Monday, July 13, 2020

 California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday ordered several indoor activities and all bar operations to shut down across the state as it grapples with growing coronavirus case numbers.

The governor announced in a press briefing that restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment venues, zoos, museums and card rooms will shut down all indoor operations. Governor Newsom also said that bars must close down entirely. 

Governor Newsom also named 30 counties where fitness centers, places of worship, offices for “Non-Critical Sectors,” personal care services, hair salons, barbershops and malls will have to close down. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Today I had the privilege to present with AT&T Assistant Vice President, Mr. Richard Porras the following Investing in California Grant checks to our, more than deserving, non-profit organizations. The three non-profit organizations that have earned these grants were CSUF Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, operating at the Richman Community Center, Pathways of Hope, and Korean Community Center.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Happy Birthday to my mom, Joi, 83 years young today!

My mom is one of my favorite humans: funny, hardworking, and loving to all.

She has been a trooper since a very young age. As a teen mom, and having 10 kids - yes 10 - she has spent her life working, raising children, grandchildren, and her share of suffering with the loss of my two brothers.

Yet, my mother is resilient. She continues to love the beach, and all family-related activities. She has been there for graduations, birthdays, school plays, baby showers, weddings, and anything we need and ask from her.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

With the signing of the new state budget, Gov. Gavin Newsom brought $24.5 million in funding back to the Orange County Veterans Cemetery project, but questions still linger over what will be the next steps in its development. 

The funding was originally pulled in Newsom’s proposed budget in May. In that version, the only funds remaining were $700,000 to study two sites for the cemetery’s proposed location. 

The $24.5 million is intended to partially fund construction of the cemetery, with plans to obtain federal and private funding to complete the rest of the development, which is currently projected to cost, by one estimate, as much as $90 million. With a site settled for now, other elements of the plan still remain murky, including when construction could start or even when the state will actually invest the money set aside.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

When you wear a cloth face covering you help protect those around you from #COVID19. Help keep others safe by continuing to wear proper face coverings every time you are out in public. Please #wearamask!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Congratulations to Carlos Martinez for earning a $5,000 scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation I am always proud to see former students from Richman Elementary go on and succeed. Carlos is entering into his 2L year at UCLA School of Law and resides in the City of Fullerton. As a graduate of Fullerton Union High School in 2015, Carlos has gone on to pursue a career as a transactional lawyer.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy Fourth of July AD 65! I would like to encourage our residents to continue to remain safe during the pandemic.  Our office requests that you practice social distancing and safety with fireworks, be responsible, and wear a mask.  Although we as a nation are taking a day off from work, COVID-19 is not.  So remember be safe, be smart, and wear a mask!  Happy Birthday, America! 


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Orange County bars have been shut down by county Interim Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau ahead of the Fourth of July weekend to address the spike in COVID-19 positive testing and hospitalizations. With a strong likelihood of a significant and increasing number of cases of community transmission to occur, we respectfully request for everyone to be safe and wear a mask!

Governor Newsom addressed this afternoon that his order closes indoor activities in Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare and Ventura counties.

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Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act to opt out of the sale of your personal data took effect, today July 1. California residents now have the right to know the data that organizations are collecting about them, the right to tell companies not to share or sell their personally identifiable information (PII), and the right to protection against corporations that fail to keep their PII secure.

For more information visit: commonsensemedia.org/ccpa