Monday, September 9, 2019

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's top homelessness policy adviser today was among representatives attending a meeting with California Gov. Gavin Newsom at which experts from across the state shared successes and challenges in confronting the homelessness crisis in communities throughout the state.

`Homelessness is a statewide and national crisis that demands intense focus, the brightest minds and our best ideas,'' Garcetti said. ``The council is bringing all of that to the table for California at a moment when we have to act with urgency to confront the emergency on our streets and do everything in our power to bring people indoors as quickly as possible.''

Today's meeting was held as the state Legislature enters the final weeks of the 2019 session. Garcetti is supporting several pieces of legislation that are intended accelerate the city's efforts to confront the homelessness crisis.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Developers could soon skip one of the most arduous parts of any new construction, as long as it’s in the name of emergency homeless shelters and housing projects.

Introduced by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Bill 1197 would exempt Proposition HHH-funded projects, HEAP funded projects, and emergency shelters in the cities that have declared an emergency shelter crisis from environmental review.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared such a crisis in April of last year. Earlier this week, Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu spoke in favor of the Assembly Bill.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The state budget makes historic investments in areas that impact the student experience at community colleges, including $9 million for college students who are homeless or experiencing housing insecurity and $5 million to support veteran resource centers at community colleges. Additionally, a one-time increase of $4.75 million will support workforce development programs at some community colleges.

On Thursday, August 29, Newsom visited East Los Angeles College to talk about the program, and heard from students who have benefitted from free tuition.

He was joined by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago who was the original author of Assembly Bill No. 19, which proposed the tuition coverage for two years. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a stop at East Los Angeles College to promote the expansion of a free tuition program at community colleges.

Diana Villafana, a first-generation college student, just found out she qualifies for a second year of free tuition under the expansion of the program known as California College Promise. She called it a relief.

"I come from an immigrant family. I didn't want my parents to worry about that," she said.

She is beginning a long path toward a big dream. After participating in a Relay for Life event, she decided to pursue oncology.

"I know it's going to be difficult but it's in my heart. I want to help them,' Villafana said.

Newsom was joined Thursday by the author of the original bill, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago.

Monday, August 12, 2019

The California government has given $ 4 million in funding to the US-Korea Museum Project to systematically preserve the immigration history and culture of the Korean American community.

On Monday, the state gave $ 4 million in support to the political and community leaders of California and LA, along with the directors of the Korean-American Museum, on the Southwestern corner of the US-Korea Museum, Town 6 and Vermont.

The grant was led by Congressman Miguel Santiago, a Korean-town district, joined by Senator Holly Mitchell, Senator Maria Drago, and Assemblyman Sharon Quick Silva.


Monday, August 12, 2019

7일,  한미 박물관 부지인 타운 6가와 버몬트의 남서쪽 코너에서  가주와 엘에이시의 정계 그리고 커뮤니티 리더들과,  한미 박물관 이사진들이 참석한 가운데,  주정부가 4백만 달러의 지원금을 전달했습니다.

이  지원금은  한인 타운이 지역구인  미구엘 산티아고 가주 하원의원이 주도하고  홀리 미첼  , 마리아 드라조  주 상원의원, 샤론 퀵 실바 주 하원의원 등이 동참해 마련된것입니다.

주정부에서  4백만 달러, 시정부에서 3백5십만 달러, 홍명기 M&L 홍 재단 회장으로부터  2백만 달러, 그리고 한인 커뮤니티에서 모금된 지원금등 현재까지 천5백 만달러의 기금을  확보하면서, 박물관 건립 사업에 박차가 가해지게 됐습니다.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Representatives of the California Legislature... [including Assemblymember] Miguel Santiago, proposed a resolution to enact Hangul Day last month (ACR 109).

The resolution included tens of thousands of Californians who were deeply interested in Korean culture and Hangul, and decided to designate October 9 as Hangul Day in California every year.