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Cruising is No Longer a Crime - Newsom Signs Bill to Legalize Lowriders

On a Sunday evening as the sky turns a light pink, two cars tipped sideways with a tire raised high in the air, ride side by side down Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Mission Hills. Like dancers leading a procession, behind them follow a line of lowriders each with a unique style reflecting their driver’s individuality. 

This is cruising – a practice that has been criminalized by anti-cruising ordinances since the 1980s across communities throughout California. 

San Fernando Valley Girls DIY Their Own Support System

Young Latinas in the Northeast San Fernando Valley are continuing to receive educational support through DIY Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides free science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to girls and gender-expansive youth.

“When I was an engineer, I was often the only woman in the room, the only Latina in the room, the only person of color in a meeting room. And I wanted to change that,” said Assemblymember Luz Rivas. 

Establishing a heat ranking system in California

“Inside the Issues” host Amrit Singh speaks with Assembly member Luz Rivas about her bill to establish a heat ranking system in California. 

Spectrum News’ Daniela Pardo follows the battle over notification policies from Sacramento.

Asambleísta Luz Rivas Honra Legado de Ex Legisladora al Anunciar el Día de Cindy Montañez

La vida y el legado de una angelina de toda la vida, que es “líder nata, pionera y la mujer más joven elegida para servir como concejal de la ciudad de San Fernando”, fueron ensalzados en el piso de la Asamblea Estatal de California el 28 de agosto, cuando la asambleísta Luz Rivas (D-43) honró a una estimada ex legisladora estatal al designar el 19 de enero como el Día de Cindy Montañez.

El Centro Receives $1 Million to Expand Facility for More Mental Health Clinicians

The multilingual organization El Centro de Amistad received $1 million in funding Friday, Aug. 25, to expand the facility in the City of San Fernando and hire more clinicians who can provide the range of mental health, educational and recreational services the center offers.

Staff and board members of the organization, as well as San Fernando Mayor Celeste Rodriguez, gathered outside of the facility as Assemblymember Luz Rivas presented the large ceremonial check.