Press Release

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Riverside, CA) — Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) hosted the fourth annual Gabriel Acosta Memorial Journalism and Communications Workshop at Riverside City College.

Friday, June 30, 2017

The stroke of Gov. Jerry Brown’s pen this week put a planned Chicano art museum in Riverside a third of the way toward a $3 million fundraising goal.

The state budget Brown signed on Tuesday, June 27, included $1 million for creating the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry. Supporters say the money will make it easier to raise the rest.

Getting a significant contribution six weeks after the Riverside City Council signed off on the museum idea “is just a huge endorsement of the project. It’s showing that people want this,” Riverside Art Museum Executive Director Drew Oberjuerge said.

The downtown museum is a partner on the project and would run the Marin center.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Riverside, Calif. – Efforts to raise money for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry in downtown Riverside got a huge boost today when Gov. Brown signed off on the state budget, which includes a $1 million allocation for the center.

Assemblymember Jose Medina of Riverside led the effort to set aside the state funds, which was applauded by the three entities bringing the Cheech Marin Center to fruition: the City of Riverside, the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), and the noted entertainer/art collector. The funding will make a significant dent in the $3 million that must be raised by the end of February under the terms of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) approved by the Riverside City Council in May.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) honored Mr. Patrick Lavin, a Vietnam-era veteran of the United States Marine Corps, as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 61st Assembly District.