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Thursday, September 21, 2017

(Sacramento) – Disasters, whether it’s a wildland fire, earthquake or flooding, will not wait for you to be ready. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), a first responder for decades, wants you to be prepared before the next disaster strikes. Watch and share his Public Service Announcement. asmdc.org/rodriguez

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO)-  Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration rescinded the memorandum creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Friday, July 28, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017

(Chino, CA) — Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) hosted his 4th Annual Community Barbecue and Open House to honor Women, Veterans, and Businesses of the year and showcase what his district is about.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

U.S. House Panel Approves Broad Proposal on Self-Driving Cars

By REUTERS

JULY 19, 2017, 4:33 P.M. E.D.T.

WASHINGTON — A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.

Representative Robert Latta, a Republican who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee overseeing consumer protection, said he would continue to consider changes before the full committee votes on the measure, expected next week. The full U.S. House of Representatives will not take up the bill until it reconvenes in September after the summer recess.

Friday, July 14, 2017

BY ADAM ASHTON

aashton@sacbee.com

California’s main public pension fund beat its official investment forecast over the past 12 months, ending a two-year stretch of disappointing earnings.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System rode a strong year in the stock market and private equity investments to earn a return rate of 11.2 percent for the fiscal year that ended June 30, the pension fund announced Friday morning.

That’s about double what CalPERS had expected to earn this year.

It’s also a marked improvement over the previous year, when CalPERS’ investment return rate was .61 percent. In the budget year that ended in June 2015, CalPERS’ investment return rate was 2.4 percent.

This year’s high returns were celebrated by lawmakers and labor groups who have been pressured to answer for CalPERS’ steep unfunded liability.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Who Will Be There When You Call 911? Our Writer Plunges Into the World of For-Profit Ambulances. 

From kickback schemes to political battles, Alameda County's emergency medical system has its share of issues.

By Brian Krans

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Public and private emergency responders play a critical role when disaster strikes. When police, fire, or emergency medical services (EMS) answer a call, the public’s safety is first of mind when running into a fire or active shooter situation, not their own.

This was made abundantly clear with incidents such as the shooting at a congressional baseball practice last month or the shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco. Our system is set up to respond to tragic incidents with the speed and professionalism we, as public taxpayers, demand. In turn, we honor and celebrate them for their work. But we have not provided the same kind of recognition to all of our first responders and have consequently left some of these heroes behind.