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Levine Calls for Creation of Public Administrator for PG&E

Governor Gavin Newsom, announced the formation of a hand picked team to oversee PG&E’s service and safety responsibilities to the public.

As Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) second Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) continues to leave millions without power, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D –

Marin County) today announced urgency legislation to authorize the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to temporarily appoint a Public Administrator

to oversee the management of PG&E. Levine plans to introduce the legislation when the legislature reconvenes in January 2020. Under Levine’s proposal, the CPUC would establish a test to determine if a Public Administrator should be appointed to oversee PG&E. The test would include an analysis of PG&E’s financial health, the reliability of the utility’s infrastructure and its safety record. The Public Administrator would be authorized to work with PG&E leadership and make decisions necessary to restore critical infrastructure, ensure that proper safety protocols are followed and increase public

confidence in the utility. Once the CPUC is able to determine that PG&E has complied with these financial, infrastructure and safety requirements, full management responsibilities would be returned to PG&E. During the week of October 7, 2019, PG&E initiated a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), forcing blackouts on over 2 million Californians, preventing 130,000 students from attending school and causing economic losses estimated in the billions. After that event, PG&E’s CEO William Johnson speculated that these blackout events could occur for another decade. [Continued on Page 5]

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Meet Maddie’s Fellow John Cicolella How did a network administrator in banking become a future leader in animal welfare? John Cicolella had loved animals all his life. When he learned about the Executive Leader Fellowship, funded by Maddie’s Fund, he knew he needed to apply. The fellowship is an immersive professional opportunity for animal welfare professionals seeking to develop and strengthen their skill sets in animal sheltering management and leadership. The chance for a 12-month fellowship at HSSV, the world’s first model shelter and a national leader for excellence in shelter medicine, was an opportunity for John to gain first-hand experience in an animal shelter setting. While John’s day job consisted of working as a network administrator at a banking firm, he had found a way to integrate his true passion into his life in other ways. He had started an animal rescue called Rescue Pit in Rochester, New York, where he lived at the time. The volunteer-run and foster-based rescue focused on rescuing and rehabilitating shelter dogs with behavior issues. He had also opened a dog training business, called the Academy of Dog Trainers, to learn more about positive training and help the dogs taken in by his rescue. He was proud of his work, but knew he

was ready to take the next step into working with animals full-time. John applied for the fellowship, was accepted, and moved across the country, eager for the opportunity to develop and strengthen his skills in animal welfare leadership. He has now been at Humane Society Silicon Valley for ten months. During that time, he has been mentored by HSSV’s leadership team, including President Carol Novello. “John’s leadership and project management abilities have really begun to shine since he came to Humane Society Silicon Valley,” says Carol Novello. “His work on our Community Development programs enables us to expand our mission impact throughout Silicon Valley. We are proud to have been able to give him this runway and are excited to see what lies ahead.” John has also shadowed members of each department, learning about best practices in animal welfare, standards of care, and the importance of shelter medicine. He has worked on projects helping Humane Society Silicon Valley’s targeted zip code free spay/neuter program achieve its goals, created a business plan for the mobile spay/neuter program, and worked on a number of collaborative projects between community organizations and Humane Society Silicon Valley. John

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In Rememberance Jeffrey V. Neuroth DDS Dec. 12, 1946 – Oct. 29, 2019

Jeffrey Neuroth, San Jose dentist and Morgan Hill resident, passed away on Tuesday, October 29 after a yearlong heroic fight with pancreatic cancer. For over forty years, Jeffrey Neuroth DDS, was a highly regarded and beloved dentist to generations of patients at his Cherry Avenue office in San Jose. Dr. Neuroth treated everyone with a compassion and care that earned him his patients’ trust and loyalty, many of whom stayed with him for decades, often referring their families, friends and coworkers. Outside of the office, Jeffrey loved spending time on his boat fishing for everything, from salmon and tuna, to halibut and crabs. His weekend excursions on Monterey Bay tided him over in between lengthier exciting fishing trips to Mexico and Alaska. Any day on his boat, near the ocean he loved so much, was a good day. Jeffrey is survived of by his wife Karen Neuroth, sons Brian Neuroth of San Jose, and David Neuroth of Morgan Hill. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew Neuroth, who passed away in 2016. Jeffrey Neuroth will be remembered for his commitment to his patients, his excitement and passion for fishing and especially how much he loved and cared for his family. At the family’s request, services will be private.

