FULLERTON - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) announces the inclusion of $2.5 million in funding from the California state budget proposal of 2018-19. These funds are to be used for the restoration of the historic Fox Theatre in Fullerton.
Armory Shelters in Santa Ana and Fullerton Extend Hours Due to Rain
The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter Program in Santa Ana and Fullerton is operating on a 24-hour basis with coordination and support from the California Military Department, today through Friday morning to provide shelter and protection to residents experiencing homelessness during the current and predicted rain.
Due to the anticipated severe weather event in Orange County and the region, the County of Orange, in conjunction with Mercy House Living Centers, is providing shelter services all day at the Santa Ana and Fullerton armories. The armories are scheduled to resume regular operations the evening of Friday with operating hours from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The Santa Ana and Fullerton armories provide a total of up to 400 beds per night. Individuals experiencing homelessness will receive a nutritious meal, a warm shower and a safe place to sleep.
Golden State Water Company (Golden State Water) was pleased to partner with Senator Tom Umberg, Assemblymembers Steven Choi and Sharon Quirk-Silva, the City of Placentia and Harry’s Cafe to distribute turkeys this holiday season to local nonprofit organizations in Orange County that serve families and individuals with limited resources through its annual Operation Gobble outreach program.
Operation Gobble is a philanthropic partnership between Golden State Water, the California Water Association and local and state elected officials. This year, Golden State Water employees distributed more than 8,000 turkeys to local community-based organizations, churches, food banks, senior centers and other nonprofits in the communities it serves.
November 16-24, 2019 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This week draws attention to the issue and seriousness of hunger and homelessness in our communities, state and across the country. Even though the campaign is only a week-long, the lessons and programs started, can be a year-round initiative for all. In our community, United to End Homelessness remains steadfast in its goal to end homelessness for good in Orange County.
They currently house people through the WelcomeHomeOC program, which partners with landlords in OC to rent to people who are homeless with housing vouchers. The program is now expanding to former foster youth – individuals between the ages of 18 and 24, who have aged out of the foster care system and are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. To learn more about the United to End Homelessness and ways you can help, please visit
In football, defensive coaches tell their players that the best way to avoid missing a tackle is to keep their eye on the ball carrier’s belly button. The runner may duck, weave, or spin but the belly button is always at the center. This is a fitting metaphor for the annual Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association legislative scorecard.
Increasingly, party affiliation is not always an indicator of sympathy toward taxpayer issues.
Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva also received an “A” grade.
Congratulations to all the bright, motivated, and energetic high school students that were a part of our Young Legislators program this year!
The Young Legislators program provides high school sophomore and junior students the opportunity to learn the inner workings of state government, and the legislative process. The students met regularly with our office to discuss issues important to their communities, share ideas on youth-related issues, and explore the possibility of a career in public service.