Thursday, March 26, 2020

With families across OC and the state losing jobs and income from public health shutdowns, officials say those who can pay property taxes by the April 10 deadline are still required to, while people who are facing hardship from coronavirus and its related closures can request a waiver of late penalties.

County tax officials are expecting about $2 billion dollars in April, which largely finances local cities, school districts and county government operations. Another installment of taxes are due in December.

A host of landlords across the region are also facing critical cash shortfalls as their renters are experiencing virus-related layoffs or work cutbacks, and in turn are avoiding rent payments as local cities move toward eviction bans.

Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update: the State of California is leasing two hospitals to increase availability of beds for COVID-19 patients.‬ ‪California also received shipment of medical personal protective equipment and medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.‬

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Diverse Education: Why California's First Online Community College Faces a State Office 

“When Brown proposed Calbright I had initial concerns,” said Quirk-Silva, who was a teacher in the Fullerton School District for 30 years and was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2012. “I knew we had a fairly robust online program within each community college. Not only that, but if there were courses that were not being offered online for students at one college, they could take them at another college because we had voted on that.”

Quirk-Silva said she tried to be optimistic as the legislation was passed and signed into law and the allocation of funds was made. She met Calbright administrators who assured her there would be robust programming. Hearing that Hiles had resigned was a red flag. Then, hearing enrollment numbers was another red flag.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

OC cities are declaring states of emergencies and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Buena Park - City Hall Councilmembers held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17 and voted to declare an emergency and close city hall to the public.

Meanwhile, some councilmembers in City of Anaheim- Municipal Government and City of Fullerton, CA Government are looking to protect residents and businesses from rents and evictions because of the lost wages due to the spreading virus, which the World Health Organization considered a pandemic last week.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A pair of medical centers in Orange County are the first local health facilities to begin drive-thru swabbing for the novel coronavirus.

The two sites on Monday, March 16, set up outdoor stations to swab the nose or throat of people seeking to be tested for the infection. Both facilities running the drive-thru testing are part of the Providence health system, but a spokesman for Providence would not confirm the locations.

The infection has led to at least 68 deaths around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number includes six people in California who died after contracting the COVID-19 disease caused by the virus.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A resolution to enact September 4th as "Taekwondo Day" is proposed to the state legislature every year. 

In order for the resolution to be finally adopted, a letter of support is needed from the residents. The Office of Quirk-Silva is aiming to submit a letter of support from thousands of residents before August. Residents who wish to join in the resolution should contact the District Office. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Orange County Taekwondoians Lee Jae-heon and Yang Bok-sun supported to introduce resolution for the 'Taekwondo Day of California'

California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (Democrat, Fullerton, Photo) initiated an enactment proposal (ACR 185) on 'California  Taekwondo Day' on the 9th.

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva introduced in ACR 185 that Taekwondo is one of the world's most popular and well-known martial arts, and contains Korea's rich culture and traditions. In addition, she emphasized that one can learn etiquette, respect, and temperance as well as train the mind and body through Taekwondo training.