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California Governor Brown signs Senate Bill 465 by state Senators Jerry Hill and Loni Hancock in a private ceremony attended by the parents of Ashley Donohoe, the Bay Area student who died, and Irish dignitaries representing the five exchange students killed and the seven others seriously injured when a balcony of a Berkeley apartment building collapsed on June 16, 2015.
Pictured with the governor from left in top row are California Government Operations Agency Secretary Marybel Batjer; Celine Kennelly, president of the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center in San Francisco; Dermot Burke, the uncle of 21-year-old Olivia Burke of Ireland who died in the balcony collapse; Amanda Donohoe, Ashley Donohoe’s sister; Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties; and Alameda County Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy.
From left seated are Consul General Philip Grant of the Irish Consulate in San Francisco; George Donohoe, the father of Ashley Donohoe and an uncle of Olivia Burke; Governor Jerry Brown; Jackie Donohoe, Ashley Donohoe’s mother and an aunt of Olivia Burke; and Minister of State Joe McHugh, of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
– Governor’s Office, State Capitol, Sacramento, September 15, 2016. Photo by Joe McHugh, California Highway Patrol.