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January 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On January 26, 2017, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 5 which observes January 26, 2017, as India Republic Day and also marks the 68th Anniversary of the day the Constitution of India was adopted.

September 29, 2016

WHITTIER ( — The parents of a special-needs student who died after being left on a school bus in Whittier on a hot summer day thanked Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for signing legislation that requires school buses to have an alarm system to ensure students are not left behind.

September 29, 2016

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The bill is in response to the death of a 19-year-old autistic student, left alone for hours in a hot school bus

August 26, 2016

By By Associated Press and Jonathan Lloyd

Legislation intended to prevent children from being left unattended on parked school buses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

August 26, 2016

Nearly a year after a special needs student died in Whittier after being left in a sweltering bus parked with its windows closed, state lawmakers on Friday sent the governor a bill that would require new safety steps for school bus drivers.

Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) named his bill after Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, 19, a student at Sierra Adult School who could not verbally communicate and needed special care.

June 8, 2016

By / June 2, 2016

A California lawmaker says “something needs to be done” about widespread medical fraud in the state’s workers’ compensation system and called on a state commission Tuesday to launch an in-depth review of the matter.

May 24, 2016

Elected officials in California control billions of taxpayer dollars. Their job is to spend that money wisely, on behalf of the people who elected them -- not to redirect it to themselves, their own families or loved ones. 

May 9, 2016

By City News Service

A resolution to designate a stretch of the 5 Freeway in Downey in memory of slain Downey Police Department Officer Ricardo Galvez was unanimously approved Thursday by the state Senate.