Press Releases

Friday, November 15, 2019

Bakersfield College Symposium Panel Led by Assemblymember Salas


BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) moderated the keynote panel at the highly anticipated Bakersfield College Intersegmental Pathways Symposium. Assemblymember Salas was joined by some of the state’s leaders on education and policy including Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Lupita Cortez Alcala, Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley, and Lande Ajose, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Hosts Senior Scam Stopper Seminar


BAKERSFIELD – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), in collaboration with the California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB), Bakersfield Police, the Bureau of Automotive Repair and the Bureau of Medical Fraud and Elder Abuse hosted a successful Senior Scam Stopper seminar in the city of Bakersfield. These educational sessions help inform local seniors and their families about different types of fraud such as identity theft, elder financial abuse, insurance scams and more.


Monday, November 4, 2019

Salas Holds Ceremony Honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families


BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Gold Star mothers and families at the historic Camp Hamilton Veterans Memorial Park in Bakersfield to honor and remember the fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. Local veterans and community groups such as the Kern River Blue Star Mothers,White Forest Nursery, Kern Oil  and the Army Cadets of California, Bakersfield Chapter, also joined the event. At the ceremony, Gold Star parents shared stories about their children who served and died for our country before planting a tree at the Memorial Park to memorialize those lost in war and the Gold Star families who live with their loss.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Salas Hosts Halloween Celebrations for Communities throughout the Valley


BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and community partners in Kings and Kern County concluded a week of successful Trunk or Treat celebrations throughout the Valley. Assemblymember Salas, in collaboration with the City of Delano, Shafter Youth Center, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), Wasco Recreation & Parks District, Arvin Police Department, Bakersfield Councilmembers Chris Parlier & Willie Rivera, Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez, Bakersfield Boys & Girls Club, Lamont Weedpatch Family Resource Center and the Vineland School District, helped host multiple events where families, children and friends could safely trick-or-treat and enjoy fall festivities.


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Assemblymember Salas, Corcoran Police Department and community leaders celebrate new headquarters


CORCORAN – On Saturday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined the Corcoran Police Department and local leaders such as Corcoran City Manager, Dr. Kindon Meik, Mayor of Corcoran, Sid Palmerin, Corcoran City Council, Chief of Police, Reuben P. Shortnacy, Chuck Jelloian, President & CEO of CrisCom and Supervisor Richard Valle for a historic ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new headquarters for the Corcoran Police Department.

The new department facility was made possible by funding that Assemblymember Salas secured through the state budget. Assemblymember Salas along with the Corcoran Police Department and local leaders secured nearly $4 million in the 2015-16 state budget and an additional $1.7 million in the 2018-19 state budget that was needed to completely fund the project.  

“Celebrating the completion of the Corcoran Police Department’s new headquarters shows the success of a multi-year effort to address the public safety needs in our community and improve the way the people can interact with their police department,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This new facility is a huge investment in the city that will create a safer environment for our families and strengthen the bond between the residents and their law enforcement officials. Today is truly a great day for our community and the people of Corcoran.”

Monday, October 21, 2019

Assemblymember Rudy Salas holding a free-self defense class in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

BAKERSFIELD – On Saturday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) hosted a free Self-Defense Workshop in Kern County at the Bakersfield Police Activities League. The workshop included lessons in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu from local expert, Angela Marino, who helped teach attendees about public safety awareness and self-defense tactics.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Hosts Coat Drives with Community Partners


BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) concluded two days of free coat drives for young students across Kern county. These events were held in partnership with Aera Energy and local Head Start programs under the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK).