Press Releases

Friday, August 16, 2019

Local Lost Hills Students Receive Backpacks and School Supplies

Assemblymember Salas & Aera Energy donate to the community


LOST HILLS – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Aera Energy hosted a successful backpack giveaway for local students in Lost Hills, Kern County. Collaborating with community partners like the Lost Hills School District, hundreds of students received donated backpacks from Assemblymember Salas and Aera Energy.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Chairs Hearing on Early Childhood Development


SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), chair of the Select Committee on Early Childhood Development, hosted an informational hearing on Early Intervention Services for Children with Special Needs. At the hearing, members of the select committee heard from several panels of early care experts as well as personal testimony from parents with firsthand experience navigating the landscape of early intervention services.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Convenes Oversight Hearing on CSU


SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee; Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee; Senator Leyva (D-Chino), chair of the Senate Education Committee; and Assemblymember McCarty (D-Sacramento), chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance, held a joint oversight hearing to discuss the results and recommendations identified in the recent audit report regarding California State University (CSU).


Friday, August 9, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Hosts Successful Backpack & Shoe Giveaway

Avenal students receive hundreds of donations from community partners


AVENAL – Assemblymember Rudy Salas, in collaboration with Aria Community Health Clinic, Supervisor Richard Valle, Avenal Police Department and Avenal High School, hosted a major backpack and shoe giveaway in Avenal in Kings County. Hundreds of backpacks and pairs of shoes were distributed to students who were in need of supplies to prepare them for the school year.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Assemblymember Salas and UC Announce Valley Fever Research Funding


SACRAMENTO – Researchers from six University of California campuses and the Kern Medical Center Valley Fever Institute began projects researching valley fever after grant applicants were awarded $3 million in funds secured by Assemblymember Salas in the 2018-19 state budget. These individuals represent California’s top experts in Coccidioides, the fungus responsible for causing valley fever. With funding from last year’s state budget, they will begin to research better ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat valley fever.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Holds Information Seminars for Seniors

HANFORD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas, in collaboration with the California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB), hosted two successful Senior Scam Stopper seminars in the cities of Avenal and Hanford in Kings County. 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.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Assemblymember Salas and Valley Fever Institute Announce New Funding

Assemblymember Salas and Valley Fever Institute Announce New Funding

$2 million secured in the 2019-20 state budget for the Valley Fever Institute

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Dr. Royce Johnson, Director of the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical, and Russell V. Judd, CEO of Kern Medical, to discuss and celebrate the allocation of $2 million in the 2019-2020 state budget to fund valley fever research, patient care and prevention, and public and physician education and awareness. The $2 million secured in the state budget this year by Assemblymember Salas builds off the $3 million that was included in last year’s budget for the Valley Fever Institute, which will allow the Institute to expand their efforts and reach in researching and treating valley fever throughout the state.