Monday, January 15, 2018

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

Each year, the Legislature honors his birthday with a Concurrent Resolution. I am proud to be a co-author of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 139 to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in 2018.

Today, I write to 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.

Here are list of community events:

Sunday, January 14

Martin Luther King Service
4 p.m.
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Metropolitan Church
2283 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001

Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration and Student Awards
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(Official program begins at 9:45 a.m.)
McKinley Elementary School (new location!)
325 S. Oak Knoll
Pasadena, CA  91101

19th Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
West Covina Civic Center Courtyard
1444 West Garvey Avenue South
West Covina, CA 91790

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Please join me for our annual Holiday Open House and Shoe Drive on Tuesday, December 12th. Share good company with fellow community members and participate in our annual shoe drive.

We are partnering with Shoes That Fit, a local charity that provides shoes and socks to children in need. Last year we collected over 200 pairs of shoes and socks! You are invited to make a difference in a child's life this year by donating a new pair of athletic shoes and/or socks (in youth size 10 through adult size 12).

While here, you can learn about my legislative priorities and services offered through my district office. Entertainment will be provided by the John Tirabasso Youth Jazz Ensemble.

Tuesday, December 12
5:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.

600 N. Rosemead Blvd. Suite 117
Pasadena, CA 91107

Please RSVP to or call my office at 626-351-1917.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Join us for a panel discussion around the most pressing health concerns affecting our friends and family and what we can do to help.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Altadena Senior Center
560 E Mariposa St.
Altadena, CA 91001

Information and resources will be provided by:

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Diabetes Association

Please RSVP by November 5th — call (626) 351-1917 or email:

Thursday, November 2, 2017

As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation and Interconnectivity Solutions, I invite you to join me for an informational hearing, "Advancing Sustainability in Regional Transportation Projects," to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Richard Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals
125 South Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

We will be joined by state government officials and experts who will discuss how we can advance our sustainability goals in current and future transportation projects – from creating sustainable communities to fixing our roads and highways – while advancing our economy and creating jobs. This hearing will bring stakeholders and the public together to lay the groundwork for solutions at both the local and statewide levels.

Please RSVP to (909) 624-7876 or via email at

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Block PartyPlease join me on Saturday, August 5 for our 18th Annual Block Party and Community Resource Fair.  We will be in the 500 block of Jackson Street in Pasadena from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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We can discuss your legislative ideas and community issues while enjoying live music, a classic car show, game trucks and lots more!  Information on local and state resources will also be available.

A brief community recognition program starts at noon, so please give yourself time to park, walk, or use public transportation. This year, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with Go Day One and Bike SGV to offer free bike valet. We hope that bike parking options will encourage you to travel green. Space is limited, so swing by the Go Day One booth (west end of Jackson St.) early.

I look forward to seeing you there!