Monday, August 27, 2018

By Liam Dillon - LA Times

California lawmakers on Monday made another attempt to blunt Trump administration policies by passing a bill aimed at combating housing segregation.

Assembly Bill 686 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) would put into state law Obama-era rules requiring local governments to advance policies to desegregate housing in their communities. This month, Ben Carson, Trump’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced he was moving forward with plans to roll back rules requiring cities and counties to flight patterns of housing segregation.

“We wanted to make sure that fair housing still exists in California even though it’s been threatened by the Trump administration and Congress,” Santiago said.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

On this special episode of Look West, the State Capitol celebrates Father's Day 2018! Five fathers; Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Jim Cooper (D-Sacramento), Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) share some unique, personal experiences about their journey into Fatherhood. They each talk about when they first found out they're going to be a Dad, who were some of their influences growing up, family-oriented legislation, and even some funny stories about their kids. Listen now!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

By Miguel Santiago y David Flaks - La Opinion

Vivimos en un mundo de cambios, con rápidos avances que van desde automóviles autónomos hasta inteligencia artificial. Como miembro de la Asamblea que respresenta al centro de Los Ángeles y como el líder de la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Los Ángeles, estamos orgullosos de vivir y trabajar en esta gran ciudad, la cual siempre ha sido un centro de innovación y hoy aloja un amplio y creciente sector tecnológico. Sabemos también que necesitamos inversiones hoy, para preparar a los estudiantes para el mundo de mañana.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The California Assembly passed AB 1971 Wednesday, legislation which amends the state’s definition of “gravely disabled” to include medical treatment as a basic human need for those suffering from a serious mental illness, just as necessary to well-being as food, clothing or shelter.

AB 1971 is sponsored by Los Angeles County, the Steinberg Institute, and the California Psychiatric Association. The bill passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 66-0.

The proposal for the change in state law came by way of a board motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Mark Ridley-Thomas. Through collaboration, AB 1971 was jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Phillip Chen (R-Brea). 

Monday, May 28, 2018

By Simon Alvarez - TESLARATI

In an update on Saturday, Elon Musk announced that The Boring Company would be holding a Not-a-Flamethrower pickup party in Los Angeles on June 9.

During The Boring Company’s information session earlier this month, Elon Musk, together with SpaceX engineer Steve Davis, stated that the delivery and shipment of the Not-a-Flamethrowers were delayed since shipping items with propane proved to be complicated. Thus, according to Musk, the Boring Co. has come up with a solution to its shipping problems — the company will custom-deliver the Not-a-Flamethrowers to the homes of reservation holders...


Monday, April 2, 2018

Eddie Kim - Los Angeles Downtown News

By Blair Besten’s count, the man she calls “James” has been living and sleeping in the Historic Core for a decade or longer, usually curling up near the intersection of Eighth Street and Broadway.

One of his most troubling routines was to step into oncoming traffic at Seventh and Spring streets to defecate on the pockmarked asphalt nearly every day. Besten, the executive director of the Historic Core Business Improvement District and a neighborhood resident, also frequently found him wandering without any shoes, or sleeping with no layers on cold, windy nights.

Last year, she decided to try to get him help. It was easier thought than done — James wouldn’t agree to treatment. Besten persisted, spending hours observing him with psychiatric specialists. At one point, he was spotted chewing on bits of tar from the roadway, and the group decided to intervene.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Jacqueline Garcia - La Opinion

Cualquiera que vea a Marcos Estrada, quien tiene más de 50 tatuajes en su cuerpo y cara, podría intimidarse. Sin embargo, su voz es amigable y su conversación es la de un hombre dichoso con lo que hace.

“Llevo dos meses trabajando aquí y me gusta mucho”, contó hace unos días poco antes de la celebración por el nuevo Homeboy Electronic Recycling (Almacén de Reciclaje de Electrónicos) en el centro de Los Ángeles.

Estrada nació y creció en el este angelino, donde con apenas 10 años de edad —confiesa— comenzó a involucrarse con pandilleros debido a la falta de atención en casa y a las carencias económicas que vivía.

“A los 17 años entré a prisión por primera vez y de ahí entraba y salía”, recordó este hombre de 28 años quien es hijo de mexicanos.