Assemblymember introduces legislation to increase transparency of warehouse developments in I.E.

I recently introduced Assembly Bill AB) 485 to provide increased public transparency of warehouse development projects funded using taxpayer dollars. Warehouse developments have grown tremendously in the Inland Empire. As of 2018, Riverside and San Bernardino counties had more than 65,000 individuals working in warehouse jobs. While the building of warehouses can be seen as … Continue reading Assemblymember introduces legislation to increase transparency of warehouse developments in I.E.

Free community college is critical for Fontana and the Inland Empire

Community college students display a grit and tenacity you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. I’ve met many -- both as former dean of the Chaffey College Fontana campus and now as vice president of student services -- who manage a full course load while raising families and working multiple jobs. We provide students … Continue reading Free community college is critical for Fontana and the Inland Empire

Letter to the Editor: Warehouse jobs are hurt by automation

Dear Editor: Why do so many of our city and county representatives still continue to okay warehouse development in our communities? The vast majority of residents, whom they are supposed to be representing, do not want them! Most of those warehouse jobs are only part-time, low-wage, with no union protections or benefits. And report after … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Warehouse jobs are hurt by automation

Letter to the Editor: More warehouses should not be built

Dear Editor: On Dec. 18, award-winning chief economist for the Inland Empire, John Husing, stated that President Trump's policies on trade (tariffs) have had a severe negative impact on the logistics sector of Southern California, and especially here in the Inland Empire! Therefore, unless we want lots more empty warehouses, no Inland Empire cities should … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: More warehouses should not be built

Letter to the Editor: Zoning of neighborhoods must remain residential

Dear Editor: It’s clear that Fontana Planning Commissioners are conflicted about the West Valley Logistics Center. If that’s the case, why are they continuing to recommend rezoning land to build these seven warehouses? It’s easy to see that 3.5 million square feet of industrial development will only bring thousands of diesel trucks to a rural … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Zoning of neighborhoods must remain residential

Letter to the Editor: We can’t depend on dirty fossil fuels

https://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-we-can-t-depend-on-dirty/article_c2464fc0-8b76-11e8-b981-1385b465334d.html Dear Editor: Fighting off this treacherous summer heat is one thing, but dealing with the extremely unhealthy levels of ozone pollution in our area is overburdening to residents dealing with chronic respiratory illnesses. There were 145 days last year where ozone levels across the south coast exceeded the federal standard. That means more emergency … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: We can’t depend on dirty fossil fuels

Letter to the Editor: Reader says FUSD should reject charter school’s petition

https://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-reader-says-fusd-should-reject-charter/article_0c6c81c4-90ee-11e8-89d8-8bf934eb697b.html   Dear Editor: Fontana Unified School District Board members should vehemently oppose Uplift Fontana Charter School’s petition on Aug. 15. Uplift Fontana is connected to a labyrinth of very low performing charter schools and affiliated organizations that provide virtual online courses for students. Research has shown that virtual courses are ineffective and in five … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Reader says FUSD should reject charter school’s petition

Press Release: Fontana Democratic Club hosts GOTV Rally for Senator Leyva

May 8, 2018 Fontana NEWS RELEASE Contact: Manuel Saucedo FontanaDems@gmail.com Fontana Democratic Club hosts GOTV Rally for Senator Leyva Fontana, CA - Fontana Democratic Club is hosting a get-out-the-vote rally and canvas in Fontana for State Senator Connie Leyva this Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9 am. Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, candidate for State Superintendent of Public … Continue reading Press Release: Fontana Democratic Club hosts GOTV Rally for Senator Leyva

Press Release: Fontana Democratic Club Endorsements

April 24, 2018 Fontana NEWS RELEASE Contact: Manuel Saucedo FontanaDems@gmail.com Fontana Democratic Club Endorsements The Fontana Democratic Club is set to consider additional endorsements at its regular monthly membership meeting on Saturday, April 28th, at Baja California (18080 Arrow Blvd, Fontana, CA 92335). The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 AM. Previous endorsements include: Kevin de Leon, … Continue reading Press Release: Fontana Democratic Club Endorsements