Senator Dodd is hosting a public forum at UC Davis to address challenges and opportunities in media literacy education. He and a panel of academics, journalists and scholars will take on topics such as the proliferation of political propaganda on social media, the importance of a free press and charges of 'fake news' leveled at mainstream media outlets by President Trump.
One of California's most important waterways is right here in our district -- the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. With a watershed spanning 45,000 square miles, it is a source for drinking water for two-thirds of the state's population or 27 million people. It is also is home to 500,000 people and a vast array of fish, birds and wildlife. Farmers and businesses alike depend on it and it attracts more than 12 million visitors each year.
In recognition of the Delta and its significance to California, the Legislature has approved my request to designate the second week of September as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed Protection Week. This year, it kicks off Sept. 10.
Our supporters include various agencies including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy. Here's a link to their website: http://deltaconservancy.ca.gov/
Please show your support for the Delta by participating in the annual Delta Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 15. A link to cleanup sites can be found on the California Delta Protection Commission website here: http://delta.ca.gov/recreation/cleanup/
Disaster like wildfires and floods can leave seniors especially vulnerable. But the risks are reduced if we take certain precautions. Learn more at a May 19 event in Fairfield put on by the Solano County Senior Coalition and co-hosted by Supervisor John Vasquez.
Presentations will be given by first responders, the Red Cross and county emergency officials. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Who: Supervisor John Vasquez
What: “What Now … Emergency Solutions for Seniors”
What: A briefing from state and local officials on the closure process and site assessment for Sonoma Developmental Center. A question and answer period will follow.
When: Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Altimira Middle School, 17985 Arnold Drive in Sonoma.
Who: State Department of Developmental Services Director Nancy Bargmann will give a transition update. Other speakers include community health providers and a representative of the Parent Hospital Association.
Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry will unite their respective Select Committees on Wine for a hearing at Napa Valley College on August 16 to discuss issues facing the California wine industry. The Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry and the Assembly Select Committee on Wine will hear from a panel of industry experts on sustainability, fish friendly farming practices, and farmworker housing. Panelists will include representatives of local government, nonprofits, the wine industry, and sustainability organizations.