In the News

March 10, 2016

By Christian Brown

PARAMOUNT – In the hope of easing traffic congestion and spurring economic development, state legislators and local city officials last month called for renewed efforts to construct a 20-mile light-rail system from Artesia to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. 

Southeast Leaders Support Transit-related Sales Tax

March 1, 2016

By Nancy Martinez, EGP Staff Writer

Even though there is no station in Bell Gardens currently proposed for a light rail project that would connect riders from Downtown Los Angeles to Artesia, Mayor Pro Tem Pedro Aceituno recognizes the impact access to regional transit would have for a community that has far too long been isolated from the rest of the county.

February 22, 2016

By Stephanie Baer

Bus companies in California would be required to equip all school buses with child-safety alarm systems to ensure children are not left alone under a new bill introduced this week.

State Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, authored Senate Bill 1072 in response to the death of a 19-year-old student with autism in his district last year.

February 18, 2016

Tony Mendoza, a senator from California representing the 32nd district, introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the state's school buses to have child reminder alarm systems.

“No parent should fear that their child will not return home safely at the end of the day,” said Mendoza. “My hope is that SB 1072 will prevent future tragedies by requiring every school bus in the state to be equipped with a child-safety alarm system.”

February 17, 2016

A state senator, saying he was inspired to act following the death of a special needs student left unattended on a school bus in Whittier, proposed state legislation Tuesday aimed at avoiding such a tragedy.

Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, said his bill would mandate that school buses in California be equipped with child-safety alarm systems.

January 28, 2016

Chantal Romero, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Sharon Grimm, current Cerritos College Adult Education Program student took the opportunity to enroll in healthcare at the health fair hosted by Senator Tony Mendoza.

The event which took place in the student center was on Saturday, Jan. 23.

January 14, 2016

The state Joint Legislative Audit Committee yesterday approved an request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) to examine LA Unified’s “teacher jail,” a controversial process the district uses when investigating allegations of wrongdoing by employees.

December 14, 2015

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

The Voter Bill of Rights includes information like who can vote and where and how to vote if your name is not on the list at your polling center. 

Sen. Mendoza Bill Signed by Governor to Combat Hash Oil Labs

October 30, 2015

By SD6 Jenny Day

Story Published: Oct 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM PDT

SAN DIEGO - Marijuana - it's been around for thousands of years, but it's now coming in new, potentially deadly forms.

On the street it's known as hash or honey oil, tar, wax, and shatter - and now amateur chemists on a quest to get high, are essentially making mini-bombs.

Drug manufacturers have found a way to double their profits.

They're now cultivating a part of the plant that was once tossed. But this new twist on an old drug can have devastating consequences.