Press Release

Thursday, September 27, 2018

ASSEMBLYMEMBER ADAM C. GRAY

21ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
For Immediate Release: September 27, 2018
Contact: Adam Capper
Phone: (916) 319-2021

San Joaquin Valley Medical School Fund Becomes Law

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

The high cost of a zero-emission California

By Dan Walters | Sept. 24, 2018 |

 

It’s time again, boys and girls, for more fun with numbers – this edition being about electrical power generation and consumption in California.

For simplicity’s sake, we’ll use round numbers reflecting official state and federal data.

Electrical power is measured and priced to consumers by the kilowatt-hour, which is 1,000 watts of energy, about what a coffee maker uses, flowing for one hour. But in larger scale, officials use terawatts, each a billion kilowatts.

Californians burn 300 terawatt-hours of juice each year, 70 percent of which is generated in-state and more than 40 percent of which comes from natural gas- or nuclear-powered plants here or elsewhere.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Open hearts greet new Camp Taylor facility at old Honor Farm near Grayson

BY MARIJKE ROWLAND

mrowland@modbee.com

September 23, 2018 12:17 PM

A place that once locked up law breakers will now give children with heart disease the freedom to be themselves in Stanislaus County.

On Saturday, ground was broken on the new, permanent home for Camp Taylor at the old Honor Farm facility on West Grayson Road. The ambitious project comes after the camp, founded by Kimberlie Gamino, spent its first 16 years moving from site to site for its day and over-night camps.

Once completed, the $10 million project will be first medically supervised permanent camp facility dedicated to children with heart disease, which is the No. 1 birth defect nationally. This year, the efforts were infused with $2 million after Assemblyman Adam Gray helped to secure funding in the state budget for infrastructure and new construction.

“They have a tremendous vision for this place,” Gray said at the groundbreaking event Saturday afternoon. “This is something Stanislaus County should be extremely proud of.”

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Camp Taylor along the San Joaquin River becomes a reality

BY ADAM GRAY

More than 40,000 children are born with heart defects in America each year, making heart disease the nation’s leading birth defect. Children with heart disease often miss out on many of childhood’s most cherished experiences, as the regimen of medication and surgery prevents many of these children from participating in recreational activities.

Kimberlie and Michael Gamino of Modesto were determined to change that.

In 1993, Kimberlie and Michael welcomed a son, Taylor, to their family. Doctors soon discovered that he had been born with half a heart, a condition known as Hypo-Plastic Right Heart Syndrome. The Gamino family virtually lived at the hospital for months at a time, but they remained determined to ensure that Taylor experienced the fun and formative moments of childhood even while enduring four open-heart surgeries and a stroke.

Monday, September 10, 2018

As excerpted from: The Modesto Bee

Currently, the water board acts as prosecutor and judge in any dispute. Staff creates plans (like increasing flows to save salmon) then the board blesses them. If you don’t like the plan, you can appeal – to the board that just blessed it. Seems pointless.

Last year, Assemblyman Adam Gray wrote a bill to create an independent review panel for water disputes. Improbably, Gray’s bill passed but Gov. Brown vetoed it.

This year, Anna Caballero pushed through a similar bill, AB 747, which passed 69-5 and now awaits Gov. Brown’s signature. Though it was similar to his bill, Gray took a knee.

“It didn’t go far enough,” Gray said. The hearing panel would be within the water board structure, not independent.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018