Past Events

Sunday, November 11, 2018


You're cordially invited to attend my Coming Home: Addressing the Homelessness Crisis

Every day, we are inspired by the service and sacrifices made by our veterans. This year, we would like to turn this inspiration into action and mark Veterans Day by highlighting organizations and individuals who are providing vital services to those in need in our community.

On November 11th, please join Assemblymember Friedman and Ascencia staff for a conversation about the efforts of the legislature and services organizations in helping people out of homelessness.

As part of this event, constituents will have the opportunity to learn about volunteering with Ascencia and other local organizations. Also, Ascencia will be collecting donations for the 200+ families they have placed in supportive housing, to provide holiday meals for people re-establishing their lives after homelessness. The event will conclude with a tour of the Ascencia facilities.

Sunday, November 11
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Discussion
1:30 p.m. - Tour of Ascencia & Overview of Volunteer Opportunities

1851 Tyburn Street
Glendale, CA 91204

(818) 558 - 3043

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Donations to Ascencia's holiday meals program will be gratefully accepted online at, and in-person at the event.

Friday, September 21, 2018

While it may feel like autonomous vehicles are a far-distant reality, the truth is, they are just right around the corner. When they come everything will change.

Please join Assemblymember Laura Friedman and a panel of experts as they explore the impacts self-driving cars will have on our world and how people, communities, and governments can be sure we are ready for them.

Friday, September 21
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201

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Sunday, July 29, 2018



Please join Assemblymember Laura Friedman for coffee and conversation in Los Feliz! This is a wonderful opportunity to hear a report back from the Assemblymember and for you to share your thoughts on the issues affecting our community and state. We hope to see you there!

July 29th, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm

Barnsdall Art Park – Pine Grove

4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Parking available in the street level lot. Special parking available for people with disabilities up the drive way at the top of the park.

Nearest to the Metro Red Line Station at Vermont/Sunset Blvd.


(818) 558 – 3043

Friday, October 5, 2018


Submissions Open August 1st – September 30th

Selections Announced October 1st

Gallery Event – Friday, October 5th

Submissions will be scored and selected by our esteemed panel of judges:

Ara Oshagan, a Glendale local who has earned international acclaim for his exhibits and permanent collections across California, Florida, and Armenia; Jerry DeWilde, a Silver Lake resident and legendary photographer most known for his work capturing the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s; and Catherine McGann, a Burbank local who has had a long career as a photojournalist and has had work featured in the New York Times, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, People, Guitar World, Mute and Rykodisc.


Our district is home to an eclectic and diverse collection of neighborhoods and communities - each with their own unique identity.  All those things that make a neighborhood – the people, the buildings, the landscape – form the backdrop to our own story. Together, our collective stories define our district. Assemblymember Laura Friedman is calling upon our district’s photographers to go out and capture what the story of their neighborhood and community is to them – in a single image.

Submissions will be collected as part of a district-wide photography competition. Twelve photographs will be selected to be displayed at a gallery event hosted by Assemblymember Laura Friedman on October 5th, where she will announce five photographs which will be displayed at the State Capitol building and our District Office.

All ages and levels of proficiency are welcome to submit! Photographs will be judged on their ability to communicate, convey, and capture the story of the artists’ neighborhood and community.

You must be a resident of Assembly District 43 to compete. All formats (digital, film) will be accepted. Photo content must be presentable to general audiences; no photos containing violence, profanity, or other explicit subject matter will be accepted.

Submissions will be accepted by mail to the District Office as well as online at


Competition Rules and Guidelines

1. Entries must come from residents within the 43rd Assembly District.

2. Works must be submitted by the person who originally took the photograph.

3. Vintage photographs will be accepted if in compliance with the other rules, however more recent photographs will receive preference. It is suggested that the photos submitted be as recent as one year or sooner.

4. While color correction and blemish removal are completely acceptable - works that have been extensively manipulated (cloning, keying, brush tools, texts, rendering, etc) using software will not be accepted.

5. Works containing violence, profanity, or other explicit subject matter not suitable for a general audience will not be considered in the competition.

6. Works will be judged on the following criteria: Technique, Aesthetics, and their ability to capture the story and essence of their neighborhood or community within AD43.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Coffee & Conversation with Me

Please join me for coffee and conversation in Glendale! This is a wonderful opportunity to hear a report back from your Assemblymember and for you to share your thoughts on the issues affecting our community and state. We hope to see you there!

Three hour validated parking available at the Marketplace parking structure on Maryland and Harvard, across from the recreation center.

Saturday, June 9
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Glendale Adult Recreation Center
201 E Colorado St.
Glendale, CA 91205

RSVP on Facebook, via email or call (818) 558-3043.