State to fund suicide prevention training for schools

Gov. Jerry Brown set aside Wednesday $1.7 million to fund online suicide prevention training for all public middle and high school students and staff in California.

In signing the final state budget, Brown approved an education omnibus trailer bill that appropriates the funding. The trailer bill includes Assembly Bill 2369, which Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, introduced earlier this year to require the California Department of Education to provide funding to make training available to public schools across the state, including charter schools.

State budget includes money for Tunitas, Martin's beaches

The California state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday includes money for two projects near and dear to many Coastisders — a county park at Tunitas Creek Beach and public access to Martin's Beach.

State and local officials are planning a press conference on Friday to talk about the funding. The state allocation follows months of work by local beach lovers interested in responsible ownership of two of the area's most beloved beaches.

Berman Champions Funding for Youth Suicide Prevention Training

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) is pleased to have secured $1.7 million to provide youth suicide prevention training for all school staff and students. Today Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1808, the education omnibus trailer bill, which appropriates this funding. 

Community Services Agency named District 24's Nonprofit of the Year

State Assemblyman Marc Berman selected Community Services Agency as the Nonprofit of the Year for District 24.

CSA – which provides social services to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View residents – is scheduled to be recognized today, California Nonprofits Day, in Sacramento.

Hearing Amplifies Need for Funding to Support Student Growth

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – With record enrollments set each year, panelists made the point for increased state support during a May 4 hearing hosted by the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California. The Master Plan is a plan for affordable access to higher education in California.