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Levine Calls for Creation of Public Administrator for PG&E

[Continued From Page 1] Earlier this year, PG&E acknowledged that its equipment was responsible for the 2018 Camp Fire that killed 85 people and was the most destructive wildfire in California history. PG&E has also recently acknowledged that its equipment may have cause the current Kincade Fire in Sonoma County that has burned 66,231 acres, destroyed at least 96 structures, threatened an additional 80,000 structures and forced the

evacuation of 185,000 people. PG&E’s current PSPS is impacting over 960,000 customer accounts in Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba counties. “In every possible

way, PG&E has failed the people of California by neglecting its responsibilities for decades and prioritizing profits over public safety,” said Assemblymember Levine. “We cannot

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A Step Forward allow PG&E’s poor leadership to continue to harm California residents or our state’s economy which is more and more dependent upon a clean, safe and reliable supply of electricity. We need a responsible adult in the room to right PG&E’s

wrongs. My proposal to create a Public Administrator for PG&E will help this utility refocus its priorities on safety and increase needed public confidence in this essential public utility service.”

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Suits2Empower: La ropa que es demasiado Suits2Empower: Clothes That are too Small pequeña para ti puede marcar una gran For You Can Make a Big Difference in the diferencia en la vida de otros Lives of Others There is a joy of doing something for others at any age. Hace tres años, estaba debatiendo contra un oponente talentoso en el Torneo de Debate de California. Mientras esperaba la decisión del juez, le pregunté si lo vería en un próximo torneo. Sorprendentemente, respondió que no, explicando que no tenía un traje y se sentía "fuera de lugar" en estos eventos. Este estudiante fue lo suficientemente valiente como para decirlo fuerte, pero imaginé a cientos de personas que evitaron importantes oportunidades académicas por razones similares. Al darme cuenta de que tenía un traje pequeño en mi armario, me pregunté cómo muchas otras personas tenían trajes extras en sus armarios. Compartí la idea de donar trajes a aspirantes menos afortunados y se nos dio la oportunidad de hablar en la asamblea escolar y comenzar una campaña de donación. Poco después de la asamblea, mi bandeja de entrada estaba rebosante de correos electrónicos de padres y personal que desean ayudar, y así nació Suits2Empower.

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Nickelodeon HALO Awards. INFORMATION FOR NOMINATORS/ APPLICANTS: The Awards recognize up to 15 Jewish teens who are outstanding leaders in community service with awards of $36,000 each. We seek teens showing significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative – or who have considerably deepened or expanded an existing project — that embodies the values of tikkun olam, “repairing the world.” Nominations offer the opportunity for educators, civic leaders, and teen mentors to acknowledge Jewish teens who are actively working to create meaningful change in their communities and the world. Projects may have any focus, from raising money, to hands-on interactions, to larger systemic-change initiatives. The work can have a local, national, or global focus benefiting the Jewish or general community. Applicants can create a new project or contribute to an established initiative if they demonstrate a current, significant leadership role in an existing organization or project.


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CRITERIA: • Aged 13-19 years old (as of the application deadline on January 8, 2020) • Self-identify as Jewish • Resident of the United States • Volunteering without any compensation for their services • Currently serve in a leadership role on a project/initiative aimed at repairing the world

Through an online application, teens are asked to demonstrate:

• Proven commitment to the value and practice of tikkun olam • Current leadership of and dedication to the project over time • Effective development and implementation of a project or organization • Demonstration of vision and creativity • Ability to impact a growing number of individuals and/or engage a growing number of individuals in the project, either as partners, participants or beneficiaries • Ability to articulate the history, meaning and significance of the project, its goals, impact and potential to engage others

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Applications will be available in October. Complete the online “Nominate” form found at www.dillerteenawards.org. For more information, email dillerteenawards@sfjcf.org or call (415) 512-6432.

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Serve and Protect

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A Salute of Honor

Joshua Smith(left) with Ro Khanna (center) and Tom Pyke (right).

Joshua Smith, Campus Executive Director at AVIATION INSTITUTE of MAINTENANCE and his team welcomed Congressman Ro Khanna to Salute our Veterans and hold a town hall meeting with constituents. Veterans Recognized (Pictured Below): • Ken Brunskill US Navy Vet Vietnam-Fremont • Jake Janitz US Army Vietnam/South Korea Vet-Milpitas • Tito Cortez US Army Vet Vietnam War-San Jose • Robert (Bob) US Army Vet Korean War Gross-Alviso • Forrest Williams-San Jose (Did not make event but honored) (Former City Council San Jose) • Dennis Whittaker- US Army Vet-Cupertino • Jerry Kromrey- US Air Force Vet San Jose • Bronze Star Honoree Korean War Veteran Takashi Jack Soto- Presented by Major Bender and Congressman Ro Khanna

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