Tag: Mike Morrell

Nominations Open For 2016 Women of Distinction Awards

Big Bear, CA, June 1, 2016 – Each year, Senator Mike Morrell hosts the annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner to recognize extraordinary women from around the 23rd Senate District who have positively impacted their community. The nomination window for this year’s event is now open through August 1, 2016. Acknowledging remarkable women for their contributions to California has been an annual legislative tradition since 1987. Nominees should have a strong dedication to making a difference through acts of service, philanthropic efforts, or other demonstrations of commitment to their community. They must also live or work within the 23rd Senate...

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Senator Morrell and Assemblyman Obernolte to Hold Fire Tax Town Halls in Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, April 13, 2016 – On Saturday, April 16, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) will hold two community forums to discuss the status of the controversial state fire prevention “fee”, more commonly known as the fire tax. Senator Morrell recently authored Senate Bill 198 (co-authored by Assemblyman Obernolte) to repeal the fire tax, but it was rejected on a party-line vote. However, Senate Bill 1136, legislation authored by Senator Morrell to require more detailed information on how CalFire spends money generated by the controversial fire prevention fee, was recently passed by a unanimous...

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Senator Morrell Staff to Hold Office Hours in Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2016 – District staff from the office of State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will hold office hours at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce once a month. Constituents can stop by to discuss statewide or community issues as well as seek help with problems they may be having with state agencies. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by contacting the District Office at (909) 919-7731. Mobile office hours are held at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce on the second Thursday of every month. A full district schedule of mobile office hours can...

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Senator Morrell Announces Veterans Legislative Package

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 21st, 2016 – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has announced that he is authoring three bills this legislative session to help veterans transition to civilian life and honor the memories of fallen service members. “Our veterans and their families devoted their lives to our country,” said Morrell. “While we can never fully thank them for their sacrifices, we can take steps to make their transition back home a little easier. This package of bills works toward this goal as well as honoring the memories of all those who have served in the Armed Forces.” Senate Bill...

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Kristine Yoshida selected to receive Woman of Distinction Award

Big Bear, CA October 3, 2015 – State Senator Mike Morrell of the 23rd District recognizes woman who have gone above and beyond to serve others through community service or civic involvement.  Kristine Yoshida, from Big Bear Lake has been selected to receive the Woman of Distinction award on October 16th, 2015. Kristine, along with her husband Jeff and two teenage sons Cole and Conner have been residents of the Big Bear Valley for 20 years.  In addition to owning and running her business Summit Dental, Kristine enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling, cooking, and staying physically active. Prior to living in Big Bear Kristine was a student and graduate of UCLA Dental School where she received multiple academic awards and was on a research team with the chair of Biomaterials.  After graduating in 1994, she completed a prestigious General Practice Residency at the Long Beach VA Hospital, where she was the only female dentist resident. Locally, Kristine is a member of the Village Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley.  Kristine believes that giving back to the community is an important responsibility she has because Big Bear has been so generous to her. Woman of Distinction Awards acknowledging remarkable woman for their contributions to our state and region has been an annual legislative tradition since 1987.  Celebrations include weekly...

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