We hope you will join us Thursday, June 20, 2019, along with fellow Assembly District 50 residents and business owners for an opportunity to learn about the services the District Office can provide you and to hear about the work the Assemblymember is doing on your behalf in Sacramento.

Donations of new backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year are greatly appreciated, but not required. Your donation of a new backpack or new school supplies reduces the financial burden to families and increases student readiness, leading to better educational outcomes. The items collected will be distributed to students at the Annual Hollywood Family Resource Fair in July.


Thursday, June 20
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom

2800 28th Street, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Parking is free after  5 PM but we strongly recommend the use of public transit, ride-share, taxis or bicycles. Our Distrcit Office is accessible by the Big Blue Bus (#8 or #44) or arriving via Breeze Bike Share. We will have staff on hand to assist in receiving your Breeze bike and immediately return it to the nearby kiosk to save you any additional charge.


If you are unable to attend and would like to drop donations off prior to the event or schedule a time for us to pick them up from you, please contact Melissa Kaufler at (310) 450-0041.

The following school supplies are always needed and make for great donations to our school supplies drive:

  • Backpacks
  • Pencils (No.2)
  • Blue or Black Pens / Red Correcting Pens
  • Pink Erasers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Colored Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Pencil / Crayon Sharpener
  • Glue Sticks / Elmer’s Glue / Roll of Scotch tape
  • Pack of Construction Paper-Assorted Colors
  • Pencil Box / Pencil Pouch
  • Scissors
  • 12” Ruler / 6” Ruler
  • 3-Ring Binder
  • 2-Pocket Folders
  • Wide-ruled Spiral Notebooks
  • Tissue Boxes

The Assembly Select Committee on The State of Hate will hold its first hearing on May 2. At a time when anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, homophobic and racist behavior is on the rise, this hearing takes on increased importance. Expert panels will examine the current state of hate speech and crimes in California in an effort to explore ways to more effectively address it.

The first hearing, in association with Santa Monica College’s Public Policy Institute, will feature a panel discussion comprised of representatives from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the LA County Human Relations Commission, Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) Center for the Study of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Counter- Terrorism & Special Operations Bureau.

Thursday, May 2
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open at: 6:30 p.m.

Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, East Wing
1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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For further information and due to limited space, RSVP strongly recommended. Please contact: or call (310) 450-0041.


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You are invited to attend a FREE Wildfire Rebuilding Workshop for property owners who had structures damaged in the Woolsey Fire.

Saturday, April 13
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Malibu City Hall - Council Chambers
23825 Stuart Ranch Road

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Contractors State License Board (CLSB) representatives, building officials from the City of Malibu and County of Los Angeles, and other experts provide information and answer questions about:

  • The rebuilding process
  • Permits
  • Hiring a licensed contractor
  • Contract requirements/change orders
  • Workers' compensation insurance requirements


**Attention Licensed Contractors**
My office is working with the CSLB to host a workshop specifically for licensed contractors starting at 10:30am on Saturday, April 13th. The Contractor focused workshop will provide helpful information about local building requirements, Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) requirements, bond options, how to make license changes, mechanics lien rules,best practices for preventing complaints and other helpful information to maintain good standing with your license. Please contact (310) 450-0041 for additional information or to RSVP.

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We look forward to meeting you. No appointment necessary!

Wednesday, March 20
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Will & Ariel Durant Library
7140 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90046

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Questions? For more information, contact Fernando Morales – - (310) 231-1170.

My office will once again host our Annual Canned Food Drive & Community Reception on Wednesday, December 19th.  Please join us for light snacks, beverages and friendly discussion on the issues affecting our state and communities.

We have again teamed up with Westside Food Bank for our annual food drive.  As the food bank warehouse for the Westside since 1981, they annually distribute 4.5 million pounds of food to over 70 local social service agencies serving much of the 50th Assembly District.

We hope you will consider bringing a donation of any non-perishable foods with you to the event for our canned food drive, but donations are not required. You can also drop canned and packaged items off at our office anytime before the event.

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Wednesday, December 19th
5 - 7 p.m.

District Office of Assemblymember Richard Bloom
2800 28th Street, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA  90405

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Our parking lot is free of charge after 5pm. ($3 flat rate before 5pm)

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The following canned and packaged food items are always needed and make great donations to the canned food drive:  (no glass please, except for baby food.)

Please make sure that all food donated has not been opened if it is not individually wrapped, and that the inner packaging is still intact. Please, no expired food.

Canned Foods:

  • Tuna, Vegetables, and Soup
  • Fruits and Fruit Juices
  • Pork & Beans
  • Stews & Other Meats

Packaged Foods:

  • Pasta, Lentils, Pinto and other beans.
  • Macaroni & Cheese & Packaged Dinners
  • Instant Soups
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Peanut Butter & other Nut Butters
  • Nutritional Bars: protein, granola, energy or breakfast bars

Baby Foods:

  • Infant formula
  • Jar foods – all flavors and stages
  • Crackers, teething biscuits, and cookies
  • Raisins & fruit snacks
  • Juices: jars, cans, pouches and boxes
  • Infant and children cereals

Other Non-Food Items for Consideration:


  • Socks (New or clean gently-used socks only. Any size.
  • Blankets are always needed.(Clean new or gently used blankets only please)

Personal Care Items (travel size)

  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • Soap (travel size)
  • Bath & Shower Gel (travel size)
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush (travel size)
  • Towels (clean, gently used or new)
  • Disposable Baby Diapers

Paper Products & Supplies:

  • Plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Small packages of condiments such as ketchup, mustard, salt, sugar, pepper

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off food donations, please contact Melissa Kaufler at (310) 450-0041