Virus and the Valley

A Roaring Comeback

May 13, 2021

I am happy to report several recent developments that will help us recover from the pandemic. Beginning today, everyone twelve years of age and older is eligible for a vaccine. That means that so many of our children will be able to have a fun summer and return safely to school and other normal activities. Hopefully, the vaccine studies will soon establish the safety and efficacy for younger children too.


Proposals would radically improve California’s referendum process

May 12, 2021

More than a century ago, California adopted a reform movement in response to major corruption in California’s government. The railroads owned political parties, controlled the state Legislature and blackmailed cities in exchange for a rail connection. 

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. 


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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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