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July 14, 2021

State Senator Susan Rubio, a Democrat pushing both measures, said she thought these efforts would help the theaters get past this difficult time

July 13, 2021

Susan Rubio, the Democratic California senator who is sponsoring the bill to set up a state [program] and pushing for the $50 million subsidy, argued her approach would help the industry survive these challenging times.

June 25, 2021

KCRW Interview: COVID-19 took a particular toll on theaters and venues, forcing them to shutter for more than a year.

June 3, 2021

"If we can save one life, that's great," said State Sen. Rubio. "But I really want to save thousands of lives. So hopefully we can all do it together."

May 25, 2021

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles - Small community theaters, which often operated on shoestring budgets before COVID-19 hit the theater industry, have been struggling during the pandemic

May 4, 2021

“In this past year, we learned something and that is how unpredictable the world is,” said State Senator Susan Rubio. “And we learned that we have to make sure we have a plan, and we take action early to get ahead of wildfires.”

April 25, 2021

Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights and Human Rights Icon, Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-Founder of United Farm Workers of America union, and Josefina Lopez, renowned award-winning playwright and screenwriter (Real Women Have Curves), will testify on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

April 15, 2021

“This early investment throughout the state will help prepare us for another devastating wildfire season,” Sen. Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, said. “We know that the seasons are getting longer and more devastating, and we’ve all experienced them closer and closer to home.”