Press Release

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Governor Newsom signs bills aimed at limiting fire danger

By Associated Press, Ashley Gardner

October 2, 2019

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is adopting nearly two dozen new laws aimed at preventing and fighting the devastating wildfires that have charred large swaths of the state in recent years, killing scores and destroying a Sierra foothills city last fall.

Monday, September 30, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019

These Big Plans to Protect California Homes From Wildfire Fell Short in the Legislature

By Lauren Sommer

September 26, 2019

 

After 86 people in the town of Paradise lost their lives in a massive wildfire last year, California lawmakers vowed to prepare the state for future infernos. But while millions of dollars are going toward new firefighting crews and technology, some say the state is overlooking an area in dire need of help: making homes and buildings safer.

Monday, September 23, 2019

On the Town: Kiwanis Club of Burbank installs new officers

By David Laurell

September 23, 2019

 

For the 98th time since its incorporation, the Kiwanis Club of Burbank installed its elected officers.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558-3043

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558-3043

 

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1516, a measure by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) that will make homes and communities more resilient to wildfires. 

            During 2017 and 2018 California experienced the largest fires ever recorded in its history. In 2017, over 1.3 million acres burned in high-severity wildfires and over 10,000 structures were destroyed. In 2018, over 1.8 million acres burned and over 22,700 structures were destroyed. Over one hundred Californians have died from wildfires over the last two years. The legislation was inspired by the findings of firefighting experts after investigating the sites where these wildfires had hit the hardest.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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September 11, 2019                                                                                       

Contact: Blake Dellinger

Blake.Dellinger@asm.ca.gov

(818) 558-3043

 

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, California took one final step closer towards becoming the first state in the nation to ban the sale and manufacture of fur.   

            On a 27-8 vote, Assembly Bill 44, by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), passed the Senate Floor and then passed a concurrence vote in the Assembly. The bill is now on the desk of Governor Newsom, awaiting his signature.