Assemblymember Medina Celebrates California's Black History

Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) proudly celebrates Black History Month and emphasizes the importance of honoring the contributions of Californians of African American descent.

“During Black History Month, we pay tribute to the history of all African Americans,” said Medina. “I am pleased to recognize their achievements and hard work which have contributed to the success of our state and nation.”

Inland lawmakers respond to fatal shooting

Lawmakers representing western Riverside County said they have reached out to Riverside police and city leaders after learning of this morning’s fatal shooting of a Riverside police officer and the serious wounding of another.

Legislators had session today in Sacramento and will soon be returning to their districts. Lawmakers and Capitol aides driving to work passed highway message boards listing a description of the car of Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer who is the target of a region-wide manhunt.

Plugged In Nestande and Medina, 2010 foes, introduce electric vehicle bill

A little more than two years ago, Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, and Riverside Democrat Jose Medina were running against each other for Riverside County’s former 64th Assembly District.

Nestande won that race. But both Nestande and Medina carried redrawn Assembly seats last November, and now the former election rivals are teaming up on their first bill.

California Hispanic Chambers to Launch First Economic Summit

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that it will present its First Annual Economic Summit on Thursday, March 14 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Inland Supporters Happy with President but Expect More in Second Term

Barack Hussein Obama officially began his second term as the 44th president Sunday, with the 57th inauguration happening the next day coinciding with Martin Luther King Day.

The Constitution mandates the president be sworn in Jan. 20, and when the date falls on a Sunday, the public ceremony traditionally is held the next day. President Obama recited the 35-word oath of office administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. surrounded by family and friends.

City Honors the Dreams of a King

More than 100 people celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy during Healthy Heritage Movement’s third annual ‘Honoring the Dream,’ candlelight prayer vigil.

Black, brown, and white harmonized together for “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” to the roar from J. Boykin’s saxaphone.

STATE OF THE STATE: Brown lays out agenda

SACRAMENTO – Overhauling the school-funding system. Changing the state's enterprise zone program. Keeping a tight lid on spending. And, with a quotation from a 16th century French writer, making the case that lawmakers should cut down on their lawmaking.

Gov. Jerry Brown laid out his policy wish list for the coming year on Thursday, Jan. 24, during a 24-minute State of the State address in which he declared, "California is back, its budget is balanced, and we are on the move.

Gov. Jerry Brown: California's Budget Deficit is Gone

CALIFORNIA - Gov. Jerry Brown said this past week that California faces no budget deficit for the first time since the recession.

He maintained that the state still faces fiscal risks, but that California's new budget, "…is a breakthrough."

A balanced budget for California is good news for the state's institutions of higher education. The University of California and California State University systems will receive an additional $250 million in the proposed budget which would restore cuts made during the fiscal crisis.

Honoring the Dream candlelight prayer vigil set

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for peace and equality for all. Healthy Heritage Movement will celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy at its third annual 'Honoring the Dream' Candle Light Prayer Vigil.

Founder and CEO Phyllis Y. Clark shares in keeping Dr. King's dream alive by bringing community leaders and citizens together to pray for this region. The ceremony takes place Monday, January 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the City Hall breezeway, directly across from Dr. King's monument on the corners of Main and Ninth streets in downtown Riverside.

Assemblymember Jose Medina Assigned to Key Assembly Committees

Riverside County's 61st District Assemblymember, Jose Medina (D-Riverside) recently received several influential committee assignments by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles).

Medina was appointed as the Chair of the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. He also serves in the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee as well as the committees on Governmental Organization, and Higher Education.