Press Release

Friday, December 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) authored 12 bills this year that will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The legislation is related to a variety of issues, including sexual assault survivors, the 2020 Census, student welfare, elections security, and health care.

Sexual Assault Survivors

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Palo Alto's plan for a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 sped ahead on Monday morning, when city officials formally signed agreements with multiple agencies, paving the way for construction of the long-delayed project to begin next year and conclude in 2020.

At a small, makeshift space off of Adobe Creek trail in south Palo Alto, agency representatives signed agreements that allow the city to go out to bid in January.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s criticism of California elections is unjustified
Unlike other states, Golden State is a model for expanding voters’ rights

Marc Berman
The Mercury News
December 7, 2018

Outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan recently cast doubt on California’s election results, calling our state’s election system “bizarre” and saying that it “just defies logic” to him.

As chair of the state Assembly committee that oversees our elections, I wanted to take this opportunity to enlighten the Wisconsin congressman. The results of the Nov. 6 election are what happens when a state takes the power away from politicians and puts it in the hands of the people, where it belongs, by making it easier to vote and ensuring that all votes are counted.

Monday, December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Berman introduced two bills to guide the state’s advancement of computer science education. The new legislation comes as Computer Science Education Week – a national campaign to promote K-12 computer science education – begins.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Berman Hosts Community Coffee in Sunnyvale
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Jana Bergevin’s dream was as elusive as it is common: a career in Hollywood. Growing up near Sacramento, she didn’t imagine herself in front of a camera or even behind one. She wanted to be an animator, able to turn her imagination into stories for screens big and small.

Admissions officers at The Art Institute of San Francisco convinced her the for-profit college could all but guarantee her a job in the industry if she graduated from its expensive program. They talked about their connections to studios such as Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks.