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February 07, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Connect. Inspire. Soar. Do that and more during Black History Month by celebrating 26 years of great Black films and art during the Pan African Film and Arts Festival beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7 through Feb. 19 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza theater complex.

January 18, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

This flu season is one of the most severe in recent years. As of January 10, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 36 flu-related deaths in our area. At this same time last year, the county had only experienced 13 flu related deaths. Flu-related emergency room visits are up 130 percent!

January 11, 2018

Dear Neighbors,

Gov. Brown this week released his proposed 2018-19 budget and, as chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, I look forward to working with the administration to ensure that we continue to make investments in the people of California.  

October 27, 2017

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Dear Neighbors,

We did it! With your help and the support of many others, including dozens of sponsors, Gov. Brown has signed NINE of my bills to help our youth and reform criminal justice. This includes six #EquityAndJustice measures to promote crime prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

September 28, 2017

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Dear Neighbors,

As you may know, protecting children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems have long been one of the reasons I sought to serve you. Last week, a majority of California lawmakers agreed with me and approved my bills to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

August 17, 2017

Dear Neighbors,

When this year’s legislative session resumes Monday, I will continue work on reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

These bills are part of the #EquityAndJustice package I’m jointly sponsoring with Sen. Ricardo Lara, and are focused on needed changes to how California’s criminal justice system treats youths and young adults.

August 07, 2017

City of Los Angeles property owners may be eligible for sidewalk repair rebates

As part of “Safesidewalks LA,” the City of Los Angeles is investing $1.4 billion over 30 years to fix sidewalks around the city and make them accessible to everyone.

July 06, 2017

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June 14, 2017

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Dear Neighbors,

Good news! The Senate approved a package of criminal justice-reform bills that promise sweeping improvements on how youths and young adults are treated under California law. Known as the #EquityAndJustice package and jointly authored with Sen. Ricardo Lara, the future of these much-needed reforms now rests with the Assembly.

May 22, 2017

 

Dear Neighbors,

Do you know of a deserving local school or non-profit that is in need of a makeover? If so, you have until July 1, 2017 to nominate beneficiaries for a Day of Volunteerism where civic-minded residents spend a day cleaning, painting, repairing old electrical wires and general freshening.