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Mike Gatto

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  • Gatto: New legislation would protect victims of on-campus rapes, other crimes

    If legislation introduced Monday by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) becomes law, college officials across the state would be required to report certain crimes occurring on or near campuses to law enforcement to investigate, if the victim does not...
  • LAPD expected to announce reward in Joseph Gatto homicide case

    LAPD expected to announce reward in Joseph Gatto homicide case
    Los Angeles police and city officials are expected to announce Tuesday a reward for information in the killing last November of Joseph Gatto, a well-known artist and the father of a state assemblyman, found shot to death in his Silver Lake home....
  • Gatto resolution over Nagorno-Karabakh Republic creates flap with some Azerbaijanis

    Accused of bending an ear to Armenian lobbyists, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a resolution in the state Assembly, urging the United States to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state, raising the ire of...
  • Letter: Elected officials should focus on issues closer to home

    Re: “Gatto resolution creates a flap,” Jan. 11. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a resolution to the state Assembly urging the U.S. to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state. Who/what/where is that...
  • New bill targets underreporting of sexual assaults at state colleges

    New bill targets underreporting of sexual assaults at state colleges
    This post has been updated. See the note at the bottom for details. SACRAMENTO -- A new bill introduced Monday would impose new reporting requirements for crimes occurring at colleges and universities, a response to reports that several California...
  • Groundbreaking California measure would outlaw 'affluenza' defense

    Groundbreaking California measure would outlaw 'affluenza' defense
    Call it the proposed Spoiled Brat Law. Last month, after a 16-year-old Texas boy said to be suffering from “affluenza” was sentenced to rehab instead of prison for killing four people and maiming two others in a drunk-driving crash,...
  • A rush to judgment (and lawmaking) on 'affluenza'

    Years ago, only half-facetiously, I suggested that the Constitution should be amended to require a year’s waiting period before the passage of any law inspired by a made-for-TV movie. I feel the same way about legislation fueled by outrage about...
  • 818 Roundup: Colby fire update, drought, NSA surveillance

    818 Roundup: Colby fire update, drought, NSA surveillance
    Good morning, 818 readers! Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Locals in the Glendale-area can expect to see a high of 82 and low of 52, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. We're rounding up the top news items in the region: - The...
  • The 'affluenza' debate comes to California

    The 'affluenza' debate comes to California
    The Texas teenager who played the "affluenza" card to stay out of prison certainly sounds like a spoiled brat. In fact, he wouldn't deny it; that was his argument for a light sentence — that his overprivileged, under-disciplined life had led to a...
  • Gatto forwards bill to limit record of student posts

    New legislation introduced this week by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) aims to restrict how long school districts can keep students’ social media data. One provision of AB1442 was created in response to Glendale Unified School District...
  • 'We Are Going to Make Sure Hollywood Does Not Become Detroit' -- Hollywood Unionists Rally for Improved Tax Credits

    Show business unionists have turned out enthusiastically in the middle of the weekend with promises to support legislation to sweeten California's film tax credit program. More than 700 attendees came to the standing-room-only rally at Pickwick Gardens...
  • Study: California Incentive Program Needs Major Overhaul to Save Production Jobs

    The Milken Institute has called for a major overhaul of California's film incentive program in a study released Thursday that recommends the state open the program to bigger-budget fare and add incentives for vfx work and investments in digital...