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(Pacific Tribune) --State senator Josh Becker presented his first “State of the 13th Senate District” speech in a live broadcast Monday evening.

In the presentation, Becker summarized his priorities, legislative achievements and areas of continuing challenges. He urged residents of the district to become involved in efforts to solve the problems confronting the state and local areas.

On Monday December 18, State Senator Josh Becker (D- Menlo Park) will host the State of the 13th Senate District via Zoom.

This event will be an opportunity for residents of the 13th Senate District to hear directly from the Senator on issues that impact the district, such as education, infrastructure improvements, climate change, and housing affordability, and participate in a conversation about how to continue the progress being made.

(InMenlo)--On Thursday, November 9, State Senator Josh Becker (D- Menlo Park) (third from right) joined with U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm (center), Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, State Senator Anna Caballero, and other officials to unveil America’s first commercial direct air capture (DAC) carbon dioxide removal facility in Tracy, California.

Concerned by the rising prevalence and dangers of fentanyl, particularly among youths, local leaders gathered for a town hall hosted by Sen. Josh Becker to discuss how communities can address the crisis.

“Fentanyl and teen overdose have become all too familiar through headlines and conversations across the nation. As both a father of two teenagers and a public servant, the urgency of this matter strikes me very deeply,” Becker, D-Menlo Park, said. “It’s clear this is not just a local but a pervasive concern that demands our collective attention.”

The recently introduced, “Delete Act,” also referred to as California Senate Bill 362, is causing a stir within the data privacy industry. The bill offers consumers the ability to remove their personal data from all state-based data brokers through a single, verifiable consumer request, leading to significant debate.

The Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego could collectively power more than 270,000 homes annually by lining their highways with solar energy infrastructure, according to analysis released Thursday.

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State Sen. Josh Becker will host a virtual town hall to address the fentanyl epidemic on August 31st. The town hall will discuss what fentanyl is, how it affects the body and how the State government handles the crisis.

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John Gilmore knows how tough it is for people to scrub their personal data from the internet, even in California, where consumers have privacy rights.

“It’s a very labor-intensive process,” said Gilmore, who heads research at DeleteMe, a company that people can pay to remove their information from websites. “There’s no way for the average person to understand whether the efforts they’re making help or not.”