Heart of The Valley

Heart of the Valley: Heroes, Holidays & Helpers

December 3, 2021

Can you believe it is December?  I cannot fathom how we are now in the last month of 2021.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that those who celebrate Hanukkah are having a joyous holiday.

Heart of The Valley

Heart of the Valley: Thanksgiving & SFV News

November 19, 2021

I returned from COP26 chock-full of ideas for how we can combat climate change.  My colleagues and I listened to global experts and took copious notes.  We are looking forward to exploring how we can implement some of these policies and practices here. NOW is our time to act to avert an irreversible climate disaster.

Heart of The Valley

Heart of the Valley: COP26, Infrastructure & More

November 12, 2021

Climate change is one of the most critical issue we must address. There is no Planet B. We are all in this together, in all corners of the world, and must meet the challenge of saving our planet NOW. Thus, I am writing to you from Glasgow, Scotland, where I am part of the California Senate Delegation to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26).  COP26 is a chance for the world to put our differences aside and do what is best for our planet.

Press Releases

California Senate Delegation Shares Highlights of UN Climate Change Conference

November 8, 2021

The California Senate Delegation to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow met virtually with California-based reporters Monday to discuss their trip, how California continues to lead the nation and world in addressing the climate emergency and what they hope to learn and bring back to the Legislature for consideration in 2022.


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May 20, 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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