In the News

Santa Monica Lookout, Niki Cervantes, Staff Writer

Thursday, March 2, 2017

State Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) has been appointed to the governing board of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, his office announced Tuesday.

The Conservancy, established in 1980 by the state Legislature, helps preserve more than 72,000 acres of wilderness and parkland encompassed in the nation’s largest urban park, itself a 150,000-acre swath of mountains and coastline in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

Special to The Sacramento Bee, Guest Editorial by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) & Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica)

Monday, January 30, 2017

California faces a transportation crisis, with gridlock, crushing commutes and significant negative impacts on our environment, economy and quality of life.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Posted Jun. 23, 2016 11:33am

by Santa Monica Mirror Staff

In a gathering Tuesday of over 200 Alzheimer’s advocates representing the entire state of California, Senator Ben Allen  was presented with the 2016 Legislator of the Year award by his constituent in the 26th Senate District, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns, a former local and national board member of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

By Gregory S. McNeal

Thursday, May 26, 2016

By Melody Gutierrez

SACRAMENTO — A San Francisco surgeon preparing to perform a life-saving liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor to an HIV-positive patient ran up against an unexpected problem this month. The procedure, although allowed under federal law, is illegal in California.

Legislative Champion and Volunteer Champion Awards Presented at March of Dimes Annual Day of Advocacy and Awareness

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

SACRAMENTO, May 17, 2016: Senator Ben Allen (D–Santa Monica) received the 2016 March of Dimes Legislative Champion Award, today, in a special presentation before nearly eighty volunteers and staff at the annual March of Dimes day of advocacy and awareness. Volunteers came from across the state to Sacramento to educate legislators about the March of Dimes mission and advocate for key 2016 legislative initiatives. 

By Ben Allen

Thursday, April 28, 2016

 

As a kid, I loved the arts. My mom is an artist, and playing Captain Hook in my high school theater production of “Peter Pan” was one of the highlights of my youth.

I realize I was fortunate to have grown up in a community that values the arts and understands the positive influence the arts can have on young people. Students with a higher level of arts involvement are more likely to be high achievers on tests, less likely to drop out, and more engaged in school.