Berryhill Bulletin: August 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Image of Dave Cogdill

Dave Cogdill: Rest In Peace: 1950-2017

On Sunday, July 23rd, the Central Valley lost a tremendous leader when Dave Cogdill passed away after a brave battle with pancreatic Cancer.

Dave was first elected to the Assembly in 2000, and was elected to the Senate in 2006. It was then that I was elected to replace him in the Assembly. He and his wonderful staff were incredibly generous with their time and support as I worked to fill his very large shoes.

Senator Cogdill was a genuine statesman, a true gentleman who led with his heart and represented the Central Valley with dedication and dignity. He was an incredibly kind man who treated everyone with respect. 

Dave never backed down from a challenge, spending many, many years working to get a much needed water bond passed. And no matter how long it took, no matter how many setbacks, he never gave up. I am so lucky to have been able to work with him on that issue and others important to the Central Valley. I will always cherish those memories of working with my dear friend and colleague. 

My staff (some of whom are former Senator Cogdill staffers) and I miss him greatly, and we are so grateful to have known him and worked with him. Our condolences go to his family, friends, and all who loved him.


Special Olympics

Image of athletes from the Tuolumne County Special Olympics. Pictured are: David Sullivan, Benjamin LeVine, Jennifer Evje and Mitchell Thompson.

Congratulations to all of the athletes from the Tuolumne County Special Olympics, who received certificates of recognition from for their participation in the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games at UC Davis in late June. 

They were presented with these certificates at an awards banquet put on by the Tuolumne County Special Olympics. 

The four athletes shown above are: David Sullivan, Benjamin LeVine, Jennifer Evje and Mitchell Thompson. 

The athletes from the Tuolumne delegation not shown are: Morgan Fox, Sinclair Darr, Staci Sherbert, Timothy Collie, Ellen Pombo, Jonathan DeCosta, Angel Woodall and David Cowley.


Tire Amnesty

Have some spare tires you need to get rid of? Madera County is hosting the North Fork Waste Tire Amnesty Day event on August 25th. Disposal is FREE! Contact Madera County Code Enforcement to make a reservation (which is required): 559-675-7821


Small biz of month

Image of Patrick Marchese Jr. (BBQ manager), Michelle Williams (Office Manager), Pat Marchese (Vice President), Ian Williams (CCO and Store Manager) and Mike Kimball (CEO).

Congratulations to our small business of the month for August, Fresno Ag Hardware! Opened in 1876, it is one of the oldest businesses in Fresno. It is family owned and operated, going back three generations.

Shown above from left to right: Patrick Marchese Jr. (BBQ manager), Michelle Williams (Office Manager), Pat Marchese (Vice President), Ian Williams (CCO & Store Manager) and Mike Kimball (CEO).

Thanks for your loyal service to the community.


In The News

Fresno Bee: Kids should help around the house. It makes them better students 

Sierra News Online: Get ready for National Night Out in Oakhurst


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We are here to help

The 8th Senate District is 27,000 square miles - one of the largest districts in the Senate and about the size of Rhode Island. To better serve you, I have set up three regional district offices with great staff available to listen to your opinions on legislation, lend a hand with problems you may be having with state agencies, or arrange an appointment with me. We also hold mobile office hours (see below). The schedule for those can be found on my website. Please do not hesitate to contact one of my local offices if we can be of assistance.

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Rm 3067
Sacramento, CA 95818

Fresno Office
6215 N. Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93710

Jackson Office
33 C Broadway
Jackson, CA 95642

Oakdale Office
102 Grove Ave, Suite B
Oakdale, CA 95361


Mobile office hours

4th Thursday 
Denair - August 24th
10:30 - 11:30am
Denair Community Services District
3850 North Gratton Road, Denair, CA 95316

1st Tuesday
Sonora - September 5th
10:00 - 11:30am
Sonora City Fire Department
201 South Shepherd Street, Sonora, Ca 95370

1st Friday
Oakdale - September 1st
3:30 - 4:30pm
Senator Berryhill District Office
102 Grove Ave, Oakdale, Ca 95361

2nd Thursday
Hughson - September 14th
11:00 - 12:00pm
City of Hughson City Hall
7018 Pine Street, Hughson, Ca 95326

2nd Thursday
Turlock - September 14th
1:30 - 2:30pm
Turlock Chamber of Commerce
115 S. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, Ca 95380

4th Thursday
Denair - September 28th
10:30 - 11:30am
Denair Community Services District
3850 North Gratton Road, Denair, Ca 95316