20th Assembly District Small Business of the Year

Assemblymember Quirk Recognizes Castro Valley Bakery Helping At-Risk Youth as “Small Business of the Year”

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, recognized Swiss Delices bakery and its owner, Christine Clement, for mentoring the next generation of chefs and culinary stars by providing employment and educational opportunities to high-risk youth as the “Small Business of the Year” for the 20th Assembly District at the California Small Business Association’s annual ceremony at the Sacramento Convention Center last week.

Assemblymember Quirk Helps Seniors Turn the Table on Fraud and Notifies Owners of Unclaimed Property

Senior Scam Stopper Series

CASTRO VALLEY - Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is hosting several Senior Scam Stopper events throughout the 20th Assembly District this summer. The events, held in cooperation with the Contractor’s State License Board will help consumers learn how to spot commons scams and avoid falling prey to them. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain immediate assistance if they have been victims of a scam.

The seminar will feature a panel of experts from across the state, who will discuss topics including: how to protect oneself from identity theft, how to avoid investment related scams, and what to look for and ask about before engaging in home and auto repair contracts.

Community Assistance Program

Tuesday June 4, 2013 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM A representative from Assemblyman Bill Quirk’s office will be available at the Castro Valley Library every first Tuesday of the month from 12 to 2pm to help you resolve California state-related issues. Assemblyman Quirk represents District 20 which includes Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Fremont, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City.

Select Committee Hearing to Address Gun Violence in the East Bay

Assemblymember Quirk Attends Hearing in Oakland to Examine the Root and Cause of Gun Violence and Identify Effective Strategies to Reduce It

OAKLAND – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) joined Select Committee on Gun Violence in the East Bay Chair, Assemblymber Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, Senator Loni Hancock, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Law Enforcement Officials, Community Based Organizations, and members of the public to address local and statewide issues related to gun violence.

Dickinson Issues Statement on Kings Staying in Sacramento

Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on today’s vote by the NBA board of governors to keep the Kings in Sacramento:

“I am delighted by the Board’s affirmative decision to keep the Kings in Sacramento. The City of Sacramento, our entire region, its leaders, and the supportive fans of the team have proven that they will stand by and fight for the Kings through thick and thin. I am hopeful that the Maloofs and the Ranadive investor group will agree on an acceptable deal and there will be a successful conclusion for Sacramento which will keep the Kings here for years to come.”

Dickinson Issues Statement on Senate Passage of WRDA

Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on today’s vote by the Senate to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) with a bipartisan vote:

“Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Sacramento was identified as the second most flood-prone community in the country, second only to New Orleans. For nearly 17 years as a Sacramento County Supervisor, I worked on a bipartisan basis to increase the level of flood protection for the people of Sacramento.

Today’s vote is promising news for the Sacramento area. The Natomas Levee Improvement Project will provide critical levee upgrades and relieve Natomas residents of undue risk to life and property. The WRDA is indispensable to completing the Project. Senator Boxer and Congresswoman Matsui have been strong leaders on this issue in Washington and I am confident they will do everything possible to ensure the bill succeeds. It is imperative that the bill passes through the House and is signed by the President.”

Letter: Hateful Graffiti Destroys Unity, Honor and Respect of Entire Community

COR, Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Supervisor Richard Valle, Assemblymember Bill Quirk and others urge residents to work together to strengthen relationships after hateful graffiti was spray-painted on Filipino-American establishments.

A message to Union City, from Congregations Organizing for Renewal and Our Allies:

Bill By Assemblyman Quirk Would Fix Prison 'Catch-22'

"Catch 22" is the title of a novel that came to describe a no-win situation arising from conflicting bureaucratic rules.

Prisoners with children are caught in a catch 22 if they want their children to visit them behind bars, or leave their kids with a relative instead of in foster care.