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Preview: Feb. 26 Brentwood City Council Meeting

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February 22, 2013

The City of Brentwood released their upcoming City Council Agenda where a few items stuck out which included a Corn Fest Summary, the 2011-2012 Annual Report for Special Taxes Levied, and a potential flag lowering policy. Here is information on each item. Item B-3: Receive and File the 2012 CornFest Evaluation Report Attached to this… Read More ›

Torlakson Encouraged by Advanced Placement® Results

Here is a Press Release that went out yesterday from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson regarding the 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation by the College Board which showed that 37.4 percent of graduates from California’s public high school class of 2012 took an AP exam during high school, up from 29.3… Read More ›

Assemblyman Frazier Introduces Veterans Driver’s License Bill

Assemblyman Jim Frazier is proving to bring solid legislation to Sacramento while putting people first. His latest bill will offer a convenience to our veterans with which would allow California Military Veterans to apply for a driver’s license that officially identifies them as veterans. This is a great idea and common sense—I am actually surprised… Read More ›

Fire Alumni: State Fire Marshal To Speak at Sundays Workshop

For those with aspirations of becoming a firefighter, Fire Alumni is hosting their 5th Annual Firefighter Workshop this Sunday at Las Positas College. I had an opportunity to speak with California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover yesterday about the event where she will be speaking while  she was quick to share her passion for fire… Read More ›

Delta Dialogues Phase 1 Report Now Available

Here is an interesting read from the Delta Dialogues as they produced a 32-page document regarding the Delta. The goal was to develop trust and shared understanding as a mechanism to move forward on water issues facing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Journalist, Joe Mathews, recounts the tale of how the Delta Dialogues came about, presenting… Read More ›

Congressman McNerney Continues to Fight to Combat Outsourcing

It appears the Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2013 has been introduced which will require large corporations that have an annual revenue of $1 billion or more to disclose how many of these employees are working domestically and how many are working abroad. According to the press release, this bill will bring transparency to corporate outsourcing… Read More ›

DeSaulnier Statement on California Foreclosure Numbers

Here is a statement today from Senator Mark DeSaulnier who comment on the California Foreclosure numbers.  It is being reported that U.S. homes entering the forclosure process fell in January to levels not seen since the peak of the housing boom. So-Called foreclosure starts declined 28-percent nationally last month from January 2012 according to the… Read More ›

Frazier’s AB313 Would Ban Hands-Free Texting While Driving

Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) is looking to introduce a bill that will ban hands-free texting while driving. The legislation doesn’t go after hands-free calling, but supporters of the bill say there’s a difference. Assembly Bill 313 was introduced by freshman Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley. State law currently prohibits drivers from texting with hand-held devices, but not… Read More ›

Congressman McNerney Calls for Analysis of Alternatives to Flawed BDCP

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) and five other members of Congress wrote to Secretary Ken Salazar of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank of the U.S. Department of Commerce, urging both agencies to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative proposals for the San Francisco and San Joaquin Bay-Delta region and California’s… Read More ›

Town Hall: Delta Waters Meeting Tonight

Just a reminder that there will be a Town Hall tonight in Discovery Bay in order to work towards protecting the California Delta. The event is hosted by the Save the California Delta Alliance (STCDA) and will begin at 6:30 pm at DB Elementary Gymnasium. Featured speakers include: STCDA (Save the California Delta Alliance) President… Read More ›