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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Standing at the dais on the Assembly Floor.  (Left to right) Assemblymember Cristina Garcia,  Anne Gust-Brown, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. Taken on January 25th, 2018 in Sacramento, CA.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Seated at table from (Left to Right) Lawrence Lingbloom, Chief Consultant of the Nautral Resources Committee, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, Chair of Natural Resources Committee and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Chair of the Joint Legisaltive Committee on Climate Change policies. Taken on November 3rd, 2017 in Herber, CA.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (right) and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (left) at podium speak with the Salton Sea at their backs.  Photo taken at the Salton Sea on 11-03-17.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Actor Cheech Marin is honored on the Assembly Floor for his work supporting Chicano Art.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Assemblymember Garcia honors Nick Velez as the 58th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year.

Pictured from left to right: Assemblymember Garcia and Nick Velez. Picture taken in fron of dias on the Assembly Floor, in Sacramento, CA on 6-6-17

Nick Velez proudly served the United States Marine Corps – 2nd Battalion 4th Marines Echo Company, from July 25, 2005 to July 24, 2009. Upon Nick’s enlistment he served in the United States Marine Corps in 2005 into the Infantry. In 2006 Nick was deployed with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines as part of the Operation Iraqi Freedom “Surge Strategy”. This mission took him and his fellow troops into the most dangerous cities of Iraq (Ar Ramadi 2006 and Ar Rutbah 2007) Iraq. Upon Nick’s return from Iraq he was deployed with BLT 2/4 on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. During this mission Nick directly supported and cross trained with foreign military in jungle warfare operations. In 2009, Nick was discharged from the Marine’s as a Corporal (E-4).  He has received several accommodation for his service and bravery such as;   Awards- Combat action ribbon, Navy sea service deployment ribbon, national defense ribbon, global war on terrorism service ribbon, Iraq Campaign Ribbon, Global war on terrorism expeditionary ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Certificate of commendation.

Upon Nick’s discharge he returned home to his community in Downey. In 2012 he began down a new career path as a small business owner. With determination to give back to his community he founded a restaurant in Downey. - Bastard’s American. The restaurant is proudly named after his battalion 2nd Battalion 4th Marines the “Magnificent Bastards.” Through his business and network, he discovered his passion for helping Veteran’s, especially those that suffer and live with PTS (post-traumatic stress). Nick is also a dedicated member of the Teufel Hunden Det. #1360, Marine Corps League of West Covina, CA, and co-founder / president of Save the Brave Organization.

Monday, June 20, 2016

His Holiness The Dalai Lama delivered an address before a Joint Convention of the California State Legislature about our state’s diversity of race, culture and religion and using it as an opportunity to promote peace and compassion.