Thursday, March 22, 2018


March 22, 2018

Contact: Allison Ruff - (916) 319-2043


Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 37 to designate April 24th as California’s Day of commemoration of the 103rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Friedman was joined by her fellow members of the Legislative Armenian Caucus, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) and Senators Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cracking Down on Speed

By Laura Friedman

March 2018


There’s a not-so-silent killer on our streets – one responsible for 265 traffic-related deaths in Los Angeles County in 2016 alone.  In Glendale, where I previously served as Councilmember and Mayor prior to the Assembly, traffic-related injuries and fatalities rose 25% in 2016.  However, Glendale is not alone in this alarming trend; cities and neighborhoods across my district and throughout the Los Angeles region have seen an uptick in the overall number of traffic collisions involving other vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  The statistics are alarming, and yet for decades, cities have been powerless when it comes to combating the problem.  Last month, I introduced a bill to change that.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Asm. Friedman and Janet Diel
Janet Diel being honored on the Assembly Floor

Assemblymember Friedman honors Janet Diel as AD43 Woman of the Year.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Janet Diel (Burbank) has a prolific history of community service. From her childhood as a Girl Scout and work with local organizations, through marches and demonstrations for civil rights in the 1960s, to her decades of service to community boards and commissions, Janet has served our region well.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Housing Town Hall presentation
Asm. Friedman speaks to audience
Senator Scott Wiener speaks to audience
Senator Scott Wiener speaks to audience
Addressing the housing crisis

With skyrocketing rents and home prices across Southern California coupled with the nation’s worst traffic congestion, Los Angeles is at a tipping point. We need to shift our focus, and address this issue head-on.

Monday, March 5, 2018

(Los Angeles) - With rents and home prices skyrocketing, coupled with the nation’s worst traffic congestion, Los Angeles is at a tipping point. Is it too late to shift our focus from building more homes to building more sustainable communities? Watch this Assembly Access video of Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) as they talk with UCLA professor Michael Manville and Cynthia Strathmann of SAJE about the housing crisis and how Californians can work together to solve one of the most pressing issues in our state.

Friday, March 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Tomorrow, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) will host a town hall featuring Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), University of California, Los Angeles Professor Michael Manville and Cynthia Strathmann, the Executive Director of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, to discuss the future of Los Angeles and sustainable housing solutions.


Thursday, March 1, 2018


February 15, 2018

Applications Down Amidst Ongoing Uncertainty about DACA at the Federal Level


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is urging eligible students to complete the California Dream Act application by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline in order to get the most financial aid possible. This year’s applications are down 20,000 from last year amidst ongoing uncertainty around immigration reform at the federal level.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The California Armenian Legislative Caucus is holding two scholarship contests for the 2018 commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary. The visual arts scholarship is a joint venture between the California Armenian Legislative Caucus and the California Arts Council.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to call for $1.5-billion state dollars to fund additional homeless shelters in California. “We have a crisis of homelessness on the streets of California but what we don’t have is a crisis in the hearts of the people of Los Angeles,” said Assemblymember Friedman. “Our collective hearts break each time we walk past our neighbors on the streets.