I would like to invited students in grade 1-12 to submit their best, original poster for the Second Annual Assembly District 50 Earth Day Poster Contest. This year's theme is sustainability leadership. The poster should be 8 1/2 by 11 and must be on recycled paper. The poster can use any form of media, including but not limited to photos, drawings, paintings and collages. All posters must be submitted to my District Office at 2800 28th Street, Suite 105, Santa Monica, CA 90405 no later than April 9th, 2015.
All winners will have their picture put on display in my office, be featured in my newsletter and will also receive a certificate of recognition from the California State Assembly.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom today recognized television personality, business woman, and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump as the 2015 “Woman of the Year” for the 50th Assembly District. Ms. Vanderpump was honored, along with other women recognized by their Assembly representatives from nearly every other legislative district from around the state, in a ceremony held in the Assembly Floor of the state Capitol.
It’s Women’s History Month this March, and Assembly representatives from across California have taken the chance to each nominate a ‘Woman of the Year’ for their district, with the 50th Assembly’s Richard Bloom honoring local LGBT favorite Lisa Vanderpump.
Vanderpump of course remains best known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, along with her spinoff Vanderpump Rules, but also runs a number of restaurants and bars, along with extensive charity work.
She might be best known as one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but Lisa Vanderpump was far from the usual reality TV drama on Monday.
Instead, the well-known restaurateur -- she and her husband own Sur and Villa Blanca in Los Angeles -- was sitting at California Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, teasing him on social media that she was behind his desk in Sacramento. "I am in your seat," she tweeted. "Where are you?"
Vanderpump was honored by the California State Assembly as “Woman Of The Year” for the 50th Assembly District, which overseen by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica.
FRESNO –Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) joined Governor Jerry Brown and fellow legislators today for the groundbreaking ceremony of the High Speed Rail project. The ceremony, held at the location of the future Fresno downtown station, marks the beginning of construction on the first 29-mile segment of the bullet train system, which will run from Madera to Fresno. California’s high-speed rail system will be the first of its kind in Northern America.
“Today, we begin construction on a system that will dynamically change the way in which Californians travel across our state,” Assemblymember Bloom stated. “High speed rail won’t just benefit travelers. It has the potential to stimulate economic development across our state, especially in areas such as the Central Valley.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s Inaugural Address:
“In his inaugural address, Governor Jerry Brown emphasized the great strides made by the state legislature to improve the economic stability, public health, and environment of California. Working in tandem with the Governor, the legislature has passed balanced budgets that promoted economic growth and stimulated the job market. We’ve developed new strategies to conserve water and fund our schools. These achievements are a testament to the ingenuity and trailblazing spirit of California, but there is still much work to be done.
Joshua Ford, 18, has spent a good deal of his life homeless, moving from shelters to friends’ homes, then back to shelters. He said he has attended about 30 schools, primarily in Santa Barbara County. Despite his home situation, he was a top-performing student until 9th grade.
“I missed important tests,” Ford said of his first year in high school. “I wasn’t there at the end of the year. I got all F’s. I was really discouraged. Those grades weren’t a reflection of me.”
A new law that will take effect in January is aimed at helping homeless students like Ford by allowing them to get partial credit for school work they have done. Assembly Bill 1806 – authored by Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September – also allows homeless students who enter a new high school in their junior year or later to graduate if they complete state graduation requirements. State requirements of 130 credits are typically much lower than school district requirements, which can be almost twice as much.
October 2, 2014 -- Paparazzi and others who stalk people for business or pleasure will have a harder time doing what they like to do after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a pair of bills on Tuesday introduced by Santa Monica Assemblymember Richard Bloom.
AB 1356 expands the definition of stalking to include placing a person “under surveillance,” which is done through somebody standing outside another person’s home, school or workplace for what is determined to be no legitimate purpose.
SACRAMENTO, CA— Today, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) announced that Governor Jerry Brown has signed his bill, AB 1535, to greatly expand access to the opiate overdose reversal medicine naloxone at pharmacies throughout the state.
“This is a major victory in our efforts to combat the rising rate of overdose fatalities not only in California, but across the country,” said Bloom. “The overdose crisis is one of the country’s most serious health problems and this new law will give us another tool to help combat this epidemic.”