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Steinberg Leaves Health Care Legacy After 14 Years in California Legislature

October 09, 2014

California Healthline
By David Gorn

It only seems like Darrell Steinberg (D) has been in the California Legislature forever. Really, forever has just been 14 years.

For health care advocates, Steinberg's presence has cast the longest shadow in the 21st century, helping advance health causes on multiple fronts -- including autism care, mental health services, foster care and homeless services.

Steinberg to launch mental health foundation

October 07, 2014

Sacramento Bee
By Laurel Rosenhall

Outgoing Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said Tuesday that after he leaves the Legislature at the end of next month he will form a foundation to work on mental-health policy issues, an area that has long been a priority for the Sacramento Democrat.

The announcement came in the form of a tweet and was confirmed by Steinberg spokesman Rhys Williams.

Preschool expansion will help California's youngest residents

October 07, 2014

Porterville Recorder

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) announced Oct. 2 that the California Department of Education has allocated $67 million to add 7,500 preschool slots for low-income Californians.

Senate leader's eyesight-screening bill signed into law

October 07, 2014

Porterville Recorder

A bill signed into law last week may identify thousands of school children who are not learning to read because they can’t see the page.

More Preschool Slots Now Available For Low-Income Children

October 03, 2014

Capital Public Radio
By Ben Adler

Thousands of new preschool slots are now available for low-income, four-year-olds in California who have at least one working parent.

It’s part of this year’s state budget – and a top priority of outgoing Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

Steinberg says interested parents should call their school districts for sign-up information.

Editorial: Steinberg bill should improve the initiative process

October 02, 2014

Mercury News

Outgoing Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg has a well-deserved reputation for being among the most thoughtful members of the Legislature. He can take pride that one of his final bills, SB 1253, will join many others in having a lasting impact on state governance.

New UC Davis mental health research center will pursue mysteries of the brain

October 02, 2014

Merced Sun-Star
BY CYNTHIA H. CRAFT

With much fanfare and a blue ribbon-cutting ceremony, UC Davis officials unveiled plans Wednesday for a new pair of ambitious academic mental-health research centers – one in Sacramento at the UC Davis medical campus and the other in Southern California, run by UCLA.

New UC Davis mental health research center will pursue mysteries of the brain

October 02, 2014

Sacramento Bee
By Cynthia H. Craft

With much fanfare and a blue ribbon-cutting ceremony, UC Davis officials unveiled plans Wednesday for a new pair of ambitious academic mental-health research centers – one in Sacramento at the UC Davis medical campus and the other in Southern California, run by UCLA.

UC Davis starts research center for behavioral health

October 01, 2014

Central Valley Business Times

A unique academic research center designed to improve mental health in California and serve as a national model for advancing innovative research in neuroscience, as well as the prevention of mental illness is being founded on the Sacramento campus of the University of California, Davis.

Editorial: Initiative reforms signed by Gov. Brown mean better balloting

September 30, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a significant package of reforms for California’s century-old initiative process. The legislation, authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, will make the process more accessible to grassroots efforts, the funding more transparent to voters, and the measures themselves less vulnerable to legal flaws and unintended consequences.