Speaker Rendon touts the diverse nature of the Democratic caucus and the importance of working with his colleagues across the aisle.

George Skelton of the LA Times outlines the potential for the Assembly under new 12-year term limits.

Rendon visits the Sacramento Bee Capitol bureau to discuss his upcoming Speakership.

Rendon speaks with KCRW's Saul Gonzalez about his priorities and goals prior to being elected Speaker.

Melanie Mason of the LA Times outlines Rendon's life story, philosophical tilt and plans for his speakership.

Last month, South Gate representative Anthony Rendon was tapped to become the next Speaker of the California Assembly, starting in January. This means both houses of the state legislature will soon be led by Latinos - Kevin de León became Senate President pro Tempore last year.

Rendon, a Democrat, has been a member of the Assembly since 2012 where he represents the 63rd District, which stretches from Bell and Cudahy in the north to Long Beach. He's third-generation Mexican-American, the grandchild of immigrants who arrived starting in the 1920s. He grew up in Southern California and attended local colleges and universities.


El asambleísta demócrata de Lakewood, Anthony Rendón fue electo presidente de la Asamblea de California por sus compañeros en reemplazo de Tony Atkins, la actual líder que entregará el cargo en 2016.

“Me siento profundamente honrado de recibir el apoyo de mis colegas para ser el próximo presidente de la Asamblea”, dijo Rendón de 47 años.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —One day after he was chosen to be the next speaker of the California Assembly, Anthony Rendon said Friday he plans to continue a collaborative style of leadership.

In a closed-door caucus, Rendon's fellow Democrats designated him to succeed current Speaker Toni Atkins, whose final term in the legislature ends next year.


Southern California Edison executives assured state lawmakers and Long Beach city officials on Saturday that it would respond to future power outages with greater competence and speed than it did during two protracted blackouts in July.

Two of the utility's top executives took harsh criticism at a town hall meeting for its slow response last July to electrical vault explosions and two sustained outages.


Few people know exactly what famed architect Frank Gehry has in mind for the Los Angeles River, but some things are clear. He can make a project iconic.

And he surely can bring media attention.


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