==The area that I represent in Berkeley is home to two campuses of Zaytuna College, the first accredited Musilim liberal arts college in the United States.
==I want to send warmest wishes to all the Muslims in our district and across the Bay Area who are observing Ramadan.
==Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide, and is observed with fasting, increased prayer, and faithful intention.
==This holy time is also spent focusing on charitable work, increased time in spiritual worship, and donating money to feed those in need.
==Bay Area Muslims are a part of the fabric of our community and are recognized for their contributions, rich cultural heritage, and wide diversity that they bring to our community. This Ramadan, we are reminded that our freedom to worship benefits us all and should be celebrated.
==Let us come together and recognize that faith, good deeds, and diversity in worship is a beautiful thing.