Vice Chair of the Latino Caucus Presents Nelva Perales with the Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship Grant
Senator Ben Hueso presented Nelva Perales of San Diego with a $1,000 grant on behalf of The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation CLLCF Scholarship Program. The Foundation awards $25,000 annually in scholarship funds to eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
During the presentation Senator Hueso, who currently serves as the CA Latino Legislative Caucus Vice-Chairman stated, "Access to a quality education can provide an incomparable foundation for a students' future. This year has been our most competitive applicant pool yet, and I congratulate the students for all that they have accomplished. I am proud that the Foundation is able to support students as they strive to achieve their goals."
In its second year of operation, the CLLCF Scholarship Program received over 250 applications from throughout California. Winners were selected from the highly competitive pool of applicants, and evaluated using the following criteria: academic performance, personal statements, extracurricular activities, leadership positions held, special awards and honors received and work history. Each winner received a $1000 scholarship for educational purposes.
The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation is a charitable, non-profit established to promote and advocate on behalf of the Latino community in California and to educate the public about Latino culture, heritage and issues of importance to Latinos in California.
Senator Ben Hueso Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Second Pedestrian Crossing
in San Ysidro
State Senator Ben Hueso joined leaders from both sides of the border to mark the grand opening of San Ysidro Port of Entry Second Pedestrian Crossing.
During the event Senator Hueso stated, "We are breaking ground on the second pedestrian crossing in San Ysidro today. This is a monumental step which could not have materialized without the efforts of multiple agencies and grassroots organizations working together on one common goal."
The Pedestrian West Facility (PedWest) in El Chaparral-San Ysidro began processing northbound pedestrians on July 15, 2016. Travelers to the United States are now able to cross through the west side of the El Chaparral port of entry and reach the new Pedestrian West entry building and the new Virginia Avenue multimodal transit facility in San Ysidro. PedWest will eventually process southbound pedestrians and include a multimodal transit center in Tijuana as well.
Virginia Avenue Transit Center as currently conceptualized will be a new intermodal transit center that accommodates taxis, buses, jitneys, pedicab and privately owned vehicles (POVs) dropping off and picking up passengers.
Senator Hueso Attends Second Annual Beach Pier Swim and Paddle Event
Senator Hueso attended Mayor Serge Dedina's Second Annual Pier Swim and Paddle Event located in Imperial Beach, followed by the Mayor's Breakfast, a tradition before the opening day of the Sun and Sea Festival.
Over 100 swimmers and paddlers, including Senator Hueso, participated in the 1.5 mile stretch around the Imperial Beach Pier. Senator Ben Hueso recognized volunteers for their efforts in preparing the Sun and Sea Festival, which features sandcastle sculptors and a community parade.