Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

September 15, 2017  

Contact: Allison Ruff                                                            

(916) 319-2043


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

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:

Friday, July 21, 2017

BURBANK - From the family-owned restaurants that have served Glendale for decades, to the world-class Americana, to the big-name entertainment industry studios that bring the our stories to life, Glendale is an economic force that keeps growing and thriving.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BURBANK - It is hard to believe that seven months ago, on January 4th, I convened in the chamber for my first official floor session as your Assemblymember.  What an honor it has been!  As we are now more than halfway through the year, I feel it is important to report back to you some highlights from Sacramento and the legislative successes we have had this session.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Statement on Affordable Housing

For Immediate Release
July 17, 2017

Judson True,, 916.319.2017


The Assemblymembers listed below today issued the following statement on the effort to address California’s housing affordability crisis:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO - California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) today introduced Assembly Bill 1000, the California Desert Protection Act, in response to growing threats by the Trump Administration and the Cadiz water extraction project to the California desert. AB 1000 strengthens protections for the ecologically fragile Mojave Desert by ensuring any water transfers from desert groundwater basins do not adversely affect the region’s natural or cultural resources, including vital groundwater or habitat.