In The News
May 07, 2018

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday denied parole for one of four men convicted in the 1979 killing of a Modesto couple.

A parole panel recommended in December that Ronald Ray Anderson, 57, be freed nearly four decades after the slayings of Phillip and Kathryn Ranzo.

Anderson cannot be safely released back into society, Brown said.

Press Releases
May 07, 2018

Eight Fallen Officers Honored during California’s Peace Officers’ Memorial Day –May 7th 2018

SACRAMENTO—Law enforcement officers from across California converged at the State Capitol today to honor officers who made “the ultimate sacrifice” in the line of duty.  Senator Cathleen Galgiani served as the legislative sponsor of this year’s event that included the recognition of officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Press Releases
May 01, 2018

Media Advisory

 

Senator Galgiani to Hold Hearing on the Asian

Citrus Psyllid’s Threat to California Citrus

What: Senate Agriculture Committee – Informational Hearing: Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease: An Update on the Continuing Threat to California’s Citrus

                             When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018,  9:30 AM

Press Releases
April 04, 2018

April 4, 2018

 

TO:         Media and General Public

RE:          Video and Materials of Press Conference asking Governor to Overturn Parole of Ronald Ray Anderson

At an afternoon press conference today, State Senator Cathleen Galgiani was joined by Stanislaus and San Joaquin county law enforcement officials along with friends and family members of murder victims Phil and Kathryn Ranzo, to ask Governor Jerry Brown to overturn the parole of Ronald Ray Anderson.

In The News
April 02, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is supporting a legislation to fight the growing underground economy in the state.

In a statement, AG Becerra said he is sponsoring Senate Bill 1272, which will make the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force permanent. The TRaCE Task Force will operate under the California Department of Justice.

In addition, the legislation will expand TRaCE Task Force with permanent teams in the Bay Area, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego.

Press Releases
April 02, 2018

Senator Galgiani Announces Legislation to Combat the Underground Economy

In The News
March 28, 2018

An Auburn resident has been honored with a Woman of the Year award for her longtime advocacy on behalf of crime victims.

Harriet Salarno, founder of Crime Victims United, was chosen for the accolade by District 5 state Sen. Cathleen Galgiani.

It was a special moment for Salarno, who has received numerous commendations over the years.

“This was very exciting,” she said. “I’ve known the senator for a long time. … We’ve worked together for many years.”

In The News
March 01, 2018

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA) — A California senator has introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of animal tested-cosmetics in the state, citing “inaction at the federal level.”

The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, was introduced last week by Senator Cathleen Galgiani.

he bill would make it unlawful for any cosmetic manufacturer to knowingly import or sell any cosmetic, including personal hygiene products such as deodorant, shampoo, or conditioner, in California if the final product or any component of the product was tested on animals after Jan. 1, 2020.