Virus and the Valley

Staying At Home In The Valley

December 3, 2020

As we find ourselves closer to the end of 2020, I know it’s been a challenge to keep up the good fight. A recent story from the LA Times reports that our Valley neighborhoods are being hit hard by the coronavirus. Even with updated guidelines, we must be especially diligent to help get these numbers down, and keep our friends and family safe and healthy. Our latest Stay-At-Home order is here, and helps frame how we approach the coming winter months. Please be sure to review the information available in this newsletter, along with other opportunities to apply for grants, take an online meeting to learn more about tax updates, and to keep your loved ones who may be at risk of COVID-19 fed, and connected to our community.

Virus and the Valley

A Thankful, Safe and Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2020

As we enter a time of year that’s typically filled with family and tradition, I hope this message finds you well, and that you’re incorporating new, safe ways to give thanks. Because of COVID-19, we have new guidelines in place, and it’s important that we do what we can to abide by them. This includes limiting our travel and keeping the festivities within our immediate household, continuing to wear our masks and wash our hands, and doing what we can to control the spread of this virus. This weekend is going to be critical - and will predict just how we’ll be spending the next round of holidays in the coming year.

Virus and the Valley

Giving Thanks & Staying Safe

November 19, 2020

The latest data is showing us that coronavirus in on the rise in California. Here in the Valley, the county is working with the state, issuing updated guidelines for what we can do to help maintain our social-distance, and still spend the holidays with the people and the traditions that we love.

Virus and the Valley

Listening To The Needs of The Valley

November 12, 2020

As a lawmaker, I’m still a few weeks away from getting back to my legislative duties. But I’ve been doing my best to use this time away from the Capitol to connect to the people, places and the issues that matter. It all helps make the Valley home.


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May 14, 2020


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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