Press Releases

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).


Friday, October 11, 2019

Governor Signs Assemblymember Salas’s Legislation to  Protect Workers from Valley Fever

SACRAMENTO – Last evening, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to strengthen protections from valley fever and to improve education among workers in endemic areas. Specifically, Assembly Bill (AB) 203 requires construction employers in highly endemic counties to provide effective valley fever awareness and prevention training to employees.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Assemblymember Salas Increases Accountability for State IT Projects


SACRAMENTO – Last week, Assembly Bill (AB) 971, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), was signed into law. This bill will improve the state’s ability to evaluate IT projects and hold contractors accountable for factors including cost overruns and delays. Specifically, this bill requires state departments that contract for Information Technology (IT) services to conduct post evaluations for each major contract totaling $500,000 or more.


Monday, September 23, 2019

Disabled Veterans Receive Tax Relief Under New Law by Salas

SACRAMENTO – Late Friday, it was announced that the governor signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1257, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), which expands the sales and use tax exemption for disabled veterans when they purchase adaptive automotive equipment to allow people living with a physical disability to safely operate a vehicle, such as installing a platform wheelchair lift.