Friday, January 31, 2020

As the chair of the Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, I would like you to join us for a hearing on public transit interconnectivity. We will address many timely transportation issues for the region and the state. The key is to meet our ambitious environmental goals and to create vibrant and sustainable communities.

Friday, January 31
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ontario City Hall
303 E. B Street, Rm: TBD
Ontario, CA 91764

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Local and state government officials and experts will discuss regional transit projects, airport connectivity, sustainable communities and legislative topics.

We hope you will join us to help create a better future!

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Panel 1: Interregional Connectivity

Alan Wapner, Board President, Ontario International Airport Authority
Paul Granillo, Chief Executive Officer of Inland Empire Economic Partnership.

Panel 2: Developing Sustainable Communities

Suzanne Hague, Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
Wesley Reutimann, Special Programs Director at Active San Gabriel Valley
Kome Ajise, Executive Director at the Southern California Association of Governments

Panel 3: Connecting Sustainable Communities

Mariana Huerta-Jones, Campaign & Communications Manager of ACT-LA
Gloria Ohland, Director of Policy and Communications at MoveLA
Erin Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of OmniTrans

Monday, January 20, 2020

Even now, a half century after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions toward developing a more equal society, one where all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, remain unmatched.

Each year, the Legislature honors his birthday with a Concurrent Resolution. I am proud to be a co-author of this year’s Assembly Concurrent Resolution 146 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2020.

Today, I encourage you to give back to your community in his honor, and participate in a local event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

In his words, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."

As we remember the past, we must endeavor to use those lessons to inform the present and shape the future. I trust that you will do something meaningful to commemorate his legacy.

MLK Community Coalition Events:

Rekindling the Light of Peace

January 11
10 a.m.

Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

Description: The Pasadena Human Relations Commission invites the public to attend the 20th Annual “Rekindling the Light of Peace” event in the City Council Chambers at Pasadena City
Hall. This free event features guest speakers, music and poetry readings and is a prelude to celebrations that occur on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MLK Essay and Visual Arts Finalists’ Public Readings, Displays, and Presentations

Tuesday, January 14
5 p.m.

Longfellow Elementary School, 5:30 p.m.
1065 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104

Description: Come listen to original speeches and enjoy an evening of viewing beautiful artwork and performances paying tribute to Dr. King by the MLK Essay and Visual Arts Contest finalists and winners. The hosting school organizes the event to showcase some of the other diverse talents of the students.

MLK Day of Service: A Day On, Not Off

Saturday, January 18
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Muir High School, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1905 N. Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

Description: On the Saturday before the MLK Day of Service, it is our tradition to provide a local school with volunteers to help beautify the campus. We will plant flowers, clean up, and do
several maintenance tasks. Afterwards, we will enjoy a nice lunch and entertainment from the students from the school. This is collaboration between Martin Luther King Community Coalition and Pasadena Unified School District and the school principal.

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

Sunday, January 19
3:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Baptist Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Student Awards

Monday, January 20
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Robinson Park
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. | Pasadena, CA 91103

  • 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Teach-in
  • 9:45 a.m. - Program begins

Find more MLK Day volunteer opportunities here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Celebrate the holidays and give back.

In the spirit of the holidays, we are partnering with Shoes That Fit to provide shoes and socks to local children in need. I would like to invite you to our Holiday Open House & Shoe Drive. You can make a difference by donating a new pair of athletic shoes or socks in youth size 10 through adult size 12.

Tuesday, December 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

41st Assembly District Office
600 North Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117

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Light refreshments will be served.

Discuss legislative and community issues, and learn more about services offered through the district office.

We hope you will celebrate and make a difference this holiday!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

An Invite to the 20th Annual District Block Party and Resource Fair!

Saturday, August 3
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

500 Block of East Jackson Street in Pasadena

The 20th Annual District Block Party and Resource Fair is right around the corner. We invite you for an open discussion on legislative and community issues, while enjoying live music, a classic car show, and so much more!

Below is a list of local and state resources participating to provide useful information about their programs and to help answer your questions:

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz),
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Department of Developmental Services
  • California Office of Emergency Services
  • Department of Insurance
  • Covered California
  • Employment Development Department
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Governor’s Office Business and Economic Development
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Engage in our community discussion on the “Los Angeles County Plan to Prevent and Combat Homelessness” (Measure H).  

Saturday June 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Alexander Hughes Community Center
1700 Danbury Road
Claremont, CA 91711


During the San Gabriel Valley Housing and Homelessness Summit, we will discuss the promise of Measure H, which created a one-quarter of a cent sales tax to generate funds for homeless services and short-term housing. Not to mention, it will raise approximately $355 million a year over the next 10 years for Los Angeles County to fund services for homelessness prevention, mental health care, job training, and non-profit homeless service providers.

A team of expert panelists, stemming from diverse backgrounds will chime in with the importance of the Measure H policy.

Representatives to attend:

  • Scott Chamberlain, San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness
  • Jan Cicco, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
  • Rev. Karen Davis, City of Glendora
  • Peter Lynn, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
  • Chris Ko, United Way Greater Los Angeles
  • Jerry Ramirez, LA County Homeless Initiative
  • and a representative from Union Station Homeless Services

In addition, a legislative update on current and statewide issues that affect San Gabriel Valley will be presented.

This event is sponsored by the San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.