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Assisted Living Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

April 22, 2014

Valley Springs Manor Tragedy Results in SB 894 & SB 895 Reforms

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) announces that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 894 today.  This bill bolsters and clarifies the obligations of the California Department of Social Services (DSS) and licensee when that license is suspended or revoked to ensure the safe relocation of residents when a facility closure occurs. 

PRESS CONFERENCE Friday, 4/25: Senator Corbett Unveils Support for Assisted Living Bills Heading Toward Critical Votes

April 21, 2014

Friday Press Conference Highlighting Urgent Need for SB 894 & SB 895

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) will hold a press conference at the Eden Township Substation in San Leandro on Friday, April 25th at 11:00am to highlight continued local and statewide support for two important bills that seek to prevent future tragedies as occurred at the Valley Springs Manor facility in Castro Valley last fall.

Senator Corbett Applauds New State Rule Reducing Water Use In School Construction

April 21, 2014

Interpretation of Regulations Enhances Use of Recycled Water In Public Building Construction Projects

SACRAMENTO –Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) applauds the California State Architect Chester A. Widom’s recent decision issuing a new Interpretation of Regulations (IR) that will expand the use of recycled water when mixing concrete, which can save millions of gallons of water each year in California.

Senator Corbett Hosts Summit on Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

April 15, 2014

WHO:        Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay)

WHAT:       Summit on Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

WHEN:      Wednesday, April 16th @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

WHERE:   California State University, East Bay
                   Pioneer Heights Student Housing

Corbett Assisted Living Legislation Clears Senate Human Services Committee

April 08, 2014

SB 894 & SB 895 Respond to Valley Springs Manor Tragedy in Castro Valley

SACRAMENTO – Two important bills by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that seek to prevent future tragedies as occurred at the Valley Springs Manor facility in Castro Valley passed from the Senate Human Services Committee today.

Senator Corbett Hosts Walking Town Hall

April 02, 2014

WHO:       Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay)

WHAT:      Walking Town Hall

WHEN:     Saturday, April 12th @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm

WHERE:    Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness
                   Visitor Center
                   1895 Geary Road

Senator Corbett Honors Kathy Morris as 10th Senate District "Woman of the Year"

March 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO—Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) on Thursday named Hayward resident Kathy Morris as the 2014 10th State Senate District “Woman of the Year.”

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Governor Signs Corbett Bill Granting Castro Valley Abbot's Final Wish

March 25, 2014

SB 124 Takes Effect Immediately

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) announces that Governor Jerry Brown signed an important bipartisan bill that will allow Archimandrite Theodor Micka, who has been the Abbot at the Holy Cross Monastery in Castro Valley since its founding, to be buried on the monastery’s grounds.

Senator Corbett Celebrates Unity Day in California

March 24, 2014

Honors East Bay Indo-American Community Activist on Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) today celebrated Unity Day by honoring Indo-American community activist Jeevan Zutshi, as well as several prominent dignitaries and community members from the 10th State Senate District and California, in a special ceremony on the Floor of the California State Senate.

Senator Corbett Hosts Woman of the Year Celebration

March 24, 2014

WHO:        Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay)
               
WHAT:       “Woman of the Year” Celebration Event
   
WHEN:      Thursday, March 27, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m. 

WHERE:    Hayward City Hall Rotunda
                   777 B Street

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