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June 16, 2004
The Senate Public Safety Committee passed legislation by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) that would require transient sex offenders register no less than every 30 days within the city or county in which he or she is residing. Frommer's bill, passed Tuesday, attempts to prevent transient sex offenders from moving freely from place to place without having to register with any law enforcement agencies. The assembly bill goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for a vote this month.
December 11, 2009
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By Arin Mikailian, | February 28, 2014
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) responded this week to the fact that he was one of 37 state politicians who received warning letters from a state ethics agency for accepting improper campaign contributions. An investigation by the Fair Political Practices Commission found that the elected officials violated the state's $500 cap on nonmonetary contributions when they attended fundraising parties at the residence of lobbyist Kevin Sloat. The commission fined Sloat $133,500 last week for handouts such as free golf games, concert tickets and hosting gatherings where he provided wine, liquor, cigars, water and floral arrangements, said Jay Wierenga, communications director for the commission.
By Tim Traeger, | January 10, 2014
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 Azerbaijanis in the United States and abroad. Nagorno-Karabakh, a region formerly known as Artsakh, has been at the center of controversy since 1921, when the Soviet Union wrested about 1,700 square miles of mountainous land from Armenia and created its own state.
By Ari Bloomekatz and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times | November 14, 2013
As Los Angeles police began canvassing the quiet Silver Lake neighborhood for clues about who may have killed Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father, family friends began arriving at the home to pay their respects. Lauren Wayne, who said she has known the family for two decades, walked past the row of television cameras and left a small bouquet of red and white flowers near crime scene tape. “I don't understand what happened - how it happened,” Wayne told the Los Angeles Times , who described herself as a close friend of one of Joseph Gatto's three children, Marianna Gatto.
By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells | November 14, 2013
The father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto was discovered shot to death in his Silver Lake home Wednesday night, the victim of an apparent home invasion, police said. The body of Joseph Gatto, 78, was found at about 8:15 p.m., slumped over a desk in his home in the 2800 block of Bright Lane, Los Angeles police Lt. Richard Parks told the Los Angeles Times .  Firefighters and paramedics who responded to the scene determined that he had been shot in the abdomen by a small-caliber gun, Parks said.
By Kate Linthicum and Kate Mather and By Kate Linthicum and Kate Mather | November 14, 2013
In the moments after Assemblyman  Mike Gatto  learned that his father had been shot to death in a family home in Silver Lake on Wednesday night , the Democrat put in frantic a call to a longtime friend. Los Angeles City Councilman  Joe Buscaino , a former Los Angeles police officer, said Gatto called him after his father, 78-year-old Joseph Gatto, was found dead about 8:15 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported . Buscaino, who described the Gatto clan as being like family, said he immediately notified  City Council President  Herb Wesson  and Mayor Eric Garcetti, who lives in the same Silver Lake neighborhood where Joseph Gatto was killed.
October 18, 2013
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is hosting a town hall meeting Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to answer questions from constituents about community issues and to provide updates about the assemblyman's 2013 legislation. Gatto will also be discussing suggestions for bills for the 2014 session. The meeting will be held at the The Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon Street in Burbank. RSVP by calling 818-558-3043 or emailing . -- Daniel Siegal, Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @Daniel_Siegal  
By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times | September 6, 2013
An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation. Assemblyman  Mike Gatto  (D-Silver Lake), in a story by the Los Angeles Times, denied that he is holding the bill up. The  AIDS  Healthcare Foundation said it is blanketing Gatto's district with 100,000 robocalls, pre-recorded messages featuring former adult film actor Derrick Burts and Playboy bunny Rebekka Armstrong, who are  HIV -positive.
By Daniel Siegal, | July 5, 2013
A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken or malfunctioning meters is moving full throttle ahead, passing in the state Senate by a 36-1 vote this week, and it's now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Under AB 61, drivers can park in a space with a broken meter for the maximum time allowed for that space. Gatto's bill came after the Legislature passed a bill last year that allowed parking at a broken meter statewide, unless a city passes an ordinance specifically prohibiting it - which the city of Los Angeles did in December.
By Ron Kaye | March 2, 2013
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 organized by Dan Weitzman, a Sacramento political consultant who was on Gatto's campaign payroll for $3,000 a month the last two years and helped raise a $1-million campaign war chest for the assemblyman....
November 13, 2012
Congratulations to Assemblyman Mike Gatto on receiving more than 60% of the vote in the 43rd Assembly District. His strong showing on Nov. 6 shows his thoughtful reforms and sensible approach resonate with Glendale residents. Laurie Collins Glendale
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