City of Buena Park: Whitaker-Jaynes Estates Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-Opening

Congratulations to the City of Buena Park and the Buena Park Historical Society for preserving history through renovations to the Whitaker-Jaynes Estates and Bacon House.

This house remains a cornerstone for our community and I am proud that our $500,000 allocated funding could bring this rich history to continue to be enjoyed for future generations. 

There's some fascinating history behind the Whitaker-Jaynes Estate. In 1885 James A. Whitaker bought 690 acres of land which would later be subdivided, twenty of those acres went to one of his brothers, Andrew. The Whitaker-Jaynes House was built for Andrew in 1887 when he came from Indiana. In 1965 the city of Buena Vista bought the house and created a park on surrounding land. Whitaker-Jaynes Estate was the first house to become part of the Historical District. The House remains a staple of history for the City of Buena Park.

Korean War Memorial

I am proud to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Korean War Memorial in the City of Fullerton! As a daughter of a Korean War Veteran, I believe it is important that we honor the bravery and valor shown by our fallen soldiers. I look forward to having this monument stand in the City of Fullerton to unite our community for generations. 

For those who are not familiar, The City of Fullerton has a Sister City in South Korea, which I had the pleasure to visit last year. Yongin is the newest Sister City for Fullerton and is located about 40km south of Seoul. During my visit to Seoul, Korea, I was also able to visit their country’s War Museum and I left with a profound appreciation and respect for the display of reverence they show for all of their fallen soldiers.As an Honorary member of the Orange County Korean War Memorial Committee, thanks to our incredible Field Representative, Joe Pak, I am truly grateful to see this ground breaking taking place. This project has been in the works for many years.

Fullerton’s Hunt Library Gets a New Life. Will Its Biggest Champions Be a Part of It?

Fullerton’s Hunt Library Gets a New Life. Will Its Biggest Champions Be a Part of It?

Mid-century modern architecture isn’t always well respected, and Orange County has a checkered relationship with its masterpieces from that era. Significant buildings by Richard Neutra, William Periera, Rudolf Schindler and others haven’t always been treated well here.

Orange Coast College has a fraught history with Neutra’s brilliant designs for the original campus.

Bold Women of Color (BWOC)

Bold Women of Color (BWOC)

I would like to take a moment to celebrate the incredible women that took part in my first annual Bold Women of Color Event. 

I have been fortunate to work with so many amazing women and blessed to have them serving with me and making all of our communities stronger. Let us continue to support our women in leadership!  #bwoc #womeninpolitics 

Legislative EDD Letter to Governor Newsom

Legislative EDD Letter to Governor Newsom 

I along with over sixty California lawmakers sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom today advocating for immediate and structural reforms at the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD).

Assembly District 65 Youth Present Powerful Voices through Art

Assembly District 65 Youth Present Powerful Voices through Art

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced the winners of the art contest yesterday which  focused on creating an art poster to help raise awareness of the California Department of Public Health's recommended guidelines of wearing a facial mask in public. The contest was open to youth ages 8 through 17 who reside in the 65th Assembly District.

"COVID-19 has affected everyone in our state.  Wearing a mask is one of the most important things we can do as a community to help fight this pandemic," said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.  "This was an opportunity for our youth to be creative, help spread an important message, and to be a part of raising awareness for our community," said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva

"Wear a Mask" Art Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Art Poster Contest! A huge thank you to all who participated! Your creativity and social awareness truly shined in this competition.