Press Releases

Monday, October 15, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas, Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian and others break ground on the new HVAC program in Delano

$1 million secured by Salas in state budget for workforce development at Bakersfield College

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Bakersfield College (BC) President Sonya Christian and Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Romeo Agbalog at the Delano Campus as BC launched its first HCAV Certificate and Associate of Science Degree program, the only one of its kind with the Kern Community College District.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas teams up with Camarillo Jiu Jitsu school to host self-defense classes for the community

Free classes teach self-defense skills, resources & services for survivors

Friday, September 28, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas and Gold Star families recite the pledge of allegiance at the Bakersfield National Cemetery

Tree planting and dedication ceremony held at Bakersfield National Cemetery

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas marches with Kern River Blue Star Moms in Veterans Day Parade

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2801 into law. Authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), AB 2801 clarifies that veterans’ memorials are afforded specific protection against vandalism under the California Penal Code and Military and Veterans Code.

“Veterans sacrifice every single day for our country and put their lives on the line to defend us,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Our laws should be clear that anyone found guilty of vandalizing veterans’ memorials will be held accountable under the law, especially in light of the recent vandalism against the Kern Veterans Memorial. I thank the governor for signing this bill that will help preserve and protect memorials that honor those who have fought and died for our country.”

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

AB 2861 will help increase access to addiction treatment in rural communities

 SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2861, which will increase access to substance use disorder treatment in underserved communities. Authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), AB 2861 will allow Medi-Cal reimbursement for certified substance use disorder counselors that provide treatment via telehealth to those suffering from addiction.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas presents AB 1790 in Senate Health Committee with Assemblymember Timothy Grayson and valley fever advocates

AB 1790 will help increase awareness about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1790, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield). AB 1790 – or the Valley Fever Education, Early Diagnosis, and Treatment Act – requires the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to conduct an outreach and awareness campaign designed to educate healthcare providers, physicians and the general public about the symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment of valley fever.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Assemblymember Rudy Salas presents one of his valley fever bills in committee

AB 1790 would increase awareness about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

 SACRAMENTO – Last week, the Assembly unanimously approved the third valley fever bill authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) this year. Assembly Bill (AB) 1790 – or the Valley Fever Education, Early Diagnosis, and Treatment Act – requires the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to conduct an outreach and awareness campaign designed to educate healthcare providers, physicians and the general public about the symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment of valley fever.