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Bob Hertzberg: 'My heart sinks. It's just horrible.'

March 16, 2015

By Patrick McGreevy

armed by the dismal voter turnout in this month's Los Angeles city election, California lawmakers are considering a massive expansion of vote-by-mail balloting and legalizing pop-up polling stations at shopping malls to help increase the convenience and appeal of voting.

Opening polling stations weeks early and allowing teenagers to vote in primaries if they turn 18 by the general election, strategies already being used in Colorado and Oregon respectively, also are being debated.

Pre-event ride to begin at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, March 22

March 16, 2015

VAN NUYS – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, a longtime advocate and entrepreneur for renewable energy and alternative power sources, will participate in two events early Sunday to promote pedal power as a transportation alternative.

The first will be at 7:45 a.m. as Hertzberg joins a special pre-event bike ride in Van Nuys to attend the San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia early Sunday morning, March 22.

The second will be at 8:45 a.m. when Hertzberg will join other local elected officials in a press conference to talk about CicLAvia.

Constituents invited to tour Van Nuys office Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 12, 2015

VAN NUYS – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, invites constituents to an open house Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their newly updated Senate District 18 District Office so they can conduct first-hand tours of what he hopes will be a community space for San Fernando Valley residents.

By attending, constituents will have an opportunity to:

March 10, 2015

More than 12 years after representing the San Fernando Valley as Speaker of the California Assembly, Bob Hertzberg has returned to the state Legislature as the senator representing the recently redrawn 18th Senate District. 

March 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO (SDJW)–State Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) delivered the daily invocation in the Senate chambers on Thursday, March 5, marking the holiday of Purim.  Hertzberg summarized the story of Purim from the Book of Esther and had hamantaschen distributed to each of his 39 Senate colleagues.  He also praised Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego), chair of the Legislature’s Jewish Caucus for successfully sponsoring a resolution last week, condemning the defilement of an Israeli flag with a swastika.

By Sen. Bob Hertzberg

March 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO (March 5, 2015) -- Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, provided the morning prayer on the Senate floor today in honor of today being the Jewish holiday of Purim, the most joyous of Jewish holidays. Read the complete prayer as prepared at the link below: (Photo by Ray Sotero). 

March 4, 2015

A bill introduced in the California Senate would expand the ability of commercial and industrial electricity customers to buy renewable energy directly from independent suppliers instead of through major utilities

By Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter

March 3, 2015

The biggest electricity users in California could buy power from a seller other than one of the three big utilities under legislation offered yesterday that was framed as a way to expand renewable energy.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg: "The number of businesses on the both sides has grown tremendously, particularly the Chinese businesses investing in America and California."

March 2, 2015

By Lia Zhu and Chang Jun in San Francisco(China Daily USA)

Scholars, government officials and company executives from China and the US got together Feb 26 and put their heads together at a three-day conference on how to better tap into the potential for China-US economic cooperation.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to provide businesses, schools, hospitals innovative power choices

March 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Pointing to how Google and the University of California are already making energy-saving power choices, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced introduction of an innovative plan that recognizes how the energy market has changed in the last decade.

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