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Water Dialogue Speaker Series

Please join us for a discussion on disadvantaged communities, Integrated Water Management Planning in the region, open space and strategies for public engagement.

Legislation to access funding from the recently approved water bond will also be discussed.

Lunch will be provided. Parking will be available onsite.

Friday, March 13
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lynwood Bateman Hall
Conference Room #1
11331 Ernestine Avenue

For more information please call my office at (562) 529-3250.

Free Tax Preparation & Filing

Join me for a free Tax Preparation and Filing Workshop For people with household incomes of $53,000 or less. The workshop is provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

Thursday, March 12
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

East LA College South Gate Educational Center
2340 Firestone Blvd.
South Gate

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Appointment Required.

Call (562) 529-3250 to schedule an appointment

What To Bring:

  • Valid photo ID.
  • Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all dependents to be listed on the tax return.
  • All 2014 income statements (W-2’s, 1099’s, Social Security, etc.).
  • Bank account & routing number for direct deposit/direct debit.
  • Receipts for child/day care expenses & provider’s ID number.
  • Tuition fees & expenses (1098-Ts, receipts, etc.).
  • Landlord’s name, phone number and address for CA Renter’s Credit.
  • Copy of prior year’s (2013) tax return, if possible.

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California Competes Tax Credit Workshop

Join me for an informational workshop to discuss the California Competes Tax Credit. It is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California. The workshop is presented by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Monday, March 2
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers
5050 Clark Avenue

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Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend and learn how your business can apply for millions in available tax credits. The workshop and the program are both free and available to businesses of all sizes.

Financial Aid Super Saturday

With college financial aid and tax filing deadlines coming up, these are stressful times for all of us. To make things just a little bit easier, I'll be co-hosting a financial aid workshop staffed with experts on the application process.

This is a FREE workshop for all high school juniors and seniors and their parents.

Appointments are being booked quickly, so please RSVP to reserve your slot.

Saturday, February 14
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

YMCA Southeast Rio Vista
4801 E. 58th Street, Maywood

Reserve your slot by calling (562) 273-2141 or email

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Lakewood Community Coffee

I hope you will be able to join me for a coffee in Lakewood. This community coffee is the perfect opportunity for you to meet me and discuss state and legislative issues that affect our community.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, November 22nd
8:30-10 a.m.

Mayfair Park - Sierra Room
5720 Clark Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90712




For more information please call my district office at (562) 529-3250

Early Childhood Education Briefing

Please join Bell City Councilmembers, the Southeast Leadership Network and me for a briefing on early childhood education. The 2014-2015 state budget includes more funding to support California's preschool and grade school students. Come learn how these investments will impact our children.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
6 - 8 p.m.

Bell Community Center
6250 Pine Avenue
Bell, CA 90201

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Walgreens and non-profit organizations will be on-hand to provide school supplies for children ages 5 to 12. Supplies are limited.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Simona Ramirez at (562) 529-3250.

Government 101 Workshop

As an elected official, I am here to serve you. Come learn about the services provided by your federal, state, and local government representatives at the Government 101 Workshop.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
6 - 8 p.m.

Leo P. Turner Hall
4835 Clara Street
Cudahy, CA 90201

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The workshop will feature representatives from:

  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's office
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara's office
  • City of Cudahy Councilmembers
  • Other federal, state, and local agencies

To RSVP, please contact Simona Ramirez at (562) 529-3250 or

Join Me for Coffee

I hope you will be able to join me for coffee in Lynwood. This community coffee is the perfect opportunity for you to meet me and discuss state and legislative issues that affect our community.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Bateman Hall
11330 Bullis Road
Lynwood, CA 90262

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Food and refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP, please contact Simona Ramirez at (562) 529-3250.

District Office Open House

Assembly District Office Open HouseThursday, April 18, 2013
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

District Office
12132 South Garfield Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Drop by to meet district staff, learn about constituent services and discuss legislative and community issues.

The district includes the cities and communities of:
Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Lynwood,
Maywood, North Long Beach, Paramount & South Gate.

Please RSVP to Jessica Equihua at 562-529-3250
or by email at