Virus and the Valley

Californians Are Resilient

May 6, 2021

Californians are resilient. We have bounced back from major earthquakes, landslides, floods, wildfires and economic recessions. We always emerge stronger following cataclysmic events. The pandemic has certainly tested our resilience, but we are rounding a corner toward a bright future.

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Sen. Bob Hertzberg calls for upending bail system

May 3, 2021

In November, California voters rejected Prop. 25, which would have replaced the state bail system with algorithms to help judges determine a defendant’s risk. 


California high court’s historic bail ruling just a first step

May 1, 2021

California’s highest court recently delivered a major victory for the cause of justice when it ruled that “the common practice of conditioning freedom solely on whether an arrestee can afford bail is unconstitutional.” Under the state Supreme Court’s ruling, judges must now consider a person’s ability to pay when setting bail and can only hold someone in jail before tri

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Newsom Meets With San Fernando Small Business Owners, Signs $6.2B Tax Relief Measure

April 29, 2021

SAN FERNANDO (CBSLA) — Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday met with San Fernando business owners who have been hit hard through the COVID-19 pandemic before signing legislation that will provide $6.2 bill in tax cuts for small businesses over the next six years.


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May 6, 2021


About Senator Hertzberg

Senator Bob Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1996.  He then served as the 64thSpeaker of the California State Assembly, unanimously elected by both parties in 2000 and 2001.

After his tenure as Speaker, Hertzberg set out to the private sector as a clean energy entrepreneur and in 2014, he returned to state government when he was again elected to represent nearly 1 million people in the San Fernando Valley in the California State Senate. This made Hertzberg one of only six lawmakers in California history to serve as Assembly Speaker and subsequently win a seat in the Senate, where he now serves as Majority Leader.

Sacramento columnist, he is “an intense bundle of energy, an all-night negotiator.”

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