Long Beach Leads the Way to Reduce Student Testing and Increase College Attendance

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to allow Long Beach Unified School District to administer the SAT instead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessment passed out of the Assembly Education Committee yesterday on a 7-0 vote. 

O’Donnell Pet Rescue and Adoption Act Passes Committee

(Sacramento) - Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) addressed animal rights activists, caregivers and business owners gathered at the Capitol to mark the passage of the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act from the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Leads Bipartisan Effort to Expand Career Technical Education

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) and Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham (R – Templeton) to support career technical education was passed unanimously by the Assembly Education Committee today. AB 445 will continue state funding for career technical education programs.

Editorial: Fighting for Our Furry Friends - Signal Tribune

They are man’s best friend, the furry felines who make a house a home. Our animal companions are loved just as though they are members of our family. It’s been said that the unconditional love and loyalty of pets can lift depression, ease loneliness and even lower blood pressure. My own family recently grew in size with the adoption of two rescue dogs who bring joy, laughter and love to our lives every single day.