Press Releases

Friday, August 10, 2018

Lake County, CA –  Lake County residents have endured four years of some of the worst fires in our state’s history. Wildfire has ravaged significant portions of the county and since 2015, 1,785 Lake County residents have lost their homes to wildfires. Unfortunately, with the Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest wildland fire in our state’s history – that number is still growing. 

These fires have been incredibly difficult on everyone, but the kids of Lake County have suffered tremendously.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood and elected officials in Humboldt County were notified the Eureka DMV office would be closing for nearly four months for renovations starting in mid-August. Bottom line: This was not acceptable.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire and more than two dozen fellow California State Legislators sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown this week urging him to recall the National Guard from the border and not take any part in President Trump’s inhumane, zero-tolerance policy separating children from their parents.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s immigration policy separating children from their families:

“The Trump administration’s heartless and expanded policy of separating children from families arriving at the border is cruel, inhumane and indecent, even by Trump standards.

Findings from the SDC Existing Conditions Site Assessment will be shared with ample opportunity for community feedback

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Sacramento, CA – Following up on previous commitments, Senators McGuire and Dodd along with Assemblywoman Aguiar-Curry and Supervisor Susan Gorin will be hosting a comprehensive community workshop on the findings of the site assessment survey focused on the Sonoma Developmental Center’s buildings, infrastructure, open space, wildlife and history.

The State Department of General Services will be bringing in the consultants – WRT – who have been conducting the assessment.

Replacing water lines and mains will allow 187 homes destroyed in Redwood Complex Fire to be rebuilt

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sacramento – When the Redwood Complex Fire burned over 36,000 acres and destroyed over 500 structures last October in Mendocino County, that included 187 homes that are in the Redwood Valley County Water District. The District infrastructure faced significant damage due to the fires and it was discovered the main water line would need to be expanded in order to rebuild the homes to meet modern-day fire safety and building code requirements, with enough flow to accommodate fire sprinklers.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sacramento, CA – In a budget deal reached today by the Legislature and the Governor, California is making significant investments to enhance mutual aid firefighting resources and to protect our communities from the rising threats of wildfires. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire is proud to announce that North Coast Opportunities (NCO) – an incredible organization serving Mendocino and Lake county communities that led individual recovery and donation distribution efforts after last year’s Redwood Complex and Sulphur fires – has been chosen as the North Coast’s Nonprofit of the year. 

World class destination trail system closer to reality, but hefty NCRA debt still an obstacle

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s groundbreaking bill that will create the Great Redwood Trail, which will extend from the San Francisco Bay to the Humboldt Bay, is one step closer to reality after it was approved with a unanimous 36-0 vote in the State Senate last night.

Bill will now move to the Assembly for approval

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA –  Senator Mike McGuire passed Resolution 124 – with bipartisan support - to honor the life and service of Harold Del Ponte by renaming a portion of Highway 101 in his honor in beautiful Del Norte County.