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1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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OPINION / COMMENTARY / BLOGS
Regulating Synthetic Drugs
Friday, Apr 29, 2016

I am pleased to report that my legislation to combat the prevalence of synthetic cannabinoids like “spice” and “K2” in communities across California passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee earlier this month. Senate Bill 1367 would authorize local governments to regulate the sale...

California Students First

California’s hard working students should be the number one priority of our public universities, but sadly that is not always the case. At several UC campuses students from out-of-state have been granted admission at dramatically higher rates than California students, something that stands in stark...

Preventable Tragedy
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016

Sen. Sharon Runner Last year, Californians were gripped by the heartbreaking death of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco. As the facts surrounding the case were released, it became all too clear that this tragedy was preventable. I introduced Senate Bill 1077, to ensure that dangerous felons who enter...

Service is a Blessing
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016

Sen. Sharon Runner By now I’m sure you have seen the news that I will not be seeking another term in the State Senate. My doctors have stressed that I cannot continue with the schedule I feel is necessary to give you the representation you deserve, and I have decided to listen to their advice. This...

Election Bill Would Save Dollars | Commentary by Sen. Sharon Runner
Monday, Feb 29, 2016

I was elected to my current Senate term in a special election to replace Steve Knight after he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In an interesting turn of events, I was the only candidate to appear on the ballot. The circumstances of my election were unusual, but they were not unique,...

Big Counties Need More Supervisors
Friday, Jan 29, 2016

Sen. Sharon Runner I have lived in the 21st Senate District my entire life, and I love representing my home in the California State Senate. I know what makes the District’s communities unique, which gives me the ability to fight for our needs and interests in Sacramento. I strongly believe we deserve...

Bill Allowing Tax Agencies to Honor Divorce Agreements Clears Hurdle
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016

Legislation which aims to allow tax agencies to honor divorce agreements was passed by the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on Monday. Senate Bill 526, which was authored by Senator Sharon Runner, R-Antelope Valley, and Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, and was sponsored by...

Let’s Capture Rainfall
Friday, Nov 6, 2015

Sen. Sharon Runner On Thursday, Oct. 15, a severe thunderstorm hit Northern Los Angeles County resulting in flooding and catastrophic mudslides that caused significant property damage, closed down major roadways and trapped people in their vehicles. Many roads in Los Angeles County were buried under...

Dems Kill Safety Bill
Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Sen. Sharon Runner Earlier this year, I introduced legislation to make the sex offender residency restrictions in voter-approved Jessica’s Law more workable, while still keeping the integrity of the law intact. Senate Bill 54 was designed to clarify any confusion caused by In Re Taylor, the recent...

Better Roads, No New Taxes
Friday, Jun 12, 2015

Sen. Sharon Runner California’s transportation infrastructure is a key part of our economic growth and stability. Our state has over 175 thousand miles of public roads that allow goods to be transported up and down the state and, for almost all of us, provide a way to get to work every morning. Unfortunately,...

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1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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1869 - Sanford Lyon (as in Lyons Avenue) appointed postmaster of Petropolis (today's Eternal Valley Cemetery) [story]
Sanford Lyon
1808 - Ygnacio del Valle born in Jalisco, Mexico; owned most of SCV [story]
Ygnacio del Valle
1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
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