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Sunday, June 11, 2017

By BRIAN ROKOS | | The Press-Enterprise


Southern California Edison officials don’t want to pop your balloon.


Actually, they want you to do it.


With hundreds more electrical outages attributed to metallic balloons short-circuiting power lines in 2015 and 2016 than in previous years, Edison is mounting a campaign in large type on roadside billboards and movie theater screens, asking revelers to party carefully.


That means weighing down those metallic helium balloons you’re buying for Father’s Day on June 18, never releasing them outside and cutting them into pieces to dispose of them.


‘It’s about being responsible’

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), along with Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Fremont) and Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced House Resolution 43 (HR 43) today to recognize the month of August 2017 as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness Month.


Monday, June 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The budget request made by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Fremont Students to provide a retirement program for retired police dogs has made it into the Assembly Budget.


Monday, June 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dirk and Lisa Lorenz, owners of Fremont Flower and Gifts joined Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) at the 2017 Small Business Celebration in Sacramento.

Assemblymember Quirk with Dirk and Lisa Lorenz

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Thursday, May 11, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Fremont area students told the Assembly Budget Sub-Committee-3 it’s time for the state to include money to cover some of the cost of care for retired police dogs in the state budget. “I was moved by the passion these students brought to our meeting in advocating for a retirement program for police dogs,” said Assemblymember Quirk. “I could tell they spent a considerable amount of time researching this issue and were very concerned that police dogs, who do heroic and strenuous work, receive no retirement stipend to help cover their high medical costs.” Learn more about the proposal to create a 401K-9 plan in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Fremont students testified in front of the Assembly Budget Sub-Committee-3 to request a modest budget allocation to help cover the cost of care for retired police dogs.


These students, from Niles Elementary School and Washington High School, are members of “We Love Pi,” which is part of the First Lego League (FLL), an international robotics competition. As part of the program, students are required to identify a problem based on the year’s theme and develop a solution. This year’s theme is “Animal Allies.”