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IRVINE – Last night, the Irvine City Council made history by unanimously voting to designate up to 125 acres of the Great Park, former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro, for an Orange County Veterans Cemetery.
“The City Council’s decision to honor our veterans through the establishment of a veterans cemetery in Orange County is to be commended. Their strong support in designating a significant portion of the Great Park for this meaningful cause is a major step forward. I am proud to represent Orange County – a county that honors, respects and serves our nation’s greatest heroes. I look forward to working with the City of Irvine, community stakeholders, and my colleagues in the Legislature to make a veterans memorial park and cemetery a reality,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva.
For the Veterans Community of Orange County
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva thanked the Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Committee (OCVMPC) for their efforts toward making an Orange County Veterans Cemetery possible.
SACRAMENTO- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Fullerton), Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, hosted a legislative update and recognition ceremony for the Local Veterans of Distinction at the Walter Ehlers Recreation Center. Over 100 veterans and guests attended to participate in this Pancake Breakfast Discussion in regards to the Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery Act, also known as,Assembly Bill 1453.
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 674 has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 674 updates the definition of microenterprise and microenterprise development organizations to more accurately reflect industry practices and offer additional access to government resources and programs.
“Microenterprises represent approximately 93% of all businesses in the state. The reality is that the business landscape has changed throughout the years. As legislators it is our responsibility to ensure that the laws evolve with the changing business climate in order to provide pathways, accessibility and sustainability. In challenging economic times, it is our small businesses that function as the engine of our nation. I am honored to announce that our bill to assist microenterprise businesses has been chaptered into California law,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) led the State Assembly in a special ceremony on Thursday, July 3rd to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva authored House Resolution 36 declaring July 4th as a day of celebration for all Californians and all Americans. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva says HR 36 notes that July 4, 2014 is the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and encourages everyone to “obtain a greater understanding and appreciation of our rich history, principles and foundation that led to our country’s independence.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) today announced passage of critical legislation to help California retain and create aerospace industry business. Assembly Bill (AB) 2389 authored by Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) and co-authored by Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, cleared the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support and next heads to the Governor’s desk for consideration.
“California is an innovator and longtime leader in the nation’s aerospace industry,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “AB 2389 keeps our aerospace facilities competitive, our skilled workers employed, and our research and development on the cutting edge. I’m proud to support this legislation.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) recognized Marilyn Harris as the 2014 Veteran of the Year for 65th Assembly District.
“As Chair of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, it is such an honor to be able to acknowledge those who gave so much to our Nation. I am truly humbled by Marilyn Harris’ selfless service not only overseas but also at home. She encompasses courage, compassion and the relentless spirit of a true American hero,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, in conjunction with the California Small Business Association, honored Two Saucy Broads Pizza of Fullerton at the 2014 California Small Business Day. The event honoring small businesses was held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
“Small businesses are the heartbeat and cornerstones of our State – they are creating jobs, building on our economy and providing high quality services right in our neighborhoods. It is a true honor to recognize two remarkable women who, despite having opened their business during very difficult economic times, have thrived in our community for the past three years. They are true testaments to the American dream,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) discusses the importance of keeping your family and home ready in the event of an earthquake.
This week’s English radio address is 1:27.
California legislation to create a veterans cemetery in Orange County is intended to solve a pressing need: A resting place in Southern California close to where the families of deceased veterans live.
The only national veterans cemetery in Los Angeles closed long ago to new burials, and there is no vets cemetery in Orange County. So, many people, like Santa Ana resident Apple Jacobs, turn to the Riverside National Cemetery – miles away – to bury their loved ones.
Recently, Jacobs got in her car for a 45-mile drive to the Riverside National Cemetery. It's about an hour's drive.