow up to last year’s successful AB 144, which banned openly carrying an unloaded handgun in public places….

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ACLU Lawsuit Charges Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Brass with Condoning Pattern of Deputy-on-Inmate Violence

Complaint Alleges High-Level Staff Knew Gangs of Deputies Beat Inmates and Condoned Cover-Ups -Photo by Terry Miller The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Southern California (ACLU/SC) and attorneys from Paul Hastings, LLP today filed a federal class action lawsuit charging Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and his top command staff with condoning…

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Anthony Portantino Announces He’ll Not Run Again

Assemblyman Anthony Portantino sent out the following email telling of his plans to not run for State Assembly this year. “Thank you for your patience and trust. After deep contemplation with Ellen, I have decided not to run for office during the 2012 election cycle. As many of you know, the last 13 months have…

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Congresswoman Chu, Senator Gillibrand, and Representatives Velázquez and Honda Call for Army to Conduct Comprehensive Review Of Hazing

Lawmakers Demand Answers on How Army Tracks Hazing and Harassment Reports, Anti-Hazing Training, Disciplinary Actions Up Chain of Command, and What Protections Soldiers Have When Mistreated By Direct Superiors Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representatives Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Mike Honda (D-CA) called on the U.S. Army to provide a comprehensive…

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Methodist Hospital Appoints Steven A. Sisto as Chief Operating Officer

Steven A. Sisto -Courtesy Photo Methodist Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven A. Sisto as senior vice president/chief operating officer (COO). “We are very fortunate to have such a talented executive join our team,” President and CEO Dan Ausman said. “Steve is an engaging leader, and his collaborative style fosters a ‘can…

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LASD Air-5 Helicopter Cliff Rescue of 19-yr old Woman Above Millard Canyon

2 teens rescued on the ground. A U.S. Forestry Recreation Technician working in the Angeles National Forest noticed several people who appeared to be trapped on a cliff near Altadena and called in rescuers at 11:57AM on Sunday morning. By 12:25PM, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Air-5 Rescue pilots & Emergency Services Detail (Special Enforcement…

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Portantino Joins University of California To Announce Summer Leadership Fellowship For HBCU’s

-Photo by Terry Miller Assemblymember Anthony Portantino joined officials from the University of California at a press conference Tuesday in Pasadena to unveil a summer fellowship program for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Twenty five undergraduate students from HBCUs will be selected to participate in the program offered through the UC Summer…

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Taser apparently Inefective in Montery Park

Taser apparently Inefective in Montery Park Officers Shoot and Kill Vandal at Carl’s Jr Police officers Monday morning shot and killed a man who had been breaking windows at a Carl’s Jr. Restaurant in Montery Park. Around 9:30 a.m. Monterey Park Police officers received a call that a male Hispanic adult had been breaking windows…

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Larry Spicer: A New Face on Monrovia’s City Council

By Susan Motander Larry Spicer -Photo by Terry Miller Usually when there is a new City Council member sworn in, the community has learned something about the individual through the process of an election campaign. Larry Spicer was sworn into the council last week at a special meeting regarding redevelopment. As he joins the council…

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