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SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, has announced a stakeholder roundtable presentation and discussion featuring one of California's leading scientists.
Dr. Dale Bredesen, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, will deliver a presentation on research which documents-- for the first time, a reversal of memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's is an unremitting, chronic neurodegenerative disease that starts slowly and progressively worsens over time. Symptoms include memory loss, problems with language, disorientation, mood swings, loss of motivation, and behavioral issues.
SACRAMENTO - AB 1, by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown yesterday. AB 1 prohibits municipalities from fining their residents for not watering their lawn when a drought emergency is declared by the Governor.
“I am very happy that Governor has signed my bill prohibiting municipalities from fining their residents for not watering their lawns while we are in the worst drought in California’s history,” Assemblymember Brown said.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), honored the life of Lou Vason today on the Assembly Floor by presenting a resolution to his family. Prior to starting the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, Mr. Vason was a U.S. army veteran, a concert promoter, as a consultant and music manager.
Mr. Vason founded the Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo in 1984 after visiting Wyoming's Cheyenne Frontier Days and observing that not a single African-American participated. One third of the cowboys in the Wild West were African-American. The Bill Pickett Rodeo was the first traveling African-American rodeo and it entertains and educates over 130,000 spectators annually.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host her annual Men of Distinction program on Friday, June 26, in Fontana. During the event, six outstanding men will be recognized for their dedication to activism and community leadership.
The honorees have been selected based on their achievements and reputations as respected role models who contribute their time and energy to make a positive difference in the 47th Assembly District.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), issues the following statement on the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families who were attacked at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. As a member, former trustee and Sunday school teacher at St. Paul AME in San Bernardino, I am devastated that our church has once again been subjected to racist violence. Emanuel AME is the oldest African-American Church in the United States and is a symbol of hope and freedom in the African-American community. The bible tells us that we live by faith and not by sight. Today we see the sorrow caused by this senseless act of violence, but our faith will bring healing to our community and country.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement commenting on the budget:
“Today’s budget includes increased investments in education and early childhood development and goes a long way towards ensuring that every student in California has access to a quality education. As a graduate of CSU San Bernardino, I am extremely pleased that the budget increases funding for higher education. However, as Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I am disappointed that the increased funding for SSI/SSP recipients that was included in AB 93 was not included in today’s budget. California cannot continue to ignore the 1,000 residents who will turn 65 every day for the next 14 years. We have a Silver Tsunami coming and it will determine the future of our state and cost us more tomorrow if we do not address our seniors’ needs today.”
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is proud to recognize Mrs. Dorothy Pryor Rose, founder of Mommie Helen’s Bakery, as her Small Business person of the Year. Mrs. Pryor Rose will be acknowledged with an award during the annual California Small Business Day hosted by the California Small Business Association on Wednesday, June 10, in Sacramento.
Mrs. Pryor Rose’s business has been in the Inland Empire for nearly 15 years. Her menu consists of: Sweet potato pie, pecan pie, rose berry pie, peach cobbler, apple cobbler, lemon cake, 7-up cake, sock-it-to-me cake, red velvet cake, and a variety of cookies, all made from scratch.
SACRAMENTO - AB 448, a bill by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), passed out of the Assembly yesterday with 79 members voting in favor of the measure. AB 448 will give the city of Fontana the funding it needs to extend public safety services to newly annexed areas.
“This is an extremely important bill for the city of Fontana because it does not have the funds to provide public safety services to its newly annexed residents,” said Assemblymember Brown.
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) was recently given a three percent raise, but donated it to the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) during their 50th Anniversary Gala on Friday, May 15.
CAPSBC is a non-profit agency that provides food and financial services to low income residents.
“Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is deeply grateful for the support and generosity of Assemblymember Cheryl Brown. Ms. Brown’s commitment to the mission of CAPSBC is underscored not only by her generous spirit but by her continued advocacy at the State Capitol for our low-income communities,” said CAPSBC CEO Patricia L. Nickols-Butler.