Press Release

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) joined other state and local officials for a firsthand look at one part of California’s homelessness problem by taking a walk down Skid Row and meeting with some of the people who live there. “As the numbers continue to grow we have to find new and creative ways to address this issue and be more humane about the way we tackle the issue of homelessness,” Assemblymember Santiago said. He has authored legislation (Assembly Bill 1971) to increase the resources available to homeless people.

Friday, April 13, 2018
Asm. Santiago walks through Skid Row
Asm. Santiago walks through Skid Row
Asm. Santiago walks through Skid Row
Asm. Santiago speaks with constituents
Asm. Santiago walking
Asm. Santiago walking
Asm. Santiago being interviewed
Asm. Santiago speaks with reporter

Assemblymember Santiago and Assemblymember Friedman did a walkthrough of Skid Row in regards to homelessness.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 2189 which seeks to provide additional funding for the testing and cleanup of lead-impacted parkways around the now-shuttered Exide Technologies plant, met the unanimous approval of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.

The measure is authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis in response to an ongoing demand from their overlapping community for cleanup consistency.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Earlier today, Assembly Bill 1949, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), met the approval of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a bipartisan vote of 6-1. AB 1949 seeks to minimize the sale and use of flamethrowers in California.

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.

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Asm. Santiago greets constituent
Constituents receiving assistance
Constituent receiving assistance
Asm. Santiago with staff
Constituent receiving assistance
Asm. Santiago speaks with a constituent
Asm. Santiago speaks with a constituent
Asm. Santiago with staff
Asm. Santiago presents award

Assembly District 53 residents were able to do their taxes for free and and apply for Cal EITC.

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.