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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Monday, December 11, 2017

(Los Angeles) - Assemblymembers Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), co-chairs of the Select Committee On Health Care Delivery Systems, discuss with experts a variety of proposed and operating health care systems within U.S. cities and states, and the challenges they have faced in achieving health care for all. “This committee has been charged with identifying a pathway to healthcare for almost 40 million Californians,” Wood said. “We must do better for Californians, and I believe we are making real progress with these hearings,” Arambula said. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) announce the agenda and speakers for the  second in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be held December 11 at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Co-chairs Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) announce the second in a series of hearings of the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage to be held December 11 at the Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles. The hearing is currently scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

“This committee has been charged with identifying a pathway to healthcare for almost 40 million Californians,” said Wood. “Health care for all is our goal and we are committed to digging deep into the details of what can lead to a comprehensive, sustainable and affordable healthcare system for our state. Our goal is to complete our report, with actionable recommendations, in time for policy committees to consider next year.” 

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

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.

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.