The District Dispatch for August 2018
July was an exciting and busy month for our community. I was honored to host Propel LA and El Camino College at Inglewood City Hall for their Short-term Workforce Training Project. The project will directly connect workers and businesses through appropriate training programs that are vital for the future of our workforce and crucial to the health of our community.
These types of community programs build upon the work being done in Sacramento to support technical education and encourage California’s students to explore their educational options.
In this issue of the newsletter, you’ll find information about:
- Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles State Legislator Breakfast
- Propel LA Training Program
- Don Lee Farms Plant in Inglewood
- Westchester/Playa Annual Summer Celebration
- LA Care Elevating the Safety Net Launch Event
- Westchester’s Farmers' Market 25th Anniversary Celebration
- Tour of Centinela Hospital in Inglewood
- 4th Annual 62nd Assembly District Back to School Health & Wellness Fair
- What’s up in AD 62 next month?
These are just a few of the events my team and I have attended. Be sure to check out the complete list of upcoming events at the end of this newsletter.
I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool!
I attended the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles State Legislator’s (AAGLA) Breakfast. I was able to speak to local apartment owners and landlords about the current climate of affordability in California. Over 100 years old, AAGLA is an association of owners, managers and suppliers who desire professional growth, operational advice, advocacy on behalf of the industry and individuals who seek to surround themselves with like minds.
I was honored to host Propel LA at Inglewood City Hall for their Short-Term Workforce Training Project. There was a great turnout and important information was distributed to our local non-profits to help get the word out about short-term training programs offered by our community colleges. I am glad we can begin to bring more awareness of career pathways programs and encourage options to make California’s students college and career ready.
I was invited to tour Don Lee Farms in Inglewood. They are the largest single supplier of beef nationwide for school lunch programs and also have a full facility that offers vegetarian plant based burgers. I was able to sample the quality food served in schools. I was very pleased to learn they have over 300 employees in their Inglewood plant and am glad their home is the 62nd Assembly District.
I was pleased to attend this year’s Westchester/Playa’s Annual Summer Celebration where I was able to provide a brief legislative update and talk about this year’s legislative victories. They had a great turnout of local community and business leaders who have a vested interest in the Westchester/Playa community.
On July 19th, my staff attended the Los Angeles Care “Elevating the Safety Net” Launch Event. Los Angeles Care announced their new program to help bring more doctors to underserved areas in Los Angeles County. They are giving clinics in the “safety net” $125,000 grants to hire new doctors, as well as starting a medical loan repayment program to assist recently graduated physicians. They also gave out 8 full-ride scholarships worth up to $350,000 to students who desire to work in these underserved communities. I can’t wait to see the impact this program will have in the coming years!
The Westchester Farmers’ Market celebrated their 25th Anniversary this year on July 25th and I was honored to have a member of my staff, Ari Ruiz, attend and present a certificate of recognition. The vendors at our local farmer’s markets provide fresh produce at affordable prices. For twenty-five years, the Westchester Farmers’ Market has strengthened the community by bringing neighbors together in a fun, healthy, and family-friendly environment. Congratulations to the Westchester Farmer’s Market!
On July 20th, I toured the Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood. In addition to all the renovations of their facilities, they were recently named one of “America’s 11 Great Community Hospitals” according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Centinela Hospital Medical Center is the only Los Angeles-based hospital and one of six in California to make the list. This is the fourth year it has been recognized for its high quality service. Congratulations Centinela Hospital Medical Center!
Please join us at the 4th Annual 62nd Assembly District Back-to-School Health & Wellness Fair at Crozier Middle School in Inglewood for FREE health screenings, school supplies, refreshments & more. Free backpacks for the first 700 students, ages 5-14.
Inglewood Community Adult School High School Diploma Program
August 6-16, 2018: 9:00-12:00pm
Inglewood Community Adult School, 106 E. Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90301
Marina Del Rey 2018 Summer Concerts
Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Burton Chace Park – 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey
For a full list of Summer Concert dates, click here.
Inglewood City of Champion Lion’s Club 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, August 25, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church – 9300 Crenshaw, Inglewood, CA 90305
Los Angeles County Homeless Services Authority's Homeless Services Web Portal, which residents can use to request services for people that they encounter that are experiencing homelessness. The Authority will use the information to dispatch a homeless services outreach term to the area. https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/request