State Controller Betty Yee is happy to announce the PTP program for many homeowners.

California Offers Property Tax Deferment for Some Homeowners

With all the uncertainty today, everyone knows someone who is trying to make ends meet. The challenge is often greatest for retirees on a fixed income and people with a disability that prevents them from working. California offers property tax deferment for some of these vulnerable homeowners.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Assembly Floor Prayer 

As we gather here today, to make serious decisions on behalf of our constituents, I ask for guidance and strength for all of us. I ask that we take a pause, to not look at each other as Republicans or Democrats, but as people who came to Sacramento, to serve our districts. I ask that we begin to heal as individuals, communities, and as a state, and nation.

Monday, August 24, 2020

An Interview with Joseph Pak, Founder of the Orange County Korean War Memorial Committee


On Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2009, Joe Pak, a loan officer, had occasion to go to the Orange County Recorder’s office at the Civic Center in Santa Ana (Joe’s formal name is Dongwoo Joseph Pak, but everyone knows him as “Joe”). He strolled around the area after concluding his business. He saw a jet plane, a war plane—that was a memorial monument to World War I, World War II, the Korean war, and the Vietnam war. He noted 56 names of men who died in the Korean war.

Pak laid a flower at the foot of this monument to pay his respects. And he began to think. He had had business in Washington, D.C. as a member of the National Council on Disability, appointed by President Barack Obama, and for three to four years had visited the capital often. His disability resulted from contracting the polio virus as a child.

Monday, August 24, 2020

California Wildfires

Thank you to all our courageous firefighters battling the flames affecting our entire State. They continue to work strenuous shifts in hazardous conditions on the front lines of these wildfires. Thank you to all who opened their doors for evacuees, we all owe you a debt of gratitude.


Friday, August 21, 2020

Thank you American Red Cross for hosting another successful Blood Drive with our office in City of La Palma. I am proud to say, we filled up all available slots very quickly and were able to help 120 people receive blood. The Red Cross is still in need of blood donations, now more than ever, due to the pandemic and California fires. We hope you can get out and donate. Thank you all that participated in our blood drive.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

I am happy to celebrate the City of Fullerton’s groundbreaking of the newest park in town, Pearl Park! This project has been years in the making and will provide a basketball court, play structure, rain garden and more. Thanks to a grant from the Prop 68 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program, funds from the St. Jude HEAL Grant and additional Park Dwelling Funds, Pearl Park will soon be a reality. The park is projected to be completed by October and will provide a great new location for children and families to exercise and play!