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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas) and Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) authored House Resolution 48 (HR 48) to recognize the month of August 2019 as American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.Assemblymember Quirk presents HR 48 on the Assembly Floor
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Steven Tavares, East Bay Express
 
A secret software program created by Ticketmaster to help buyers purchase large quantities of tickets to sporting events and concerts and then later re-sell them on the secondary market with huge mark-ups in price has caused an uproar in the ticket-selling industry ever since the practice was highlighted in an investigative report last year.
 
A bill introduced by Hayward Assemblyman Bill Quirk banning the use of software by ticket sellers in California was unanimously approved by the State Legislature two weeks ago and signed into law Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
West Nile virus is here to stay. Aedes mosquitoes, which can transmit Zika, have been found in 12 counties
 
East Bay Times
 
In the past year, California has experienced multiple public health crises. Last October, San Diego County health authorities declared an end to a Hepatitis A outbreak that killed 20 people and sickened nearly 600. That same month, health officials warned the public of a typhus outbreak in downtown Los Angeles. And now public health departments across the state are scrambling to prevent a widespread outbreak of measles.
 
Friday, July 19, 2019
Karen Kidd, NorCal Record
 
 
SACRAMENTO – Conclusions issued last month by California's Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office that coffee doesn't require a warning label in the state was the right decision, a 20th Assembly District representative said.
 
"I believe that OEHHA made the right decision to no longer require a Proposition 65 warning on coffee," California Democrat Assemblyman Bill Quirk said. "I’m not convinced that these warning labels deterred consumers from drinking coffee."
 
Studies also have not backed up any need to warning labels on the popular roasted bean-based beverage, Quirk said.
 
"The studies I have read regarding the effects and health impacts of coffee point to positive health effects and encourage the consumption of coffee, in moderation of course," he said.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Steven Tavares, East Bay Citizen

 

A secret software program created by Ticketmaster to help buyers purchase large quantities of tickets to sporting events and concerts and then later re-sell them on the secondary market with huge mark-ups in price has caused an uproar in the ticket-selling industry ever since the practice was highlighted in an investigative report last year.

 

A bill introduced by Hayward Councilmember Bill Quirk banning the use of software by ticket sellers in California was unanimously approved by the State Legislature two weeks ago and signed into law Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.