Press Releases

October 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO –  In the past week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 790, SB 406 and SB 317  by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) into law. Governor Newsom had previously signed all 4 other Stern bills passed to his desk. Stern's new laws aim to improve conditions for nursing home patients, help those in need of mental health assistance, promote wildlife corridors, and tackle wildfire prevention, power shut offs, and oil pollution to the Governor’s desk. 

Wildlife Corridors

October 6, 2021

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE, LOS ANGELES - Governor Newsom announced today a historic $40 million investment to combat rising anti-Semitism and other acts of hate, with a particular emphasis on the public school system, in light of new evidence showing a lack of knowledge about the Holocaust and other recent genocides among California students.  

October 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The most vulnerable part of anyone’s life is often the beginning and the end. At the end of life, some of our most vulnerable members of society live in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  At the beginning, low income moms and babies need more healthcare coverage.  Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed two bills authored and co-authored by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles).   Stern’s legislation mirrors life, with bills on more just beginnings and ends of life for the most vulnerable.

September 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – SB 63, The Wildfire Resilience through Community and Ecology Act, by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), has been signed into law and will take effect on January 1.  SB 63 establishes a Fire Resiliency Corps at the state and neighborhood levels designed to link with the President’s Civilian Climate Corps proposal, among other things.  

September 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO –  As the Legislature recessed for the remainder of the year, Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) was able to move bills to improve conditions for nursing home patients,  help those in need of mental health assistance, promote wildlife corridors, and tackle wildfire prevention, power shut offs, and oil pollution to the Governor’s desk.  To date, Governor Newsom has signed two of those bills regarding public safety power shutoff and electric grid resilience, and the Governor has until October 10, 2021, to sign, veto, or allow Stern’s other measures to become law w

National Wildlife Federation, leading the effort with Annenberg Foundation, kicks off “Nature Based Infrastructure” tour to raise awareness, crowdfund

September 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES The largest wildlife corridor project in the world, across the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills, is one step closer to breaking ground.  Last month, the Wildlife Conservation Board, with funding secured by Senator Stern in this year’s climate change budget negotiations, awarded $20 million to the project, matching a recent private philanthropic gift from the Annenberg Foundation.

Stern’s SB 650, The Corporate Transparency in Elder Care Act of 2021, Passed the Legislature and Heads to the Governor

September 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – At the end of life, some of our most vulnerable members of society live in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and more than 9,000 of those residents lost their lives due to COVID-19 in California since March 2020.  The large number of nursing home deaths have led a number of state lawmakers to focus on the conditions inside nursing homes, including reviewing the cost of letting unwieldy corporate profiteering go unexamined and unchecked.