John In The News

Nov 17, 2015 | Davis Vanguard

Yolo County Superintendent and Coalition Push Quality Preschool For All in 2016

Issues: Education

Mr. Ortiz, along with a growing coalition of elected officials ranging from Congressman John Garamendi and Senator Lois Wolk, to Supervisors Jim Provenza and Don Saylor, down to local school board members in Davis (Barbara Archer and Madhavi Sunder), Woodland (Cirenio Rodriguez and Tico Zendejas) and West Sacramento (Norma Alcala) are pushing for a Yolo County 2016 “Quality Preschool For All” measure that provides preschool for all Yolo County kids.

Nov 16, 2015 | Sacramento Bee

Sacramento City Unified faces criticism for buying Chinese canned fruit

The Sacramento City Unified School District bought tens of thousands of dollars in canned peaches, pears and applesauce from China, defying a federal guideline that asks U.S. schools to serve domestic food and running counter to the district’s embrace of the local farm-to-fork movement.

Nov 13, 2015 | Appeal-Democrat

Political notes: Garamendi supports GI Bill

Area Congressman John Garamendi, D-Fairfield, supported the GI Bill during a Veterans Day presentation at Woodland Community College.

Nov 12, 2015 | Woodland Daily Democrat

Woodland Community College honors veterans on campus

Woodland Community College officials made it known Monday night that its gratitude and support of veterans on campus goes well beyond a federal holiday every six months.

Oct 30, 2015 | Appeal-Democrat

Political Notes: Garamendi hammers twin-tunnel project

Issues: Water

Area Congressman John Garamendi continued to hammer away at Gov. Jerry Brown's twin-tunnel project, calling the proposal a "multi-billion boondoggle" in a letter sent to 3rd District water leaders.

Oct 23, 2015 | The Hill

House Dems call for independent probes into Afghan hospital bombing

Issues: Foreign Policy

A growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers is calling for independent investigations into the U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

Oct 22, 2015 | Fairfield Daily Republic

Solano reps pitch Travis on Capitol Hill

The future of Travis Air Force Base – from expanded missions to new development projects and water – was on the agenda of area representatives who lobbied Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Oct 20, 2015 | Woodland Daily Democrat

Feds move in to control drones

California needed to pour cold water on the idiots flying drones so close to California wildfires that they threaten lives and drive away aircraft trying to put out the blazes. Gov. Jerry Brown didn’t think enough about the threat to sign legislation limiting the use of drones.

Oct 13, 2015 | Marysville Appeal-Democrat

Garamendi: ‘Dangerous and uncertain times in Washington’

Area Congressman John Garamendi, a Democrat, weighed in last week on the turmoil among Republicans in trying to find a new Speaker of the House.