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Sen. Bob Hertzberg: "What we really need to do in Southern California is change our thinking."

April 6, 2015

A day after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered drought-stricken cities to restrict water use for the first time in state history, Pierce College announced a plan to reflower its historic farm.

March 25, 2015

At the start of a fourth-straight year of drought, California state Sen. Bob Hertzberg has introduced a bill requiring regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg is author of SB 664, Water Seismic Safety

March 25, 2015

By Sharon McNary

Sen. Bob Hertzberg proposed a Water Seismic Safety (SB664) bill on Tuesday requiring local water agencies to evaluate their earthquake risks and suggest ways to keep the water flowing in the event of a disaster. 

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

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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.

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