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California Youth Empowerment Applications are Open!

Dear Neighbor,

In 2021, I passed Assembly Bill (AB) 46, a bill that created the California Youth Empowerment Commission (CYEC) to engage California’s youth in the policy making process. The bill was ultimately signed, and I was able to secure $1.5 million to establish the Commission this year.

Applications are officially open! The Commission provides a unique opportunity for the state’s youth to be civically engaged and make recommendations to the Legislature, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Governor on specific legislative and fiscal issues.

Join Me: Los Angeles Mission College Community Resource Fair

Dear Neighbor,

I want to cordially invite you to join me and Los Angeles Mission College for a community resource fair & fall enrollment event. It will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 9 a.m. at LAMC Courtyard. Please join me to celebrate the newly signed state budget, which includes $10 million to be allocated to LAMC for the creation of the Biotechnology STEM Hub. Come and learn how the Regional Hub will create a pipeline for the next generation of STEM leaders from this community.

Reúnase conmigo para un ayuntamiento virtual sobre la indigencia este sábado, 1/29 a las 10 a.m.

Estimado vecino,

Lo invito a reunirse conmigo el sábado 29 de enero de 2022 a las 10:00 a.m. para un ayuntamiento virtual sobre la indigencia. Representantes de Caltrans, la Patrulla de Carreteras de California y la Autoridad de Servicios para Personas sin Hogar de Los Ángeles (LAHSA) nos acompañarán para hablar sobre las inversiones recientes del estado para combatir la falta de vivienda, los procesos de las agencias estatales para abordar la indigencia, cómo se brindan servicios a la comunidad sin hogar y los esfuerzos actuales para embellecer nuestras carreteras.

Caltrans Work Alerts and Interstate 210 Road Updates

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Dear Neighbor,

As you may already know, Caltrans has been hard at work with its many repairs to Interstate 210. Earlier this year, I met with Caltrans leadership to discuss priority concerns in the 39th Assembly District and pushed to secure funding for cleanup efforts on our highways. This is a concern amongst many of my constituents, and that is why I prioritize updating my district with upcoming maintenance projects.

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant

Dear Friends,

This has been a challenging year for our small businesses and nonprofits.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and nonprofits are the pillar of our communities. Back in March, I led the effort in the Legislature to ensure nonprofits are included in COVID-19 recovery efforts. They serve as a critical partner to state and local governments by providing and performing a wide variety of services that help our most vulnerable communities.

Free Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Dear Friends,

This has been a challenging year for everyone.

In an effort to make sure no families go hungry this holiday season, I have partnered with the Pacoima Neighborhood Council and Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) to host a Free Thanksgiving Food Distribution Drive-Thru and Walk-Thru Event. The event will take place on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 9-11a.m. at MEND in Pacoima.

Address: 10641 N. San Fernando Rd., Pacoima, CA 91331

Resources to Prepare

Due to potential wildfire inducing conditions, Southern California Edison (SCE) has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) warning for portions of our region today and tomorrow. Depending on weather conditions, the PSPS may be longer. My office is in constant communication with SCE as well as cities, school districts, public safety agencies and utilities in our district. While the exact locations of the possible PSPS are still to be determined, it is important to do several things to prepare.

Preparing for a Power Outage:

Recursos para mantenerse fresco de manera eficiente

¡Las temperaturas de verano en California no son una broma! En el futuro cercano se esperan altas temperaturas y los centros de enfriamiento locales ofrecen una forma segura y confiable para que tú y tu familia puedan escapar del calor. Toma en cuenta que esas horas pueden variar según la ubicación, y es posible que se requieran cubiertas faciales al ingresar.

Encuentre un centro de enfriamiento

Teléfono: 311