Noteworthy Events and Gatherings

The City of Carson hosted its tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 7. The event is a true holiday tradition that the city has hosted for many years. The festive event draws participants from around the community, and is especially enjoyed by the children of Carson. Senator Bradford was honored to join Mayor Pro Tem Jawane Hilton, Councilmember Cedric Hicks, Councilmember Arleen Rojas, Mayor Lula Davis Holmes, City Treasurer Monica Cooper, and Councilmember Jim Dear.


Senator Bradford joined the community by participating in the 43rd Annual San Pedro Spirit of the Holidays Parade on Sunday, December 3. This festive tradition brought families, little league teams, scouts, high school bands, and volunteers to downtown San Pedro to celebrate the holiday season and the community. Parade highlights included “Timmy the Duck,”  marching bands; including the award-winning San Pedro High School and Dana Middle School Bands, and equestrian units; Charros de Zacatecas, and Charros de Compton. In attendance were Assemblyman Mike Gipson, Supervisor Janice Hahn and Mayor Karen Bass.(pictured (R) with Honorary Mayor of San Pedro, Manny Jimenez.

Such a fun evening at the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade! The parade is dedicated to promoting kindness and helping others. The event featured Toys For Tots, as well as numerous organizations and charities that help underprivileged people during the holiday season. A true Hollywood event, the parade featured a red carpet, dozens of celebrities and dignitaries, pageantry, dance groups, novelists, floats, equestrians and marching bands, including the Compton High School Marching Band from the Senator's 35th district!

1,200 local families received free turkeys and groceries to make their Thanksgiving special. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), in partnership with El Camino College, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and U.S.VETS Inglewood distributed  1200 turkeys and pork roasts, bags of groceries, and gift cards to families in need this holiday season. Senator Bradford began this annual tradition when he served on the Gardena City Council and has continued it during his service in the State Assembly and now as a member of the State Senate. Thanks to all of our volunteers and donors who helped make this giant event happen! They made a huge difference for local families!

Senator Bradford extends a Happy 90th Birthday to the Honorable Diane E. Watson! Watson is an amazing leader and trailblazer who has some impressive political firsts-- first Black woman elected to both the LAUSD Board and the State Senate. She is also a former Ambassador & member of Congress. She's done it all! Also attending the birthday celebration at the Getty House was Mayor Karen Bass, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas among many others.


News, Press Releases & Media Advisories


November 21, 2023

Food Assistance Listings

Press Release

November 06, 2023


SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement on Former San Jose Police Officer Mark McNamara who allegedly sent racist text messages:

Press Release

October 21, 2023


State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement on the passing of former Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez:

Press Release

New California law will help locate missing Black youth and women

October 11, 2023



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about the Ebony Alert becoming law

New California law will help locate missing Black youth and women