Anthony Portantino


Portantino’s “The Question Is” (for $10+ Billion): To Tunnel or Not To Tunnel?

Anthony Portantino’s latest “The Question Is” focuses on the 710 Tunnel, with Glendale City Council / Metro Board member Ara Najarian, South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, and Crescenta Valley Town Council President Robbyn Battles discussing economic, environmental, technical (think Seattle and Big Bertha!), social justice and quality of life problems with the proposal, and emphasizing several better ways to spend $10 billion to improve regional transportation […]

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“No710” Saturday: Morning Press Conference on YouTube

A big lineup of local elected officials who are against the SR-710 Tunnel proposal, including Glendale City Council member/ MTA Board member Ara Najarian and former 44th District Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, spoke at a July 20 press conference in Pasadena, just ahead of a Metro community meeting on the study. […]


SR-710 Developments: 1-Najarian Metro Motion Passes; 2-Study Team Presents New Tunnel Concepts 4

¬†Ara Najarian began his new MTA Board term by getting unanimous support (including from Duarte Mayor John Fasana) for his motion asking for a clear answer as to which agency, Metro or Caltrans, has the authority to select and fund an SR-710 study alternative. Caltrans officials had asserted it had […]

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Congressman Schiff, Local Legislators Confirmed for Saturday Education Forum at Glendale High

Regional forum on the future of California education held Saturday, March 12 at Glendale High Auditorium.


More Pushback Against 710 Tunnel; National Group Lists It As #1 Desired Cut to Transportation Budget 1

Southern California activists and national organization Green Scissors call for action against 710 Tunnel project proposal.