Press Releases

June 01, 2011

AB 229 and AB 187 Ensure Transparency and Oversight in Local Government

SACRAMENTO – Continuing his fight for transparency and oversight in local government, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) received unanimous bipartisan support for his legislative package today. "We must incorporate transparency and oversight to restore the public’s trust in their local government. The bipartisan support we are garnering in the Assembly proves that everyone is ready for real change," said Assembly Member Lara.

May 23, 2011

ACR 34 (Lara) acknowledges and celebrates the history and accomplishments of California’s ethnic studies programs

May 12, 2011

AB 844 (Lara) Allows All Students Elected to Serve in Any Capacity of Student Government
To Receive Funds Associated with their Service

May 10, 2011

Audit Findings Severely Question the Commission’s Commitment and Ability to Protect California’s School Children

May 03, 2011

AB 1110 ensures disabled foster youth have access to critical benefits

April 29, 2011

SACRAMENTO –Assembly Concurrent Resolution 34, authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), is at the center of a hunger strike at the University of California Berkeley where students are protesting the university’s lack of commitment to Ethnic Studies.

April 27, 2011

Assembly Member Continues Fight for Transparency and Oversight in Local Government

SACRAMENTO – Continuing his fight for transparency and oversight in local government, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) presented and received bipartisan support for his legislative package today.

April 26, 2011

AB 1110 (Lara) Ensures Disabled Foster Youth are Informed of Assistance Programs Application Status

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 1110, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), received unanimous support today in the Assembly Human Services Committee with a vote of 6-0. The bill ensures California’s disabled foster youth are given the tools necessary to provide for their care.

April 15, 2011

ACR 34 (Lara) acknowledges and celebrates the history and accomplishments of California’s ethnic studies programs

April 14, 2011

(SACRAMENTO)  Since 2000, Save The Bay’s Community-based Restoration Program has engaged over 50,000 volunteers in hands-on restoration projects.  Volunteers participate in projects varying from beach and creek cleanups, to growing and sowing native plants at the organization’s two nurseries, to actually removing invasive weeds and planting native seedlings in the wetland “transition” zones – the buffer habitat between land and water.  As a result, sites such as the Martin Luther King Jr.