Videos

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Look Ma! No Hands! My Uber driver demonstrates their self driving technology on a trip from their San Francisco Research and Development facility to "Extreme Pizza" and back. Uber announced today that some commercial trips will use this extraordinary self driving technology.

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Wells Fargo fraud has resulted in $185 million in penalties so far. But has the Bank taken steps to hold those accountable? My hearing of the Senate Banking Committee revealed that over 480 Branch Managers were also fired for engaging in illegal behavior. It is a bad sign when Wells refuses to show up to answer important questions as this LA Times story reviews.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Senate approved Senate Bill 412, Sen. Glazer's "California Promise," 39-0 on Aug. 30, sending the bill to the governor. The bill requires the California State University to establish, by the fall of 2017, "Promise" programs on 15 campuses for community college transfers and eight campuses for entering freshmen. Participating students must take 30 credits per academic year and maintain a minimum grade point average. In return, they would get priority registration and enhanced academic advising.

Friday, August 12, 2016

One final round of 22 pushups, with my staffer Steve Harmon and Senate caucus staffer Phil Desmangles in the Senate caucus studios, where we put together a video reliving the 22-day 22-pushup challenge to raise awareness of Veteran suicides. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It’s the final day of my 22 Day, 22 Push-up Challenge. I was honored to be in Livermore at Las Positas Community College. I spoke to about 50 Vets at their Veterans First new veterans orientation. Thank you to Dr. Jannette Jackson, Chancellor, and Army Veteran for your gracious welcome.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On day 21 of my 22 day, 22 pushup challenge to raise awareness to the tragedy of Veterans' suicide, I was joined at Brentwood Veterans Park by Steve Todd, Commander and Melissa Margain, Junior Commander, Brentwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1810, California Highway Patrol Officers, Brandon Correia and Tom Maguire, and Pittsburg Police Officer Heidi Maguire.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Day 20 of my 22 Day, 22 Pushup Challenge, I spent time with Michael Blecker, Vietnam Veteran and Executive Director of Swords to Plowshares at one of their permanent supportive housing sites, Veterans Commons.  Founded by veterans over 40 years ago, Swords to Plowshares provides a full range of wrap-around services, including housing, employment and training, and legal and health care assistance to roughly 3,000 veterans in the SF Bay Area each year.

Monday, July 11, 2016

In this Day 19 video of my 22-day, 22 pushup challenge to raise awareness for Veterans’ suicide, I was at the San Ramon Memorial Park. It is a lovely location with memorial plaques dedicated to veterans who lost their lives in the line of duty.  I was joined by Peggy Conklin and members of the Blue Star Moms, a service organization devoted to supporting each other as their sons and daughters serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. It is said that when a soldier deploys the entire family deploys. Also joining me at the push up challenge was San Ramon council member, Harry Sachs.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

It is Day 18 of my 22 day, 22 pushup challenge. In this video at the Pittsburg Veterans Memorial, I was joined by City leaders and veterans from the American Legion, United Veterans Council, and Disabled American Veterans. Pittsburg’s police officers, many of whom continue to serve their communities after serving in the armed forces, participated in the push up challenge. Thank you to those who serve and continue to serve our country and to organizations and individuals who support veterans as they adjust to post-service life.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

On this day 17 video of my 22 day, 22 pushup challenge, I was joined by Pleasanton City Council Members Kathy Narum and Jerry Pentin, SFC Eric Richardson and Doug Miller at Pioneer Cemetery, the future site of the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial. The community support for the Memorial has been tremendous but they are about $50,000 short. I shared with Doug Miller, the Memorial's biggest booster that I will contribute or raise $12,000 toward meeting that shortfall. Many communities honor their veterans in this way and we need to make sure Pleasanton can do the same.

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