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Bauer-Kahan scores triple legislative victory in Sacramento

Thursday, August 15, 2019

by Julia Baum / Pleasanton Weekly

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. (Courtesy photo)

Three bills written by Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week.

Jewish and Latino state lawmakers visit ICE detention center near San Diego

Thursday, August 15, 2019

By Gabriel Greschler / Jewish News of Northern California

In a show of unity, 11 California lawmakers representing the Jewish and Latino legislative caucuses toured Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego on Aug. 9 after increasing scrutiny about conditions at the facility.

The legislators conducted interviews and met with detainees at the center, which is overseen by private prison company CoreCivic and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Food allergy bill named after Danville girl who died is signed into state law

Thursday, August 15, 2019

By Jon Kawamoto / East Bay Times

DANVILLE — A state bill urged by the family of a Danville girl who died tragically of a peanut allergy has been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, who represents the 16th Assembly District. The bill is called the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act, or AB 1532. It was named for Natalie Giorgi, who was 13 when she died in July 2013. She had a severe reaction to a Rice Krispies treat that contained peanut butter at a summer camp in Sacramento.

Governor Newsom Signs Three of Assemblymember Bauer-Kahans Bills

Thursday, August 15, 2019

by Julia Baum / Pleasanton Weekly

Freshman legislator receives signatures on her first 3 bills on the Governor’s desk, which address deadly food allergens, gun safety and criminal justice reform

Sacramento, CA — Governor Newsom has signed three pieces of legislation authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) – marking her first legislative victories since joining the legislature earlier this year.

Pleasanton Turning 125

Thursday, August 15, 2019

by Jeremy Walsh / Pleasanton Weekly

The Pleasanton City Council is joined by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (center) and representatives from the offices of U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and State Sen. Steve Glazer at council ceremony in June. (Photo by John A. Benson Photography)

Downtown is set for the party of the century (plus a quarter).

California Assembly Committee Hearing on "Attack" on Women's "Reproductive Health"

Thursday, August 15, 2019

By Katy Grimes / California Globe

“With Trump in the White House and Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, politicians are emboldened to regulate women’s bodies.”

The California Assembly Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health, a newly formed committee, held an investigative hearing in recent weeks to discuss the effects and outcome of the Title X “gag rule” by the Trump administration, that prohibits participants from referring patients to abortion providers.

Wildfire prevention and preparedness workshop offers fire safety tips

Thursday, August 15, 2019

By Vera Kochan / Lamorinda Weekly

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