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Statement on the Passing of Bobbie Jean Anderson

The Los Angeles community lost an iconic community member, and I lost a friend and mentor over the New Year’s weekend. Today, I wish to honor and celebrate the life of a remarkable woman, community leader, political activist, and social justice change maker, Ms. Bobbie Jean Anderson.

Nonprofit Plans to Transform South LA Site

After a years-long neighborhood battle against an oil drilling site in South Los Angeles, a local nonprofit has purchased the now-demolished facility and plans to transform it into a park, community center and affordable housing.

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust recently bought the 1.86-acre dirt lot on Jefferson Boulevard for nearly $10 million from Sentinel Peak Resources. The nonprofit and its partners are now seeking grants and other funding sources to pay for planning, remediation and project execution.

Asm. Jones-Sawyer Shares Updates on Organized Retail Thefts

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) joins Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss the Little Hoover Commission’s study of organized retail theft, which is a study he requested along with Assemblyman Juan Alanis (R-Modesto).

Statement On Recent Committee Assignments

"Several months ago, I advised Speaker Rivas on my intention to step down as Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee.  Speaker Rivas asked me to stay on as Chair until he found a replacement.