NAPA, CA – With continued strong interest in learning about Assembly Bill 60, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D- Davis) is co-hosting an additional informational presentation in collaboration with the experts from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Puertas Abiertas and the Mexican Consulate. The AB 60 workshop will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 5PM to 7PM at Puertas Abiertas located at 952 Napa St. in Napa.
“In 2013, the Legislature approved and the Governor signed AB 60 (Alejo-D-Watsonville) to address unlicensed and uninsured drivers on California’s roads,” Assemblymember Yamada said. “Due to the numerous changes that come with the implementation of AB 60, our office is partnering with the DMV, Puertas Abiertas and the Mexican Consulate to host a panel of experts who will provide study materials and answer any questions from the community.”
State and local public health officials in California are monitoring the situation related to Ebola closely. We are taking steps to keep Californians safe from the spread of this disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) criteria, at this time, there have been no patients admitted to California hospitals who are considered to be at high risk of Ebola.
State public health officials continue to believe the risk of the spread of Ebola in California is low, even as the situation is evolving.
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WOODLAND, CA - Assemblymember Mariko Yamada will hold two district Open House-Office Hours during October.
“As my staff and I conclude six years serving the Assembly District, we invite community members and constituents to stop-by with any questions or concerns they may have,” Assemblymember Yamada said.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2251, authorizing county officials to respond to consumer complaints about improper California Redemption Value (CRV) charges, was signed by Governor Brown last week. Authored by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), AB 2251 authorizes county agricultural commissioners and sealers of weights and measures, in coordination with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to investigate and enforce penalties against retailers who improperly charge the CRV.
“Ambiguity over the authority to investigate complaints and weak enforcement mechanisms provided a loophole allowing some bad actors to overcharge CRV without regulatory oversight,” Assemblymember Yamada said. “Governor Brown’s signature on AB 2251 protects consumers and also gives California’s unsung consumer protection heroes—our County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers of Weights and Measures—another tool to ensure that the CRV charge you see on your store receipt is correct.”
WOODLAND, CA –Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) is partnering with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Woodland Police Department, and the Sacramento Mexican Consulate to co-host an informational presentation on Assembly Bill 60 on Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM. The event will be held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Community Center located at 575 California Street, Woodland, CA.
Yamada Inducts Over 100 Members into “Century Circle”
DAVIS, CA - Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, announced that the 4th District “Century Circle” has honored over 100 centenarians during her six years in the California Assembly.
This afternoon marked an important milestone as Assemblymember Yamada joined Solano County in honoring 30 centenarians at its 8th Annual Centenarian Commemoration in Fairfield, reaching a total of 118 centenarians honored through her own Century Circle program.
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) issued the following statement regarding the 6.0 magnitude earthquake which occurred five miles northwest of American Canyon on Sunday, August 24, 2014.
“Yesterday’s early morning quake was a ‘wake-up’ call in more ways than one. As relief and recovery efforts begin today, I wish to thank all of our local officials, first responders, emergency medical and hospital personnel, law enforcement, public utilities workers, Napa Red Cross, and everyday citizens for a well-coordinated response to this serious and unexpected event. Special thanks to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for keeping our office apprised during those first critical hours and throughout the day. The Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) was put to the test and once again, proved effective.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada’s (D-Davis) Assembly Bill 1965, allowing dogs on restaurant patios, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill will give restaurants the option to allow pet dogs in their outdoor seating areas under specified conditions unless a local ordinance determines otherwise.
“It will soon be legal to take your beagle with you to dinner,” stated Assemblymember Yamada. “With Governor Brown’s signature, restaurateurs in California will see more businesses catering to their customers and the canine companions they love. I wish everyone ‘bone-appétit’.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) released the following statement regarding today’s Water Bond vote:
“Today, I joined legislators from throughout California and across both sides of the aisle to place an urgent water bond before the voters this November. While imperfect, this bond is vastly improved from the 2009 version that I could not support. Now, California voters will have the opportunity to determine whether or not this bond will advance our mutual water futures.”
Assemblymember Yamada has been serving on the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee since 2009 and participated in hearings of the Water Bond Informational Series conducted by the Committee in diverse communities across California. Yamada represents the 4th Assembly District which includes all or parts of Colusa, Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.