Noteworthy Events and Gatherings

Cinder Eller’s Glass Slipper Foundation's Fourth Annual Prom Suit and Dress Giveaway in Inglewood on April 14. The Rams Cheerleaders, including the mascot Rampage were in attendance. Students were gifted dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, accessories, and even free alterations. This event makes a tremendous difference in the lives of young people. It gives them a chance to participate in a memorable experience that might otherwise be out of reach. Pastor Seth Pickens of Guidance Church is pictured with Senator Bradford.

What a thrill to cruise down Avalon Boulevard in some classic wheels during the 36th Annual Heart of the Harbor Holiday Parade. Special thank you to the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce for hosting this holiday tradition for the community. 

Senator Steven Bradford distributed more than 1,000 toys to families in Senate District 35 during a holiday fair held earlier this month on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills. The Senator partnered with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots in Pasadena and dozens of volunteers, donors and host, CSU Dominguez Hills, to make this festive event a great success. Additional toys were donated by the L.A. Clippers/Intuit Dome, Mattel, and Impala Skates. Lawndale Councilman Pat Kearney and Gardena Councilwoman Wanda Love offered support as special sponsors. In addition to the toy giveaway, the event featured a snow exhibit that allowed children to experience sledding and playing in the snow. To promote community wellness, Walgreens offered free COVID-19 and flu immunizations. The gathering, held on Saturday, December 9, culminated with a visit from Santa Claus.


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

Press Release

April 17, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford’s legislation to establish a state-level designation recognizing institutions of higher education that excel in educating and serving Black students has passed the Senate Education Committee 6-0 with bipartisan support.

Press Release

April 06, 2024

INGLEWOOD – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement on the passing of Reverend Dr. Cecil Murray:

In the News

March 15, 2024


By Tanu Henry, Antonio Ray Harvey and Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media

In the News

February 14, 2024



PUBLISHED 7:50 PM PT FEB. 13, 2024