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.


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.


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.