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EDUCATION: Proposed bill would help pay loans of public service lawyers

March 23, 2015

By Joel Russell 

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, the Valley’s newest representative in Sacramento, has a plan to solve dual problems in the legal profession.

On the one hand, legal aid organizations find it difficult to find staff attorneys. On the other, the average debt of a 2012 law school graduate was about $85,000 from a public school and $122,000 from a private school, according to the American Bar Association.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg joins the ride.

March 23, 2015

Under a cloudy March sky, thousands of bicyclists rolled down Lankershim Boulevard early Sunday in the first CicLAvia car-free event to be held in the San Fernando Valley.

The increasingly popular open-street festival got started about 9 a.m. at the Metro Red Line North Hollywood station, with riders streaming down the 5.5-mile route along Lankershim and Ventura boulevards in Studio City. The event runs until 4 p.m.

By Brenda Gazzar

March 23, 2015

Julie Grisham was thrilled to see the throngs of cyclists, pedestrians, scooters and skateboarders sailing down Lankershim and Ventura boulevards in trendy North Hollywood and Studio City for the first CicLAvia-The Valley on Sunday.

As the Studio City resident leisurely rode her bicycle down Lankershim Boulevard during the popular open-streets event, she marveled at the many attractions she had managed to miss while driving in her car.

March 20, 2015
March 20, 2015

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By Brenda Gazzar

March 20, 2015

The San Fernando Valley’s time has come — at least for the throngs of cyclists, pedestrians and skaters poised to take over two iconic streets of car-centric Los Angeles on Sunday for the first ever Metro Presents CicLAvia — The Valley.

The 12th installation of the popular open-streets event, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase trendy North Hollywood and Studio City when automobiles clear out so non-motorized travelers can sail along Lankershim and Ventura boulevards.

March 16, 2015

California Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), an advocate for renewable energy and alternative power sources, will join a special CicLAvia bike ride from the Metro Orange Line Van Nuys Station to the San Fernando Valley’s first-ever CicLAvia in North Hollywood early Sunday morning, March 22.

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:

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