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Friday, August 4, 2017

One of the hardest things to do as a doctor is say, “I don’t know.” It’s especially gut-wrenching when the patient across from you is distraught and bleeding heavily from her third miscarriage. For women like this patient – who suffer multiple miscarriages, go into preterm labor, or break their bags of water long before their due date – the question of “why” is haunting.

We can run tests for possible genetic explanations, infectious causes and other underlying medical issues. Yet, our clinical work-up has a striking gap: the role of environmental exposures, including chemicals that our patients encounter at home and in the workplace.

California Senate Bill 258 and Assembly Bill 1575, both due to come up for a vote this summer, aim to take a critical first step toward filling that gap.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – AB 1440, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) clarifying that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers are not licensed peace officers under California State Law, was signed by the Governor.

Friday, July 21, 2017

SAN JOSE – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the San Jose Animal Care Center on 2750 Monterey Road to kick off “Paws for a Cause,” a two-week pet adoption drive with zero adoption fees.

Beginning July 22 through August 6, pet adoption fees will be waived for all adult cats (4 months and older) and dogs (6 months and older).

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released the following statement in response to a joint-statement from members of the State Assembly:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – AB 1440, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) clarifying that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Customs and Border Patrol Officers are not licensed peace officers under California State Law, passed out of the Assembly today on a bipartisan 56 to 4 vote.

Monday, June 19, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97 to recognize June 21, 2017, as International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, introduced ACR 97 to raise awareness about the important benefits of yoga for Californians of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Capitol to mark the first International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97, which declared June 21, 2017 as the International Day of Yoga in California, to raise awareness about the important benefits of Yoga. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from India, rooted in Hindu and Vedic traditions, that’s practiced by millions of people of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities throughout the world,” said Kalra.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) led a special Yoga celebration at the State Capitol to mark the first International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97, which declared June 21, 2017 as the International Day of Yoga in California, to raise awareness about the important benefits of Yoga. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from India, rooted in Hindu and Vedic traditions, that’s practiced by millions of people of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities throughout the world,” said Kalra. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, June 19, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97 to recognize June 21, 2017, as International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, introduced ACR 97 to raise awareness about the important benefits of yoga for Californians of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from India, rooted in Hindu and Vedic traditions, and is today practiced by millions of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities throughout the world,” said Assemblymember Kalra. “ACR 97 raises awareness about all these important benefits of yoga and also reminds us that we all share the common goal of uplifting one another and the human experience, regardless of where we come from.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, June 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Budget Conference Committee approved a request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to appropriate $5.4 million for case management and home repairs to help in the recovery from the flooding in San Jose.

Assemblymember Kalra presented the request before the Assembly Budget Committee last month on behalf of members of San Jose’s legislative delegation.