KBAK/KBFX-TV (CBS & FOX Bakersfield): Pro-Oil jobs petition, signed by 3,000 to be delivered to Gov. Newsom

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., (KBAK/KBFX) — Governor Newsom has proposed to lower fossil fuels that can create climate change and still generate jobs, but politicians and workers in the oil and petroleum industry say this can't happen.

"I've been able to provide for my family thanks to a great career in oil and gas and it's helped out so many veterans like myself but also provides jobs to thousands of people across California," Javier Zavala with Sentinel Peak Resources, said.

Bakersfield Californian: Politicians join industry's campaign against phasing out California oil production

California's petroleum industry kicked off a public campaign Wednesday aimed at fending off efforts in Sacramento to scale back in-state oil and natural gas production.

A bipartisan coalition of mostly Central Valley lawmakers joined oilfield workers at an industry-hosted event that presented a list of reasons for permitting oil and natural gas production instead of moving forward with Gov.

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Response to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Response to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

FULLERTON, CAAssemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) is optimistic of Governor Newsom’s proposed budget plan announced today to spend $227.2 billion that provides funding for immediate COVID-19 response and relief efforts in the state’s budget to help all Californians.  As the legislature returns back to the Capitol next week, the budget will be one of the top priorities for the 2021 legislative session.

Governor Newsom 2021-22 budget proposes includes the following:

  • $372 Million Set Aside for COVID-19 Vaccinations to expedite the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations

  • $2 billion targeted specifically to support and accelerate safe returns to in-person instruction starting in February, with priority for returning the youngest children.

  • Proposing a record investment for public schools; including $4.6 Billion for extending learning time, $400 million for school-based mental health services, and $3.8 billion additional education funds above Proposition 98 guarantee funding

  • $1.75 billion for homelessness programs, including purchases of additional motels, short-term community mental health facilities, and senior housing.

  • $44 Million for Childcare

  • $1.1 billion immediate relief for small businesses

  • More than $600 million in business tax credits and sales tax exclusions

  • $353 million for workforce development programs

  • $1 billion to support a coordinated forest health and fire prevention strategy.

  • Five percent reduction in state operations expenditures.

“As Californians, we have an obligation to provide crucial support for our residents who are struggling to stay afloat,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “As a legislature we must address the urgent concerns facing our most vulnerable communities. I believe that this Budget Proposal is a great start in our efforts to help us provide vital assistance for our working class Californians who are in need of help during this most critical time.”

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Honors the Life of Tommy Lasorda

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Honors the Life of Tommy Lasorda

FULLERTON, CA –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) honors Hall of Fame Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lifelong Fullerton resident, Tommy Lasorda.  Mr. Lasorda, who has passed away at the age of 93, suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at his home. 

Governor Newsom Announces Golden State Stimulus, a Budget Proposal to Help Low-Income Californians through $600 Rapid Cash Payments, and Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

SACRAMENTO – As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced two immediate action items in his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to help low-income Californians.

First, the Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to roughly four million low-income Californians who, coupled with federal stimulus, could receive at least $1,200 of direct relief.

Assemblywoman Blankets, Socks, and Gift Cards Donation Drive

As we all celebrated the season of giving, I ask that all of us continue to help those in need during this pandemic. This year many have been affected by COVID-19. I am organizing a Blankets, Gift Cards, & Socks Drive to provide our local families with items they need for this winter season.

If you would like to join us by donating items, you may call our office to schedule a time to drop off items or you can mail your donations to 1440 N. Harbor Blvd. Ste. 270 Fullerton, CA 92835.

If you have further questions please review the flyer or call our District Office at (714) 525-6515

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.