Press Releases

March 23, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) celebrated the accomplishments of women leaders in the 50th Assembly District with the Women of Distinction Awards. The keynote Speaker for the event was author and radio personality, Josefa Salinas of 92.3fm. Nationally famed spoken word Artist Simply Kat emceed the event.

March 16, 2012

Findings Show 95,000 Students of the Class of 2010 Dropped Out and Approximately 50,000 Of Those Students Were Latinos.

March 09, 2012

Lara seeks evaluation of consumer water bills, from tap back to the source

Sacramento — Discrepancies and rapid increases in water rates for families throughout Los Angeles County prompts Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to request an audit of water suppliers to identify the cost of water from the point of purchase at the source to consumer use in the home.

March 07, 2012

Lapses in reporting of child abuse cases prompts investigation

Sacramento — Recent reports of mishandling in child abuse reporting within the Los Angeles Unified School District has prompted California State Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) to request a performance audit of LAUSD’s negligence in managing and documenting child abuse claims.

March 07, 2012

Lara seeks evaluation of consumer water bills, from tap back to the source

March 06, 2012

AB 1880 aims to prevent, identify and respond to teen dating violence in schools

Sacramento - Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) joined more than 200 youth today on the west steps of the State Capitol, speaking in support of AB 1880, a teen dating violence prevention measure. AB 1880 seeks to reduce dating abuse in middle schools and high schools by incorporating school safety plans and training offered to school districts.

February 28, 2012

Sacramento – The California Latino Legislative Caucus today elected Assemblymember Ricardo Lara as its new chairman.

February 25, 2012

Sacramento - Today Assembly Member Lara (D - Bell Gardens) introduced a package of landmark legislation improving educational access, affordability and equity for all Californians.

February 22, 2012

ACR 101 declares February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Sacramento, Calif. – Today members of the California State Assembly overwhelmingly supported passage of ACR 101, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara which designates February as "Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month".

February 17, 2012

Radio Recordings in Both English and Spanish

SACRAMENTO - In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymembers Marty Block (D-San Diego) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), encourage students and families to show their support for the Middle Class Scholarship Act by sharing their own stories and struggles as they work to pay for the increasing cost of higher education. Block recorded his address in English, while Lara recorded a Spanish-language version.