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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Day of Remembrance Santa Rosa Junior College 10/28/17

Community gathering to remember those who we have lost, celebrate community heroes, and support neighbors in need

Over the past several weeks, we have seen the very best of our county come through during the worst of the terrible fire storm we experienced: our resilience, strength, and grit; kindness, decency, and generosity; and above all, our essential humanity.

We invite the community to join a gathering this Saturday morning, October 28th, to remember those who have passed away from the North Bay Fires, support the thousands of our neighbors who have lost their homes and businesses, and thank the countless community heroes who were called to duty in our darkest hours.

The Sonoma County Day of Remembrance will provide all of us a time to reflect, celebrate our community’s heroes, and support those who need it most.

The event will feature Fire Department Color Guard and bagpipes, honor guard from local law enforcement, brief choir and musical performances, Interfaith Leaders, Incident Commanders Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano, CalFire Chief Ken Pimlott, and Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner, and the ringing of the firefighter memorial bell on behalf of our residents who passed away from these devastating fires.

Event Details:
What: Sonoma County Day of Remembrance
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 am to 12:30 pm. Doors open at 10 am
Where: Santa Rosa Junior College Bailey Field, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Parking on the SRJC campus will be free to the public.
There will be seating on the field, in the bleachers, and families are welcome to bring blankets and sit on the grass.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Following two days of hearings focused on the best ways to increase access and improve delivery of health care at the state capitol, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), Co-chair of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, said additional hearings will be held throughout the state. “I’m committed to health care for all,” said Assemblymember Wood as the capitol hearings concluded. “This is an earnest effort to move the process forward. We all have the same goal.

Monday, October 23, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), Co-chair of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, led a special hearing at the State Capitol on the best ways to increase access and improve delivery of health care in California. “This committee is charged with identifying a pathway to healthcare for almost 40 million Californians,” said Assemblymember Wood, who is a dentist.

Monday, October 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES TIMES--There's often little politicians can do when wildfires strike, besides comfort the residents who lost their homes and monitor emergency efforts to make sure they're getting the help they need.

California Assemblyman Jim Wood has another job.

"Most of my work is in the morgue at this point," he said. A Democrat from Healdsburg, Wood is also a dentist who is helping law enforcement identify victims of the deadly fires in Northern California. "These are my constituents," he said.

Monday, October 16, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES — With towering flames bearing down, one victim delayed escape in hopes of saving his new truck — but he could not find the keys. An elderly couple slept as danger erupted, not waking until it was too late to flee down their one-lane road. Another couple, who barely missed their chance to drive away, huddled in a pool, surrounded by fire and choking smoke; he survived, but she did not.

“This will be without a doubt the most complicated identification process this area has ever seen,” said Jim Wood, an expert in forensic dentistry who was helping identify bodies through dental records. Dr. Wood, who now represents the area in the State Assembly, also helped identify victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the Lake County fires last year.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) announce the first in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to begin later this month, October 23-24 at the State Capitol.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Readers of The Press Democrat have seen opinion pieces on Senate Bill 562, the “Healthy California Act.” That bill, often called single-payer or Medicare for all, is being held in the state Assembly, and I have been criticized for not doing more to overturn that decision.

Let me be clear, I have always supported health care for all. I am a health care provider, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee and strongly believe that health care is a right.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Assemblymember Jim Wood and the California Civil Justice Foundation invite you to learn from certified access specialists on how to improve access for the disabled, make your business compliant with The Americans with Disabilities Act, and reduce your risk of litigation.

Wednesday, August 2
5 - 6:30 pm

Ukiah Valley Conference Center
200 South School Street, Ukiah

Topics include:

  • How to improve access for the disabled
  • Tips for making your business ADA Compliant
  • How to reduce your risk of litigation

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Free parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, call Ruth Valenzuela at (707) 463-5770.

Monday, July 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) stood in strong support of Assembly Bill 398 as the State Assembly debated the historic climate change legislation. AB 398, and its companion legislation AB 617 and ACA 1, balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as California works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents. All three passed with bipartisan support. “California needs to continue to lead the nation in the fight against climate change,” Assemblymember Wood told his colleagues during the floor debate on AB 398. “Cap and trade is just one of the very important and highly effective measures we put in place to help us create a cleaner California.” Watch this Assembly Access video to see Assemblymember Wood deliver his remarks in the State Assembly.

Friday, July 7, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) recognizes that the abuse of opioid medications has steadily increased in the past decade and we are now facing a crisis. That’s one reason why he authored Assembly Bill 715, which calls on California Department of Public Health to develop statewide opioid prescribing guidelines for acute pain. Learn more about the opioid crisis in this Assembly Assets video produced by KRCB-TV, North Bay Public Media and the Sonoma County Department of Public Health.