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In Cases of Sexual Assault, Clothing Can No Longer Be Used as Evidence of Consent Under New California Law

Assembly Bill 939, the Denim Day Act of 2021, was co-authored by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes and signed by Governor Newsom on Oct. 5. Cervantes district includes the cities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, and the west side of Riverside. In my 11-minute interview with the assemblymember, she spoke of her motivations to write the bill and shared other bills she authored that Governor Newsom signed.

Our children are relying on us: Complete the Census

As a new mother to three infants, I immediately hoped for what every parent in our community wants for their children: the best and brightest future for our children.

That is why, when our family’s Census form arrived in the mail, we made sure to count every person in our home, especially our infant triplets.

UC Riverside Medical School gets $25 million, can double size

The school’s largest building now fits 80 students, which is part of the reason the number of incoming students has grown only from 50 the first year to 77 in 2020. Plans are ready for a new, larger building that should be complete by 2023, Deas said.

The funding will also allow the school to hire more full-time faculty and staff and purchase additional state-of-the-art equipment for classrooms and the simulation center.

Senator Richard Roth, Assemblyman Jose Medina and Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, all Democrats based in Riverside, sponsored the increased funding.

Newsom’s budget boosts UC Riverside medical school funding

Roth, in partnership with assembly members Sabrina Cervantes and Jose Medina, both D-Riverside, introduced legislation last year to spend $80 million on a “dedicated facility” for the medical school, which opened in 2013. A boost in ongoing state funding was part of the bill, but final budget negotiations last summer left that increased support in limbo.

Inland Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes gives birth to triplets

Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, D-Riverside, gave birth to two boys and a girl last week, her office announced Monday, Dec. 16.

“My wife and I … are deeply grateful for the love and support from our family, friends, and the medical team who have been with us on this exciting journey,” Cervantes said in a news release. “We look forward to celebrating the holidays with the three newest additions to our family.”

Cervantes and her family are in good health, the release added.

Sabrina Cervantes, legisladora latina de California, da a luz trillizos

La asambleísta de Corona, Sabrina Cervantes se convirtió en la primera legisladora de California en dar a luz a trillizos, dos niños y una niña.

“Mi esposa y yo hemos sido bendecidos con tres recién nacidos. Estamos profundamente agradecidos por el amor y apoyo de nuestra familia, amigos y el equipo médico que ha estado con nosotras en este emocionante viaje”, dijo en un comunicado.

“Estamos deseando celebrar estos días de fiesta con estos tres nuevos miembros de nuestra familia. Les pedimos sus oraciones y buenos deseos”, afirmó.

Opinion: Legislature gives passing nod to the Inland Empire

To say Sacramento’s attention to Inland needs is overdue is an understatement. For years this area has been a political afterthought.

So special kudos to the lawmakers for including in their $213 billion budget a few million dollars so UC Riverside’s medical school can expand and the Inland area can get more judges.

State budget includes money for UC Riverside medical school, Inland Empire judges

Money to expand UC Riverside’s medical school and add new judges is part of the new California budget approved Thursday, June 13, by lawmakers in Sacramento.

The $215 billion spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 authorizes expansion funding for the school, likely in the neighborhood of $80 million to $100 million once design work is done. Ongoing support for the bigger school will be determined later.