Dr. Joaquín Arámbula sworn in to the state Assembly

SACRAMENTO - It's been six years since former Assemblymember Juan Arámbula, a Democrat-turned-independent who represented the 31st Assembly District from 2004-10, returned to the state Capitol to witness an event he never thought he would live to see.

His 38-year-old son, Dr. Joaquín Arámbula, was standing in the Assembly chambers, accompanied by his wife and three young daughters, waiting to be sworn in as the newest member of the Assembly.