Press Releases

Emphasizes Better Protections for Medically Vulnerable and Reduced Barriers to Undergrounded Microgrids

January 19, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2021

Contact: Faith Pulido at faith.pulido@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO –The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today called Southern California Edison’s (SCE) handling of public safety power shutoff (PSPS) events “tactless” and “deficient in meeting the standard its customers deserve.”

January 11, 2021

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2021

Contact: Faith Pulido at faith.pulido@sen.ca.gov (Stern)

SACRAMENTO – State Senators Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) and Tom Umberg (D-Orange County) announced plans today to introduce legislation that would require both the Attorney General and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) to create units focusing on domestic terrorism.

December 17, 2020

For Immediate Release: December 17th, 2020
Contact: Faith Colburn at faith.colburn@sen.ca.gov


SACRAMENTO – Following the most expensive ballot proposition cycle in California history, Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angles) has introduced SB 90 to help voters know who the main supporters and opponents of initiative measures are at the exact moment they’re filling out their ballot.

Joint Legislative Emergency Management and Senate Natural Resources & Water committees also have jurisdiction over earthquakes, oil and gas, wildlife corridors

December 15, 2020

For Immediate Release: December 15th, 2020
Contact: Faith Colburn at faith.colburn@sen.ca.gov

Introduces Measures to Address COVID-19 Testing & Tracing, Along with Major Wildfire Legislation

December 7, 2020

For Immediate Release: December 7th, 2020
Contact: Faith Colburn at faith.colburn@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) took the oath of office for his second term in the California State Senate today in the parking lot of his Calabasas office, administered by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Huey P. Cotton.

November 25, 2020

For Immediate Release: November 25, 2020
Contact: Faith Colburn at faith.colburn@sen.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO – Calling Bank of America’s practice of freezing debit cards containing unemployment benefits for more than 350,000 Californians “simply unacceptable,” Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) joined a bi-partisan group of 59 state lawmakers calling on the bank to start answering questions about its practices.

Stern Urges Homeowners to Tune In & Take Part In Monday Hearing by State Insurance Commissioner

October 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The wildfires that have ravaged the 27th Senate District and so many other areas of California haven’t just taken lives, destroyed tens of thousands of homes, and burned millions upon millions of acres of land.  They’ve also driven the cost of homeowner’s insurance through the roof or, in some cases, made insurance nearly impossible to get.