In the News

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.

February 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- The grand stairway that leads to the top of San Jose’s Communications Hill is a trek of more than 200 steps, a rigorous climb that rewards the determined with a scenic view of the city.

February 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO –Serial sexual predators will no longer be able to slither through a loophole in California’s penal code to escape punishment under a proposal introduced Wednesday by Senator Jim Beall.

Beall’s Senate Bill 164 restores the intent of California’s “One Strike Law” by  tightening a section of the code so that a conviction on a previously undiscovered sex crime will be considered as a “second strike’’ that can be used to put away serial sex offenders for 25 years to life, depending on aggravating circumstances.

January 26, 2015

SAN JOSE – Volunteers will be hauling trash and wiping out graffiti in a campaign to fight blight in neighborhoods around Arbuckle Elementary School.
 
Also scheduled to join the effort is a Caltrans crew that will pick up litter and trim vegetation on the I-680/King Road ramps.

It’s all part of a community clean-up co-sponsored by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who organized the project after speaking to many East San Jose residents who complained of illegal dumping in their neighborhoods.

January 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Jim Beall, whose district includes some of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies, will be honored by TechAmerica this evening for his leadership on technology issues at the State Legislature.

Beall is one of five legislators who have been recognized as “California Tech Champions’’ for 2014 by TechAmerica which serves as the public sector and public advocacy department for the Computing Technology Industry Association, a non-profit trade group comprised of thousands of members in the information communications and technology industry.

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.

January 12, 2015

Senator Jim Beall invites high school seniors, parents, and guardians in Senate District 15 to Cash for College Workshops.

“Cost must never be a barrier to college for any student who is qualified for admission,’’ Beall said, “and that’s why I am holding these workshops. California’s colleges are the gateway to opportunity for our sons and daughters, let’s make it accessible and affordable for them.’’

January 05, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who serves as chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding Gov. Brown’s inagural address:

December 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall, who has played instrumental roles in funding Highway 85 and extending BART to San Jose, was appointed chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.

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.