Press Releases

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

AltaMed Health Services Ensures Safety of Patients and Staff During Outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus

As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase in Los Angeles and Orange counties, AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest federally qualified community health center, has updated the way it delivers care across all health services to ensure the safety of all of its patients and employees.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's Housing Legislative Package: From Homelessness to Home Ownership

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) introduced a package of housing bills that seek to provide protection, stabilization, treatment, evaluation, and state funding to address a range of our state's housing crisis issues from homelessness to home ownership.

“California has been grappling with a housing shortage, a growing homeless population and a poverty rate that is one of the highest in the nation,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “Rent increases have increased at unprecedented rates and homeownership has become unattainable to millions of Californians.  Statistics show that 40 percent of Americans are one paycheck away from poverty and/or homelessness."

Monday, February 24, 2020



ORANGE COUNTY – Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) has introduced legislation addressing mobile home parks in California. Assembly Bill 2895 (AB 2895) will provide rate increase protections for Californians who own a mobile home but rent the land that the home resides on from the "land or park" owner.  The bill also provides the same protection to those who rent a mobile home from an owner.

“California has been grappling with a housing shortage, a growing homeless population and a poverty rate that is one of the highest in the nation,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “This is not a problem affecting only low-income people - it affects the middle-class and even people with higher income who may not have enough savings.”

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Responds to Governor's State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom presented his 2020 State of the State address, and discussed his vision for the State of California. The Governor dedicated most of his speech to the homeless and its profound effects, including health and mental health. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Assembly Members Quirk-Silva and Medina Introduced Legislation to Increase Oversight of California Public University Admission Policies

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), together with Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1930, to protect students if any admission requirement policy changes are sought by California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) unveiled legislation in which California State University (CSU) students and the State of California would obtain transparency and improved oversight of state funds and student tuition and fees.

Thursday, November 7, 2019


Chronic Homelessness Hearing Select Committee gather at the dais to discussion solutions

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (Fullerton) hosted the first hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Orange County Chronic Homelessness at the Buena Park City Council Chambers. Approximately 125 people attended the hearing to discuss the growing concerns about chronic homelessness in Orange County, including representatives of county agencies; city governments and law enforcement; homeless advocates; members of nonprofit organizations; and other constituents.

“I sought to create the Select Committee with my colleagues to identify opportunities to strengthen on going working relationships between advocates, non-profits, the private sector, as well as local and state government, to combat Orange County’s chronic homeless population,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “The goal of this hearing is to focus on the progress that the region has made over the last year, what we need to continue to work on, and the role each of us play.”