Heart of The Valley

Heart of the Valley: GO DODGERS! And SFV News

October 21, 2021

I love hearing the crack of the bat as the Dodgers try for back-to-back championships. I hope our season continues beyond tonight. Post-season baseball at Chavez Ravine is a great unifier for our region.  Moreover, our hometown team has long reflected the rich tapestry of our community.  The team integrated baseball, when UCLA’s own Jackie Robinson donned number 42 as the first African American player in Major League Baseball (MLB). 

    Heart of The Valley

    Heart of the Valley: SFV Kids, News and Heroes

    October 8, 2021

    Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two more of my bills. I am thrilled that the governor signed 100% of my bills from this legislative session into law. The variety of measures I offered this year, that are now law, help deliver a future that works for all Californians, and address critical issues such as the drought, affordable housing and worker protection. 

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      Senator Hertzberg, Assemblymember Nazarian & Jewish Family Service LA Celebrate $5.7 Million to Expand Life-Saving Food Program

      October 7, 2021

      Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), along with Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) and Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), celebrated California’s $5.7 million 2021 budget allocation to expand Jewish Family Service LA’s SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) in Van Nuys on Thursday.

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      Heart of the Valley: SFV News, Rent Relief & Heroes

      October 1, 2021

      It is bill-signing season in the Capitol. More than 700 bills passed the Legislature this year, and the Governor has until Oct. 10 to either sign the bills into law or veto them. I am pleased to report that Governor Gavin Newsom signed several of my bills this week, which tackle some of the state’s most pressing issues, ranging from drought response, to workplace safety, to affordable housing. They include:


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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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