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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee voted 12-0 to pass legislation to provide more resources for and planning assistance to the Pacoima and Tujunga Washes, which are tributaries of the Los Angeles River (LA River).  Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) introduced AB 466, which will create a working group modeled after the “Lower LA River Working Group” established in 2015. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

As exerpted from Deadline.com

California state Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Ian Calderon today introduced legislation aimed at building the state’s below-the-line workforce by increasing funding for entertainment industry job-training programs. The proposed legislation, AB 1664, would increase funding by $1 million for current hands-on training programs geared towards high school and community college students that are run by entertainment unions.

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

As excerpted from San Gabriel Valley Tribune

“Today’s announcement means that in the first three months of this year, the tax credit program is responsible for creating more than 8,400 good-paying, below-the-line jobs in California,” added state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), who authored the $330 million-per-year 2.0 bill and recently introduced legislation to fund more entertainment job-training programs. “The tax credit is working, and California is winning the fight against runaway production.”

The CFC estimates the $57.3 million tax credits reserved for the latest 15 qualifying shows will generate $620 million worth of in-state spending, $235 million of which will cover over 4,400 crew and cast member jobs.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Announcement Comes After Bocanegra Introduces Entertainment Workforce Development Legislation

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Film Commission (CFC) announced the recipients for recurring television series, new series, relocating series, and pilots under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act, authored by Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in 2014.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Legislation would benefit under-represented groups

 (SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California.  AB 1664 will expand and increase funding by $1 million for current hands-on training programs geared towards high school and community college students that are run by entertainment unions, who are experts in their fields.

Monday, March 6, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D – Pacoima) and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus honored Sylmar resident Isabel Miranda at today’s Woman of the Year Ceremony at the State Capitol. The awards ceremony commemorates women who have made a significant contribution to California and the 39th Assembly District.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Legislation Would Make Deportation Cases Such as Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, Jeanette Vizguerra More Difficult

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PACOIMA >> Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-Pacoima, introduced a bill Wednesday to name a portion of Interstate 5 after San Fernando Valley native son and rock ‘n’ roll legend Ritchie Valens.

Bocanegra’s ACR 23 calls for the portion of Interstate 5 between the 170 and 118 freeways to be renamed “The Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway” in honor of the late rocker, who is most famous for his hit “La Bamba.”

Friday, February 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Film Commission announced the second round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back jobs and revenue to California as promised under AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.  Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and former Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) authored the legislation in 2014, and 2015 marked the first year of credit distribution.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

(Sacramento, CA)Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) invites the community to submit nominations for California’s 2017 Woman of the Year awards.  March is Women’s History Month in California, and each year, the State Legislature holds an awards ceremony in Sacramento to honor women who exemplify courage, strength and vision in their daily lives.