E-Newsletters

May 23, 2013

PROTECTING THE YOUNG AND OLD

A key component of two of my key bills this year is about protecting our most vulnerable people - children, the elderly and those with disabilities - from being exploited. The ideas for the bills, SB 156 and SB 326, originated from our community.

April 17, 2013

FUNDING OUR FUTURE

If you missed my "Funding Our Future'' education roundtable on the state's school budget earlier this month, please come to my second forum on April 18, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Cupertino Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road.

March 12, 2013

MEET ME

Come to my community coffee or drop by my Open House and visit my new Senate District 15 office in Campbell. I am also sponsoring an Education Roundtable about school funding.

District Office Open House
Thursday, March 14; 4:00-6:30 p.m.
2105 S. Bascom, Ave., Suite 154
Lincoln Court building, about a block south of the Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell.

February 15, 2013

MEET ME

As your new state Senator for District 15, I'm continuing my series of informal coffee meetings that I began years ago as a member of the state Assembly.

These meetings allow residents to speak one-on-one with me on any state-related issue that's on their minds. I'll be meeting with people on a first-come, first-serve basis. My next coffee meeting is scheduled for:

August 17, 2012

EDUCATION

California's public schools are at a crossroads. After four years of cuts, our schools have lost $20 billion in funding and 38,000 full-time teachers while student enrollment tops more than 6 million.

What can we do to improve our embattled schools and how can California restore revenues that that have been slashed?

July 25, 2012

BREAKFAST WITH CALIFORNIA'S TOP SCHOOL OFFICIAL

Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will join me at my free pancake breakfast next month to discuss California’s school budget and how it will affect classrooms. Be sure to mark your calendar for this informative meeting about the future of our K-12 education.

June 15, 2012

MEET ME

April 23, 2012

DIGGING BART

A date to remember: April 12, 2012, the day we broke ground for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension.

After decades of planning and haggling for funding, we are finally beginning construction on BART. Trains are expected to begin rolling into San Jose’s station on Mabury Road in a little more than four years.

March 20, 2012

SPRING EVENTS

My Assembly District 24 staff and I are organizing four key events next month. I hope you can attend them.

February 17, 2012

FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Satisfy your appetite and your curiosity about the California state budget.

Assembly District 24 will hold a free community pancake breakfast with Christian Griffith of the Assembly Budget Committee as the featured speaker. He’ll furnish information about the Governor’s proposed budget and take questions.