Press Releases

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Supporters of the LA nightlife community will join authors of the LOCAL Act, which allows – but does not require -- local communities to extend alcohol sales hours in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants past 2 a.m., at a press conference in the Broadway Theater District in Downtown LA

Friday, August 11, 2017

La Oficina del Asambleísta Miguel Santiago (D-Los Ángeles), en asociación con la Asociación de Policía y Negocios de Hollenbeck y invitado especial Kenny Landreaux de Los Angeles Dodgers,  ofrecerán una “Noches de Película” gratis para la comunidad. También se ofrecerán útiles escolares y mochilas gratis para los primeros 250 estudiantes presentes en cada evento. El asambleísta Miguel Santiago estará presente para discutir temas legislativos y locales de interés para la comunidad.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Office of Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), in partnership with the Police and Business Association of Hollenbeck Area and special guest Los Angeles Dodgers Kenny Landreaux, will be hosting a free community movie screenings and back-to-school supplies giveaway to the first 250 students in attendance at each event. Assemblymember Miguel Santiago will be in attendance to discuss legislative and local issues of interest to the community.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dennis Romero - LA Weekly

Los Angeles–area state Assemblyman Miguel Santiago is proposing a law, AB 390, that would stop this madness. Advocates have been lobbying for the legislation because, they argue, those tickets disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.
 
Deborah Murphy, founder and executive director of Los Angeles Walks, says the high-traffic intersections where pedestrians have been targeted for countdown violations are often downtown or in minority areas. The tickets, which can cost about $200, amount to a regressive tax for a populace facing soul-crushing rents.
 
"When you look at the pedestrian population of the city, and where these tickets are issued, like at Seventh and Figueroa, there are a lot of transit-dependent people targeted," Murphy says. "I think police are being overzealous."
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Los Angeles nightlife supporters joined the authors of the LOCAL Act, which will allow – but not require – local communities to extend alcohol sales hours in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants past 2 a.m.

Los Angeles Today California legislators and Los Angeles nightlife supporters joined together in the Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles calling for the passage of a bill authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to allow communities to expand nightlife in California. Senator Wiener was joined by co-authors Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) and Los Angeles nightlife and hospitality leaders, who spoke about the positive economic and cultural benefits of Senate Bill 384. SB 384 allows – but does not require – local communities to extend alcohol service to as late as 4 a.m. The LOCAL Act, which stands for Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night, applies to bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, but not to liquor stores. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jon Regardie - Los Angeles Downtown News

At lunchtime on Dec. 9, 2016, Samuel Chu stepped off the curb outside the 7th Street/Metro Center station. He saw the police officer on a motorcycle on the other side of the street, but dismissed it.

When he reached the far side of the street, the cop intercepted Chu and wrote up a citation. It turned out that in stepping into the intersection after the countdown clock had begun, Chu was unknowingly breaking the law, even if he reached the other side before the light turned red.

That ticket wound up costing Chu $202.

“I knew he was there, but I didn’t know crossing the street was illegal,” Chu said. “I cannot support a practice that goes against common sense and decency.”