Irwin bill would create California Housing Agency

Legislation to create a California Housing Agency that oversees all activities related to housing was introduced by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) Feb. 19. “AB 2506 is a necessary reform which concentrates California’s efforts into one agency, allowing for more streamlined and timely action to increase our housing supply shortfall,” said Irwin.

Berkeley SkyDeck spreads culture of entrepreneurship to state capitol

Berkeley SkyDeck, UC Berkeley’s flagship startup incubator, will be sending to Sacramento seven of the startups it has graduated in a first-of-its-kind municipal partnership.

The agreement, announced this week, will let the companies, which each must have at least one founder who is an alumna of a University of California campus, get to know the Sacramento area and spread the energy of Berkeley’s entrepreneurs to other parts of the state.

Borderline Shooting Year Later: How Policymakers Are Fighting Gun Violence

November marked a year since the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks that left 12 people dead. On this episode, we look at what steps have been taken to curb gun violence since the tragedy and the role that mental health plays in these shootings.

We speak with former Thousand Oaks Mayor and current state Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin about where she was when she received the news and the steps she is taking to curb gun violence. In the wake of the tragedy, she crafted several bills aimed at curbing gun violence.