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“End of Life Option Act” Clears First Committee

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation carried by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to expand end of life options available to Californians passed out of the Senate Health Committee on a 6 to 2 vote today.  Senate Bill (SB) 128, the End of Life Option Act, will allow a mentally competent, terminally ill adult in California in the final stages of life to request aid-in-dying medication from a physician.  SB 128 now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

New Video Testimony from Brittany Maynard Released Supporting End of Life Option Legislation

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today the family of Brittany Maynard released new video testimony from Brittany in support of aid-in-dying legislation.  Ms. Maynard wrote the testimony and recorded the video for California Legislators before her death in November, 2014.  

Monterey Herald: Editorial: Veterans cemetery a reality

March 15, 2015

Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at the General Stilwell Community Center in Seaside marked a major landmark in the effort to construct what eventually will be a fitting tribute to the many veterans who have served our country.

The groundbreaking was for the first phase of the project, a 17-acre development that will include 5,000 columbarium niches, landscaping, a memorial walkway and supporting infrastructure. This first phase will be completed by July 2016.

Salinas Californian: Central Coast Veterans Cemetery ‘finally’ breaks ground

March 13, 2015

It may have taken nearly 25 years, but many Salinas-area veterans will finally have their dream come true after a groundbreaking celebration for the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery took place Friday in Seaside.

The 78-acre cemetery on the former Fort Ord is expected to serve about 100,000 veterans and their spouses living in counties from Santa Clara to San Luis Obispo.

Senator Monning Statement on Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking

March 13, 2015

(SEASIDE, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on today’s groundbreaking of the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord.

Watch the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking Ceremony live online

March 10, 2015

Senator Bill Monning invites you to join him at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking Celebration. If you are unable to attend, the Celebration will be live-streamed on Senator Monning's website: http://sd17.senate.ca.gov/.

DATE: Friday, March 13, 2015

TIME:10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: General Stilwell Community Center
4260 Gigling Road
Seaside, CA 93955