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Senator Ben Hueso
April 2018 eNewsletter


Dear Friend,

March was an eventful month for our district and our state!

Last month, the State Senate elected the first female President pro Tempore in its history. She just so happens to be from San Diego, and is a dear friend and colleague of mine. Please join me in congratulating Senator Toni G. Atkins of the 39th Senate District on her new position as leader of the California State Senate!

In March, I announced the introduction of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 22, a joint legislative resolution that calls on the State of California to join efforts by the City of Imperial Beach, City of Chula Vista, and the Port of San Diego in initiating legal action against the federal government's International Boundary and Water Commission for its failure to adequately address cross-border pollution at the Tijuana River Valley. The raw sewage and trash flowing from Tijuana into San Diego County has plagued the region for far too long, and it is time for a long-term solution to be enacted. I will continue to work with the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature to ensure that this serious public health and environmental issue is made a top priority.

As always, if you have questions about the legislative process or anything in this newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact my office. I look forward to continuing to work with and for you in the State Legislature.

Yours very truly,

Ben Hueso
State Senator
40th District

Events Calendar
4/2: Legislature reconvenes from Spring Recess

Senate Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation Hearing in Imperial County


Last day for policy committees to hear and report to fiscal committees fiscal bills introduced in their house

For more legislative dates visit our Legislative Calendar

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting an Emergency Preparedness Workshop for constituents at the George L. Stevens Senior Center in San Diego. At the event, officials from the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services presented tips and strategies for families to prepare for and protect themselves during natural disasters and emergency situations. Each attendee also received a complimentary emergency preparedness kit with items most commonly needed in the event of an emergency.

2018 NHA Head Start Let's Move! Olympics

Let's Move! Olympics

I was honored to participate in the 2018 NHA Head Start Let's Move! Olympics held at Lincoln High School in March. The annual event is organized by the Neighborhood House Association's Head Start program, and encourages families to become active and exercise together. Hundreds of children and parents took part in this year's event, during which families participated in noncompetitive physical activities that they could do together at home.

Cesar Chavez Service Clubs 9th Annual Las Mañanitas Breakfast

Las Mananitas Breakfast - Cesar Chavez Services Club

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day, I presented an official Senate Resolution to the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs at its 9th Annual Las Mañanitas Breakfast in March. The resolution commemorates the organization's highly-successful leadership development and community service programs for young people. The Cesar Chavez Service Clubs contributes greatly to our district by nurturing student leadership, volunteerism and community engagement. Please join me in extending my heartfelt gratitude and best wishes for the organization's continued success.


Non-Profit of the Month: George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc.

George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Center

George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc. is a 35- year-old San Diego-based non-profit that has been providing adult day care for people with dementia since 1982. The organization was founded by Dr. George Glenner, who was a physician and Alzheimer's researcher at the UCSD School of Medicine, and his wife, Joy. Dr. Glenner became world-renowned for his research and identification of the link between the beta-amyloid protein and Alzheimer's disease. The organization has three existing centers in San Diego County and is opening another this month in Chula Vista called Town Square.

The Town Square center will be an innovative, first-of-its-kind adult day care center that employs reminiscence therapy to help patients with Alzheimer's by bringing them back to a time when their memories are the strongest. The center will feature a 1950s-era diner, movie theater, library and other shops, and is the first immersive, reminiscence therapy adult day care center in the nation for individuals with dementia.

While Town Square will soon offer franchise opportunities all over the country in partnership with a company called Senior Helpers, we are proud to have this very first Town Square be built right here in the City of Chula Vista!

To learn more, please visit:

Citizen of the Month: Linda Pennington

Linda Pennington

Linda Pennington has been a leader in the City Heights community for more than 35 years. She currently serves as City Heights Community Organizer for San Diego Canyonlands, a nonprofit organization that works to protect and advocate for natural habitats in canyons and creeks in the San Diego area. Shortly after moving to City Heights in the 1980s, Linda started a volunteer clean-up group called Project CLEAN that addressed issues such as canyon fire safety, graffiti, transient camps, and other neighborhood revitalization efforts. Linda is also heavily involved with the Azalea Park Neighborhood Association, and writes the group's Parkster Newsletter with her husband. Her passion for canyon safety and creating a better quality of life for her neighbors is an undeniable asset to our district. Thank you, Linda, for all that you do!



National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month. This designation provides an opportunity to promote autism awareness and acceptance, as well as to draw attention to the tens of thousands of people diagnosed with autism each year. To find community events in our area, check out Autism Society of San Diego County's website at or Autism Support of Imperial County's website at

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation 2018 Scholarship Program
The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is accepting applications for its scholarship program, which was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Sixty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2018. For eligibility requirements and/or to apply, please visit


California State Senator Ben Hueso - Fortieth Senate District
Representing portions of San Diego County and all of Imperial County.
Web site:
Contact: Senator Ben Hueso
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 4035
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Fax: (916) 651-4940
Chula Vista Office
303 H Street., Suite 200
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 409-7690
Fax: (619) 409-7688
El Centro
1224 State Street, Suite D
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: (760) 335-3442
Fax: (760) 335-3444

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