In the News

March 15, 2016

By: Cynthia Moreno

SACRAMENTO -- Denise Díaz woke up before sunrise to catch a flight from the Los Ángeles City airport to Sacramento. She had received a special invitation to attend Assemblyman Anthony Rendón, D-Paramount, swearing-in ceremony at the state capitol.

Born and raised in the City of Southgate in Southern California and a constituent of Rendón’s district, Díaz witnessed the assemblyman’s rise in the political hierarchy long before he came to Sacramento.

March 08, 2016

By: David G. Savage

A cross section of California leaders in business, education, law enforcement and religion joined Tuesday in urging the Supreme Court to uphold President Obama's plan to offer temporary relief and work permits to as many as 5 million immigrants who have been living in the U.S. illegally.

They drew a sharp contrast with Texas, which has complained of the burden imposed by immigrants and led the legal fight to block Obama's executive action.

March 04, 2016

By: David Gorn

When Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, is sworn in as Assembly Speaker Monday, it will mark a historic moment in California politics: For the first time, the two top posts in the state legislature will be held by Latinos.

March 01, 2016

By: Jeremy B. White

The Anthony Rendon era is about to begin. A week before the Lakewood Democrat takes over as speaker of the California Assembly, a position he could hold for the better part of the decade, he stopped by The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau.

Q: Is this is sort of a new era we’re entering where these challenges to Democratic incumbents from other Democrats are just increasingly a thing?

January 11, 2016

By: Jeremy White

California Assembly members formally selected Anthony Rendon on Monday as speaker, vaulting the Lakewood Democrat to a position he could potentially hold for almost a decade.

“When the voters extended term limits in 2012, they did so because they believed they would help the Legislature be more thoughtful, more productive and more deliberative,” said Rendon, who could hold his seat until 2024 under new term-limit rules. He said his role would be to help members “develop greater expertise and pursue longer-term policy strategies.”

October 09, 2015

By: Michael Oleaga

While the U.S. Congress stalls on immigration reform, California continues to invest millions of dollars for the immigrant community.

September 29, 2015

By: Michael Oleaga

Latinos have been making monumental steps in California, including in the state's legislative body. Assemblymember Luis Alejo is among the names paving the way to improve the lives of all Californians -- including Latinos, undocumented and documented.

September 03, 2015

By: Jeremy White

Moving to designate a leader with just days remaining in this year’s legislative session, Assembly Democrats on Thursday voted unanimously to make Assemblyman Anthony Rendon their next speaker.

Speculation about a leadership change spiked last week when Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, circulated a pledge asking members to not hold a vote until next January. Term limits require Atkins to give up her Assembly seat in 2016.

May 05, 2015

By: Melissa Masatani

A La Puente girl was recognized Monday by state officials after completing seven marathons on seven continents.

The California Latino Legislative Caucus honored 12-year-old Blanca Ramirez at the 14th annual Latino Spirit Awards Ceremony. Blanca received the Dynamic Youth Award.

May 05, 2015

By: Jeremy White

The San Francisco Giants entered Monday with a losing record, but relief pitcher Sergio Romo won plaudits from California lawmakers for his service.

Fingers glittering with the three World Series championship rings his team has made a habit of winning, Romo arrived in Sacramento to accept a Latino Spirit Award. The California Latino Legislative Caucus bestows the honor on Latinos prominent in fields that can include business, public service, and sports.