Press Releases

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

“Anthem Blue Cross should negotiate with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, not patient lives.”

(SACRAMENTO) –  Effective August 15, Anthem Blue Cross discontinued hospital services at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, removing it as an in-network provider.  Enrollees were given no prior notice and were informed in a letter received after August 15 that directed them to seek alternate contracted facilities for care.  This took place in the midst of contract negotiations.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Jerry Brown signed two education bills by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D—Long Beach) Monday, in support of media arts education standards and aspiring teachers pursuing elementary teaching positions.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issues the following statement regarding Wednesday’s Assembly Education Committee oversight hearing of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC) charter schools:

Monday, July 17, 2017

A parent, a teacher, and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Education, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D—Long Beach) emphasizes that when “charter schools believe they are not accountable to anyone, students and families feel the effects.” 

(SACRAMENTO) –In light of recent findings by the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT), the Assembly Education Committee will convene this week for an informational hearing on “Charter School Oversight of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC).”

Monday, July 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issues the following statement on his support of AB 398 (E. Garcia):

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Assemblymember O'Donnell applauds increased funds for schools and ensuring the state lives within its means

Monday, June 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill (AB) 699 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) passed the State Assembly with bipartisan support.  The bill prohibits school staff from allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to enter school sites without approval from the school district Superintendent and possession of a judicial warrant and identification.