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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- (l-r) Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino, Marianna Gatto, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles Councilman Mitch O'Farrell -- The "Joseph Anthony Gatto Memorial Square" sign unveiled today at West Silver Lake Drive and Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake June 19, 2015

Joseph Gatto honored, murder still unsolved

The late father of state Assemblyman, Mike Gatto, received a special honor today. A large street sign designating the t-intersection of West Silver Lake Drive and Rowena Avenue  in Silver Lake as “Joseph Anthony Gatto  Memorial Square” was unveiled this morning at around 8 a.m. Assemblyman Gatto missed the unveiling ceremony reportedly due to a canceled flight and the important budget vote in Sacramento today. Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge hosted the event in his district, right next to Ivanhoe Elementary School, where he says “hundreds of... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Asm. Mike Gatto

A $50,000 reward announced in search for killer of Joseph Gatto

Los Angeles Police detectives today announced the offer of a $50,000 reward in the unsolved murder of Joseph Gatto, the father of state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) 43rd District. Assemblyman Gatto joined police and some local leaders in making the announcement. The body of the elder Gatto was discovered in his Silver Lake home on November 13, 2013. Gatto reportedly died from a “single gunshot wound.” Investigators determined the victim’s death occurred “… approximately 24 hours before he was discovered by family members.” The reward is being offered for information... Read More →

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Funeral services today for the murdered father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto

A huge turnout in the Los Feliz area today for the funeral of Joseph Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto. More than a thousand mourners attended services at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 2060 North Vermont Avenue, according to KNX 1070 Newsradio. Joining the family, relatives, and friends, members of the State Assembly as well as local politicians and dignitaries. Joseph Gatto, a well-liked retired teacher and artist, was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home on November 13. A team... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Office : Mike Gatto and father, Joseph, at his first term swearing in ceremony June 10, 2010

Funeral services set for the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Preparation are underway for the funeral of Joseph Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto. The assemblyman’s office announced the services will be this coming Monday, November 25, 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church ,2060 North Vermont Avenue, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. A private reception and graveside burial will follow the funeral mass, according to a news release. Meanwhile, LAPD detectives continue the investigation into the shooting the death of the family patriarch. The 78-year-old retired art and design teacher was discovered slumped... Read More →

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) 43rd District

Tragedy in Silver Lake: Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father gunned down

A tragedy in Silver Lake is resonating through Burbank, the Southland, and all the way to Sacramento. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home last night. Today, a team of Los Angeles Police detectives, headed by the robbery-homicide division, reportedly searching the scene and the neighborhood surrounding 78-year-old Joseph Gatto’s home for clues, according to the L.A. Times website. Early media reports say Gatto’s sister, Marianna Gatto, became concerned after her father did not show up for their traditional Wednesday night... Read More →

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