Recent Events

I am proud to co-sponsor a FREE Bulky Waste Drop-off and Wood Chipping event for Sunol residents.

Sunol Community Bulky Waste Drop-Off- Residents can drop off electronic waste, kitchen appliances, household furniture, and select other large items.

Saturday, May 7

Sunol Glen Elementary School Parking Lot
11601 Main St, Sunol, CA 94586

Sunol FireSafe Chipping Program- The Sunol FireSafe Coalition is providing FREE chipping services for wood, brush, and chippable yard waste.

Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8

Various Locations

  • Kilkare Road Mile Marker Turnout between 1.55 -1.61
  • Kilkare Road Mile Marker Turnout between 2.19 - 2.28
  • Kilkare Road Mile Marker 2.48 Turnout
  • Kilkare Road Mile Marker 3.47 Patrecia Park KWA Turnout

To participate in these events and get more information about restrictions, please print out the flyer.

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If you have a suspended license or are still making payments on an old traffic ticket, you may qualify for the Traffic Ticket/Infraction Amnesty Program. Through this program, which starts October 1, you may be eligible to:

  • Get a 50 percent reduction on unpaid traffic tickets
  • Get an 80 percent reduction on unpaid traffic tickets
  • Get your suspended license reinstated

Parking tickets, DUIs and reckless driving citations are not eligible under this program.

Amnesty ends March 31, 2017. Don't miss out on this one-time chance to clear your debt!

Visit to find out if you qualify.

Last year, I introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 47 recognizing March as California Science Fair Month. As an Astrophysicist, I know that science fairs are often a student's first exploration into the world of science.

Science Fairs around the state emphasize the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and the value of exploration and research conducted by young pupils in areas that interest them.

I hope that in honor of California Science Fair Month you will participate in one of our local events:

Engaged Locally and Globally: Young Climate Researchers at UC Berkeley

St. Albans Parish Hall
1501 Washington at Curtis
Albany, CA 94706
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 7pm – 9pm


Combating Cybercrime

UC Berkeley Sutardja Dai Hall- Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 12pm – 1pm


Deep Brain Stimulation – Past, Present and Future

Stanford Hospital Health Library
211 Quarry Rd., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 1pm – 2:30pm


Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair

Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Friday, March 11, 2016 from 2pm – 7pm and
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 8am –7pm


Open House at the Marine Institute

500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94063
Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 10am – 2pm!public-events/cd28


Pi Day at the ExplOratorium

Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St.)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Monday, March 14, 2016 from 10am – 5pm


Drawing in Nature with Jack Laws

San Francisco County Fair
Building - Hall of Flowers
1199 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 7pm – 10pm


The Future of Travel Demand

CITRIS at UC Berkeley
Sutardja Dai Hall – Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 12pm – 1pm


Great Gray Owl of The Pacific States

First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 6:30pm


Spring Flowers at Tule Ponds

Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon
1999 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94536
Friday, March 18, 2016 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm


Earth Under Water

Martin Luther King Library
150 East San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:30pm


Twilight Hike

Bouverie Preserve
13935 California 12
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Friday, March 25, 2016 from 5:30pm – 8pm


Science Saturday: Bees, Wasps, Honey and Hives

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11am – 3pm


Marine Science Sunday: Celebrating the Ocean – The Big, The Small and The Weird

Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road - Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 9965
Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 10am – 5pm


NASA's K2 Mission – Extending Kepler's Legacy

Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave.
Darwin Hall, Room 103
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Monday, March 28, 2016 from 4pm

Saturday, March 5th, 2016 – 1:30-3:00p.m.

Chabot College Event Center, Building 700
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA*

2016 Honorees

Pat Gacoscos–Woman of the Year
Lori Baptista – Health Honoree
Pamela Evans – Environmental Honoree
Janet Lemmons – Business Honoree
Maria Ochoa – Education Honoree
Moina Shaiq – Social Justice Honoree
League of Women Voters Eden Area – Lifetime Achievement Award

Please join us in recognizing these amazing women for their accomplishments in the 20th Assembly District.

Coffee and dessert will be served.

*Please note there is a $2.00 cash only parking fee at Chabot Community College

To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call 510-583-8818 or e-mail

RSVP For This Event

Senior Scam StopperI invite you to attend a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar where experts will provide information to seniors on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed. Seniors, their families and caregivers are welcome to attend at no cost.

Thursday, February 18
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587
Free parking is provided.

Friday, February 19
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center
17800 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Free parking is provided.

Friday, April 22
Fremont Multi-Service Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538

Please RSVP by calling my office at (510) 583-8818.