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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.

February 6, 2018

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced legislation yesterday to relinquish a stretch of State Route (SR) 84 to the city of Fremont.  Under SB 989, the portion of SR 84 between I-880 and Mission Boulevard would be turned over to the city. 

February 5, 2018

The 10th Senate District is one of the most diverse districts in the state of California, and we have all greatly benefited from the positive impact African Americans have had in our communities.

In order to honor individuals who continue to make a positive impact, I am hosting my 7th Annual African-American Heritage Leadership Awards on Thursday, February 8th at the Council Chambers of Union City’s City Hall at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City. The ceremony will be from 3:30 pm to 5pm. Doors open at 3pm.

SB 168 also requires a study of extended producer responsibility to improve California's Bottle Bill program
January 29, 2018

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) requiring CalRecycle to establish minimum content standards for beverage containers passed the state Senate today with bipartisan support.  SB 168 is supported by a number of environmental groups and recycling organizations. The vote was led by a bipartisan group of senators, including Senator Jeff Stone, who agreed to co-author the bill moving forward. It now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

January 25, 2018

Castro Valley – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will be the guest speaker at a free Castro Valley forum, “Political Free Speech in Homeowner Associations: Impact of SB 407 on the 2018 Elections,” this Saturday at the Castro Valley Public Library.

Senator Wieckowski successfully authored SB 407 last year and it went into effect on Jan. 1.  The new law prevents homeowner associations from denying basic First Amendment rights of residents living in a community interest development.

Sen. Wieckowski says transparent analysis is needed to make sure state achieves 2030 GHG reduction goals
January 17, 2018

Sacramento – As California embarks on an ambitious attempt to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a level that is 40 percent below 1990 figures by 2030, a transparent, thorough analysis of the state’s Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Scoping Plan is needed to meet the ambitious goals and stay on target, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said today during a Senate joint oversight committee hearing.