Press Release

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

By Annie Sciacca / East Bay Times 

More than 2,000 feet of McCosker Creek in the Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve is covered by a failing metal culvert that’s 60 years old. Giant sinkholes have opened up and dissolved the metal, allowing sediment to seep in, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

But an influx of $4 million in state funding — secured by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, working with park district officials — should help save the day and provide new opportunities for viewing wildlife, recreation and even camping at the site.

The project entails restoring the culvert section of creek in the upper San Leandro watershed to a natural stream. Park district leaders hope to create a sustainable habitat for fish and other wildlife, as well as native plants.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

By Bruce Gach / Livermore Independent

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan could not believe the huge number of bills she would be reviewing in the State Assembly after being elected to represent the 16th district, encompassing the Tri-Valley and LaMorinda. At a Community Town Hall meeting Oct. 23 in Pleasanton, she noted that most of her bills had bipartisan support. She took a variety of questions from the audience of about 70 people, who asked about the environment, homelessness and the future of Prop. 13.

“Climate change is one of the most critical issues,” said Bauer-Kahan, who is an environmental attorney. “It’s one of the reasons I ran for office. California can continue to lead even in the face of what is happening in Washington.” She noted that environmental bills are difficult to pass, and pointed the blame at special interests.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

By Sara O'Daherty / Lamorinda Weekly

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff 10.26-28

Friday, October 25, 2019

Due to potential wildfire inducing conditions, PG&E has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Warning for a large portion of Contra Costa and Alameda counties beginning on Saturday evening on October 26, and estimated to last through Monday, October 28. My office is in constant communication with PG&E as well as cities, school districts, public safety agencies and utilities in our district. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and share relevant updates via social media.

$4 Million in State Funding Secured For McCosker Creek Restoration and Public Access Project By Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Project Ensures Wildlife and Habitat Are Protected and Expands Public Access

(Orinda) Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) alongside East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Board Member Beverly Lane and representatives from EBRPD, toured the McCosker Creek Restoration and Public Access Project site at Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Lamorinda Weekly / By Pippa Fisher 

Lafayette's only downtown park is about to get a huge boost thanks to the efforts of Assembly Member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan who, working with the city and Park, Trails and Recreation Commissioner Lauren Herpich, secured funding to the tune of $300,000 for the refurbishment of Brook Street Park.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Livermore Indepenent 

We are deeply disappointed by Governor Newsom's veto of AB 1086, a bill that would have created a path to preserve the 3,100-acre Tesla site against the ravages of the off-road vehicles that have decimated the contiguous Carnegie off-road vehicle park for decades.

In explaining his veto, the Governor claimed that he was protecting Tesla “for the benefit of all Californians.” That is exactly the opposite of what he has done. Hikers, bikers and equestrians will never visit Tesla if it becomes an off-road vehicle park. The same goes for parents hoping to introduce their children to the beauty of nature. Spinning tires and loud, revving engines are intimidating to all except the off-roaders themselves.