Op-Ed: News From Sacramento by Laura Friedman

Burbank, CA - Here we are – it is the beginning of a new year and the start of the 2017-18 legislative session. I want to formally introduce our team and myself as well as give you a few updates on my progress as your new Assemblymember.

Thank you so much for allowing me this great opportunity to serve as your representative.

Laura Friedman Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 43rd District

Top priorities include homelessness and improving access to quality health care

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) was sworn into office today to represent the 43rd Assembly District. 

“It’s an honor to serve all of the communities in the 43rd Assembly District,” said Friedman.  “We’re facing some significant challenges as a state, and I’m ready to get to work.”

43rd Assembly District Photography Competition Gallery Event ‘Gallery 43’

43rd Assembly District Photography Competition Gallery Event ‘Gallery 43’

Please join Assemblymember Laura Friedman, community leaders, and residents from throughout the 43rd Assembly District, for our “Gallery 43” exhibit and reception.


October 11, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Adams Square Mini Park
1020 E. Palmer Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205

RSVP Online

Gallery Exhibit And Reception

Assemblymember Friedman is honored to invite the community to this public reception and exhibit displaying works selected by our panel of judges:

Ara Oshagan, a Glendale local who has earned international acclaim for his exhibits and permanent collections across California, Florida, and Armenia; Jerry DeWilde, a Silver Lake resident and legendary photographer most known for his work capturing the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s; and Catherine McGann, a Burbank local who has had a long career as a photojournalist and has had work featured in the New York Times, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, People, Guitar World, Mute and Rykodisc.

At this public exhibit, Assemblymember Friedman will announce the winners of the competition whose works will be displayed at her District and Capitol Offices.

This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Food available for purchase by Heritage Food Truck.




(818) 558-3043

View Flyer

Selections List

3608 by Avital Oehler

A Night at the Alex by Rachel Warecki

Beautiful Metaphor by Gabriela Arevalo

Chess at the Park by Michael Rodriguez

Come Again by Michael Rodriguez

Crow Confession by Sona Tsarukyan

Enjoying a Walk at the Glendale Narrows by Gail Nicol

Evening Walk by Rachel Porter

Fire Season by Justin Jakubsin

I Love Montrose by John Fisanotti

Last Call by Wendy James

Lost at Descanso by Mondo Scott

Marshall Pride by Isabella Iarocci

Neon Petunia by Arlene Vidor

Nightfall by Rolando Maldonado

Pollywog – Morning Fog by Monica Muehlhause-Horn

Pressure by James Clark

Shopping Cart by Michael Grigorian

Sky Master by Ammar Al Nueimi

Stress Free by Vanessa Gerbuyos

Sunday in Montrose by Ines Kang

The Woolsey Fire Blanket by Brendan Baker

There’s A Moon Out Tonight by Jan Detanna

Thirteenth by Chris Daley

Twilight at the Observatory by Tony Wang

World of Glendale by Richard Bennett

Annual Holiday Party & Open House

Holiday Party & Open House

Please join me for a community open house and holiday party. This is always a marvelous opportunity to meet with new and old friends alike to celebrate the year’s many successes in the 43rd Assembly District.

As part of our celebration, we will be collecting new, unwrapped, toys and non-perishable food items for the Burbank Coordinating Council’s Holiday Baskets program.

Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

December 9
6 - 9 p.m.

District Office
300 E. Magnolia Blvd.

Free parking available in the parking structure at 239 E. Palm Ave. The District Office is directly across the street on the corner of Third Street & Magnolia Blvd.

RSVP online or by emailing Assemblymember.Friedman@assembly.ca.gov or by calling (818) 558-3043.

This event is family-friendly; the venue is ADA accessible.

We look forward to seeing you there!

View Flyer

Atwater Village Coffee and Conversation

Coffee Chat

Please join Assemblymember Laura Friedman for coffee and conversation in Burbank! This is a wonderful opportunity to hear a report back from the Assemblymember and for you to share your thoughts on the issues affecting our community and state. We hope to see you there!

September 21
10 - 11:30 a.m.

All'Acqua Restaurant
3280 Glendale Blvd.
Atwater Village

RSVP below or email Assemblymember.Friedman@assembly.ca.gov

RSVP Online

For more information, please call the District Office at (818) 558-3043.