3,100-Acres Of Wilderness Preserved For New State Park

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Thousands of acres of East Bay wilderness will be preserved as a new state park under a $33.2 million agreement reached last week between Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state legislature.

The 3,100-acre Tesla parcel in the southeast corner of Alameda County has several threatened and endangered species and is considered by scientists to be a biologically unique habitat. Native Americans consider the wilderness area as a historically sensitive site, according to a release from state Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) and Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda).

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Passes California Senate

AB 1356 would protect patients and providers from harassment and doxing at reproductive health clinics

Sacramento, CA – On the same day that the nation’s most restrictive abortion law went into effect in Texas, the California State Senate passed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 1356 on a 28-10 vote. AB 1356 adds extensive protections for patients and providers at reproductive health clinics and is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of California.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Adding “Nonbinary” Option to Death Certificates Signed by Governor Newsom

In celebration of today’s International Nonbinary People’s Day, AB 439 has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, adding a nonbinary gender option on death certificates.

 

Sacramento, CA –AB 439 has been signed by Governor Newsom. By adding a nonbinary option to death certificates this bill builds on the legislature’s work to make all legal documents accurate and affirming.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Equality Bill Package Passes the California Legislature and Heads to Governor

AB 378 eliminates gendered language in reference to constitutional officers and many other state officials. AB 439 adds a nonbinary gender option on death certificates. Their passage coincides with 2021 Pride Month, and are headed to the Governor’s desk

Sacramento, CA – Today AB 378 and AB 439 passed the legislature today with bipartisan support and are now headed to the Governor’s desk.

On the Two-Year Anniversary of Miles Hall’s Death, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Justice Reform Package Passes the Assembly

AB 624, AB 731, and AB 988 (The Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act) rethink the way we approach criminal justice in California.

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) landmark mental health emergency crisis response legislation, AB 988, The Miles Hall Lifeline and Suicide Prevention Act, passed off the Assembly floor today with a vote of 70-0.

Region's first all-abilities playground opens in Dublin

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Dublin achieved a major feat toward its goal of making city recreation facilities more accessible to all residents last week when it officially opened Imagine Playground, the Tri-Valley's first all-abilities playground.

Located at Dublin Sports Grounds on Dublin Boulevard and Civic Plaza, the $5.06 million project was unveiled at a grand-opening ceremony on March 6, where local officials and community members alike gathered to mark the occasion and appreciate the new facilities.