Friedman Bill Cracking Down on Reckless Driving Heads to the Governor

SACRAMENTO – The California legislature has passed Assembly Bill 1393 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) with broad, bipartisan support, sending the measure to Governor Brown for final approval.  AB 1393 requires a 30-day impound penalty for a vehicle used in connection with a speed contest or reckless driving on the second or subsequent offense.   The bill also requires the removal

Friedman Secures $20 Million to Fund Glendale’s Riverwalk

SACRAMENTO - California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) was successful in securing $20 million in state funding to complete the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project.  The third and final phase of the project will link the existing Riverwalk and Glendale Bikeway system with the Los Angeles bike trail and Griffith Park through a bicycle and pedestrian bridge spanning the Los Angeles Rive

The Science of Desert Water

To explain why she authored a bill to protect water in the Mojave Desert, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman goes back to her childhood. Growing up in Plantation, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades, the 50-year-old Glendale Democrat had a “front-row seat” to the destruction of the swamps, sloughs, and mangrove forests that spread across most of South Florida.

Two Awards In One Week for Silverlake Conservatory

Local music education nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which moved to Los Feliz from its former Sunset Junction location last October, was named “Nonprofit of the Year” by California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman late last month, just days after receiving an architecture award from the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC).