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Mike Gatto

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  • Political Landscape: Gatto has several bills approved; Schiff writes to FAA on helicopter noise

    It was a busy week for Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), who had several bills approved by various committees, including one piece of legislation aimed at better training school employees to identify and report child abuse. AB 1432, passed by a 5-0...
  • Gatto to host town hall meeting

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) will be taking questions and suggestions from the community during a town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. With the theme “Building...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SCORE honored for 50 years of service

    SCORE honored for 50 years of service
    SCORE of Greater Los Angeles was honored recently by the La CaƱada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. for the 50 years of service that SCORE has provided to the local business community. Chapter President Guy Langvardt and Dick Mader...
  • Ken Ziffren Introduced as L.A.'s New Film Czar at Press Conference with Eric Garcetti

    In selecting Ken Ziffren as Los Angeles' next film czar, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has picked one of the entertainment industry's most prominent attorneys who has emerged as a kind of elder statesman for the business. Ziffren appeared with Garcetti...
  • Studios' Expansion Plans Could Make California Tax Incentives a Tougher Sell

    As Los Angeles lawmakers, unions and studios prepare to make the case that California needs to beef up production incentives, they are apt to be met with an obvious counterargument: Fabled Hollywood backlots aren't exactly shuttered and full of...