Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

San Fernando Valley quality-of-life issues to be focus of ‘community briefing’

October 20, 2015

San Fernando Valley residents are invited to discuss community issues on Thursday, Oct. 22 at a “community briefing” sponsored by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley.
The review of quality-of-life concerns will be held at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Guest speakers will focus on key issues such as transportation, water and emergency preparedness.
The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and will last about two hours.
 

Senator Henry Stern

Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Hearing to Focus on Expected El Niño Event

October 19, 2015

VAN NUYS -- The recent closure of I-5 due to mudslides from heavy rains amply demonstrated how vulnerable Southern California is to extreme weather events.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senate committee hears update on Southern California's efforts to adapt to climate change effects

October 16, 2015

Los Angeles – The state Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee held its third regional hearing of the year on how local agencies are planning to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change today at the Ronald Reagan State Building.
“Obviously it’s a huge and complex topic and you have provided us with an important overview,” said Senator Bob Wieckowski, the committee’s chair, speaking to those who testified at the hearing. 

Senator Richard Pan

Governor Signs Nine Bills by Dr. Richard Pan

October 15, 2015

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown has signed the following nine bills by Dr. Richard Pan into law:
SB 144 will finally bring completion to flood control projects along the American and Sacramento Rivers and projects to protect the Natomas floodplain that have been years in the making; and in doing so, will bring hundreds of millions of federal flood control dollars to our region.  

Senator Scott Wiener

Sen. Leno Hosts 12th Annual Young Women’s Conference

October 15, 2015

200 young women from San Francisco and Daly City high schools and local non-profit organizations attend workshops on empowerment, self esteem, peer pressure, higher education and career building

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk honored for work on End of Life Options Act, other senior issues

October 15, 2015

VACAVILLE –A Solano publication for active seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) yesterday for her efforts to protect and defend seniors, including her work on the End of Life Options Act.
Prime Time Living Magazine presented Wolk with its Prime Time Heroes Award at a dinner in Fairfield for her “significant contributions to the efforts of seniors in the community.”

Senator Bill Dodd

Wolk honored for work on End of Life Option Act, other senior issues

October 15, 2015

VACAVILLE –A Solano publication for active seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) yesterday for her efforts to protect and defend seniors, including her work on the End of Life Option Act.
Prime Time Living Magazine presented Wolk with its Prime Time Heroes Award at a dinner in Fairfield for her “significant contributions to the efforts of seniors in the community.”

Senator Kevin de León

California Shows Unprecedented Commitment to Immigrants With New Laws

October 14, 2015

Video Message from California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León: English | Español

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senate Environmental Quality Committee to hold Los Angeles hearing on adapting to climate change impacts

October 14, 2015

Los Angeles – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s Environmental Quality Committee will hold the last of its regional hearings on climate change adaptation this Friday at the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles.  The hearing, “Southern California Regional Adaptation Efforts to Climate Change Impacts” will feature panelists from UCLA, USC, Los Angeles County, the City of Los Angeles, mosquito and vector control, and local organizations focusing on climate change.  It will be live streamed http://senv.senate.ca.gov/informa

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Valley community issues, transportation needs to be focus of two events

October 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – San Fernando Valley residents are invited to a pair of upcoming events to discuss community issues and looming transportation needs on Thursday, Oct. 22 and Monday, Oct. 26.
The first event, a “community briefing” sponsored by Sens. Bob Hertzberg and Fran Pavley, is to review quality-of-life concerns and will be held at the Tarzana Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Guest speakers will focus on key issues such as transportation, water and emergency preparedness.