Government (Page 242)

Katrina Foley

Galvanizing more support from local public safety professionals in her race for State Senate District 37, today Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley announced a powerful endorsement from the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3631. In a letter announcing their support, Brent Berkompas, IAFF Local 3631 Political Affairs Director, …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking answers regarding Department of Defense …continue reading

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Assembly Bill 143 (AB 143) authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), addressing California’s homelessness crisis, passed on the legislative floor and is headed to the Governor’s Desk. “California has the highest rate of homelessness in the nation. In fact, recent statistics show that throughout our state, we have seen an …continue reading

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Fiona Ma, State Treasurer and ex officio Board Member of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), broke ranks with the Board’s Investment Committee on Thursday, standing with public school students and teachers in their demands for fossil fuel divestment. “Where we invest our money reflects our values, and we …continue reading

sergio contreras

In another display of his broad support to represent Orange County’s 1st District on the Board of Supervisors, Westminster City Councilmember Sergio Contreras received the endorsement of State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva of the 65th District. In making public her support of Councilmember Contreras’ bid, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva released the following statement: …continue reading

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Assembly Bill (AB) 947 authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), promotes education that will maximize the full potential of students who are visually impaired, passed and is headed to the Governor’s Desk. “As a former teacher, I recognize the need for there to be no uncertain terms when students …continue reading

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law Senate Bill 141 coauthored by Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that will require all inmates convicted of a sexually violent offense to be administered a comprehensive risk assessment before their parole hearing. “As California …continue reading

Following strong bipartisan support, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 245, authored by Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), which calls on animal shelters throughout the state to waive pet adoption fees for military veterans. California is home to two million military veterans, including many who struggle to cope with Post-Traumatic …continue reading