Friday, September 15, 2017

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September 15, 2017  

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Legislature Passes Tougher Penalties for Reckless Driving


Monday, September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO - California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) was successful in securing $20 million in state funding to complete the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project.  The third and final phase of the project will link the existing Riverwalk and Glendale Bikeway system with the Los Angeles bike trail and Griffith Park through a bicycle and pedestrian bridge spanning the Los Angeles River.  The funding is included in Senate Bill 5 (De León), the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.  If passed by the legislature, the bo

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

(Sacramento).- The pressure is mounting on the White House and the President to protect the five year old immigration program know as DACA. The program allos undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors, to receive a two year period od deferred action from deportation and makes them eligible for a work permit. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) says she is standing by the nearly 800,000 young people know as "Dreamers" have benefitted from this program around the United States, over 200,000 of them are in California. More on this Assembly Access video.

Friday, September 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO - California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) issued the following statement on AB 1000, the California Desert Protection Act, and the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to hold the bill in the committee:

Thursday, August 24, 2017

(Sacramento) – Working together... united against intolerance... is the best way to silence the divisive and hate-filled voices echoing across the nation. Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) is one of the millions of California voices speaking out against racism. Watch and share her Assembly Access video to join the fight against intolerance. http://www.asmdc.org/friedman

Friday, August 11, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) joined the majority of the State Assembly in her support of the Divestment from Turkish Bonds Act (AB 1597), authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-West Toluca Lake), to hold Turkey accountable for their continued denial of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. "Every year this Assembly has passed resolutions to urge our own government to acknowledge the genocide," said Assemblymember Friedman.

Friday, March 3, 2017

BURBANK - For many Armenian Americans, 2017 is year 99.

We often put a lot of emphasis on 100. It’s a centennial, a century, a perfect score, a magical round number. But 99 is an interesting number, too. It’s right before you get to the big number. If you are turning 99 years old, you know that the remaining year is a significant journey. It’s not an easy thing to complete that final year. The First Republic of Armenia was established in 1918, which means this is year 99, just one step left before we celebrate the 100th anniversary.

Monday, April 17, 2017

California legislators will consider a towering stack of bills addressing the state's rising housing costs, a testament, they say, to their recognition of an emergency.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Local music education nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which moved to Los Feliz from its former Sunset Junction location last October, was named “Nonprofit of the Year” by California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman late last month, just days after receiving an architecture award from the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC).

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A new bill in the state Legislature would require California to review the environmental impacts of a company's proposal to pump groundwater from beneath the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California cities — a controversial plan that was slowed down by President Obama, but which appears to have the backing of the Trump administration.