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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Immigration, both documented and undocumented, has come under more scrutiny since President Trump took office. Since California is home to an estimated 10 million or more immigrants, the issue has particular resonance here.

As a result, state government is increasingly taking up bills supporters say will help protect that population. And immigrants themselves are becoming more involved in the political process. These eight immigrants are members of the state Legislature, and are helping to craft policy at the state Capitol — or in some cases to oppose it.

Friday, February 24, 2017

LAST UPDATED - Friday, February 24 - 5:35 p.m.

While the heavy rains of the recent storm have passed, more rain is expected this weekend and continued emergency preparedness is critical as flooding remains a concern. Many areas are still unsafe to access and it is advised that residents should not return to their homes until authorities determine that it is safe to do so. Flood water and homes, cars, and belongings that have been flooded should be treated as contaminated.

Information on this page will be updated as more details become available.

Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates - http://www.sanjoseca.gov/stormupdate

Friday, January 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Resolution ACR 13, authored by Indian American Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San José) to honor India’s Republic Day, was adopted Jan. 26 in the State Assembly and co-signed by all 74 members who were present.

Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the state Legislature, introduced the concurrent resolution in commemoration of India’s Constitution and in recognition of the Indian American community’s significant contributions to California.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

(Sacramento) – With a capacity crowd looking on, newly elected Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) took the oath of office as the representative of the 27th Assembly District. He is the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature. “It’s an honor and a great responsibility,” said Assemblymember Kalra. “Being from Silicon Valley…housing, education, transportation and protecting the immigrant community will be my top priorities.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, December 5, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) -  Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 27th Assembly District. 

Kalra previously represented the 2nd District on the San Jose City Council; the first Indian American to be elected to that body. Before serving on the city council, Ash spent 11 years as an attorney in the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office. 

The 27th Assembly District is comprised of portions of the city of San Jose.

The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol.

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