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July 2018 Newsletter

SATURDAY HOURS, ONLINE SERVICES COULD SHORTEN DMV LINES

DMV Saturday GraphicGood news! More than 40 field offices in California are now open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Fairfield’s office will begin offering Saturday services on July 7, while the Concord and Sacramento offices started the service in June.

The expanded hours are in response to greater demand at the Department of Motor Vehicles, brought on when it began issuing REAL ID driver’s licenses and identification cards in January.

Effective October 2020, anyone who wishes to board a domestic airline flight or enter a federal facility – including a military base – must present this new type of identification.

Obtaining the federally compliant REAL ID cards requires a personal visit to the DMV, where a number of documents must be presented. For complete DMV instructions on what is needed to apply visit REAL ID.

DMV customers who don’t require REAL IDs are encouraged to avoid making unnecessary trips to a field office for simple transactions that can be completed online, by mail, at a DMV Now Self-Service Terminal or at partner organizations, which may charge a fee for their services.

DMV Online Services

  • Renewing a regular driver’s license or ID Card
  • Paying a registration suspension fee
  • Completing a notice of transfer and release of liability
  • Ordering personalized license plates
  • Requesting a driver record

DMV Now Self-Service Terminals

  • Print new registration cards
  • Print new license tags

DMV Now kiosks are available in 60 field offices and 40 retail locations, including the Pittsburg Field Office at 1399 Buchanan Road.

Those who do need to make a trip to a DMV office are encouraged to book an appointment. They can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance using the DMV’s website or by calling 1-800-777-0133.

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June 2018 Newsletter

Join me in honoring our AD 11 Veteran of the Year

Assemblymember Frazier with Vacaville Fire Chief Kris Concepcion, Retired Fire Chief Brian Preciado, and Veteran of the Year Master Sergent Retired Jesse Branch

One of the best things I get to do every year is to highlight the military service and civic contributions of a veteran who lives in my district. This year, it is my honor to name U.S. Marine Corps trailblazer and Fairfield community advocate Jesse Branch as the 11th Assembly District Veteran of the Year.

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March 2018 Newsletter

Photo of Lynn Gursky

Now that Women’s History Month has arrived, I’m pleased to announce my selection for Assembly District 11’s Woman of the Year: Lynn Gursky, an educator and longtime member of the agribusiness community in Brentwood.

Lynn came to Brentwood in 1968, after marrying the late Roy Gursky, whose family operated a cattle business. In 1980, they started Gursky Ranch and she continues to run Gursky Ranch County Store, which sells specialty and gourmet foods, with her son and daughter-in-law.

An educator for 32 years, Lynn taught at Knightsen Elementary School, eventually becoming a mentor teacher and later the Director of Curriculum and Coordinator of the Beginning Teacher Program. Now retired from the classroom, she still works as a part-time education consultant.

Lynn’s community efforts reflect her interests in agribusiness, education and social services. She has served nearly four decades as a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and Harvest Time Growers Association, and has also supported the Harvest Time Festival, Brentwood CornFest and Brentwood Regional Community Chest.

She served as an inaugural board member of the East Diablo Youth Soccer League, is a past officer of the Children’s Home Society Velveteen Rabbit Chapter, an 11-year committee member and past chair of Relay for Life of Brentwood, and a 30-year member and officer of Soroptimist International of the Delta. Her philanthropic efforts are well known, as she and her family support numerous charities and fundraisers.

Lynn is the proud mother of sons Nathan and Stephen and the prouder grandmother of Matthew, Lauren, Sarah, Sophie and Evan. As all who know her will tell you, Lynn is a special individual: determined, elegant, graceful and kind, with a huge heart and great sense of humor.

 

Put a stop to domestic violence

According to statistics compiled by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) nearly 33 percent of women in California and more than 27 percent of men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.

Between 2009-11, domestic violence homicides increased in California while other types of homicides declined. Nearly 12 percent of all homicides in California are domestic violence related.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when NCADV joins with law enforcement and health organizations throughout California to sponsor activities that increase public understanding of this appalling crime.

 

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Help keep our coastlines clean

The Delta has been my home for nearly four decades, and I take great pride in representing a district that signifies the Heart of the Delta. Preserving and protecting this unique and valuable resource is as important to me as it is to you.

That's why I encourage you to take part in the 33rd annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 16. This annual event is a day when volunteers across the state remove trash, debris and recyclables from our beautiful coast, as well as from the shorelines of our rivers, lakes and waterways, including the Delta.

Last year, some 60,000 volunteers turned out in California to clean up 559,103 pounds of trash. Since the program started in 1985, more than 1.3 million volunteers have removed more than 21 million pounds of debris from our state's shorelines and coast.

When combined with the International Coastal Cleanup organized by the Ocean Conservancy and taking place on the same day, California Coastal Cleanup Day becomes part of the largest volunteer events of the year.

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August Newsletter

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It's that time of year again – watch out for kids returning to school in your neighborhood

Kids throughout Assembly District 11 will be starting back to school in the next few weeks. Some may have started school already.

This means it's time for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to pedestrians and bicyclists, especially when we are traveling through our neighborhoods in the mornings and afternoons.

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June Newsletter

If it’s June, it’s time for the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games, an event for which I’m a longtime volunteer. It’s also time to honor the Assembly District 11 Small Business of the Year. And, whether you are planning to hit the road this summer or just travel locally to some of the events listed in my Community Calendar, the California Highway Patrol has some valuable driving trips.

As always, if you have comments or questions, please contact my office.

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May Newsletter

As your elected representative, and as a member of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, I have the privilege of attending and representing you at ceremonies each year to honor and remember those who were lost while protecting us. I will do so again this month, as we commemorate both Memorial Day and National Peace Officers Memorial Day.