Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva hosts Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Hearing for a Safe Return to Sports

Today, I hosted another one of our series of hearings with the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media. We gathered together with experts from NCAA Division I Schools, members of the California Interscholastic Federation and California State Athletic Commission, USA Boxing, and Dr. Pan leader of California State COVID-19 response. As these experts shared their insight we were able to explore and discuss the future and safe return of athletics in California. 

Fullerton Observer: Orange County Moves to Less Restrictive Red Tier

The county of Orange announced on Friday, March 12 that effective March 14 OC would move into the Red or “Substantial” Tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy ( The four-tiered Blueprint was adopted last year to determine how much of their respective economies and public activities individual counties could open, based on several health metrics.

Voice of OC: Irvine Veterans Cemetery Remains In Limbo While Some Push City Council To Move Forward Now

Over the past few years, the argument has boiled down to a decision between two sites on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, one set on a strip of runway and hangars and the other on land zoned to become a golf course. 

State legislators, led by Orange County Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva voted in 2019 to study those sites in Irvine to see what would be the best deal for state taxpayers. 

Acupuncture Advocacy: CSOMA CA Legislation Update & Upcoming Town Hall

February 2021 Press Release:  Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) and the California State Oriental Medicine Association (CSOMA) introduced the first bill in California to ensure a nationally recognized standard for the delivery of acupuncture medicine throughout the state.


Oakmont Senior Living continues to expand its network of luxury senior living communities in California with the opening of Oakmont of Fullerton on March 1. The opening of the brand-new community was celebrated with a festive vaccination clinic for new residents and team members on Feb. 28 and a socially distanced ribbon cutting attended by Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Nick Dunlap, representatives from Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva’s office and County of Orange Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee’s office, plus members of the North Orange County Chamber


My LA News: State Clears Theme Parks, Stadiums To Reopen, With Strict Capacity Rules

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, who introduced a bill to reopen theme parks, said initially officials were eyeing a plan that only allowed Orange County residents in Disneyland and Knott’s.

Quirk-Silva said the state’s move makes her bill moot, but the legislation could be kept available as a shell bill for something related. Hearings were scheduled in Sacramento next week on youth sports, she said.