Wednesday, April 1, 2020

FULLERTON, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom announced his plans to re-open the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa as part of California’s plan to build surge capacity to combat the Coronavirus outbreak.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva AD 65 March Updates for COVID-19

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva provides some timely updates for those who are in need of assistance during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Whether it be information regarding employment, housing, or simply needing contact our office, the Assemblywoman covers many topical subjects.

Be sure to watch and learn how you can be assisted by the State of California. Also do not forget to RSVP for the Teleconference Town Hall on April 2, 2020 at 6:30 P.M.

Monday, March 30, 2020

There are eight state lawmakers: Richard Bloom, David Chiu, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Scott Wiener, Buffy Wicks, Lorena Gonzalez, Rob Bonta, and Mark Stone, who comprise the California Legislative COVID-19 Housing & Homelessness Urgent Action Group. In support of the Reclaimers, the lawmakers sent a letter to Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to make available the vacant Caltrans homes to people who are homeless or living in inadequate abodes.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Embracing her 30 years of teaching, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva will be reading children’s stories and having them on YouTube for you and your children to enjoy.

Please go and watch to enjoy an interactive experience as the Assemblywoman engages in fun stories for the entire family.  More videos are to be added as we continue to work through this pandemic. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

With families across OC and the state losing jobs and income from public health shutdowns, officials say those who can pay property taxes by the April 10 deadline are still required to, while people who are facing hardship from coronavirus and its related closures can request a waiver of late penalties.

County tax officials are expecting about $2 billion dollars in April, which largely finances local cities, school districts and county government operations. Another installment of taxes are due in December.

A host of landlords across the region are also facing critical cash shortfalls as their renters are experiencing virus-related layoffs or work cutbacks, and in turn are avoiding rent payments as local cities move toward eviction bans.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

AltaMed Health Services Ensures Safety of Patients and Staff During Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus

As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase in Los Angeles and Orange counties, AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest federally qualified community health center, has updated the way it delivers care across all health services to ensure the safety of all of its patients and employees.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva recognizes Mayor Pro Tem Mariellen Yarc as Assembly District 65 Woman of the Year.

Unfortunately, today was going to be our presentation for Women of the Year in the State Capitol, but due to the current state of COVID-19 we had to cancel.

Nevertheless, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva presents the following Resolution for Mariellen Yarc. Mariellen’s achievements, both business and community based, have made her worthy of “Woman of the Year.” For her strong work ethic and ability to serve her community with integrity, compassion, and enthusiasm.

Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update: the State of California is leasing two hospitals to increase availability of beds for COVID-19 patients.‬ ‪California also received shipment of medical personal protective equipment and medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.‬

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Diverse Education: Why California's First Online Community College Faces a State Office 

“When Brown proposed Calbright I had initial concerns,” said Quirk-Silva, who was a teacher in the Fullerton School District for 30 years and was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2012. “I knew we had a fairly robust online program within each community college. Not only that, but if there were courses that were not being offered online for students at one college, they could take them at another college because we had voted on that.”

Quirk-Silva said she tried to be optimistic as the legislation was passed and signed into law and the allocation of funds was made. She met Calbright administrators who assured her there would be robust programming. Hearing that Hiles had resigned was a red flag. Then, hearing enrollment numbers was another red flag.