VIrus and the Valley

July 23, 2020

When I first set out to create this newsletter, I wanted to make sure you are getting the latest information about COVID-19, and how its impacts are changing, and challenging, the ways we live in the Valley.

July 2, 2020

As you know, over the last few days, the Governor and leading health experts have shown increasing concern that the Coronavirus is spreading throughout California at an alarming rate. With the holiday weekend in our sights, I know the temptation to go out and celebrate with friends and family the way we have always done this time of year is incredibly tempting. But as frustrating as it is for all of us, 2020 is painfully different.  This virus is making clear it is not going away any time soon, so it’s up to each of us to do our part to protect ourselves and our neighbors.

June 30, 2020

We are well into summer, and while we continue to fight COVID-19, even I can feel like some things remain the same from day-to-day. But the good news is, our work has not stopped at the Capitol, and especially in the San Fernando Valley. I look forward to sharing with you the progress we are making in order to ensure that our economy, and our community, is coming back stronger, and more together, than ever.

June 25, 2020

There is a lot of understandable concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the San Fernando Valley, throughout California, and across the country. This is a stark reminder that the battle against this global pandemic is far from over.

June 23, 2020

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying well and looking forward to the coming week. As I have mentioned before, it’s important to me and my team that you know what is happening at the State Capitol. Even during this incredible time, my office is getting things done, and I want to share what we’ve been able to accomplish so far for California.

June 18, 2020

It’s exciting to see so many new opportunities come about now that California is beginning to open back up for business. Now’s your chance to try new things, and support local outlets that are doing wonderful work in our community.

June 16, 2020

As we continue to combat COVID-19, we are staying busy in the Golden State.

According to health experts, we have successfully flattened the curve so far. In the last few weeks, testing capacity has increased, positivity rates have dropped, and the spread rate of COVID-19 remains stable. After Memorial Day and the recent protests, officials continue to monitor what is happening on a local level because, although we are experiencing the excitement of so much re-opening, the virus is still very much out there. While I am confident that we are better prepared now more than ever, we must not let our guard down, and I’m pleased that our collective leadership remains focused on the health and steady recovery of California’s future.

June 11, 2020

Another week, another opportunity to stay connected.

As we slowly continue to re-open across California, I’ve been in Sacramento working extremely hard on our collective economic recovery. This is a chance for us to do better for so many people, to really change up how we do things, and I want to take this opportunity to ensure our policies are inclusive and fair to everyone who lives here. I will keep you updated as things progress, but please know that this fight is not over, and I am still in it for you!

June 9, 2020

This is a historic time. As people continue to take to the streets and cry out for justice, we are still trying to manage a pandemic, and reopen our economy all at the same time. It almost feels unreal, although as overwhelming and enraging as things sometimes seem, through it all, we’re still here. We’re still charting our path forward.

June 4, 2020

We are a little more than halfway through what has felt like a very long week. And in a lot of ways, we’ve only just begun.