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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian introduced AB 34, a universal, opt-out, progressive Children’s Savings Account for all California newborns. The State will directly invest in every child born in California to close the growing wealth inequality gap.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and Senator Scott Wilk are holding two scholarship contests for the 2017 California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to participate in an essay contest and/or a visual arts contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary. The visual arts scholarship is a joint venture between the California Armenian Legislative Caucus and the California Arts Council.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Statue of Liberty

I was born in Iran. As a child, my family fled an unjust regime for a better life: freedom from persecution, economic opportunity, and safety. We made our home in the San Fernando Valley.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

(Sacramento)- The California Legislative Jewish Caucus condemns President Trump’s reported orders to build a wall on the Mexican-American border and plan to block refugees from entering the United States.

As Jews we have seen this before. In 1939, the SS Saint Louis was turned away from the Port of Miami. More than one quarter of the passengers on the ship died in the Holocaust. Many immigrants entering the United States have fled incredible violence at home and are seeking a safe place for their families. The United States should never again repeat the mistakes of the past and should help these refugees instead of turning them away.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Want to retrofit your home for the next big earthquake but facing difficulties with financing? The state is now taking grant applications to help.

Now in its fourth year, the Earthquake Brace and Bolt program gives eligible homeowners up to $3,000 toward the work, which usually costs an average of $5,000.

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Los Angeles assemblyman on Monday introduced new legislation in Sacramento that would create new, stricter oversight of the Hollywood celebrity tour van industry.

The proposal by Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) comes after an NBC4 undercover investigation raised serious questions about the safety of the popular "open top" vans that carry thousands of tourists into the star-studded neighborhoods of the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills every week.

Friday, September 23, 2016

AB 796 Gives Families Continued Access to Autism Treatment Services

(Sacramento, CA) Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 796 authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks). AB 796 eliminates the sunset date on the insurance mandate for health plans and health insurers to cover evidence-based autism treatment services.

“This is a great victory for children and families that require autism services. I am proud of the work we have accomplished to ensure continued access,” said Assemblymember Nazarian.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Nearly three weeks after the federal government urged more than two dozen Hollywood celebrity home tour companies to stop using open-air vans due to serious safety concerns, the I-Team has found these businesses are continuing to operate as before.

NBC4 went undercover to expose how many tour guides drive recklessly and provide inaccurate information about the location of celebrities' homes. Automotive industry experts also warned that the modified convertible vans may pose dangers because the way the tops are removed may be undermining the integrity of the vehicle structure.

Friday, August 26, 2016

They appear to be unique to Southern California: convertible passenger vans that carry thousands of tourists every week to see the notable landmarks and celebrity homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Now tour industry insiders, automotive experts and state officials are raising concerns that riding in those vehicles could be putting riders' safety in jeopardy.

More than 20 Hollywood tour operators now use the open vans, which have soared in popularity over the past decade among visitors and residents eager to take in the sights while enjoying the warm breeze and California sunshine.