Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Glendale HomeCollectionsMike Gatto
IN THE NEWS

Mike Gatto

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 16, 2013
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good. A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking consideration of a bill that would require the use of condoms in all adult film production in California, a requirement approved by Los Angeles County voters last year. The group's president, Michael Weinstein, accused Gatto during a teleconference of "single-handedly" putting the measure on hold and refusing to let it come to a vote even when his stated concerns about its constitutionality were answered by a federal court judge in late August.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 26, 2012
The two candidates in the 43rd District Assembly race - incumbent Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and longtime Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian - squared off in a sometimes contentious debate Thursday in front of a spillover crowd at Glendale City Council chambers. The debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank, ranged from the candidates' positions on everything from job creation and education funding to political attacks lobbed from either side of the forum.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk,bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | July 7, 2010
Joe Gatto said he knew this day would come. Standing in the courtyard of the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park on Monday afternoon, the longtime arts teacher said he knew his son, Mike, was headed for elected office 22 years ago. That's when the teenage Mike Gatto sat with his father to closely watch the Republican and Democratic conventions on television. Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) was sworn in Monday at the Autry National Center to represent California's 43rd Assembly District in front of 120 people after a brief official oath in Sacramento last month.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 22, 2011
The latest round of redistricting maps shows Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) continuing to no longer represent part of Burbank. The latest round also cuts off the piece of North Hollywood that was included in the first set of proposed maps for Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-Burbank) district. Instead, the district's western border would end at the Burbank city limit. In the state Assembly, the latest maps also continue to show that Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) would no longer represent Burbank and Glendale because he lives in Silver Lake, which would be outside the newly drawn maps.
NEWS
January 15, 2013
Re: “ Bill targets broken meters ,” Jan. 9: Good for Mike Gatto and his legislation to bar cities from ticketing cars at broken meters. There is more than one broken meter on Ocean View Boulevard in Montrose which has been broken for months and months now. I tried calling authorities to alert them, but through multiple calls I could not find anyone who would take my complaint because it seems these meters aren't under any known authority or...
NEWS
July 20, 2012
The heat of the summer is upon us, and so is the political season. Locally, only one race has really begun to boil: the 43rd Assembly District race between Mike Gatto and Greg Krikorian. Gatto, a Democrat, is the incumbent, and enjoys a registration advantage of nearly 2-to-1. Krikorian, a Republican, is a longtime board member on the Glendale Unified School District, and is extremely well known, and liked, in this community. As yet, little has been spoken or written about what each would hope to do - or continue doing - in Sacramento.
NEWS
June 19, 2012
We have had fantastic growth for a couple of decades, much of it credited to the work of redevelopment agencies and the investment of local governments. But then the state ended redevelopment and siphoned off millions of local government dollars. Glendale and Burbank invested millions of dollars into redevelopment, and now suddenly have no claim to that money. It's gone. Completely wasted. It places landmarks like the Alex Theatre in danger of being sold. Our assemblyman, Mike Gatto, voted for that.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | May 3, 2014
Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) responded this week to a report about the state's filming industry that suggests new tax incentives might help keep movie and television studios shooting in California. The California Legislative Analyst's Office found that each job directly created by the movie industry in California generates 2.7 indirect jobs, resulting in the addition of hundreds of thousands of new positions. Also, the report found that for every dollar spent, there is a dollar-for-dollar return to state and local governments.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 27, 2012
I certainly acknowledge all that your paper does to report news accurately and efficiently to the public. However, I simply cannot overlook the biased reporting that appears in your publication. The most recent piece of evidence would be in your July 19 article (“Chapter 7 filing played down”) that only illustrates Greg Krikorian in a negative light, but it even goes on to exaggerate Krikorian's statements at the Glendale Unified School District Board Meeting on July 17. I was in attendance and clearly heard what Krikorian had to say. It was nowhere near the manner in which your article portrays his speech.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | May 3, 2014
Assemblymen Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) responded this week to a report about the state's filming industry that suggests new tax incentives might help keep movie and television studios shooting in California. The California Legislative Analyst's Office found that each job directly created by the movie industry in California generates 2.7 indirect jobs, resulting in the addition of hundreds of thousands of new positions. Also, the report found that for every dollar spent, there is a dollar-for-dollar return to state and local governments.
Advertisement
NEWS
April 2, 2014
Greetings, 818 readers! Today is Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 63 degrees and a low of 45, with a 30% chance of rain during the day. Here's your roundup of headlines in the area: Police discovered a potentially-explosive lab used to extract hash oil on Saturday inside the garage of a north Glendale home. Detectives seized roughly 40 pounds of marijuana, approximately 181 cans of butane, three large tubes used for extraction and about 2 ounces of “butane honey oil” inside Andrew Hedenberg's detached garage in the 800 block of North Glendale Avenue, police said.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
On the heels of criminal cases involving California teachers and district employees who failed to report alleged child abuse on campus, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has proposed a law that would require public schools to adopt uniform procedures for detecting and reporting such crimes. In one of the cases cited by Gatto, however, prosecutors dropped the charges against the teacher. Assembly Bill 1432 would also require that school employees receive training on an annual basis, either online or in person.
NEWS
November 25, 2013
At a Monday morning mass for his slain father, Assemblyman Mike Gatto fought back tears as he described the deep pain and sadness that has filled his family's days since his father was found shot to death in his home earlier this month. “Our hearts are broken. We are struggling mightily to understand the dark nature of some human souls,” the Democrat from Silver Lake said before more than 550 people at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Los Feliz, where Joseph Gatto's coffin was covered in a white cloth.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 16, 2013
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good. A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking consideration of a bill that would require the use of condoms in all adult film production in California, a requirement approved by Los Angeles County voters last year. The group's president, Michael Weinstein, accused Gatto during a teleconference of "single-handedly" putting the measure on hold and refusing to let it come to a vote even when his stated concerns about its constitutionality were answered by a federal court judge in late August.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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....
NEWS
January 15, 2013
Re: “ Bill targets broken meters ,” Jan. 9: Good for Mike Gatto and his legislation to bar cities from ticketing cars at broken meters. There is more than one broken meter on Ocean View Boulevard in Montrose which has been broken for months and months now. I tried calling authorities to alert them, but through multiple calls I could not find anyone who would take my complaint because it seems these meters aren't under any known authority or...
Glendale News-Press Articles Glendale News-Press Articles
|