By Civic Center Bureau Chief Max Schwartz

April 6, 2015

California State Sen. Robert Hertzberg, 18th District, called into The Hot Seat one day after Gov. Jerry Brown announced new water restrictions. Hertzberg said he is "glad that he [Brown] did it because it's a wake up call." The senator, who sits on the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, believes all of the water California does get should be captured before it reaches the ocean.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg: "What we really need to do in Southern California is change our thinking."

April 6, 2015

A day after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered drought-stricken cities to restrict water use for the first time in state history, Pierce College announced a plan to reflower its historic farm.

Measures are priorities when session resumes Monday

April 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO – When the 2015 session resumes Monday, the nearly 1 million residents of the San Fernando Valley represented by Sen. Bob Hertzberg will find him pushing laws to reform state taxes, turn around abysmal voter turnout, improve protections of water systems from earthquakes and help the poor receive free legal help.

March 25, 2015

At the start of a fourth-straight year of drought, California state Sen. Bob Hertzberg has introduced a bill requiring regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg is author of SB 664, Water Seismic Safety

March 25, 2015

By Sharon McNary

Sen. Bob Hertzberg proposed a Water Seismic Safety (SB664) bill on Tuesday requiring local water agencies to evaluate their earthquake risks and suggest ways to keep the water flowing in the event of a disaster. 

March 24, 2015

SB 664 by Sen. Bob Hertzberg would help prevent water shortages

March 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – With a fourth-straight year of drought driving home the precarious nature of California’s water supplies, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced a bill requiring regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

March 23, 2015

Watch, listen to Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, talk about how an estimated 100,000 people eschewed their cars and took to bicycles of all styles, skateboards of all colors and shoes of all sizes to participate in CicLAvia's first-ever event in the San Fernando Valley by clicking HERE:

EDUCATION: Proposed bill would help pay loans of public service lawyers

March 23, 2015

By Joel Russell 

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, the Valley’s newest representative in Sacramento, has a plan to solve dual problems in the legal profession.

On the one hand, legal aid organizations find it difficult to find staff attorneys. On the other, the average debt of a 2012 law school graduate was about $85,000 from a public school and $122,000 from a private school, according to the American Bar Association.

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