Press Release

Monday, January 27, 2020

Local and state officials have gone back and forth about which level of government must change regulations to allow electric-assisted pedicabs. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is moving forward with state-level changes aimed at bringing pedicab businesses back to San Ysidro.

By: Maya Srikrishnan

As city leaders have considered various regulations on pedicabs over the years, they’ve focused almost exclusively on the Gaslamp Quarter and other areas near downtown where people who’ve been drinking might want a ride to a nearby bar, club or restaurant. Rarely – if ever – have those discussions included San Ysidro, the community next to the border that is not much of a destination for bar-hopping.

Yet Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, who represents San Ysidro in the state Legislature, is aiming to bring back what had been a burgeoning pedicab industry back to the community.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

AB 1987 Allows Restraining Order to Prohibit “Smart Tech” Control

Friday, January 17, 2020

Assembly Bill 1747, authored by state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), protects the privacy of California residents by prohibiting personal information stored in statewide databases from being used for immigration enforcement, except only in the cases where the information is related to the individual’s criminal history. Gonzalez authored the bill following recent news investigations that uncovered that I.C.E. can access state-run law enforcement databases that contain personal information about participants in the AB 60 driver’s license program.

Friday, January 17, 2020

California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation today to prohibit licensed medical practitioners from performing so-called “virginity testing” on women. Under Assembly Bill 1909, any medical practitioner who performs or supervises these pelvic exams on a woman’s hymen would be subject to professional misconduct penalties

Thursday, January 16, 2020

AB 1939 Clarifies In Law That Pedicabs Can Be Electric-Assist

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez today announced new legislation to boost San Ysidro’s pedicab industry. Assembly Bill 1939 clarifies in state law that operators are permitted to drive electric-assisted bicycles, which will allow operators to travel farther distances and to easily go up steep hills.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Voter Pre-Registration in High Schools is No Longer Enough

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

No Medical Reasons Exist for Sexist, Traumatizing Hymen Examinations

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation today to prohibit licensed medical practitioners from performing so-called “virginity testing” on women.

Under Assembly Bill 1909, any medical practitioner who performs or supervises these pelvic exams on a woman’s hymen would be subject to professional misconduct penalties.