Thursday, September 21, 2017

National Preparedness Month encourages communities across our nation to prepare for emergencies that pose significant threats. Just recently, natural disasters devastated communities in Florida, Texas, and Mexico. On Thursday, September 21, 2017, please join me as I will be hosting a disaster preparedness townhall for members of the public. Officials from FEMA, Berkeley Seismology, AT&T, PG&E, EBMUD, Kaiser Permanente, and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will share best practices that will help prepare our community for a disaster.

Panelists will include:

  • FEMA - Joel Palmer, Acting Preparedness and Analysis Branch Chief
  • Governor’s Office of Emergency Services - David Cruise, Deputy Regional Administrator
    Coastal Region/Mutual Aid Region II
  • California Department of Transportation - Bijan Sartipi, District 4 Director
  • University California Berkeley Seismology Lab - Dr. Jennifer Strauss, External Relations Officer/ Regional Coordinator ShakeAlert NOT CAL-Shake
  • East Bay Regional Parks - Richard Seal, Fire Chief
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission - Heather Dennis, Research Analyst, Adapting to Rising Tides Program
  • Eden I&R 211 - Lars Eric Holm, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District - Andy Katz, Board of Director Ward 4
  • Pacific Gas and Electric - Pamela Perdue, Senior Public Safety Specialist (Electric Distribution)
  • Kaiser Permanente - Dr. Hernando Garzon, Director of Emergency Management
  • Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Network - David Peattie, Executive Board Member
  • AT&T - Kristi Mercado SR. Principal Consultant First Net CA


Thursday, September 21
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

South Berkeley Senior Center
Multi-Purpose/Dining Room
2939 Ellis Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

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For Event Inquires Contact: Akiba Bradford 510-286-4100;

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Assembly Select Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Hearing


Please join us this Friday for a Briefing of the California State Assembly Select Committee on STEM Education.

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017

Time: 9:30-11:00am

Location: California State Building, Governor’s Conference Room

455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Unified School District will share information regarding the “Computer Science for All Students in SF” program and leading technology companies and STEM organizations will give input on how we can best prepare our students for the 21st Century Economy.

For further information contact: Mary Nicely, District Director, 510-286-1400.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Por favor, únase al asambleísta Rob Bonta, la senadora Nancy Skinner y a mi el sábado 17 de junio en un Foro Público para discutir el liderazgo de California en los temas de inmigración, cambio climático, justicia social, educación y cuidado de salud.

Mesas con recursos comunitarios estarán a disposición con más información.

Sábado 17 de junio
1 – 3 p.m.

Centro de Educación Cesar Chavez
2825 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Town Hall

Please join Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Senator Nancy Skinner and me on Saturday, June 17 for a town hall to discuss recent leadership by California on immigration, climate protection, social justice, education, and healthcare.

The event will also feature a resource fair of local advocacy and community organizations.

Saturday, June 17
1 - 3 p.m.

Cesar Chavez Education Center
2825 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Please join Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Senator Nancy Skinner and me as we host a town hall to discuss the impacts of the new Trump administration on immigration, public safety, education and healthcare in the Bay Area.  In addition to a discussion with elected officials, I encourage you to attend and access dozens of resources from local and community based advocacy organizations specializing in immigration and healthcare.

Saturday, June 17
1 - 3 p.m.

International Community School
2825 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601

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