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Look West Goes Back To School!

8/30/2018
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On this episode of Look West, Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva, Patrick O’Donnell, Jose Medina and Blanca Rubio remember their times as teachers, and what it was like to go Back To School! They share stories about what led them to teaching, the mentors that inspired them and talk about some of the challenges they faced from the classroom to the Capitol.

Duration:00:17:14

Fire & Wine with Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

8/9/2018
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As wildfires continue to rage across California, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) looks back on the devastation that ravaged Napa and Sonoma counties last October. A winemaker, the Mayor of Calistoga and a local Battalion Chief all share their stories of loss and resilience, and discuss how wildfires are creating a “new normal” in the Golden State.

Duration:00:31:44

Sheryl Sandberg, Assemblymember Evan Low and The Power of Social Media

7/12/2018
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On this episode of Look West, Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) meets with world-renowned author and Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg. They talk about the power of social media, diversity in technology, and how STEM is changing the way young women enter the workforce.

Duration:00:19:55

LGBTQ Pride with and Sarah McBride Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego)

6/20/2018
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On this episode of the Look West, Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) celebrates Pride Month at the CA State Capitol with LGBT Award winner, Sarah McBride. Sarah is an internationally-recognized transgender advocate, a successful author and currently serves as the National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.. Together, they talk about LGBTQ rights, nerding out on CSPAN, the struggle comes to terms with their authentic selves, and what California is doing...

Duration:00:28:52

Father's Day Special

6/14/2018
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On this special episode of Look West, the State Capitol celebrates Father’s Day 2018! Five father’s; Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Jim Cooper (D-Sacramento), Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) share some unique, personal experiences about their journey into Fatherhood. They each talk about when they first found out they’re going to be a Dad, who were some of their influences growing up,...

Duration:00:27:15

Meet the Millennial Caucus

6/7/2018
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On this episode of Look West, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (Silicon Valley) get together to talk about Millennial Leadership. They get candid about some of the victories and the challenges they face as some of the youngest legislators at the State Capitol, parenting, advocating for the LGBT community and debate whether avocado toast is really all that it’s cracked up to be! Listen now, and be...

Duration:00:39:02

Alzheimer’s and Aging with Assemblymember Ash Kalra and Liz Hernandez

5/24/2018
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On this episode of Look West, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) sits down with award-winning media personality and 2018 Latino Spirit Award recipient Liz Hernández for a meaningful discussion on the challenges and lessons learned through their experiences with Alzheimer’s. Learn how Liz’s connection to hip-hop, 9/11 and heartbreak prepared her to be an activist for change. To learn more about the fight against Alzheimer’s, be sure to visit www.alz.org.

Duration:00:26:26

Asm. Wendy Carrillo, Cheech Marin and Lalo Alcaraz

5/10/2018
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On this episode of the “Look West”, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) meets with actor Cheech Marin and political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, two recipients of the Latino Spirit Awards. They talk about the impact of Chicano art, their recent collaboration with Pixar, and how to challenge some of the stereotypes the Latino community continues to face.

Duration:00:34:38

Asm. Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher and Kat von D

5/10/2018
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On this episode of “Look West,” Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher (D-San Diego) sits down with tattoo artist, makeup mogul and 2018 Latino Spirit Award winner Kat Von D. They talk about their shared struggles with cultural identity, the importance of taking risks and even share tips on what and where to get your next tattoo!

Duration:00:28:27

Assemblymember Jim Wood & Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula on Healthcare

4/19/2018
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On this episode of “Look West,” Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) share their experiences working in the medical field, and what led them to become influential California lawmakers. They talk about the differences and commonalities of their districts, and why they believe Healthcare reform should be a major priority in the Capitol. There’s also a fun discussion about fatherhood and a healthy debate about the power of a full-grown beard!...

Duration:00:36:20

California Assemblymember Rob Bonta – who played competitive soccer in college and continues to play recreational soccer today - introduces us to DACA recipient and LA Galaxy mid-fielder Miguel Aguilar.

4/5/2018
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In this episode of Look West Assemblymember Rob Bonta, a soccer player and lifelong fan of the game, introduces a conversation with DACA recipient Miguel Aguilar. At the age of nine, Aguilar was brought to the United States by his mother to escape the violence in their hometown in Mexico. He studied hard, graduated from the University of San Francisco and was drafted to play professional soccer. Videographer Christian Anguiano sat down with Aguilar after a recent L.A. Galaxy practice to...

Duration:00:20:03

Assemblymember Evan Low talks transportation with Lyft co-founder John Zimmer.

3/22/2018
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In this episode of Look West California Assemblymember Evan Low talks about his experiences with traffic growing up in the Bay Area and has a conversation with Lyft co-founder John Zimmer about how millennials view car ownership differently than previous generations and how that could result in redesigned cities of the future.

Duration:00:17:04

California Assemblymembers Blanca Rubio and Wendy Carrillo talk about immigrating to the United States

2/21/2018
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In this episode of Look West Assemblymembers Blanca Rubio and Wendy Carrillo share the story of their journeys from undocumented immigrant to the State Assembly.

Duration:00:49:06

California Assemblymember Laura Friedman talks sexual harassment and the #WeSaidEnough movement

2/20/2018
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In this episode of Look West Assemblymember Laura Friedman talks about changing the culture surrounding sexual harassment in and around the State Capitol, her unexpected leading role in creating new sexual harassment policies and how her former job in Hollywood is similar to her job as a state lawmaker.

Duration:00:20:26

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon sits down with Assemblymember Shirley Weber.

2/19/2018
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In this episode of Look West Speaker Anthony Rendon talks with Assemblymember Shirley Weber about growing up during the early days of the civil rights movement, including her family's move from Arkansas to California and watching the Watts revolt from her front porch. Plus, Assemblymember Weber tells you what she thinks of Bob Dylan and why she votes the way she does.

Duration:00:30:48