Fullerton Observer Phase 2 Construction at the Fox Paves Way for Certificate of Occupancy/Opening in 2021

Phase 2 Construction at the Fox Paves Way for Certificate of Occupancy/Opening in 2021

Utilizing a state of California grant of $2.5 million, acquired with the help of Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva and federal historic tax credits of approximately $625,000, the Fox will get crucial infrastructure and more restoration work completed. 

In order to get a “certificate of occupancy” from the City to have regular events at the Fox without special permits (as has been the case over many years), this next phase will address the items the City requires. Included in this will be a completely new HVAC system, a new main power supply, improved ADA access, and, perhaps the most exciting item for those who have been to recent Fox events, completed bathrooms.

December 7, 2020 Swearing-In Ceremony

I am honored and privileged to be sworn-in to serve Assembly District 65 as your California State Assemblywoman.

Today, I took my oath along with the 80 member State Assembly in the most unique Organizational Session in our State’s 170 year illustrious history, in Golden One Arena. Due to social distancing and COVID-19 protocols family and friends were unable to attend.

I want to sincerely thank all of the residents of Assembly District 65 for your support and confidence in me. I am excited and ready to serve the needs of all our residents and thank you for this distinct honor.

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Introduces Resolution to Commemorate Korean American Day

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Introduces Resolution to Commemorate Korean American Day

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) participated in the most unique Organizational Session in our State’s 170-year illustrious history, due to the surging COVID-19 pandemic. The State Assembly held their first meeting at Sacramento’s Golden One Arena to allow for social distancing capabilities. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva was thrilled to introduce Assembly Concurrent Resolution 2 in recognition of Korean American Day.  Every January, California celebrates Korean American Day to honor Korean American's immense contributions to every aspect of society.

The history of Korean immigration to America began when 102 courageous Korean adults and children landed in the State of Hawaii aboard the S.S. Gaelic on January 13, 1903.  By 1907, approximately 1,000 Korean Americans entered the United States mainland through San Francisco which has since been the center of the Korean American Community.  Today, with over 1.7 million Korean Americans across our nation, Southern California is home to two of largest Korean American communities in the United States.

"Korean Americans are the largest and fastest growing citizens of Orange County, making my district the second largest Korean American community in the nation," said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.  "I am honored to represent a district that includes a Korean American community that continues to contribute to the fabric of our nation in the fields of finance, technology, law, medicine, education, sports, media, the arts, the military, government, science, business, and entertainment.”

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Governor Newsom's New Stay-at-Home Guidelines

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Governor Newsom's New Stay-at-Home Guidelines

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Governor Newsom provided an update to the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor dedicated most of his update for the need to issue new stay-at-home orders in the next week that will be centered on Regional areas.

"California is in its third and hopefully last surge of this devastating pandemic with the promise of vaccines this month and into the new year," said Governor Newson.  "We are reaching dangerous levels of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity and I will be issuing stay-at-home orders by region when their ICU capacity falls below 15 percent."

Stay-at-Home Order

  • The five regions comprises of Northern California, Greater Sacramento, Bay Area, San Joaquin, and Southern California and each region encompasses multiple counties.

  • The Stay-at-home order will go into effect when a region's ICU capacity falls below 15 percent and will remain in place for at least three weeks.

  • After a Region is no longer under the order, counties will return to the state's current tier system.

"The Legislature and the Governor has been working to do everything in our power to help hospitals prepare for a surge while also supporting families, businesses, and essential workers," said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.  "In the last month we have made funding available for small and medium-sized businesses; including non-profits and enacted one of the strongest worker protections with continued funding for housing-related needs."

Fullerton Observer: Hundreds of Cars Show Up for Thanksgiving Food Drive

Cars lined up for blocks along Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton on Sunday morning, November 22 to receive a free Thanksgiving turkey and groceries.

The Second Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was part of three such events in Fullerton, Anaheim, and La Habra organized and sponsored by the office of OC Supervisor Doug Chaffee (4th District) in partnership with United Across Borders and other local non-profits and food companies

Across the three events which took place this weekend, thousands of local residents received food during this difficult holiday season.

Fullerton Turkey Giveaway

Yesterday, over 1000 people lined up as early 5:00 A.M. in City of Fullerton, to get a turkey and groceries. Let us remember that during this thanksgiving season many of our constituents are on the brink of being evicted, losing their businesses, and homes. Let’s cherish people, not things, let’s give what we can to others, and let’s reuse, recycle, and help where needed.