The District Dispatch for September and October 2018
The 2017-2018 legislative session has finally come to an end at the State Capitol, but my work in the district continues strong. I am grateful for all of the great pieces of legislation that were signed by Governor Brown that will surely give all Californians a brighter future in the forthcoming years. Below is a recap of my busy September as we head into the fall.
In this issue of the newsletter, you’ll find information about:
- 4th Annual 62nd Assembly District Back to School Health & Wellness Fair
- Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise 20th Annual Pancake Breakfast
- Don Lee Aloha Poke Ribbon Cutting in Marina Del Rey
- P.S. I Love You 18th Annual Day at the Beach
- Taste of Inglewood
- National Night Out
- Milken Institute – California Policy Summit 2018
- Gardena Jazz Festival
- Inglewood Councilman Padilla’s Annual Picnic & Chili Cook-Of
- SEIU-UHW Labor Day Rally
- Small Business Forum
- Del Rey Neighborhood Council Open House
These are just some of the events my team and I have attended. Be sure to check out the list of upcoming events at the end of this newsletter.
I hope you enjoyed the summer and are looking forward to the fall!
I hosted the 4th Annual 62nd Assembly District Back-to-School Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, August 11th at Crozier Middle School in Inglewood. We provided backpacks, school supplies and health screenings for over 500 kids and families. I was also able to present the 62nd AD 2018 CA Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship recipients with their checks and laptops! With the help of our amazing sponsors we are able to make a profound difference in the 62nd AD every year.
I joined the Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise at their 20th Annual Pancake Breakfast. There was a great turnout and I was happy to present Certificates of Recognition to their outgoing Board and Board President for their exemplary service and leadership. I am proud of the Rotary Club’s work throughout our district and wish them the best in their continued success!
I’m so happy to welcome Aloha Poke to Marina Del Rey. My staff attended their ribbon cutting ceremony and presented them with a Certificate of Recognition, to officially welcome them to the 62nd Assembly District. I can’t wait to stop by and I encourage you all to take a moment, head over and give them a big welcome!
I was pleased to have my staff attend the P.S. I Love You 18th Annual Day at the Beach. This annual experience bonds children, families, companies and communities through gifts of personal time, attention, care and one-on-one mentoring. P.S. I Love You Foundation has over 300 adult volunteers who sponsor at-risk children from a variety of schools, shelters and foster care programs across LA County for a day of fun. I was proud to have a member of Team Burke present them with a Certificate of Recognition for their amazing work!
On August 5th, my staff attended and hosted a booth at the Taste of Inglewood. They interacted with hundreds of constituents while enjoying the many businesses and restaurants in attendance. It was a great day to enjoy all that Inglewood has to offer!
My district staff was able to attend multiple events for National Night Out on August 7th. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places to live. They stopped by Inglewood, Del Rey, Playa Vista, El Segundo, and Del Air.
I was honored to speak on the Gender Equity Panel and participate in the Policy Forum on Lifting CA Children & Families Out of Poverty at the Milken Institute CA Policy Summit in August. I was joined by my colleague, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, along with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Cassandra Pye and Chris Silberman. Despite being the fifth largest economy in the world, every 1 in 5 California children live in poverty. Thank you to the Milken institute for hosting this important panel and forum so we can better understand how to bring greater opportunity to our district and state.
It was a great day to be in the 62nd Assembly District at the Annual Gardena Jazz Festival! As always, it was a sold out event and filled with amazing acts, which featured Frankie Beverly & Maze this year.
My staff was pleased to attend Councilman Padilla’s 5th Annual District 2 Picnic & Chill Cook-Off. It was an amazing turnout for all of our Inglewood neighbors to meet and mingle. Congratulations to Jim Vaughn on winning this year’s Chili Cook-Off!
This Labor Day I attended the SEIU-UHW Labor Day Rally for Healthcare Justice. I was honored to join our local healthcare workers to protect their jobs in the state of California. I cannot thank our healthcare workers enough for keeping us healthy!
I proudly hosted the Small Business Resource Forum this month in the City of Inglewood. There was a great turnout and we discussed many of the organizations and agencies which small businesses can rely on for support. Small businesses help our community thrive and it is so important that our small business owners know of all the available resources to help their businesses succeed and grow. I look forward to working with our local entrepreneurs to find new and innovative ways to keep our small businesses strong!
If you were unable to attend the forum, do not hesitate to contact my staff at 310-412-6400. They will be able to provide further information on all these wonderful resources.
My staff attended the Del Rey Neighborhood Council & Venice Arts Open House celebrating the arts, education & our community. The current exhibition, Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise by Dotan Saguy, is amazing and I strongly recommend you stop by when you are in the area! It was a great event to meet up with our members of the Del Rey neighborhood.
What’s up in AD 62 next month? Here are a couple of events:
2018 Gardena Job Fair
Thursday, October 18, 2018
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Nakaoka Community Center
1670 W. 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247
West Basin Municipal Water District Water Harvest
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Edward C. Little Water Recycling Center
1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo, CA 90245
Inglewood Dia de los Muertos Cultural Festival
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Noon - 4 p.m.
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301