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California Highway Patrol Commissioner D.O. “Spike” Helmick Featured on Capitol Focus

November 1, 2001

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Jamille Moens at (916) 651-4011


SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced today that this month’s guest on his television show Capitol Focus is D.O. “Spike” Helmick, Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).  In addition to speaking with Helmick about the mission of the CHP,  Simitian discusses the importance of building relationships with colleagues in Sacramento, his current activities in the District, and the process for developing his 2002 Legislative Session bill package.

“This was a particularly timely opportunity for us to talk about public safety and security,” said Commissioner Helmick.  “And I was impressed that Assemblyman Simitian’s Capitol Focus wanted to tackle some tough topics straight on.”

Simitian’s 30-minute, monthly televised show follows the legislative calendar and informs Peninsula residents about current events in Sacramento.  Each show covers a range of topics of interest to the community and features a significant special guest.  “Communicating with the folks I represent is a top priority for me,” said Simitian.  “And with constituents in 15 different cities spanning two different counties, it’s a challenge.” 

“Capitol Focus provides a wonderful opportunity to let my constituents know what’s going on in the Capitol, and in the District, as well as the good work being done by many of my colleagues.”  Simitian promises that the show will be, “timely, candid and always lively.”

Capitol Focus will air on the following cable stations:

  • Peninsula TV Channel 26 (Serving the communities between Redwood City and Daly City, excluding the Coastside and San Bruno) November 8 @ 6:30PM November 14 @ 9:00PM November 22 @ 6:30PM November 28 @ 9:00PM
  • Mid-Peninsula Access Channel (MPAC) Channels 6 and 77 (Serving Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton and some parts of unincorporated San Mateo County) Channel 6 – 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month @ 6:30 PM (November 4th and 18th ) Channel 77 – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month @ 10:05 PM (November 14th and 28th )
  • Mid Coast Television Channel 6 (Serving the San Mateo County Coastside) November 12th, 19th and 26th @ 12 Noon
  • Cupertino Community Television (Access Los Altos) Channel 26 (Serving Cupertino and Los Altos) TBD – check local listings
  • KCAT Los Gatos Public Access TV (Serving Los Gatos) 1st and 2nd Thursdays of the month @ 6:30 PM November 1st and 8th




Related Pages: Capitol Focus, Press Releases