Thursday, February 16, 2017

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian and Senator Scott Wilk are holding an essay contest 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 the essay contest to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its anniversary.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

(Los Angeles) – Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys), who immigrated to the United States from Iran and now represents the San Fernando Valley in the State Assembly, strongly condemned  Donald Trump’s “fear-fueled ban on immigrants” calling it “cruel” and “deeply disturbing” in an interview with ABC7 Eyewitness News reporter Elex Michaelson. Watch Michaelson’s report in this Assembly Assets video.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – The cost of a higher education can pose problems for many would be college students. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) wants to remind you that the CalGrant program may be a college financial aid solution for you. Watch his Public Service Announcement for more on applying for a CalGrant today.

Monday, January 30, 2017

(Sacramento) – America is already great, in part, because of the millions of immigrants that have come to our shores over the past two-plus centuries. Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) knows this from firsthand experience. As a small child he and his mother were welcomed to America after fleeing persecution in their home country. And, Assemblymember Nazarian wants America to continue to welcome immigrants. Watch his message to America in this Assembly Access video.

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) – Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) says the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature was right on point. “He struck the right tone –which I think was necessary,” said Assemblymember Nazarian. “First he made an assessment of all the accomplishments we made and looked at all the further investments we need to make sure we’re strengthening education, transportation, health care and housing.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

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.