E-Newsletters

March 30, 2015

MEET ME

I am continuing my series of informal community coffees with the residents of Senate District 15. The coffees allow people with a state-related question or concern to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue.

February 19, 2015

Community Coffee

My series of community coffees continues on Friday, Feb. 20, at Maple Leaf Donuts, 6473 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. I'll be there from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

These meetings help me understand what issues are important to the residents of Senate District 15. Also, residents who are having a problem with a state agency can seek a clarification through my office.

January 15, 2015

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP'S NEW DATE

I have re-scheduled this month's litter and graffiti clean-up of the Arbuckle Elementary School neighborhood to Saturday, Jan.31, 9 a.m.-noon.

December 12, 2014

SENIOR SCAM STOPPER

I am sponsoring a Senior Scam Stopper Town Hall in January to alert seniors on how to spot and avoid swindles. Representatives for local, state, and federal agencies will discuss how to identify theft, auto repair, investment, and construction-related scams.

November 17, 2014

TRANSPORTATION TOWN HALL

I will be convening a town hall meeting on transportation in December to investigate how California can finance highway maintenance as the gas tax revenue, the main funding source for road improvements, continues to fall. This hearing will consider the pros and cons of various strategies to increase the amount of funding available for transportation projects.

October 21, 2014

MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE

Because not everyone has the time to visit my office in Campbell or meet me at one of my community coffees, I decided years ago to have my staff conduct mobile district office hours in the community. The mobile district offices offer Senate District 15 residents a convenient way to get help or information regarding a state-related issue or problem.

September 10, 2014

Biking Safely

Join me for a . . .

Fun Day of Bicycle Safety
Friday, Sept. 19, 3-5 p.m.
Santee Elementary School
1313 Audubon Dr., San Jose

It's a brief course to educate your child about the rules of the road, and how to safely ride and handle a bicycle.

August 12, 2014

YOUR IDEAS

Do you have an idea for a new law? Here's your chance to share it with me. Just click here.

I and my staff will evaluate your idea for its necessity, legality, practicality, its cost, and whether the proposed change is redundant. And, we'll inform you if we draft a bill based on your idea.

July 18, 2014

CREEK CLEAN-UP

Be part of the solution to pollution! Join me next month for my annual Los Gatos Creek Clean-up. Everyone is welcome -- join your neighbors, enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, meet friendly people, do something good for the environment and our community.

June 19, 2014

CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY

Over 95 percent of parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are correctly installed. But research shows seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained.

Is your child's car seat properly installed? Don't take a chance with the safety of your son or daughter.