Press Releases

Monday, December 4, 2017

(Los Angeles) – On Tuesday, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Bet Tzedek, and Glaser Weil will co-host a free family preparedness immigration workshop in Los Angeles. Numerous topics will be covered and parents will have the opportunity to consult one-on-one with volunteer attorneys to draft Caregiver Affidavits or to even nominate a possible future guardian for their families.

Monday, December 4, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) – Earlier today, the Legislature held the first of many hearings examining the impact of the recent catastrophic wildfires in Los Angeles, Napa, Sonoma, and Lake Counties.  The hearing, co-hosted by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance, and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management explored the effectiveness of California’s current public warning systems in the context of these most recent disaste

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

(Sacramento & Los Angeles)–  Over the next two weeks, Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management will roll out the first set of hearings examining the aftermath of the recent firestorms and the adequacy of the state’s existing emergency alert  and warning capabilities.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Eloy Ortiz Oakley - Sacramento Bee

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 19, which will allow California community colleges to promise a tuition-free first year for first-time, full-time students, I joined the cheers of students, parents and the public.

But we should recognize that the struggle to lower the cost of attending college has only begun.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Julia Wick - LAist

Hundreds of Angelenos crowded into downtown's favorite food hall on Friday morning to celebrate Grand Central Market's 100th birthday—and get a free slice of a massive, 100-layer cake prepared by Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections.

The market first opened on Oct. 27, 1917, and has "witnessed Los Angeles grow up," according to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who spoke at the celebration. The festivities, which kicked off at 10:30 a.m, will continue until 10 p.m. and will include a vintage photo booth, live music, retro food and drink specials, and free rides for kids on Angels Flight. Visitors entering GCM from the Hill Street side will also be greeted by a sprawling, 13,000-balloon installation cascading over the market's facade.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christina Cox - The Signal

First-year, full-time students at all 114 California Community Colleges will soon be able to attend their first year for free under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday.

Assembly Bill 19, or the California College Promise, by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) will waive students’ first year of tuition fees as long as they are enrolled in 12 or more semester units.

Supporters of the bill said it would increase student performance and degree completion, and decrease regional barriers to college access.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Brooke Martell - News 4 Tuscon

For those who have ever thought about going to college but never had the funds to get there, the state of California is opening up the opportunity for people of all ages, regardless of their economic background, to get one year of community college for free.

It's called the California College Promise and there are no age restrictions.