It soon will be easier to get in and out of the carpool lanes on the 91 Freeway in Riverside County.
Beginning in 2019, carpool lanes on the arterial freeway – with the exception of toll lanes – will gradually go from “limited access” to continuous access, the office of Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, announced Wednesday, Sept. 19. That means you’ll be able to enter and exit the 91’s HOV lanes at any point, not just where the yellow lines break.
“Allowing vehicles to enter and exit carpool lanes at any point would be a win-win situation for Riverside County commuters,” she said.
The pressure to match competitors’ pay has contributed to more than 28,000 public executives in California bringing home more salary than the state’s governor, who makes $195,803 a year. That includes city managers — responsible for implementing elected officials’ policy decisions and running cities day-to-day — and many police and fire chiefs, heads of county departments and public university officials.
The portion of each of those salaries that exceeds the governor’s pay costs taxpayers $1.8 billion a year, said Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside.
So she’s proposing a salary cap. If her proposal passes, no public executive would be allowed a base salary higher than the governor’s.
Norco College President, Bryan Reece is hosting the inaugural Dinner with the President on Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm at SilverLakes in Norco. The evening will consist of recognition, vision for Norco College and plans to increase student veterans, expand veteran resources, and provide access to veterans across the region.
A President’s Award for Excellence will be presented to Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes for her commitment to Norco College and the Veterans Education Program.
“I am thrilled to formally recognize Assemblymember Cervantes and her support for the College,” said Reece. I encourage the community to participate and learn about the vision for Norco College, the Veterans Education Program, and plans for transforming students' lives.”
There are 5 million---that’s 5 MILLION—Californians who have jobs that pay only minimum wage. As attendees listened to a California Legislature hearing held at Norco College last Friday, another striking fact really jumped out: A sizeable number of those jobs are held by people who are the main wage earner in their households.
By the time she launched her own campaign, Cervantes had pounded the pavement so much that some voters remembered her as the one who had registered them to vote. In just two years, her district flipped from one where Republicans had a 5-point advantage to one where, today, Democrats outnumber Republicans by 3.5 percentage points.
One alumna who certainly took Victorino’s sentiment to heart? State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, who graduated from UCR in 2009 and now represents California’s 60th District.
During a keynote address, Cervantes emphasized the importance of women having the courage to blaze trails while simultaneously using their successes to elevate the women around them.
“You don’t need permission to live your dream,” Cervantes said, noting her road to the state Assembly involved the challenge of beating a two-term Republican incumbent to become the first Democrat elected to her office since the Civil War.