Dec 152013
 
GUEST OPINION: State needs to honor its debt to California's counties

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – By Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) and Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad (Woodland) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes 36 California counties collectively over $17 million in delinquent payment-in-lieu-of-taxes.  For Yolo County, the share is nearly $1.4 million. The payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) program was established in 1949 [...]

Jun 252012
 
Eating on $4.46/day: Assemblywoman takes 'Hunger Challenge' for food stamp awareness

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 13, 2012 – GUEST COMMENTARY From the office of Mariko Yamada, 8th District, California State Assembly June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and with the Legislature facing a looming state budget deadline, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) is taking the “Hunger Challenge” for the 4th consecutive year as a state legislator.  Hunger Challenge [...]

Apr 152012
 
Veterans' supporter is 'woman of year'

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 – A woman who has involved herself in West Sacramento’s community has earned “Woman of the Year” distinction in Mariko Yamada’s 8th Assembly District. Debbie Reynolds, 35, joined other state-wide honorees in receiving the award in a ceremony at the capitol on March 26. “I was a little bit nervous,” [...]

Mar 192012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MARCH 19, 2012 – Assemblwoman Mariko Yamada just announced she has named Debbie Reynolds as “Woman of the Year” in the 8th Assembly District. Reynolds is administrator of Eskaton Wilson Manor for seniors in West Sacramento. She organized the local Veterans Day Parade in November and helped local senior citizen veteran Mino [...]

Jan 302012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – It can be hard to navigate the paperwork to get financial aid for college. Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada is hosting a number of “Cash for College” workshops to help college-bound students connect with financial aid. The workshops will include help applying for Cal Grants and filling out the FAFSA. In West Sacramento, [...]