In the News

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. 

But, the Center For Civic Design and the League of Women Voters say their research shows the document contains some awkward phrasing and confusing language.


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.

By Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia

October 13, 2015

A new California law will require daycare workers to have vaccinations for measles and whooping cough by next year.

The law was approved this week by Gov. Jerry Brown nearly a year after California's worst measles outbreak in 24 years began at Disneyland, infecting more than 130 California residents and more than two dozen other people who resided out of state.

September 28, 2015

By Hillary Jackson

Workers and volunteers at day care centers across California would be required to be vaccinated against flu, pertussis and measles under a Southland legislator’s bill that was approved Thursday by the state Senate.

SB 792 will head to Gov. Jerry Brown for final consideration. Brown signed a separate bill into law on June 30 requiring almost all school children in the state to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles and whooping cough.

August 25, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly referred to "criminal aliens" and "illegal aliens" in the immigration plan he released on Sunday. "Alien," and especially "illegal alien," have become such staples in the vocabulary of conservative pundits and politicians that many immigrant rights advocates now reject those terms as derogatory and dehumanizing.

But it wasn't always like that.