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Beyond Chron: WILL CA PROTECT MOBILEHOME TENANTS?

AB 978 Fills Tenant Protection Gap

When California enacted statewide rent caps and just cause eviction protections in 2019 (AB 1482), a critical constituency was excluded: mobilehome park renters. Now, Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva and David Chiu are sponsoring AB 978 to fill that gap.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva secures state funding for north Orange County

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) has secured significant funding for Orange County through the Budget Act of 2021.

“The funding secured for my district and Orange County reflects the issues that are my top priorities including affordable housing, chronic homelessness, mental health, and education, said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. The programs that are being funded will not only provide benefits to the district, but will also enhance support to our most vulnerable community members.”

Assemblywoman Responds to CalVet Cemetery Study

Since I began my term, in the State Assembly in 2012, a priority of mine was to establish and build an Orange County Veteran Cemetery.  In 2013, I was thrilled when a decision was made by the City of Irvine, to move forward with a site for the veteran’s cemetery.

Voice of OC: Matsuda: Living in a VUCA World, What Schools Need to do to Survive and Thrive in the Post Pandemic World

The Pandemic will leave many VUCA potholes that education institutions will have to build over, around, or through. Schools and students will be on the frontline facing issues of increased poverty, rising healthcare costs, increased unemployment and underemployment, racial tensions, environmental issues, lack of access to high speed internet, mental health, declining enrollment, and other challenges that cannot be anticipated.

Fullerton Observer: Library Updates

Assemblywoman supports changes to Hunt Library

1. The library has reopened with Grab & Go Service. As of March 16, the main library opened up its doors to the public. That means that library patrons can browse the shelves and use self-checkout during this spring’s library hours:

• Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11am to 7pm

• Friday & Saturday: 10am to 4pm

• (Sunday & Monday: Closed.)

Daily Titan: Fullerton community rallies against anti-Asian violence

After the recent surge in hate crimes against the Asian community, Orange County residents gathered in solidarity outside of Fullerton City Hall on Saturday.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva led a press conference alongside other elected officials and Asian and Pacific Islander advocates.

With nearly 100 people gathered outside of city hall to watch the press conference, Quirk-Silva began the meeting by declaring solidarity with the Asian community with one simple message, “We’re gathering to stand up together to stop Asian hate.”

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 (covid19.ca.gov/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.