Press Releases

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) new bill to make it easier and less costly for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property, passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.  Senate Bill 831 will now go before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Longer fire seasons, floods and increasing heat waves are already affecting California’s residents and natural environment, and as these and other dangers posed by climate change threaten more aspects of everyday life the state is working to adapt by investing in coordinated programs that integrate information, modern science and best practices to protect the public.

April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­ – Increasing threats posed by climate change, including sea level rise, diminished snow pack, longer fire seasons, rising temperatures and the spread of vector-borne diseases into new habitats, are having a profound impact on all areas of California.  The state has sought to aggressively fight climate change and become more resilient to protect the health and safety of California lives and livelihoods.

Castro Valley High, Live Oak Academy students recognized for their recitations
March 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) honored Stephanie Bucuroaia of Castro Valley High School and Luke Cho of Live Oak Academy in the state Capitol today as the California Poetry Out Loud champions for Alameda and Santa Clara counties.

“Stephanie and Luke understand the power and magic of words and their ability to inspire, move and educate us,” said Wieckowski, whose district includes parts of both counties. “They are two outstanding students who have excelled in this competition.”

March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve flood protection, restore ecosystems and enhance recreation along the southern San Francisco Bay unanimously passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee today.  SB 881 now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

March 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – After developing Alopecia Universalis, an illness causing total hair loss, when she was 2 years old, Alanna Robin Powell struggled for years with mental and emotional health issues as she got older.  But in 2012 she took charge of her life and fully accepted her illness. She began to use her personal experience to help others overcome their suffering.  Now she is the founder and president of Boldly Me, a nonprofit organization she started in 2012 that has served over 17,000 children, including more than 150 with suicidal thoughts or plans to hurt themselves in some way.

Following key principles can foster economic growth, bring new products, services to the market, SOR report says
March 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Senate Office of Research (SOR) report requested by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) highlights nine key principles state-funded research programs should use to optimize benefits to the public. The report was released this morning by SOR.

March 5, 2018

Sacramento – In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of increasing offshore oil and gas drilling, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, and 226 legislators from 17 coastal states signed a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in opposition to the plan. The letter was released today at a Bureau of Open Energy Management in Olympia, Washington.

Cover launches new backyard home planner tool for residents who want to build an ADU
March 2, 2018

GARDENA – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), who is leading a successful statewide effort to reduce over-regulation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), joined the founder of Cover, a Los Angeles-based technology company that designs and builds backyard homes, today to highlight their role in providing more affordable housing in California.

February 6, 2018

Union City – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize the work of four local awardees making important contributions to the 10th Senate District at his 7th Annual African American Heritage Leadership Awards program.  The awards program is at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8 in the Union City Council Chambers, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd.  Doors open at 3 p.m.

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